Ahead of Christmas, we have seen 83 new routes launch! You might have thought that route launch celebrations would be more low-key as Christmas celebrations take over, but we dare almost say it has been the contrary. We have fantastic photos from route launches all across the world!
LOT Polish Airlines’ big step to begin flying to Hanoi comes after Air France dropped its route to the Vietnamese capital. Which other two airlines increase their Europe-Hanoi operations? And which market segment is LOT targeting?
Another relatively quiet week for new route launches. But we still have new routes involving airports in Brazil, China, Finland, Germany, Japan, Latvia, Mozambique, Russia, South Africa, Sweden, the UK, the USA and Vietnam.
Vietnam Airlines will soon become a Skyteam member but how competitive is the Vietnamese market? What role is Jetstar Pacific playing and which carriers have started new routes from Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi?
A dozen new routes from 10 airlines featuring airBaltic, Dragonair, IndiGo, Indonesia AirAsia, Kenya Airways, Kingfisher, Montenegro Airlines, Pacific Blue, Porter Airlines and a curious new route from Ryanair.
Vietnam Airlines trebles passengers in last decade; currently serves just three European destinations but not London
From two main bases at Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam Airlines operates a wide-range of domestic and regional services. But it only serves five long-haul destinations. Which ones? Having ordered both Boeing 787s and Airbus A350s the airline is hedging its bets for the future.