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Getting in and out of Connecticut this summer will be perhaps easier than ever, thanks to new airline options. Breeze Airways announced this week it will make Bradley International Airport (BDL) outside Hartford a base and increase the number of flights and routes served.
Delta Air Lines is, once again, angling to add Cape Town, South Africa to its route map. The carrier applied to the US Department of Transportation to fly the route 3x weekly from Atlanta on a year-round basis beginning 18 November 2022.
The next phase of Avelo's New Haven expansion has arrived, bringing with it some variety. All the planes will still head south, but none of the four new routes will touch Florida.
Twin aisle aircraft are often seen as a natural fit for long-haul markets. But some shorter trips remain a smart - and profitable - place to put the larger planes. Cebu Pacific flies one of the highest density A330neo configurations in service today, on some surprisingly short hops.
JetBlue upped its order book on the A220 to 100 frames, converting 30 options from its existing portfolio. Under the expanded order book the carrier will now take delivery of 92 new A220-300s through the end of 2026.
What's the future of ultra-long haul travel? For Elon Musk, commercial passenger flights on the Starship rocket could connect pretty much anywhere on earth in less than an hour. That presents all sorts of interesting options for connecting cultures and people across the globe.