All New Airline Routes
A total of 60 air services were launched by 35 airlines during the course of last week, including Flybe expanding its regional network with 10 new routes, United Airlines beginning its third route to Rome Fiumicino as well as Air Arabia Jordan introducing its first operations from its Amman base.
A total of 84 air services were launched by 38 airlines during the course of last week, including American Airlines expanding its long-haul network with three new routes, León Airlines beginning a new domestic connection from Burgos to Barcelona as well as AirAsia starting its seventh route to India.
A total of 157 air services were launched by 68 airlines during the course of last week, including JetBlue Airways expanding its domestic offering with three new routes, Azerbaijan Airlines commencing its first service to Germany as well as Thomas Cook Airlines introducing three new airport pairs to the US.
A total of 74 air services were launched by 29 airlines during the course of last week, including Estonian Air entering the Italian country market with Milan Malpensa service, Hainan Airlines adding Rome Fiumicino to its European network as well as Ethiopian Airlines expanding Asian offering with Tokyo Narita flights.
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.