There are plenty of benefits when new airlines take to the skies: more route options, lower flight prices, fewer overbookings, and more. With that logic, travelers should be happy to hear that there are three new airlines slated to service the U.S. – World Airways, California Pacific Airlines, and USGlobal Airways. Here are some more details our PHL Airport parking company has learned about each:
If you’ve heard the name of this airline before, it’s because it was in operation from the late 1940s to 2014, however, it only operated scheduled passenger flights during the 1980s. After it ceased operation, investment firm 777 Partners acquired the airline in 2017 and decided to relaunch it.
Now, World Airways will be headquartered at Miami International Airport with MIA and Los Angeles International Airports as hubs. Travelers will have the opportunity to fly to Baltimore, Frankfurt (Germany), Honolulu, London, Orlando, San Francisco, and more on a fleet of Boeing 787 Dreamliner planes.
California Pacific Airlines
Based in McClellan-Palomar Airport in Carlsbad, California, California Pacific Airlines was founded in 2009, but operations never fully got off the ground because of a lack of financial stability.
In 2016, plans were reestablished and the airline acquired a small fleet of planes – Embraer 145s and 170s. Now, California Pacific Airlines has plans to offer flights to destinations like Las Vegas, Phoenix, the San Francisco Bay area, and Cabo San Lucas starting next spring.
USGlobal Airways was actually founded in 1989 under the name Baltia Air Lines. The plan was to offer service between New York City (via John F. Kennedy International Airport) to the then-Soviet Union and while the airline acquired planes over the years, operations never began.
Earlier this year, it was announced the airline would be rebranding itself as USGlobal Airways and moving operations to Stewart International Airport. It plans to offer travelers low-cost direct flights from New York to various cities in Europe.
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