Kansas City, Mo- Today MetroAir made an announcement about their future long haul intentions and have announced what they will be.
It has been announced that with immediate effect flights from Ontario to Brussels will be reduced to 3x weekly and then removed completely from March 16th 2014. The route had originally been implemented to codeshare with a European airline which sadly never began trading, however the route continued to operate with continuing falling passenger figures. The route currently uses two A330’s to operate it and they will now be used to begin new service else where.
With the 1st A330 being re-located from March 3rd it will begin a new service from Chicago O’Hare to Moscow Domodedovo Airport. Moscow has for a long time been an important gateway to Russia and an increasingly popular business and tourist destination.
The second A330 which will be re-located on March 16th will also be based at Chicago O’Hare Airport and will begin the following new services from March 17th.
Mon, Wed, Fri: Chicago to Barcelona
Tue, Thu, Sat: Chicago to Athens
Sun: Chicago to Shannon
All three destinations are excellent tourist centres and continue to be popular among Americans. Flights to Shannon will complement the Summer charter flights to Dublin which will run daily also from Chicago.
The airline has also released the long awaited details about their new services for the new A330s and B777s which are due later this year.
2x A330s will operate Baltimore to Tel Aviv daily. Begins Mid April
2x B777s will operate Ontario to Shanghai Pudong daily. Begins July
2x B777s will operate Baltimore to Hong Kong daily. Begins July
The flight from Baltimore to Hong Kong will be the first polar route for Metro Air. The Airlines Chief Executive Officer, Matthew Calsada said “We are extremely excited and happy about these new routes. The announcement of our new B777 routes have been long awaited and we are delighted to be serving new cities in China. Our flight to Moscow is also a great milestone for MetroAir and comes at the end of lots of negotiations between the FAA and Russian counter parts.”