All New Airline Routes
A total of 118 air services were launched by 48 airlines during the course of last two weeks, including LinksAir linking Cardiff and Angelsey with Norwich, Air Pegasus launching its first operations in Southern India as well as Jetairfly expanding seasonally with eight new routes.
Another extremely busy week, with 129 new routes having been launched by 65 carriers. While Ryanair is the #1 for most new services, accounting for 18 new routes, other highlights include Vietnam Airlines touching down at London Heathrow from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, Blue Air adding its second route to Liverpool as well as Norwegian introducing a new transatlantic service to Orlando.
With the start of the summer season, 223 new routes from 87 airlines were launched across the world. Once again, Ryanair is #1 for new routes in the first week of the season, but other LCCs have been busy commencing new services as well, including some great developments in Italy and Germany by the likes of Vueling and easyJet respectively. In terms of new long-haul flights, highlights include Air France’s new link from Paris CDG to Vancouver, Norwegian’s Copenhagen-Orlando route as well as Cathay Pacific Airways’ resumption of services to Zurich after a 14-year hiatus.
A total of 20 air services were launched by 13 airlines during the course of last week, including Red Wings Airlines expanding its presence at St Petersburg, EC Air linking Brazzaville to Dakar via Bamako as well as Philippine Airlines starting a new domestic route from Manila to Tablas.
A total of 16 air services were launched by 12 airlines during the course of last week, including flydubai launching four Iranian routes, Mahan Air making Munich its second German destination, as well as Philippine Airlines resuming service to New York JFK after a 17-year hiatus.
A total of 26 air services were launched by 16 airlines during the course of last week, including Southwest Airlines expanding internationally to San Jose and Aruba, Air China starting its second route to Macau as well as Germania introducing its second Israeli service.
A total of 23 air services were launched by 19 airlines during the course of last week, including Germania commencing a Middle Eastern route duo from Hamburg, Vistara launching its fourth service from Delhi as well as Allegiant Air expanding seasonally with two new links.
A total of 10 air services were launched by nine airlines during the course of last week, including Vistara introducing a Goa link from Delhi, Air Transat adding its fifth Mexican route from Toronto Pearson, as well as Pobeda commencing operations from Moscow Vnukovo to Arkhangelsk.
A total of 39 air services were launched by 21 airlines during the course of last week, including Silver Airways expanding with four new airport pairs, Etihad Airways beginning Kolkata connections as well as AirAsia X introducing its sixth Chinese route.
A total of 39 air services were launched by 19 airlines during the course of last week, including Thai AirAsia starting three new routes from Bangkok Don Mueang to Loei, Nan and Roi Et, Allegiant Air expanding at New Orleans with four new routes as well as Pobeda adding two more domestic links from Moscow Vnukovo.
A total of 23 air services were launched by 14 airlines during the course of last week, including Aer Lingus Regional taking over two Irish PSO routes, GOL expanding its Caribbean connections and Jetstar Pacific Airlines launching three new domestic routes in Vietnam.
A total of 11 air services were launched by seven airlines during the course of last week, including China Eastern Airlines increasing its presence in Japan and South Korea, Air Lituanica starting Stockholm Bromma route as well as TAM Airlines adding its third route to Buenos Aires Ezeiza.