Although ‘only’ 38 new routes launched in the last week, we have witnessed an unusually busy week for cakes. It seems Easter gave a sweet tooth for the world’s route launch celebrations. But which airline launched a new international route last week with its single aircraft?
The second phase of the start of the summer scheduling season has brought almost 130 further routes. Again, we have the analysis, pictures, downloadable spreadsheet – and cakes! Which two Mexican routes were picked up, having been unserved after the demise of Mexicana? Which Asian national carrier added its third Australian route? And which European low-cost carriers opened new bases?
Ryanair serves 19 destinations from Slovakia; ice-hockey world championships will boost traffic in April and May
Slovakia is still recovering from the demise of its de facto flag carrier SkyEurope in 2009. But which destinations has Ryanair added during the last year and which countries does it now serve? Which other airlines are present and which route is likely to benefit most from the forthcoming ice-hockey world championships?
Czech Airlines’ major network overhaul leaves room for return to Asia? UK & Ireland no longer served
As European competition authorities take a closer look at the Czech state carrier, we look at how the airline has developed over time. What changes are currently made to its network? Which countries are gaining and which are losing? Does there seem to be a new strategy behind these moves? And which Asian destination looks likely to be the airline’s next target?
Prague-based LCC SmartWings adds Antalya, Nantes, Nice and Pescara for S11; Icelandair now minority shareholder
It has been around since 2004 but smartWings still only operates two aircraft in its own colours. Whose aircraft does it use the rest of the time? Which are its biggest country markets this summer and which destinations does it no longer serve?
Ahead of the major Chinese New Year travel period, airlines in China have been active in the last week. But there is more. Which Italian airport got three new domestic routes? Which airline began serving a US airport marketing itself as a secondary airport for Canadians? And which two major port cities again have an air link?
Over the Christmas and New Year period, 36 new routes were launched across the world and they were far from only to ski and sun destinations. We have analysis and pictures to go with the new routes that range from Transaero’s 11,500-kilometre route between Moscow and Rio to Cape Air’s 300-kilometre hop between San Juan and Anguilla in the Caribbean.
In the last week, 29 new routes saw the light of day. easyJet contributed with the most – five new routes – but the routes were spread globally with South America being the only continent not represented this week. Which flag carrier launched three new routes outside its home country? And which was the first foreign low-cost carrier to arrive at Tokyo Haneda?
WINTER SEASON PART II: 80 new routes!!! This week features full analysis of the big batch of new routes that launched in the last week. Which European capital city got four new routes with four different airlines? Great parties featured included British Airways’ London Gatwick to Cancun and RwandAir’s Kigali to Mombasa and Dubai.
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.
Delta ramps up Raleigh-Durham; CSA Czech Airlines prunes Prague and pulls out of UK; Ryanair’s ‘Best’ no longer acceptable; Zagreb announces expansion plans
Delta takes on Southwest from Raleigh-Durham, CSA Czech Airlines abandons UK market, Ryanair says farewell to Belfast and Zagreb looks at providing capacity for future growth.