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November 26, 2018

Air Travel: New Flights in South America, Key West




Photo by Guyana Tourism Authority

It’s been another busy week of news for new flights.

Guyana, an emerging destination in South America, reported this week that American Airlines has begun its new nonstop service from Miami to the country’s capital city of Georgetown. The new route will operate four days a week on Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

Elsewhere in South America, this week Avianca began operating nonstop service between Munich and Bogotá. The airline will service the route on widebody Boeing 787-800 Dreamliner aircraft five times per week.

In the United States, this week tourism officials in the Florida Keys reported that Delta is launching seasonal service between New York – LaGuardia and Key West on Saturdays from March 9 through August 31, 2019. The new flights are to be operated by Delta Connection carrier Republic Airline on Embraer E-170 aircraft, with 69 seats including nine first class seats. Delta also flies daily between Key West and its Atlanta hub year-round.

In the Caribbean, this week tourism officials in Jamaica announced that LATAM Airlines Group will begin operating nonstop direct flights between Lima, Peru, and Montego Bay, starting July 1, 2019. The route will be operated by an Airbus A320 aircraft with a capacity for 174 passengers, offering a total of 52,600 seats per year.

Finally, in technology news, this week KLM launched a new iFly virtual reality (VR) platform that allows users to take virtual journeys around the world, hosted by celebrity chef Kiran Jethwa, star of National Geographic’s The Fearless Chef and the British television station Channel 4’s Extreme Foods. In the first of three editions, Jethwa takes the viewers to the Thai jungle where he goes in search of the world’s most remarkable cup of coffee. That video can be found here.


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