Routes Reconnected: Wizz Air CEO: 13 new bases and 260 new routes since pandemic started
Wizz Air CEO suggests more UK bases and a bigger focus on Italy as he insists “we must come out of the crisis as a stronger airline.”
Rex puts Sydney – Melbourne on sale with NINE daily flights
Rex will have 58 flights each way using B737-800s in its first week, a huge number for new entrant in core markets. We look at what’s happening and why.
Routes Reconnected: Avianca CEO: “there was a lot of nonsensical flying in the region”
Avianca, which is going through Chapter 11, was too ambitious, grew too much, and was too stretched, its CEO said at Routes Reconnected.
Routes Reconnected: airBaltic CEO: “we are ready to go – I see the end of this crisis”
airBaltic is looking more than ever at longer routes using its A220s, perhaps even from an airport with one of its 22 codeshare partners.
Routes Reconnected: Somon Air CEO: “Demand for passenger travel in Tajikistan is very high”
Somon Air has played a vital role during coronavirus, with multiple charter flights. But what about its future network and fleet development?
Routes Reconnected: JetBlue CEO: “it’s a fabulous time to experiment with routes”
JetBlue’s CEO talks about new routes and future development, saying London success “immaterial from a company point-of-view.”
Routes Reconnected: Air France – KLM CEO: “Transavia won’t operate from Paris CDG or use A220s”
As Air France and KLM focus more than ever on the core, Transavia France will become a much more important unit in the group.
Qatar Airways to begin Abuja; it’ll serve 26 African airports in 2021
Qatar Airways to begin Abuja, just a few days after being announced. Operating via Lagos in both directions, it’ll be its third city in West Africa.
Turkish Airlines to Bogota and Panama City had 90% seat factor in 2019
68% of Turkish Airlines’ Bogota and Panama City traffic connected over Istanbul, but where? This route will operate four-weekly from January.
Aegean Airlines reveals 33 routes for summer 2021
Aegean Airlines is to start 33 additional routes next summer, with 2021 to be one of its best-ever years for non-Athens capacity across Europe.
Allegiant will have no direct competition on 12 of its 15 new routes
Allegiant has announced 15 new routes, with 12 having no direct competition, two new airports coming, and a new shortest route.
Korean Air bids to buy Asiana – 70% of Asiana’s route network overlaps
We examine both carriers’ route networks. Asiana may offer Korean Air a reasonably ‘straightforward’ means of consolidation around very similar networks.