This summer promises to be an exhilarating one for globetrotters as major US airports introduce new international flight routes. From European capitals to Asian metropolises and South American destinations, these nonstop journeys are without the hassle of layovers, making them perfect for travelers. As we eagerly await the departure of some of the most exciting new international flights departing from American soil this season, let’s look at the hottest options.

Chicago to the Eternal City

Trajan's Column in Rome Italy
Photo credit: Max Avans

ITA Airways has answered the call by inaugurating a nonstop flight from Chicago to Rome on April 2 for those longing to enjoy Italy’s timeless allure. This year-round service will feature daily frequencies during peak season from June 3 to September 29. It promises to whisk travelers from the heart of the Midwest to the Italian capital in under nine hours. Additionally, with ITA’s sleek Airbus A330neo jets, passengers can revel in the airline’s exceptional business class cabin, designed to provide unparalleled comfort and luxury. 

Philadelphia to Scandinavia

Canal in Copenhagen at Sunset
Photo credit: Irene Wahl

American Airlines will embark on its most significant transatlantic route expansion since 2019. Among the standout additions is the inaugural nonstop service from Philadelphia to Copenhagen, Denmark commencing on June 6. This daily seasonal route will be operated by the state-of-the-art Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. Moreover, it will be a game-changer for East Coast travelers needing seamless access to the Danish capital.

Seattle to Taipei

sunrise view of Taipei City, Taiwan
Photo credit: Thomas Tucker

On August 16, Taiwan-based carrier Starlux will grace the skies with its third US route, connecting Seattle to Taipei. This upstart airline boasts a luxury airline ethos and superior passenger experience. It will captivate West Coast fliers with its unparalleled service and cutting-edge Airbus A350-900 aircraft. Prepare to be pampered in true Starlux style, with four meticulously designed cabin classes catering to every traveler’s needs. 

Minneapolis to Dublin

Photo credit: Gregory Dalleau

Delta Air Lines is about to make Midwestern wanderers’ Irish dreams a reality by launching its new seasonal route from Minneapolis-St. Paul to Dublin on May 9. Operating five times weekly, this flight will take travelers from the Midwest’s heart to the Emerald Isle’s shores in under nine hours. Furthermore, passengers can enjoy the airline’s renowned Delta One business class. Here, lie-flat seats and delectable dining options, including a build-your-own-sundae cart, await. 

Miami to Bogotá

Bogotá, Colombia
Photo credit: Santiago Boada

On June 3, Emirates will debut its new fifth-freedom service from Miami to Bogotá, Colombia. These routes allow passengers to board an international airline flight without passing through their home country. They are also a true gem for those seeking to experience the pinnacle of luxury on shorter journeys. Operated by Emirates’ wide-body Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, this flight will elevate the trip to new heights of indulgence. 

Denver to Istanbul

Istanbul, Turkey
Photo credit: Ibrahim Uzun

Turkish Airlines’ new nonstop flight from Denver to Istanbul will take to the skies on June 11. It will operate thrice weekly on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, with an additional Sunday flight commencing on July 11. The route is perfect for Mile High City residents seeking direct access to Turkey and beyond. This trip will take nearly 12 hours and cover an incredible 6,130 miles, making it the longest route ever recorded at Denver Airport. 

New York to Edinburgh

Photo credit: Connor Mollison

This summer, JetBlue is spreading its wings across the Atlantic with the addition of Edinburgh, Scotland to its ever-expanding transatlantic route map. Starting May 22, the New York-based airline will launch daily seasonal flights from JFK airport to the Scottish capital, whisking travelers across the pond aboard its sleek Airbus A321neo aircraft. Prepare to be pampered in JetBlue’s signature Mint business class, where 16 lie-flat suites await.