We found 15 airlines who this week took the plunge and started (or in some cases re-started) new routes. These include new domestic services in Australia, Russia and the USA plus international routes involving Brazil, Croatia, Germany, India, Italy, Malaysia, Morocco, Netherlands, Panama, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Ukraine, USA and Venezuela.
We identified 20 new routes from 13 airlines, including Air Canada, American Airlines, Garuda Indonesia, Interjet, jetBlue, Lufthansa Italia, Mahan Air, Northwest, Ryanair, Transaero, Uzbekistan Airways, Volaris and WestJet. Click here for more.
Cathay Pacific’s biggest route is to Taipei but new agreements between China and Taiwan are reducing the need for travel via Hong Kong? Which are the airline’s other key routes and which was its most recent new destination?
Asia-Pacific airlines see international traffic fall in Q3; Taipei has highest seats per movement ratio; Bangkok disruption will impact Q4
The 17 AAPA member airlines saw international traffic fall by 3.6% in Q3. What happened to capacity and load factors during this period? Which airports in the region have the highest seats to movement ratio?
This week sees another batch of new routes launched by Aegean Airlines, AirAsia X, Alaska Airlines, Allegiant Air, Belle Air, Cebu Pacific, China Southern, Norwegian, Porter Airlines, Ryanair (just one new route this week!) and Sama.
This week’s new routes come mostly from Asia and the Middle East. Afriqiyah starts service from Libya to Dubai, while Pakistan’s airblue links Lahore with Muscat. India’s Paramount began a new domestic route and Hong Kong Express launched flights to Manila in competition with three other carriers. Norwegian re-started a domestic route, and Pacific Blue started Auckland-Melbourne.
New route started this week operated by Air Asia, Alaska Airlines, Best Air, bmibaby, Hong Kong Express, Monarch, Northwest, Virgin America and Westjet.
Two airlines, two different business models, and both less than 18 months old. Now Oasis and Skybus have collapsed we take a look at what impact they had in the markets they served. Oasis offered just two routes from Hong Kong but Skybus offered 18 from Columbus where it was (briefly) the #1 airline.
Ranked 14th in the world for passenger numbers in 2006 Hong Kong was Skytrax airport of the year in 2007. Traffic has been growing impressively in recent years while Cathay Pacific and partner Dragonair hang on to their leading positions. But local rivals Hong Kong Airlines and Hong Kong Express are branching out too.
FlyWhoosh helps put Dundee on the map – Whatever happened to London-Deauville? – Israel gets its first LCC services – Oasis Hong Kong follows Gatwick with Vancouver – Porter reaches for Halifax from Toronto City Center – Why have LCCs suddenly