Latest Airline Route News
Ryanair launched a new route from Münster/Osnabrück to Bari on 22 July 2021. Münster/Osnabrück Airport celebrated the inaugural flight with a traditional Fire Truck Water Arch. The route will be operated twice-weekly. Additionally, Ryanair will start a twice-weekly service from Münster/Osnabrück to Corfu at the beginning of August.
Ryanair has launched three new routes from George Best Belfast City Airport to Ibiza, Valencia, and Milan. The services complete Ryanair’s portfolio of routes from Belfast City Airport, with services to Alicante, Barcelona, Faro, Malaga, and Palma de Mallorca already in operation.
New Zealand ski trips are back on the cards for Gold Coasters after Jetstar recommenced its Gold Coast-Queenstown service on 20 July 2021. The airline will operate three return flights a week between the two cities, increasing to five weekly services from 1 August for the peak ski season.
Vienna Airport welcomed a new airline on 18 July 2021, with Etihad Airways launching a new route from Abu Dhabi. Etihad now serves the route twice-weekly with a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.
Allegiant has launched nonstop service between Shreveport Regional Airport and Los Angeles International Airport. The year-round service is offered twice-weekly. This is the fourth nonstop destination offered by Allegiant from Shreveport and the airport’s overall ninth nonstop flight.
Qatar Airways plans to resume regular flights between St. Petersburg and Doha on 23 July 2021. Flights from Pulkovo Airport to Hamad International Airport will initially be operated twice-weekly on Fridays and Sundays. The route will be served with an A320.
Air Serbia has commenced direct flights on the new Kraljevo-Thessaloniki route. The seasonal service will be operated weekly, every Tuesday, in the period between 13 July and 24 August 2021. The inaugural flight was celebrated with a traditional Fire Truck Water Arch.
Lübeck Airport celebrated the first Lübeck Air flight to Salzburg on 3 July 2021 with a luxurious pure chocolate tarte, full of pralines. The new route connects two cities and regions with touristic treasures from the Alps to the Baltic Sea and Mozart to marzipan.
easyJet launched a new double-daily route from George Best Belfast City to London Gatwick on 9 July 2021. “We now have a portfolio of 26 destinations across the UK and Europe, which are served by a record number of airline partners in the airport’s history,” said Katy Best, Commercial Director, Belfast City Airport.
On 2 July 2021, Iasi Airport marked the first direct flight between Iasi and Frankfurt, operated by Lufthansa. The launch event for the new direct route included a ribbon-cutting, a fire truck water arch, and a spectacular cake, which won anna.aero’s prestigious Cake of the Week prize.
The newest Brazilian airline, ITA Transportes Aéreos, was welcomed with a party on 1 July 2021, in the capital of Bahia. At Salvador Bahia Airport, a member of the VINCI Airports network, the airline’s A320 was welcomed with a traditional water salute, winning anna.aero’s Arch of Triumph prize.
Egypt Air has restarted operations between Cairo and Düsseldorf, with its inaugural service on 2 July 2021. There are three weekly frequencies on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays. The flights are scheduled to serve the growing demand to Eastern Africa and the Middle East from Düsseldorf.