Latest Airline Route News

Qatar Airways launches San Francisco, key missing part of US network

Qatar Airways launches San Francisco, key missing part of US network

Qatar Airways began its latest US destination, San Francisco, on 15 December.  India, South Africa, Pakistan, Iran, and Jordan key markets.

Wizz Air starts Luton - Funchal, its only route to Madeira

Wizz Air starts Luton – Funchal, its only route to Madeira

Wizz Air began Luton – Funchal, Madeira, on 15 December, replacing TUI which ended the route in 2019. London – Madeira will now have five airlines in 2021.

Virgin Atlantic inaugurates Islamabad from Manchester

Virgin Atlantic inaugurates Islamabad from Manchester

Virgin Atlantic began Manchester – Islamabad on 10 December, the first of its new Pakistan routes to take off in the wake of PIA’s pulldown.


Windrose begins Skopje from Kyiv Boryspil, a historic milestone

Windrose begins Skopje from Kyiv Boryspil, a historic milestone

Windrose started Skopje on 6 December, marking the first time Ukraine and North Macedonia have been connected by air. Ljubljana is now Kiev’s top unserved route in CEE.

Wizz Air launches Rzeszów to Eindhoven; its eighth Polish route to the Dutch airport

Wizz Air launches Rzeszów to Eindhoven; its eighth Polish route to the Dutch airport

Wizz Air started Rzeszów to Eindhoven on 15 December, with Amsterdam the fifth-largest unserved market from the Polish airport.

JetBlue begins JFK to Georgetown, Guyana; now third airline in market

JetBlue begins JFK to Georgetown, Guyana; now third airline in market

JetBlue began a four-weekly service from JFK to Georgetown, later rising to once-daily.  It’s now the third airline in this market.


Windrose jets into Belgrade from Kyiv, filling important void

Windrose jets into Belgrade from Kyiv, filling important void

Windrose began Kyiv Boryspil to Belgrade on 11 December, effectively replacing Air Serbia. Come S21, THREE airlines may operate the route.

Wizz Air rocks around the clock on new Luton to Gibraltar

Wizz Air rocks around the clock on new Luton to Gibraltar

Wizz Air began Luton to Gibraltar on 11 December, with the ULCC the only carrier until easyJet resumes it from 30 March. Back in 2011, the market had 147,000 seats.

United Airlines starts Chicago to Delhi, its third route to Delhi

United Airlines starts Chicago to Delhi, its third route to Delhi

United Airlines has started Chicago – Delhi, on which it competes directly with fellow Star Alliance member Air India. While Air India hasn’t captured much traffic over O’Hare, United will be able to.


Viva Air Colombia jets north from Cali to Barranquilla and Santa Marta

Viva Air Colombia jets north from Cali to Barranquilla and Santa Marta

Viva Air Colombia began Cali to Barranquilla on 3 December and Cali to Santa Marta the next day, both obvious opportunities based on traffic figures.

EgyptAir launches Budapest to Hurghada

EgyptAir launches Budapest to Hurghada

EgyptAir started Budapest – Hurghada on 28 November, its second route to the Hungarian capital supplementing Cairo.

Spirit restarts Fort Lauderdale to Cap-Haitien

Spirit restarts Fort Lauderdale to Cap-Haitien

Spirit recommenced Fort Lauderdale to Cap-Haitien on 3 December after an absence of six months. It is one of 13 destinations Spirit will serve in the Caribbean from the Florida airport this winter. this