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We have beaten the record for the quietest week of the year for new route launches, as six airlines muster up seven new routes. Highlights include a non-stop link between Melbourne and Hamilton Island, celebrated with a water arch, and a new route from Cebu Pacific between Manila and Phuket.
The quietest week of the year for new route launches since January. Eight airlines conjured up a total of 12 new routes, only one of which faces competition. Highlights include a non-stop link between the capitals of Azerbaijan and China, and a new route from MIAT Mongolian Airlines that will appeal to dinosaur lovers.
This week’s 25 new routes from 22 airlines include a trio from Lion Air-backed Malindo Air and a brace from IAG-owned Iberia Express.
Last week brought about a total of 19 routes launched by 16 airlines worldwide. Highlights include Asiana Airlines’ second route to Indonesia, JetBlue Airways’ new service from Boston and SWISS’ arrival in St Petersburg from Geneva.
While the Northern hemisphere is away for summer holidays (or celebrating the royal baby’s arrival!), last week brought about a modest 16 new routes launched by 14 airlines from around the world. Highlights include Philippine Airlines’ return to Guangzhou after 29 years of absence, Interjet’s two domestic routes from Mexico City and Mokulele Airlines’ new Hawaiian service.
Following a period busy with seasonal route launches, last week brought about a modest 25 new services. Amongst the 20 airlines that ventured into new markets were AirAsia X with a new service to Busan, Cubana with flights to Sao Paulo Guarulhos and Oman Air, which now offers a new link from Muscat to Madinah.
Last week brought about 52 new routes launched by 25 airlines around the world. While Jeju Air and Lufthansa take this week’s prizes, other highlights include Air Canada rouge’s new routes, AirAsia Japan’s new international service to Taipei Taoyuan, and Royal Jordanian Airlines’ flight to Lagos and Accra.
Highlights from the 65 routes launched this week include China Airlines taking the fight to China Southern Airlines on the Taipei Taoyuan to Urumqi route, as well as Hawaiian Airlines’ new thrice-weekly route from Honolulu to Sendai. Of the 41 airlines starting services, SAS was the busiest, inaugurating 11 new routes in just seven days, half of which are in competition with LCC rival Norwegian.
Last week brought about the launch of 79 routes around the world. Among the 37 brave carriers involved were Brussels Airlines, whose service to Washington was welcomed with a giant Capitol Hill in Brussels, as well as China Southern that took this week’s Route Prize. Other highlights include Norwegian’s second route to Bangkok, OrenAir’s arrival in Munich from Omsk, as well as four new routes from WestJet Encore.
Last week brought about a total of 65 new routes from 39 airlines, about a third less than in the preceding week. While Delta and Wizz Air together with their airport partners took this week’s prizes, other highlights include American Airlines’ new service from New York JFK to Dublin, Turkish Airlines’ arrival in Tallinn and Vilnius, as well as Scoot’s inaugural flight to Seoul Incheon.
Last week brought about 89 new routes, of which 50 were launched in Russia and the US alone. While Kelowna and Riga take this week’s prizes, other highlights include FlyGeorgia’s second route to the EU, TAME’s arrival in Buenos Aires and United Airlines’ new service from Chicago O’Hare to Shannon.
Last week brought about the launch of 109 new routes around the world. While Norwegian’s first long-haul service was honoured with the anna.aero Route Prize, many other high-profile long-haul services commenced, including Aeroflot’s and Egyptair’s arrival in Toronto, AirEuropa’s in Montevideo or Etihad’s in Sao Paulo Guarulhos.