All New Airline Routes
A total of 161 routes were launched by 59 airlines during the course of the first week of the S17 season, including Ryanair adding 48 new routes to its network, airBaltic beginning flights to Tampere, and British Airways and Virgin Atlantic Airways intensifying their US networks from London Heathrow.
14 airlines launched a total of 22 routes over the last seven days, including four new sectors being started by Alaska Airlines, Malindo Air becoming the fourth carrier on the route between Kuala Lumpur and Guangzhou and Air Arabia adding Azerbaijan to its network.
A total of 28 routes were launched by 12 airlines during the course of last week, including Wizz Air opening up four routes from Katowice, Hawaiian Airlines adding its latest intra-Hawaiian connection, plus Vistara launching its second connection to Amritsar.
A total of 23 routes were launched by 18 airlines during the course of last week, including SalamAir beginning flights to Dubai Al Maktoum, US-Bangla Airlines starting its fourth international route from Dhaka, plus Volaris adding three new services between Mexico and the US.
A total of 12 routes were launched by 11 airlines during the course of last week, including Lion Air adding a further two Indonesian airports to its Kuala Lumpur network, LOT Polish Airlines introducing a second Kiev airport to its route map, plus Condor swooping into Funchal from Hannover.
22 airlines launched a total of 43 routes over the last seven days, including 11 new sectors being started by Allegiant Air, All Nippon Airways commencing its longest route between Tokyo Narita and Mexico City and Fly Corporate adding its sixth route from Brisbane.
A total of 11 routes were launched by seven airlines during the course of the last seven days, including easyJet starting two new routes from its London Luton HQ, Thai Lion Air starting two new domestic routes and Sunwing Airlines adding a new route to Cuba.
A total of 17 routes were launched by 14 airlines during the course of the last seven days, including KLM returning to London City after an eight-year hiatus, Volaris switching airports in Florida, oh yeah…plus the world’s longest commercial flight by Qatar Airways between Doha and Auckland.
A total of 11 routes were launched by 11 airlines during the course of last week, including Thomson Airways commencing its third route to Reykjavik/Keflavik from the UK, Turkish Airlines adding country 120 to its route map, plus Qantas returning to Beijing after an eight-year hiatus.
A total of nine routes were launched by seven airlines during the course of last week, including Hainan Airlines inaugurating flights to Sapporo Chitose, Austrian Airlines becoming the first non-UK airline to link Innsbruck with London Gatwick, plus Gulf Air returning to Colombo.
A total of 16 routes were launched by 12 airlines during the course of last week, including Wizz Air introducing two new connections to Grenoble, Jetstar Pacific Airlines inaugurating two routes to China from Vietnam, and bahamasair producing a new link to Port-au-Prince.
A total of 16 routes were launched by 13 airlines during the course of last week, including LATAM Airlines launching its third route to Orlando, Jet Airways commencing its second link to Sri Lanka, plus Alaska Airlines becoming the first airline to connect the US West Coast with Cuba.