Low-cost long-haul flights up 20% this summer; Norwegian now has more flights than AirAsia X; KL and London Gatwick are top airports
The low-cost long-haul (LCLH) market is still in its relative infancy. We reveal the leading airlines and airports this summer, as flights are up 20%, but the number of airports involved has remained unchanged. Eurowings’ Cologne Bonn operation is adding several new routes this summer.
Airlines started 3,000+ new routes in 2016; Ryanair back on top beating easyJet and Wizz Air as Euro and US (U)LCCs dominate
We have analysed our New Route Database to reveal the startling statistics for 2016 – including whether Airbus or Boeing aircraft started more new routes. We reveal the top 20 airlines for new routes last year, and the top 15 country markets. We also look ahead to 2017 for which we already know about 1,150 planned new routes from 160 airlines.