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.
Over 150 new routes to celebrate this week with the focus heavily on Europe. There are so many great cakes to choose from we’re asking you to help us identify our Cake Of The Week. And don’t forget, there’s a free, downloadable, spreadsheet for you to look at all the new route data any way that you want.
Finnair retires MD-11s; Asian routes now account for half of capacity; scheduled load factor up 11 points in three years
Finnair’s passenger numbers haven’t changed much in a decade but the network has. Where has capacity been added and where has it been removed and which are the leading country markets?
OpenSkies heads for Washington, Norwegian for Helsinki, Jet Airways for Johannesburg and easyJet for Pristina; Frontier beats Ryanair for new route announcements
A fascinating batch of new route announcements this week ranging from new inter-continental services from Jet Airways and OpenSkies to niche UK domestic routes using Jetstream 31s. But which new route has riled Flybe and is airBaltic off to Iran or not?
A busy 10 days to look back on with almost 50 new routes launched. Countries benefiting from new services include Australia, Austria, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Denmark, Finnland, Germany, Greece, India, Iraq, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Morocco, Netherlands, Romania, Rwanda, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, the UAE, the UK and the US.
Europe’s hubs have had mixed fortunes during the last year. Which appear to be doing best and how does traffic this September compare with September 2007? Which two of the 17 hubs examined have grown during this period?
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.
Helsinki airport is becoming ever more dominant in Finland but how have individual country markets fared in 2009? What is the traffic mix at Finland’s other airports?
Over 40 new routes took to the skies this week. Airlines feeling optimistic included Adria Airways, Aegean, Aer Lingus, Air Arabia, Air Astana, Air Austral, Air Southwest, American Airlines, Armavia, Brussels Airlines, City Airline, Karthago Airlines, LAN Argentina, LAN Ecuador, LOT, Luxair, Mauritania Airways, Northwest/Delta, Norwegian, SAA, Shenzhen Airlines, Sun D’Or, Swiss, Transavia.com, Turkish Airlines, V Australia, Virgin Blue and Wind Jet. Phew!
Airlines across the world seem to have decided that the beginning of March is a good time to start a new route. This week we have news and analysis on 27 new routes being started by 15 different airlines. Leading the way is Tiger Airways with five new routes, Lufthansa Italia with four new routes from Milan Malpensa and Wataniya Airways with three.