New airline routes launched (30 July – 05 August 2019)
Air China Beijing to Nice
- Air China on 02 August connected Beijing (PEK) and Nice Côte d’Azur (NCE) for the first time with a three times weekly service. The seasonal route will be operated by an 237-seat Airbus A330-200 until 25 October, according to OAG Analyser, and marks the first direct connection between Nice and China. According to the airport, connecting passenger demand to Nice has risen 51% over the past five years, with over 83,000 guests from China welcomed through its doors in 2018.
The rest of this week’s new routes (A – Z by airline)
- AirAsia Indonesia on 01 August commenced services on six new routes across the South East Asian subcontinent. According to OAG Analyser, the routes are all operated by the low cost carrier’s 180-seat A320 aircraft.
|From||To||Frequency (WF)||Distance (km)||Competition (WF)|
|Denpasar (DPS)||Labuan Bajo (LBJ)||7||518||Wings Airlines (21), Nam Air (14), Garuda Indonesia (11)|
|Denpasar (DPS)||Lombok (LOP)||7||121||Garuda Indonesia (24), Wings Airlines (21), Lion Air (21), Nam Air (7)|
|Denpasar (DPS)||Majalengka (KJT)||7||805||Lion Air (21), Garuda Indonesia (4)|
|Lombok (LOP)||Jakarta (JKT)||11||1099||Lion Air (21), Garuda Indonesia (14)|
|Lombok (LOP)||Yogyakarta International (JOG)||3||687|
|Surabaya (SUB)||Majalengka (KJT)||3||515||Lion Air (7)|
Source: OAG Schedules Analyser
- Kuwait Airways commenced direct operations between its Kuwait City (KWI) hub and Baku (GYD) on 01 August. The twice weekly service will compete with AZAL Airlines with two weekly flights and LCC Jazeera Airways with a four times weekly service. According to OAG Schedules Analyser the route will cover a distance of 1,263 kilometres and will utilise an A320.