New routes launched during the last week
(Saturday 24 January – Friday 30 January):

Route of the week: Wataniya’s Kuwait to Dubai

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New airline Wataniya Airways welcomes passengers aboard its first scheduled flight from Kuwait to Dubai. Services to Bahrain and Beirut will follow in March and the carrier will acquire a fleet of A320s to operate its expanding network in the Gulf and Middle East.
  • Image: ROTWAn all-new airline launched this week in Kuwait. Wataniya Airways began operating twice daily flights between Kuwait (KWI) and Dubai (DXB). Aimed at the discerning business traveller the airline’s so far only A320 comes equipped with just 122 seats in a two-class configuration, 26 in First Class and 96 in Premium Economy. The airline will be competing with the national carrier Kuwait Airways, Jazeera and Emirates. Passengers departing Kuwait get to use the prestigious Sheikh Saad Terminal, formerly the Royal Aviation Terminal.
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City Airline operates its new route between Gothenburg and Sundsvall – north Sweden’s fourth busiest airport – using an ERJ145.
  • Image: City Airlines new routeCity Airline of Sweden has begun a new domestic service from its base at Gothenburg (GOT) to Sundsvall (SDL). Flights will operate 10 times per week using an ERJ145. The airline operates five small Embraer jets and focuses on niche business routes often associated with the automotive industry. Competition on the route comes from Skyways, which also operates 10 weekly departures. City Airline is the third busiest airline at Gothenburg in terms of weekly departures. SAS has 108, Lufthansa 64 and City Airline 58.
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Dave Barger, jetBlue’s CEO, and Steve Gardner, MCO executive director, at the launch of Orlando’s first daily service to Colombian capital, Bogota.
  • jetBlue began flights this week from Orlando (MCO) in Florida to Bogota (BOG) in Colombia. A daily service is provided by one of the airline’s A320s on the almost three-hour flight. This is the airline’s first route to Colombia. Currently only passengers originating in the US can book flights on this service. It is also the only scheduled route to Colombia from Orlando. From Fort Lauderdale both Avianca and Spirit Airlines operate to Bogota while Spirit also flies to Cartagena. From Miami there are services to five different destinations in Colombia operated by one or more of American, Avianca and LAN.

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