All New Airline Routes
The calm before the storm this week with just seven new routes identified. These came from AirAsia’s Indonesian subsidiary, Continental, jetBlue and Shanghai Airlines. Next week there will be over 200.
A modest selection of new routes this week as airlines prepare for the big “summer season” changeover. However, Aer Lingus (Ireland), Bahrain Air (Bahrain), Hainan Airlines (China), Jeju Air (Korea), Mexicana Link (Mexico), Singapore Airlines (Singapore) and Turkish Airlines (Turkey) still choose this week to launch new destinations. But to where?
Ground-breaking new routes this week from AirAsia X and Southwest (hello Minneapolis/St Paul) while there are also new services being started by AeroMexico, AirAsia, AirTran, Athens Airways, City Airline, TUIfly.com and Turkish Airlines.
Airlines across the world seem to have decided that the beginning of March is a good time to start a new route. This week we have news and analysis on 27 new routes being started by 15 different airlines. Leading the way is Tiger Airways with five new routes, Lufthansa Italia with four new routes from Milan Malpensa and Wataniya Airways with three.
New routes this week from Air Algerie (Algeria), AirTran (USA), Allegiant Air (USA), Athens Airways (Greece), Turkish Airlines (Turkey), V Australia (Australia) and Wizz Air (Romania).
New routes this week from Air New Zealand (New Zealand), Allegiant Air (USA), Cebu Pacific (Philippines), Cimber Sterling (Denmark), Flybe (UK), jetBlue (USA) and Wizz Air (Czech Republic and Romania).
New routes this week from AeroMexico (Mexico), Alaska Airlines (USA), Athens Airways (Greece), Blue1 (Finland), Cimber Sterling (Denmark), easyJet (France), Jet2.com (UK), Mexicana (Mexico) and Virgin America (USA).
We identified 20 new routes from 13 airlines, including Air Canada, American Airlines, Garuda Indonesia, Interjet, jetBlue, Lufthansa Italia, Mahan Air, Northwest, Ryanair, Transaero, Uzbekistan Airways, Volaris and WestJet. Click here for more.
We identified just three new routes that started this week. Step forward City Airline (Sweden), jetBlue (US) and Wataniya Airways (Kuwait).
Another nine new routes were started around the world this week by Aer Arann (Ireland), Air France (France), EVA Air (Taiwan), Kingfisher (India), Mexicana (Mexico), Turkish Airlines (Turkey), Sun-Air (Denmark) and Wizz Air (Poland).
Another 17 new routes were started around the world this week by Azul (Brazil), BA (UK), Cebu Pacific (Philippines), Cimber Air (Denmark), Eastern Airways (UK), easyJet (UK), JAL (Japan), Mihin Lanka (Sri Lanka), Oman Air (Oman), Turkish Airlines (Turkey), Vivaaerobus (Mexico) and VLM (Netherlands).
We look back over the last three weeks and discover that over 50 new routes have started operating during the Christmas and New Year period. Ryanair led the way once more with 21 new routes but there were also ventures into the unknown for Aer Arann, Air Azul, Air Canada, Air Southwest, AirTran, British Airways Cityflyer, Delta, Helvetic, jetBlue, Kingfisher, Mihin Lanka, Northwest, Transavia, United, WestJet, Wizz Air and Yamal Airlines.