Some interesting new routes started this week. Aegean, Aer Lingus, AirAsia, Air India Express, Bahrain Air, jetBlue, Pacific Blue, Ryanair and SkyExpress have all had cause to keep their PR departments busy with some positive news.
Home to the Himalayas, Nepal has a significant network of domestic routes operated by several airlines. Which major regional hubs are served from Kathmandu and which European carrier starts weekly flights in October?
Less than 18 months old, Bahrain Air now serves 16 regional destinations from its base. But how fierce is the competition on each route and which new routes may be starting soon?
This week we counted over 60 new routes though Ryanair accounted for over half of them. But Air Canada, Air New Zealand, airBaltic, Bahrain Air, Eastern Airways, easyJet, Iberia, Levriero Fly (a new airline), LOT and vivaaerobus were among those carriers with something to celebrate this week
This week sees several airlines venturing into new markets including Bahrain Air, Cimber Air, Kenya Airways, Pacific Blue, Qantas, Shenzhen Airlines and Volaris. So where were Ryanair’s new routes this week? Well, surprise surprise, there weren’t any.
This week sees another batch of new routes launched by airlines from all across the globe including AirTran, Alaska Airlines, Allegiant Air, Bahrain Air, Cebu Pacific, easyJet, Hainan Airlines, Insel Air, LACSA, Maldivian, Norwegian, TAM, Thai AirAsia, Tiger Airways and Volaris. Oh, and Ryanair started some new routes as well. What a surprise.
Gulf Air is older than any of the region’s ‘megacarriers’ and is now 100% Bahrain-owned. It is using sport to help promote its brand across the globe but its route network is limited in Europe and North America. But it now serves eight destinations in India. Which ones?
News, commentary and photos on routes launched this week by Aer Arann, Bahrain Air, Etihad, Ryanair and Southwest.
Several of its original owners may have gone off to start their own national airlines, but Gulf Air is still a major player in the Middle East. It has new competition from Bahrain Air which has helped generate high growth at Bahrain International Airport. Which regions are served and which noticeably are not?