Latest Airline Route News
Ryanair has announced it will reopen its Belfast International Airport base from summer 2023. It will start with 12 routes, operating over 115 weekly flights, including Alicante, Faro, Barcelona-Girona and Malaga. Ryanair will also launch domestic services to East Midlands, Edinburgh, London Stansted and Manchester.
Air New Zealand has recommenced direct flights between Auckland and Sunshine Coast, with a welcome event including gifts and entertainment for arriving passengers. The route will be operated twice-weekly on Mondays and Saturdays until 15 October.
Budapest Airport continues its route network enhancement welcoming the return of its latest airline partner, Air China. The Chinese flag carrier will once again operate a weekly direct connection between Hungary’s capital city and Beijing, using 237-seat A330-200s on the 7,326-kilometre sector.
Cairns Airport has welcomed the return of Air New Zealand services to Auckland. The airline will operate three weekly frequencies on the Auckland-Cairns route. Cairns Airport celebrated with a spectacular cake, winning anna.aero’s prestigious Cake of the Week prize.
Hawaiian Airlines has resumed its three times weekly service between Auckland Airport and Honolulu’s Daniel K. Inouye International Airport, welcoming the first Kiwi travellers to Hawaii in over two years. The carrier commemorated its return with live entertainment, gifts and a Hawaiian oli and blessing.
Avelo Airlines has begun service at its newest city, Wilmington, North Carolina. It has launched routes from Wilmington International Airport to three destinations: Tweed-New Haven Airport, Orlando International Airport, and Baltimore/Washington International Airport. All three routes are operated three times weekly.
Korean Air has resumed a three times weekly service between Vienna and Seoul. The route is operated on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays with the A330-200 and the 787-9.
easyJet has commenced a six times weekly service from George Best Belfast City Airport to Liverpool John Lennon Airport. With daily departures on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, the flights expand easyJet’s portfolio at Belfast City Airport.
Virgin Atlantic is continuing its transatlantic expansion with a new direct route from London Heathrow to Tampa, launching on 3 November 2022. The new year-round service will initially operate four times a week before increasing to daily from 28 November.
Emerald Airlines, exclusive operator of Aer Lingus Regional, has announced two new services to Cardiff and Southampton from its Belfast City base. The routes will be operated with the ATR72-600.
Prague Airport has welcomed the launch of three new routes. Jazeera Airways has launched a twice-weekly route between Prague and Kuwait, Azerbaijan Airlines has started a twice-weekly service between Prague and Baku, and Air Montenegro is operating twice-weekly from Tivat to Prague.
Münster/Osnabrück International Airport has welcomed the launch of Aegean Airlines services to Crete. On behalf of various German tour operators, including TUI, Aegean Airlines operates to the largest Greek island on Fridays and Tuesdays.