The United States government has announced a ban on Russian flights from American airspace. The move follows a similar decision from the European Union, UK and Canada after the invasion of Ukraine.
The Golden City will now be more easily accessible thanks to connections from Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh and Glasgow, as well as Heathrow and Gatwick.
Following renewed customer confidence and a strong uptick in bookings, which are up 50 per cent year on year, Virgin Atlantic is reinstating its full portfolio of US destinations.
Spanish carrier Iberia will launch new flights from Madrid to Washington DC and Dallas, Texas, from June 1st. The carrier will also resume a service from Madrid to San Francisco for the summer season.
The removal of testing requirements for fully vaccinated arrivals into the UK is welcome news for customers and will help rebuild consumer confidence in travel in 2022.
Virgin Atlantic is launching new direct services to Austin, the capital of the Lonestar state of Texas. The move represents the first new route to the US since 2015 from the carrier.
Icelandair has announced a new seasonal service from its hub in Reykjavik, Iceland to its newest North American gateway: Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina.
Aer Lingus has celebrated the launch of its first direct flight from Manchester to Orlando. Passengers can choose from four weekly flights, departing Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
Finnair will expand its network in the United States with flights from Helsinki to Seattle due to start in June. The carrier will operate three weekly flights to the city, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
United States president, Joe Biden, has announced the country will tighten entry requirements in response to growing concerns over the new Omicron variant of Covid-19.
The new role, created as part of the Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act passed last week, will be designed to help co-ordinate travel and tourism policy across all modes of transportation.