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Whoa! 2011 Delivers Flyers a Windfall of New Routes

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Analysts have been predicting a resurgence of travel in 2011, and the abundance of new service this year supports the prediction. I checked in with each major U.S. airline to see what new routes are on offer this year, and as you'll see, there's no shortage of new routes to choose from.

New routes are divided by region: domestic, U.S. to Europe, U.S. to Caribbean/Mexico/Central and South America, U.S. to Asia, or U.S. to Africa and find routes listed by airline. This list doesn't include seasonal service or international carriers.

Domestic

AirTran

  • Buffalo-Ft. Myers from March 8
  • Moline, IL-Ft. Myers from March 8
  • Milwaukee-Tampa from March 8
  • Bloomington, IL-Ft. Myers from March 9
  • Indianapolis-Las Vegas from March 10
  • Tampa-Key West from March 10

Alaska

  • Bellingham, WA-Honolulu began January 7
  • San Jose, CA-Lihue, Kauai begins March 27
  • Oakland-Lihue, Kauai begins March 28

American (American Eagle)

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  • Dallas-Joplin, MO from February 10
  • Dallas-Springfield, IL from April 5
  • Los Angeles-Albuquerque from April 5
  • Los Angeles-Boise, ID from April 5
  • Los Angeles-El Paso from April 5
  • Los Angeles-Houston from April 5
  • Los Angeles-Oklahoma City from April 5
  • Los Angeles-Phoenix from April 5
  • Los Angeles-Salt Lake City from April 5
  • Los Angeles-Sacramento from April 5
  • Los Angeles-Tucson from April 5

Continental

  • Chicago-Ft. Lauderdale starting February 17
  • Chicago-West Palm Beach starting February 17
  • Denver-Ft. Lauderdale starting February 17
  • Los Angeles-Hilo, Hawaii starting June 9
  • Houston-Bakersfield (no date announced)
  • Houston-Palm Springs (no date announced)
  • Houston-Cedar Rapids, IA (no date announced)
  • Houston-Grand Junction, CO (no date announced)
  • Houston-Hobbs, NM (no date announced)
  • Houston-Reno (no date announced)
  • Cleveland-Cincinnati (no date announced)
  • Newark-Des Moines (no date announced)

Delta

  • Tri City, TN-Detroit starting Feb 11
  • Phoenix-New York LaGuardia starting March 3
  • Detroit-Seattle starting July 1

Frontier

  • Omaha-Los Angeles beginning February 14

JetBlue

  • Boston-Newark begins May 4
  • Long Beach-Anchorage begins May 23
  • New York JFK-Martha's Vineyard begins May 26

Southwest

  • Charleston-Baltimore beginning March 13
  • Charleston-Chicago beginning March 13
  • Charleston-Nashville beginning March 13
  • Charleston-Houston beginning March 13
  • Greenville Spartanburg-Baltimore starting March 13
  • Greenville Spartanburg-Chicago starting March 13
  • Greenville Spartanburg-Nashville starting March 13
  • Greenville Spartanburg-Houston starting March 13
  • Greenville Spartanburg-Orlando starting March 13
  • Newark-Chicago beginning March 27
  • Newark-St. Louis beginning March 27
  • Newark-Baltimore beginning June 5
  • Newark-Denver beginning June 5
  • Newark-Houston beginning June 5
  • Newark-Phoenix beginning June 5

United

  • Washington, D.C.-Louisville (no date announced)
  • Washington, D.C.-Minneapolis (no date announced)
  • Washington, D.C.-Tulsa (no date announced)
  • Denver-Amarillo, TX (no date announced)
  • Denver-Lubbock, TX (no date announced)
  • Denver-Dallas (no date announced)
  • Los Angeles-Austin (no date announced)
  • San Francisco-New Orleans (no date announced)

U.S. to Europe

American

  • New York JFK-Budapest from April 5
  • New York JFK-Manchester, England from April 5

Delta

  • Boston-London starting March 26
  • Miami-London starting March 26
  • Pittsburgh-Paris starting June 1
  • Seattle-Amsterdam starting June 1
  • New York JFK-Reykjavik starting June 2

U.S. to Caribbean/Mexico/Central and South America

AirTran

  • Atlanta-Punta Cana, DR from February 16
  • Tampa-San Juan, PR from April 5
  • Baltimore-San Juan, PR from April 5

American

  • Dallas to Queretaro, Mexico from February 10 (American Eagle)
  • Dallas to Veracruz, Mexico from February 10 (American Eagle)

Continental

  • Newark-Turks and Caicos starting February 18
  • Newark-Port-Au-Prince, Haiti starting June 9

Frontier

  • Denver-Liberia, Costa Rica beginning February 13

JetBlue

  • New York JFK-Turks and Caicos begins February 17
  • Boston-Turks and Caicos begins February 19
  • Tampa-San Juan, PR begins May 4
  • Jacksonville-San Juan, PR begins May 19

United

  • Los Angeles-Guadalajara, Mexico starting May 3
  • Washington, D.C.-Grand Cayman (no date announced)
  • Austin-Cancun (no date announced)
  • Raleigh-Cancun (no date announced)
  • San Antonio-Cancun (no date announced)
  • Newark-Grand Cayman (no date announced)

Virgin America

  • Los Angeles-Cancun began January 19
  • San Francisco-Cancun beginning January 20

U.S. to Asia

American

  • New York JFK-Tokyo Haneda from February 18
  • Los Angeles-Shanghai from April 5

Delta

  • Detroit and Los Angeles to Tokyo Haneda starting February 19
  • Atlanta-Shanghai on June 5
  • Detroit-Beijing starting July 1

Hawaiian

  • Honolulu-Seoul, began January 12

United

  • Los Angeles-Shanghai starting May 20

U.S. to Africa 

Continental

  • Houston-Lagos, Nigeria starting in November

United

  • Newark-Cairo (no date announced)

US Airways hadn't sent over its list by press time, but I'll add US Air routes if and when I receive the list.

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