Latest Airline Route News
Emirates will restart flights to Newcastle Airport from 15 October, responding to the easing of international entry protocols and an upsurge in passenger demand. The airline will resume services with four weekly flights (Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays), all operated by B777 aircraft.
Contour Airlines has announced plans to offer new nonstop service from Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) to Nashville, TN (BNA) beginning 17 November 2021. GSP will be the first airport in South Carolina to offer scheduled Contour Airlines service. Contour Airlines will offer the only nonstop service from the Upstate region to Music City.
Budapest Airport welcomes return of Ural Airlines with inaugural connection to Ekaterinburg Koltsovo
From the first week of September, Ural Airlines will return to Budapest Airport with the gateway’s inaugural connection to Ekaterinburg Koltsovo, in addition to the re-opening of links to Zhukovsky city, southeast of central Moscow. Both destinations will be served weekly, using the airline’s fleet of two-class A320s.
Gulf Air has resumed regular services from Moscow Domodedovo Airport to Bahrain. The route is operated twice-weekly on Saturdays and Mondays. The Bahrain route is important for the Moscow aviation hub, with Gulf Air operating one of the largest route networks in the Middle East.
Skytrans has begun operating on the Cairns to Horn Island to Bamaga route. Horn Island to Bamaga is the shortest regular passenger flight with a high capacity aircraft in Australia, taking just 10 minutes. Special cupcakes were shared with passengers to celebrate the inaugural service on the route.
Virgin Atlantic will set up home in Edinburgh later this year, offering direct services to Barbados and Orlando. The route to Barbados will be Scotland’s only direct service to the Caribbean and will launch on 5 December 2021. Flights to Orlando will launch on 30 March 2022.
King Khalid International Airport (KKIA) in Riyadh is experiencing continued growth. On 5 August 2021, the airport welcomed a new airline, SkyUp, which launched services to Kyiv. Meanwhile, flynas has also launched a new route from KKIA in Riyadh to Tashkent.
Air New Zealand has launched a direct service between Sunshine Coast and Auckland as part of the recommencement of quarantine-free trans-Tasman bubble arrangements between New Zealand and Queensland. Sunshine Coast Airport celebrated with a spectacular cake, winning anna.aero’s prestigious Cake of the Week prize.
Lufthansa has strengthened its commitment to Bristol Airport, commencing a regular service from Bristol to Frankfurt on 2 August 2021. The Lufthansa service between Bristol and Frankfurt enhances the South West’s accessibility to German markets, winning anna.aero’s prestigious Route of the Week prize.
Air Canada is once again serving Vienna Airport, operating three weekly flights connecting Vienna with Toronto. The airline is deploying a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on the route. Further destinations in North America can be reached from Toronto on the Air Canada route network.
Budapest Airport has welcomed the return of its long-standing partner Aer Lingus. The airline is welcoming customers back on board its flights between Budapest and Dublin for the first time since the pandemic began, operating a three-times weekly service on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays.
A direct service to Glasgow has launched from Belfast City Airport with British Airways. Passengers on the inaugural flight were greeted by a bagpiper playing traditional Scottish music. British Airways currently operates a network of six destinations from Belfast City Airport.