Air Serbia Niš to Nürnberg
Air Serbia launched direct flights between Niš and 15 July. To celebrate the new route a cake cutting ceremony took place in which (right) Christian Kaeser, Head of Aviation Marketing & Business Development, Nürnberg Airport was also present.
- Air Serbia commenced a twice-weekly service between Niš (NIS) and Nürnberg (NUE) on 15 July. According to OAG Schedules Analyser the carrier will utilise an A320 aircraft to operate the 1,070-kilometre route, which faces no direct competition. Commenting on the route launch was Jiri Marek, General Manager of Commercial and Strategy, Air Serbia “We are very pleased to be connecting Niš to Nuremberg, a new destination in Germany and the first that we will serve from the south of Serbia. With this flight today, Niš Constantine the Great Airport is officially becoming a hub for our aircraft alongside the Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport. We are certain that better connections to Germany will contribute to the strengthening of commercial activities and tourism between our two countries”.
Wizz Air Hamburg to Varna
Wizz Air connected the Bulgarian city of Varna to Liverpool on July 17. LJLA’s Commercial Director, Lucy O’Shaughnessy, joins Wizz Air crew and Tom Spencer, Aviation Development Intern at Liverpool John Lennon Airport to celebrate the first flight to Bulgaria’s Black Sea resort of Varna.
- Wizz Air launched its latest venture with the introduction of its newest Varna (VAR) to Liverpool (LPL) route on 17 July. According to OAG Schedules Analyser Wizz Air will utilise an A320 aircraft three times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays to cover the 2,504-kilometre sector. Paul Winfield, Director of Aviation Development for Liverpool John Lennon Airport said: “We are delighted to see Wizz Air continue to grow their operations from Liverpool with passengers from across the North West and North Wales now having the opportunity to fly direct from Liverpool to summer holiday resorts along the popular Black Sea Coast.” No other carrier currently serves the city-pair.
The rest of this week’s new routes (A – Z by airline)
Dignitaries cut the cake at the launch of Go Air’s services between Abu Dhabi and Mumbai, with the Indian low cost carrier also launching services to Muscat this week from its Mumbai hub (cover photo).
- Go Air, one of India’s up-and-coming low cost carriers, launched on 19 July daily services between its Mumbai (BOM) hub and the Gulf cities of Abu Dhabi (AUH) and Muscat (MCT). Both routes will be operated year-round by the carrier’s 180-seat A320 fleet. According to OAG Schedules Analyser, the 1,968-kilometre Abu Dhabi route is served three times daily by Etihad Airways, and daily by both Air India and Indigo. Oman Air offers a double daily service on the 1,590-kilometre Muscat route, with Air India and IndiGo operating between the two cities daily.
Dignitaries mark the launch of Himalaya Airlines’ three times weekly service between Kathmandu and Dhaka. The route is expected to operate seasonally until 26 October.
- Himalaya Airlines commenced direct operations between its Kathmandu (KTM) hub and Dhaka (DAC). The thrice weekly will be operated by the privately owned carrier’s 158-seat A320 fleet. Biman Bangladesh also serves the 660-kilometre route with a daily flight, according to OAG Schedules Analyser.