U.S. and international airlines have been announcing new routes over the past few weeks; here’s a round-up of the most recent offerings which include cities in the U.S., Europe and beyond.
Delta Air Lines
New commuter flights for U.S. travelers:
- San Diego – Seattle. A daily non-stop that begins June 2.
For the first time, this Dubai-based airline is bypassing its Mideast hub for a U.S.-Europe route:
- New York – Milan. Non-stop service began in October.
United announces two new international routes for spring:
- Houston – Munich. This is United’s first daily non-stop between the cities. Starting April 24.
- Houston – Tokyo. The airline’s second daily non-stop flight. Starting March 30.
Seasonal service to Scotland for summer:
- Philadelphia – Edinburgh. New daily non-stop from May 23 to Oct. 1.
Tourism in Somalia
It’s not clear how 41-year old Mike Brown of Canada arrived in Mogadishu, but Somali customs officials were baffled by his appearance since he was the first foreign tourist in the embattled nation in more than 20 years (and Somalia remains under a ‘travel warning’ issued by the U.S. State Department). However, we do know that Turkish Airlines has added Somalia to its ever-growing list of destinations.