Vueling connects its Barcelona Airport base with Algiers Airport and Oran Airport, its first destinations in Algeria.
Iberia connects Alicante and Oran; adds flights to Algiers from Valencia.
Emirates Airline inaugurates daily services from its Dubai hub to Algiers.
Royal Jordan launches twice-weekly services from Amman to Algiers.
Aigle Azur now offering over 50 flights per week from Algiers to French airports, including four daily flights to Paris Orly.
British Airways expands its London Gatwick presence with flights to Nice and Algiers.
Download the spreadsheet with this week’s 250 new routes and see our fantastic photo coverage of launch celebrations all across the world. Ribbons have been cut in masses, lakes have been emptied for fire brigades to salute the arriving aircraft and the world’s master bakers have worked day and night to bake an amazing selection of cakes.
This week has seen the launch of over 100 new routes! The single airport to have experienced the most new routes is Keflavik Airport in Iceland, followed by Ireland’s Cork Airport. The week’s routes are between 60 of the world’s countries, giving our coverage a truly global spread. We have all the details and lots of great celebratory pictures.
You know what? It wasn’t all Ryanair this week. We also have great coverage from Qatar Airways’ two route launches, Avianova’s new operations from Sheremetyevo, easyJet and Norwegian in Malta, Meridiana in Helsinki and much, much more.
With a fleet of 11 Airbus’ Aigle Azur serves North Africa and Portugal from various French airports. Passenger numbers have doubled in the last four years and new destinations have been added including Bamako in Mali.
New routes this week from Air Algerie (Algeria), AirTran (USA), Allegiant Air (USA), Athens Airways (Greece), Turkish Airlines (Turkey), V Australia (Australia) and Wizz Air (Romania).