Here it is: Analysis, pictures and trivia on over 130 new routes that have started during the last seven days, involving over 40 airlines. Sorry if we’ve missed any. Please let us know and we can include them next week.
Quite a busy week with new routes from airlines based in Australia, Bahrain, China, India, Iraq, Ireland, Latvia, Oman, Romania, Russia, Ukraine, the UAE, the UK and the USA.
The start of September sees increased activity on the new route front. Nearly 30 new routes from 18 airlines covering Africa, Australia, Europe, India, Middle East, New Zealand, South America and the USA. Something for everyone.
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 anna.aero made its live debut as part of ACI Europe’s massive Airport Exchange conference and exhibition in Berlin. Delegates attending heard presentations and lively discussion from Air Berlin, Berlin Airports, Blue1, Brussels Airport, Gulf Air, Jacksonville Aviation Authority, jet4you, KLM, LFV, Moscow Domodedovo, Ryanair, S7 and SH&E.
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?
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?