Network Planning Community News

IndiGo places mammoth 300 aircraft order

IndiGo places mammoth 300 aircraft order

Some of the highlights in this week’s Network Planning Community Newsletter include IndiGo’s mammoth 300 aircraft order, South African Airways’ first A350 and rumours of larger aircraft for Virgin Connect.

Sunshine on Longreach: Qantas begins Project Sunrise test flights

Sunshine on Longreach: Qantas begins Project Sunrise test flights

With W19 set to start on Sunday 27 October, this week has been packed full with exciting new route announcements. Here are our main highlights: Qantas performs first ‘Project Sunrise’ test flight; Vienna International Airport announces 30 new routes in winter schedule; Gothenburg Landvetter announces Hamburg flights with Eurowings; Lauda launches Shannon services; Czech Airlines announces A220 and A321XLR order; TUI UK bolsters regional network for S20; SpiceJet announces Ras Al Khaimah hub; Wizz Air opens a Zaporizhzhya base and Virgin Atlantic celebrates 20 years of Shanghai flights…

JetSMART's clever move into Colombian market

JetSMART’s clever move into Colombian market

In this week’s Network Planning Community Newsletter, JetSMART announces first flights to Columbia and takes initial A320neo; Clark International celebrates Arch of Triumph win; Ryanair announces 42 Ukrainian routes; Air Austral places an A220 order and we forecast initial routes; Spirit announces Nashville base expansion just after launch, and Emirates adds A380 to Cairo…


Africa World Airlines partners with Brussels Airlines

Africa World Airlines partners with Brussels Airlines

In this week’s network planning community newsletter: Africa World Airlines announces a codeshare with Brussels Airlines; Air Transat brings A321LR to Gatwick; KLM celebrates 100 years; Uzbekistan Airways connects Munich with Tashkent; Birmingham Airport adds Austrian Airlines; Melbourne Airport announces new Asiana and Jetstar routes; Air Astana launches A321LR operations to Moscow; Cabo Verde Airlines announces two African destinations and Thai Air Asia X announces a Tbilisi route…

Lauda sham-rocks with new Ireland West route

Lauda sham-rocks with new Ireland West route

In this week’s network planning community newsletter, Lauda announces flights from Ireland West; Kharkiv Airport celebrates 1,000,000 passengers in 2019 as Wizz Air celebrates its millionth in Iasi; Loganair connects Newquay for the first time with four new routes; Air France takes delivery of its first A350 and BA sends theirs to Toronto for the first time.

Loganair fjords across to Bergen from Newcastle

Loganair fjords across to Bergen from Newcastle

In this week’s Network Planning Community Newsletter, Loganair launches six new routes; Salvador Bahia welcomes a pair of new services; Virgin Atlantic commences A350 operations; Qatar Airways announces Luanda launch in 2020; and flynas announces nine new routes to countries including Nigeria and India.


NEO future for Kuwait Airways

NEO future for Kuwait Airways

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Kuwait Airways receives its first A320neo, Ponta Delgada Airport celebrates 50 years, Mesa makes it Mitsubishi with a MOU for 100 SpaceJets, Turkish Airlines launches 787 Dreamliner services to Heathrow and Virgin Atlantic announces a codeshare agreement with GOL and SriLankan Airlines celebrates 40 years.

Uganda Airlines returns to African skies

Uganda Airlines returns to African skies

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Uganda Airlines returns after a 20-year hiatus, Air Canada announces Toulouse route, Qatar Airways outlines Langkawi launch date, Alaska Airlines announces eight new routes, EgyptAir gets set to welcome A220 as Air Tanzania’s gets impounded at Johannesburg Airport.

Qantas' quest: test flights announced from London to Sydney

Qantas’ quest: test flights announced from London to Sydney

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Qantas announces research flights from London and New York to Sydney, Wizz Air expands in Vienna and announces Southend services, Seoul Incheon welcomes its 700-millionth passenger, Vietjet announces first Indian routes, FlyArystan announces a new base, Tigerair Taiwan orders the A320neo, Southwest axes 20 routes in a bid to focus its route portfolio on higher-demand city pairs, and Avianca Brasil is set to leave Star Alliance…


New Scandinavian Mountains Airport gains London connection with SAS

New Scandinavian Mountains Airport gains London connection with SAS

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, SAS announces the first flights from the new Scandinavian Mountains Airport and a Stavanger-Manchester service, Virgin Atlantic accepts delivery of its first A350 and announces 2020 schedule, easyJet announces Glasgow to Birmingham flights, Air Sial signs a deal for three A320s, Air Antwerp commences operations to London City Airport from Deurne in September, Air Canada announces initial A220 routes and , Vueling expands network connections from Europe’s main airports.

Vancouver Airport's Carl Jones heads to Brisbane

Vancouver Airport’s Carl Jones heads to Brisbane

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Brisbane Airport Corporation welcomes Carl Jones as new Head of Aviation Development, Wizz Air announces four routes from Edinburgh,  Air Seychelles welcomes the first A320neo to be based in Africa, British Airways launches commercial A350 operations, Etihad Airways introduces the 787-10 Dreamliner on Chinese routes and Hilton Head Island Airport celebrates record passenger numbers.

Korean Air suspends Japan route amid political spat

Korean Air suspends Japan route amid political spat

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Korean Air suspends Japan routes amid political spat, LCC Scoot adds 16 Airbus A321neos to its fleet, Belavia launches Minsk to Munich route, Air France announces A220 order, and Aer Lingus commences transatlantic A321LR operations.