A dozen dynamic new routes this week involving not only big airports like Beijing, Doha, Dubai, London Heathrow and Seoul Incheon, but also less well-known airports such as Abha, Arvidsjaur, Sulaimaniyah and Tangshan. We have our usual array of photos celebrating proceedings.
The world has seen the launch of 19 new routes in the last week, eight of which are US domestic services. The remaining countries that have seen new routes are Australia, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Portugal and the UK. But which is the airline that launched the most new services? And which airline added four new routes after it had a new aircraft delivered?
A quiet time for new route launches as for western carriers the summer peak is well under way. But we still have new routes involving airports in Australia, Belarus, China, Colombia, Congo, El Salvador, India, Iran, Malaysia, Nigeria, Sri Lanka, Sweden and Thailand.
39 new routes were launched by 28 airlines in the last week. Although several new routes started in the Middle East, it is notable that none of them were launched by the ‘MEB3’ Gulf carriers. Launching the most new routes are Wizz Air from London Luton, Hamburg International from Cologne/Bonn and flydubai from Dubai. Read all the information and see the celebratory pictures.
As the motor racing world descends on Shanghai this weekend we look at its two major airports. Which are the leading airlines and how is traffic split between them? Which are the leading country markets and which European cities are served non-stop?
The calm before the storm this week with just seven new routes identified. These came from AirAsia’s Indonesian subsidiary, Continental, jetBlue and Shanghai Airlines. Next week there will be over 200.