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.
The Swiss regional is already six-years-old and starting three new routes this week. How comprehensive is its Geneva-based network and which routes have proven unworthy of further support?
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.
Another nine new routes were started around the world this week by Aer Arann (Ireland), Air France (France), EVA Air (Taiwan), Kingfisher (India), Mexicana (Mexico), Turkish Airlines (Turkey), Sun-Air (Denmark) and Wizz Air (Poland).
Another 17 new routes were started around the world this week by Azul (Brazil), BA (UK), Cebu Pacific (Philippines), Cimber Air (Denmark), Eastern Airways (UK), easyJet (UK), JAL (Japan), Mihin Lanka (Sri Lanka), Oman Air (Oman), Turkish Airlines (Turkey), Vivaaerobus (Mexico) and VLM (Netherlands).
British Airways doubled route network at London City in 2008; now #1 airline with New York A318 service starting later this year
London City airport passed the three million passenger mark in 2008 thanks in part to BA’s expansion. Which new routes did it add and which has it dropped as it looks to create a significant niche operation at the airport?
UK airports mostly showing only modest growth: London City, Doncaster/Sheffield and Bournemouth bucking trend
In the week that the UK CAA published a report on recent trends in UK air travel demand, we take a closer look at monthly growth rates at the UK’s 23 busiest airports in 2007. We identify three star performers among the relatively lacklustre overall market. Which airports will have a better 2008? We highlight some trends.
Air France has made a bold move to grab the initiative at London City airport by acquiring Dutch-owned, Belgian-based VLM. With a fleet of mostly Fokker 50s the business focused airline has been profitable for the last nine years and operates a number of short-haul, high-frequency routes. We take a detailed look at the airline’s operations.
As the ultimate pure business airport you would think that air fares from London City would be ultra expensive. But day return fares for next day travel are under £400 and if you can plan two weeks ahead this falls to around £150. Which route is the best value for money in terms of cost per kilometre? We reveal all!