Latest Airline Route News
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.
Budapest Airport has announced that its airline partner Transavia is committing to reopen links between the Hungarian capital and Paris for the coming winter season. Relaunching on 22 October 2021, the carrier will commence a twice-weekly service from the French capital on Fridays and Sundays.
United Airlines inaugurated its nonstop daily seasonal service between Athens International Airport and its hub at Washington Dulles International Airport on 2 July 2021 with a special water salute marking the departure of the first capital-to-capital flight between the two cities.
Vueling launched a new route between Belfast City Airport and Barcelona on 2 July 2021. The inaugural service received a traditional water cannon salute on arrival, while flamenco dancers entertained outbound passengers as they boarded their flight.
Ryanair celebrated the launch of its biggest-ever summer schedule in Cyprus on 1 July 2021. Operating 36 routes from two airports, the summer 2021 schedule includes six new routes to Bologna, Bari, Corfu, Marseille, Rhodes and Venice Treviso – all from Paphos, and London Stansted and Vienna from Larnaca.
A new service to popular UK holiday destination Newquay began from Belfast City Airport on 3 July 2021. Throughout the summer, flights will be operated by British Airways with up to six flights a week connecting passengers with Cornwall and the southwest of England.
Guadeloupe Pôle Caraïbes Airport welcomed a new airline from Santo Domingo – Sky High Aviation Services – on 4 July 2021. The carrier is operating three weekly frequencies, on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays, with a 50-seat Embraer 145, increasing connectivity between the two islands by 30%.
airBaltic launched a new route between Edinburgh and Riga on 2 July 2021, connecting the two cities twice-weekly. The service is operated with an A220-300.
GP Aviation launched its inaugural service from Prishtina to Münster/Osnabrück Airport on 25 June 2021. The airline will operate the route twice-weekly on Fridays and Sundays with a Boeing 737.
SAUDIA resumed services linking Vienna with Riyadh and Jeddah on 1 July 2021. An A320 is deployed for two weekly frequencies on both routes to the Saudi Arabian capital city of Riyadh and to the important Saudi seaport of Jeddah.
Eurowings to expand operations to northern Sweden with new direct routes to Stuttgart from Kiruna and Luleå
German low-cost carrier Eurowings sees even more opportunities in the Swedish market and for the first time is expanding its range of destinations to include northern Sweden, with a new route to Stuttgart from both Kiruna and Luleå.