New airline routes launched (26 August – 02 September 2019)
AIS Airlines Münster Osnabrück International Airport to Copenhagen
- AIS Airlines on 02 September launched flights between Münster/Osnabrück (FMO) and Copenhagen (CPH). The 507-kilometre route is operated by a BAe Jetstream 32 aircraft twice daily on weekdays, with a stop in Groningen. This comes as Münster/Osnabrück announced this week a double daily Berlin-Tegel service, also operated by AIS, from 04 November.
Trans Guyana Airways Eugene F. Correia International Airport to Pengel International Airport
- Trans Guyana Airways launched a twice weekly service from Ogle, Guyana’s Eugene F. Correia International Airport (OGL) to Pengel International Airport (PBM) on 01 September. This service will operate twice weekly on Mondays and Sundays and will utilise a Beechcraft 1900D. With the oil and gas industry booming in Guyana, the demand for traffic to and from Guyana has dramatically picked up with the need for passengers to connect more easily from KLM flights arriving to and from Amsterdam.
The rest of this week’s new routes (A – Z by airline)
- TAP Air Portugal on 01 September launched daily flights between Porto (OPO) and Munich (MUC). It’ll operate year-round using A319s. OAG Schedules Analyser shows that fellow Star Alliance carrier Lufthansa also offers a daily service on the route. “We’re delighted that TAP is adding to the range of destinations available at our airport by connecting Munich to the commercial and cultural center of northern Portugal”, commented Oliver Dersch, VP Traffic Development, Munich Airport.
- Vistara launched direct services between Delhi (DEL) and Bangkok (BKK) on 27 August. According to OAG Schedules Analyser, the daily service will be flown by an A320 and will travel 2,943-kilometres to cover the distance. The airline will face heavy competition with Thai Airways at 22 weekly flights, Air India and SpiceJet with 14 weekly flights and GO Airlines with a daily service connecting both cities. Passengers from Bangkok can take convenient onward connections on Vistara to several destinations within India including Amritsar, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Mumbai. Leslie Thng, CEO of Vistara said: “We now enter another new geography with service to Bangkok, one of world’s most-visited cities with immense potential to further grow tourism as well as business. With Vistara, we introduce India’s best airline to Bangkok that’s committed to making a mark in global aviation with its world-class product and impeccable service.”
- Loganair on 01 September increased its Newcastle (NCL) operation with the launch of flights to Aberdeen (ABZ), operated by the carrier’s Embraer 135/145 fleet. The 241-kilometre route, designed to meet substantial demand from the offshore oil and gas sector, will see three daily flights on Monday – Thursday, two on Fridays and one Sunday service. Eastern Airways – on behalf of FlyBe – also serves the route a total of 15 times per week.