An entire 54 new routes launched in the last week! Basel, Delhi and Rome Fiumicino saw the most new routes, but we have a full report from all over the world. And most importantly, lots of great pictures to go with it!
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.
Flybe steps in to replace some Ryanair capacity at Belfast City; re-launches Bristol and Liverpool, adds East Midlands
Flybe is stepping in to start three of the five routes that Ryanair will soon be axing. But two of the routes it has previously flown back in 2006. What is unusual about the new East Midlands service?
The new route season is back on track. This week offers 42 route launches, half of which are on Ryanair. Nonetheless, we also have all you need to know about the routes that launched in North and South America, Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia – and the pictures to go with it.
By George; Belfast City is one of the Best airports in the UK; easyJet and Ryanair help traffic grow by 10.5% in H1 2010
Belfast’s smaller, downtown airport is a rare UK success story at present, but routes are primarily to the UK. All four major London airports are served by four different carriers. Flybe remains the leading airline but by how much?
Growth in UK-France market coming from non-Paris routes; Ryanair cuts back as Air France and Flybe forge closer links
France was once the second biggest European air travel market in Europe from the UK. Then the Channel Tunnel opened in 1994. How has the market evolved since? Which are the leading carriers and what are Air France and Flybe up to?
This week, UK regional airline flybe has launched the largest number of routes; 10 out of the week’s total 38. Chinese airlines are also prominently featured with rich illustrations from all Chinese launches. Read about all the routes, from airports ranging from Guam in the east to Wyoming in the west.
In the last week, 35 new routes were launched. Notably, there were no route launches in the Americas, but all other continents are represented with great launch celebrations. Which two airlines launched the same route on the same day? Turkish Airlines, which is rumoured to be merging with Serbia’s Jat Airways, has expanded in the former Yugoslavia, but to which country capital?
This week, the world’s 64 new routes have had a global spread, with every continent represented with multiple new routes. US airports have seen the most launches, but the week has also seen landmark events elsewhere, such as the opening of a brand-new airport in Tibet and the first international route in 18 years at a Brazilian airport. We have all the pictures and information.
UK – Toulouse market bolstered by Bristol flights connecting Airbus centres; BA moves London flights back to Heathrow
Traffic between the UK and Toulouse grew rapidly after 2001 as LCCs entered the market. But which routes have survived and which have failed? How has the Bristol route evolved?
39 new routes were launched by 28 airlines in the last week. Although several new routes started in the Middle East, it is notable that none of them were launched by the ‘MEB3’ Gulf carriers. Launching the most new routes are Wizz Air from London Luton, Hamburg International from Cologne/Bonn and flydubai from Dubai. Read all the information and see the celebratory pictures.