Latest Airline Route News

SKY Airline launches Lima to Cancun on back of two airlines exiting

SKY Airline launches Lima to Cancun on back of two airlines exiting

SKY Airline started Lima to Cancun on 27 December with a four-weekly service. In 2019, there were 197,000 P2P passengers, while 258,000 connected over Lima.

SkyUp begins Kyiv to Mattala; Sri Lanka's first arrival after borders reopen

SkyUp begins Kyiv to Mattala; Sri Lanka’s first arrival after borders reopen

SkyUp launched Kyiv to Mattala on 28 December with a reported 180 passengers arriving in the country on its first flight. 

Silver Airways starts Tampa to Jacksonville, its eighth route from the airport

Silver Airways starts Tampa to Jacksonville, its eighth route from the airport

Silver Airways began Tampa – Jacksonville on 21 December, becoming the carrier’s FIFTH intra-Florida route from Tampa. It’ll be three-weekly from February.


All Nippon returns to Brussels after nine-month absence

All Nippon returns to Brussels after nine-month absence

All Nippon returned to Brussels on 17 December from Tokyo Narita. The route was Brussels’ second-thickest by non-stop seats in 2019, so its resumption was significant.

Alaska Airlines takes off from San Diego to Jackson, WY

Alaska Airlines takes off from San Diego to Jackson, WY

Alaska Airlines began San Diego to Jackson, WY, on 17 December, with the carrier to serve 29 destinations from the Californian airport this winter.

Air Arabia Maroc launches Rennes from Casablanca

Air Arabia Maroc launches Rennes from Casablanca

Air Arabia Maroc began Casablanca to Rennes on 18 December, its seventh airport to be served in France from Morocco. Its France to Morocco seats in W20 up marginally over W19.


United begins Milwaukee to both Tampa and Fort Myers

United begins Milwaukee to both Tampa and Fort Myers

United began Milwaukee to Tampa and Fort Myers on 19 December, with the Wisconsin airport having five routes to Florida this winter – up one from W19.

Air Peace launches Lagos to Johannesburg

Air Peace launches Lagos to Johannesburg

Nigeria’s Air Peace began Lagos to Johannesburg on 17 December. It has no direct competition until South African resumes it from 1 February. 

American takes off from Tampa to Key West

American takes off from Tampa to Key West

American began Tampa to Key West on 17 December, competing directly with Silver Airways. 2021 will see the market have more than 100,000 seats once more.


Air Canada begins Toronto - Doha, its fourth Middle East route

Air Canada begins Toronto – Doha, its fourth Middle East route

Air Canada started Toronto – Doha on 15 December. This route fully coordinates with Qatar Airways’ North America schedules, showing the closeness of the carriers’ partnership.

Virgin Atlantic commences Islamabad and Lahore from Heathrow

Virgin Atlantic commences Islamabad and Lahore from Heathrow

Virgin Atlantic began Heathrow – Islamabad on 12 December and -Lahore the following day.  Islamabad is by far the top Pakistani city to the UK.

American launches TWO new routes from Daytona Beach to Dallas and Philadelphia

American launches TWO new routes from Daytona Beach to Dallas and Philadelphia

American began Daytona Beach to both Dallas Fort Worth and Philadelphia on 17 December, with both routes important for connectivity and P2P demand.