This past week there have been some interesting new route announcements between Europe and the United States of America. First off Delta announced a daily nonstop flight from Raleigh to Paris. This is a great addition connecting a 2nd tier city to a huge SkyTeam hub that will provide many connecting options throughout Europe. Not many 2nd tier cities in the USA even have nonstop service to Europe but Raleigh will now have two options with American Airlines current flight to London.
Now a couple of unique airlines are adding nonstops across the Atlantic in the form of Eurowings and Air Serbia. Both these airlines currently do not have flights to the USA so this is great news. Euorwings will be adding flights from Cologne, Germany to Boston, Fort Lauderdale, and Las Vegas. These flights cater more towards the leisure crowd in Germany with limited weekly service.
My favorite addition by far is the Air Serbia flights from Belgrade, Serbia to New York City. This will be the only nonstop flight from the USA to the Balkans (I’m not including Greece). All of the Balkan countries are very interesting to me with their diverse cultures and spectacular nature. Just look up Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia, and Montenegro…. Beautiful places. Hopefully Air Serbia which is owned by Etihad sees success and continues the flights. Maybe a codeshare down the road between Air Serbia and American Airlines….
Details on the routes are below.
Delta Air Lines – Raleigh, USA (RDU) to Paris, France (CDG)
RDU-CDG 1x daily starts on May 12th, 2016
Eurowings – Cologne, Germany (CGN) to Boston (BOS), Fort Lauderdale (FLL), Las Vegas (LAS)
CGN–BOS 2x weekly starts on May 5th, 2016
CGN–FLL 3x weekly starts TBD, 2016
CGN–LAS 2x weekly starts TBD, 2016
Air Serbia – Belgrade, Serbia (BEG) to New York City (JFK)
BEG-JFK 5x weekly starts TBD, 2016