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6 new flight routes taking off in July 2019

Summer's in full swing and airlines have announced new flight routes and services for the month of July.

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Norwegian is operating a nonstop service between NYC and Athens. Image by ©Adrienne Pitts/Lonely Planet

New York to Athens

Low-cost airline Norwegian will launch a nonstop service between New York's JFK Athens International Airport. Beginning on 1 July, the service will operate four times per week until 26 October: every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

Minnesota to Dublin

Ireland's second-largest airline Aer Lingus will connect the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St Paul with Dublin with a new nonstop service from 8 July, making it the sixth nonstop European destination from Minneapolis-St Paul Airport.

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KLM is increasing its service between Las Vegas and Amsterdam. Photo by Matt Munro/Lonely Planet

Las Vegas to Amsterdam

Last month, Dutch carrier KLM launched a direct route between Las Vegas and Amsterdam with a twice-weekly service. From 2 July, the airline will add a third service between the two cities, flying out every Thursday, Friday and Tuesday.

London to Ljubljana

From 15 July, British Airways will operate a twice weekly service from London Heathrow to one of Europe's most exciting emerging tourism hotspots, Ljubljana, Slovenia. Flights will depart every Friday and Monday until 2 September.

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Ryanair is operating a new summer service to Cagliari, Sardinia. Photo by Sean Pavone/Shutterstock

London to Montpellier

British Airways will also launch a new service between London Heathrow and Montpellier, France (a popular summer camping destination for families) every Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday until 2 September.

Dublin to Sardinia

Low-cost airline Ryanair will operate a summer service between Ireland's capital Dublin and Sardinia’s historic capital Cagliari. Starting on 5 July, the twice-weekly service will run until the end of August.