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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.
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.
Few UK airports reporting growth; APD increase, strikes, the economy, exchange rates and the World Cup all factors
The new government has scrapped plans for runway expansion at London’s airports and decided not to make any changes to APD. So how have the UK’s airports fared in Q2? Not that well, though there are a few bright spots.
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.
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.
In the last week, Russian airports saw the most new routes launched, followed by airports in the UK. The US, Italy, Spain, Greece, China and Norway also had multiple launches, while the rest of the week’s 41 new routes took place in Canada, Tunisia and across Europe and Asia.
Over 60 new routes this week with a strong bias towards European LCCs. Cimber Sterling, easyJet, Jet2.com, Ryanair and Wizz Air all launched multiple routes. But AirAsia, Avianova, BA CityFlyer, Delta, Flydubai, Southwest, Spanair and Transaero among others all had reasons to celebrate this week.
54 new routes were launched in the last week, with the most airports involved located in the United States, followed by Italy. 25 European countries are represented as well as the US, Canada, Malaysia, India, Pakistan, UAE, Afghanistan, Greenland, Kuwait, Oman and Singapore.
The last week has been another busy week with 87 routes being launched by 27 of the world’s airlines. New routes have started in countries as varied as across 25 European countries as well as Canada, China, Dominican Republic, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Syria, South Africa and the US.
A staggering 118 new routes in 46 of the world’s countries have been launched in the last week. We have all the information about them, along with pictures of the cakes and celebrations. Read about the routes launched to and from 26 European countries, Australia, Bermuda, Canada, China, Egypt, Hong Kong, Israel, India, Japan, Kuwait, Morocco, Malaysia, Oman, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Turkey, Taiwan, UAE and the US.