All New Airline Routes
A total of 57 air services were launched by 37 airlines during the course of last week, including Etihad Airways introducing its first services to Hong Kong from Abu Dhabi, Air India launching its second route to Sri Lanka, and JetBlue Airways launching services to its latest Caribbean destination.
A total of 133 air services were launched by 55 airlines during the course of last week, including Air Canada adding services to Amsterdam Schiphol from Toronto Pearson, WOW Air launching its first route to Ireland, and United Airlines launching two new transatlantic city pairs.
A total of 131 air services were launched by 49 airlines during the course of last week, including Flybe launching services from its newest base at Cardiff, WestJet launching its second European destination and Volotea adding eight new routes across its various bases in Greece, Italy and Spain.
A total of 102 air services were launched by 47 airlines during the course of last week, including KLM starting its fifth Canadian route, NokScoot launching services and Jet2.com adding 14 new seasonal routes across its various UK bases.
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.