Latest Airline Route News
QantasLink launched a new service from Darwin to Canberra today (21 June 2021). The first flight connecting the two cities in nine years was marked by celebrations at the departure gate, including a spectacular route launch cake, which won anna.aero’s prestigious Cake of the Week prize.
Ryanair’s rapid expansion calls for more cake at Teesside International Airport as the seasonal confectionery celebrates the airport’s first link to the Algarve in almost 13 years.
This week Budapest Airport re-opened four further important routes with home-based carrier Wizz Air, winning anna.aero’s prestigious Route of the Week prize. Welcoming the return of links to the cities of Basel, Malmo, Milan and Rome, the ultra-low-cost carrier has confirmed the initial re-introduction of another 1,440 weekly seats in early June.
Novosibirsk International Airport held a route launch ceremony on 28 May 2021 to celebrate flydubai’s new Novosibirsk-Dubai service. The celebrations included a traditional fire truck water arch salute for the inaugural flight and a spectacular cake, which received anna.aero’s prestigious Cake of the Week prize.
New York Stewart International Airport celebrated the launch of Allegiant Air’s new route to Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport on 26 May 2021 with a spectacular themed cake. The service is operated four times weekly.
Budapest Airport welcomed the return of Wizz Air’s flights to Malaga and Dortmund, on 21 and 23 May, respectively, winning anna.aero’s prestigious Route of the Week prize. Wizz Air has launched the operations as weekly services to both destinations for the remainder of May, already confirming a frequency boost in June to twice-weekly links.
Budapest Airport reopened connections with one of Germany’s largest cities on 17 May 2021, welcoming the return of Eurowings’ link to Stuttgart and winning anna.aero’s prestigious Route of the Week prize.
Flights from Budapest to Istanbul’s Sabiha Gӧkçen Airport have returned with Pegasus Airlines. The Turkish low-cost carrier will operate the 1,080km link with its fleet of 737s and A320s, initially twice-weekly as travellers and the business community welcome the relaunch.
Düsseldorf Airport has celebrated the launch of SunExpress’ new service to Zonguldak in Turkey. SunExpress is starting with a weekly service, increasing to twice-weekly (Tuesday and Sunday) in July 2021.
Domestic flights from Aberdeen to London Gatwick returned on 1 May 2021 with easyJet. The route increases direct connectivity between the North East of Scotland and London, joining easyJet’s existing route between Aberdeen and London Luton which is also due to restart in the coming months.
On 30 April 2021, Eastern Airways restarted its service from Leeds Bradford Airport to Cornwall Airport Newquay. It marked the launch of the summer season as the first operator back into Cornwall Airport Newquay on its reopening to passenger services.
Qantas launched a daily Gold Coast-Auckland service on 19 April 2021 as trans-Tasman travel recommenced. It is Qantas’ first international service from Gold Coast Airport, and will deliver 63,000 seats annually and represent a regional economic impact of $50 million.