Adventurous souls craving new sights, sounds, and lands can happily start to plan their trips now, as there are new direct flights paths opening in 2019. Direct flights save time and allow wanderers to get to their destinations quicker, which is always a plus. Travelers with itchy feet who are based in the United States or the United Kingdom have a variety of possibilities for new journeys in the upcoming year. Wherever your wanderlust is guiding you, there’s a good chance that there is an exciting new flight path to take you there!

Tourists who are based in the United States can look forward to the following flight paths:
-Chicago O’Hare to Auckland, New Zealand: with a 16-hour flight time, this is the first time that New Zealand has had a direct link to the Midwest. Beautiful New Zealand awaits!
-Philadelphia to Bologna, Italy: American Airlines will operate this first-ever direct flight between the USA and Italy’s culinary capital. Buon Appetito!
-Fort Lauderdale to Guayaquil, Ecuador: the charming city of Guayaquil, close to beaches and a stopover en route to the Galapagos Islands, will be accessible via JetBlue beginning in early 2019.

UK-based voyagers can look forward to the following new flight paths:
-London Heathrow to Osaka, Japan: if you dream of seeing the cherry blossoms bloom, this is the trip for you! In conjunction with Japan Airlines, British Airways will operate this direct flight for the first time in 21 years.
-London Stansted to Burgas, Bulgaria: visiting the quaint Black Sea coastline and its resorts will be easier with this route, which will commence next May.
-London Gatwick to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: operated by Norwegian Airlines, this is the first ever low-cost route between the UK and Brazil. Revelers who plan to attend Carnival will love this new itinerary!
-London Heathrow to Charleston, South Carolina: the first-ever direct flight to Charleston from Europe will happen twice a week, year-round. Visiting America’s Deep South has never been more accessible!

Traveling is good for the soul, for the heart, and for the mind. Opening ourselves up to new people and new places broadens our viewpoints and makes us more tolerant. If we are really lucky, traveling will change our lives and inspire us to be the very best versions of ourselves!