SpiceJet inaugurates services from Varanasi to Sharjah; adds flights from Delhi to Lucknow.
Mihin Lanka launches flights from Sri Lankan Colombo to Delhi, Varanasi and Gaya.
Buddha Air of Nepal now flies to Varanasi in India from its base in Kathmandu.
Air India now flies from Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport to Gaya and Varanasi.
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.
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.
We found 15 airlines who this week took the plunge and started (or in some cases re-started) new routes. These include new domestic services in Australia, Russia and the USA plus international routes involving Brazil, Croatia, Germany, India, Italy, Malaysia, Morocco, Netherlands, Panama, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Ukraine, USA and Venezuela.