Latest Airline Route News
In a first for Skytrans, Cairns and the Whitsunday region a new service has launched connecting Tropical North Queensland to the Whitsunday Islands. The new services operate five times per week.
Southwest Airlines, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport’s largest carrier, has announced that it will bring even more air service to Austin starting in March 2022. The airline will increase service by more than 20 flights per day, offering nonstop service to 46 destinations.
Milan Bergamo Airport has announced the commencement of Transavia’s link to Rotterdam The Hague, marking the addition of the third new airline to the Lombardy gateway in recent months.
American Airlines has launched a new nonstop service from Miami to Paramaribo, Suriname. J.A. Pengel International Airport (PBM) welcomed the inaugural flight with a water salute, flag display, ribbon cutting, and a spectacular route launch cake.
Townsville Airport has celebrated its first new interstate route in almost a decade with QantasLink launching a direct Adelaide-Townsville service – delivering more than 30,000 additional seats between the destinations annually.
Welcoming the return of a further five services with Wizz Air this last week, Budapest Airport now offers 55 destinations with its home-based airline. Witnessing the resumption of 85% of Wizz Air’s routes when compared with 2019, the Hungarian gateway continues to show robust recovery.
British Airways is extending three of its newest domestic routes – Exeter, Glasgow and Leeds from George Best Belfast City Airport this winter season. The airline is also introducing a direct service to Birmingham as it further extends its UK network.
Emirates restarted services to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on 11 September, while St Petersburg services will restart from 8 October. The resumptions build on Emirates’ growing global footprint, the continued lifting of entry restrictions, and demand recovery across the airline’s network.
Virgin Australia has begun operating the first direct flights between Adelaide and Launceston in more than 20 years, with the inaugural service launched on 7 September 2021. Launceston Airport celebrated the route launch with a spectacular cake.
The Adelaide-Launceston route is one of Adelaide’s top unserved domestic routes and Adelaide Airport was excited to welcome Virgin Australia’s introduction of a three per week service on this unserved route on 7 September 2021. Virgin Australia will be operating to the ‘Apple Isle’ every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
Commercial airline service resumes at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport on 8 September 2021. Porter Airlines will phase in its scheduled service, offering flights to Montreal, Ottawa, and Thunder Bay on 8 September. Air Canada will also restart its Montreal service on 8 September, with five daily return flights.
Budapest Airport’s connections to Cologne are the latest to be re-introduced to the Hungarian gateway. Eurowings has recommenced a four times weekly service from Budapest to Cologne. The German low-cost carrier, a subsidiary of Lufthansa Group, will utilise its fleet of A319s and A320s on the 958km sector.