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Network Planning Community News

Birmingham Airport celebrates 80 years of operations

Birmingham Airport celebrates 80 years of operations

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Birmingham Airport celebrates its 80th birthday, Beijing Daxing attracts high-profile European customers this week prior to opening in September, Salvador Bahia gains a Chilean connection, and Air Asia announce a tie-up with Tourism Western Australia…

KLM turns 100

KLM turns 100

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, KLM turns 100, Finavia celebrates the launch of two new connections, Salvador Bahia sees services to Sao Paulo and Aracaju, S7 Airlines welcomes its 100th aircraft, Norwegian suspends Las Vegas route, and Carlisle Airport opens for business.

Eurowings inaugurates new Pristina base

Eurowings inaugurates new Pristina base

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Eurowings inaugurates new Pristina base, a new airline emerges in the form of Wilderøe, Salam Air welcomes its first A320neo, Virgin Atlantic looks for further consolidation and Great Dane Airlines enters the aviation market.


Laudamotion opens its latest base in Palma de Mallorca

Laudamotion opens its latest base in Palma de Mallorca

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Laudamotion opens its latest base in Palma de Mallorca, Allegiant announces services to St Petersburg-Clearwater, Vueling celebrated carrying its 15th Million Passenger from Bilbao, Ethiopian wins fifth-freedom flights, Japan Airlines celebrated its first A350-900 aircraft, Brisbane airport announces direct flights to USA for 2020, and Airbus and Boeing land a huge multi-billion dollar deal at Paris Air Show.

Finnair celebrates 50 Years of New York-Newark to Helsinki route

Finnair celebrates 50 Years of New York-Newark to Helsinki route

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Finnair celebrates 50 years of its New York Newark-Helsinki route, United launches a connection into Canada, La Compagnie replaces B757s with A321neo and SunExpress launches 6 additional routes out of Düsseldorf.

Air Transat launches A321neo LR services between Montreal and Bordeaux

Air Transat launches A321neo LR services between Montreal and Bordeaux

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Air Transat launches A321neo services, British Airways resumes services to Pakistan, Southampton receives best in class status, and IATA holds its Annual General Meeting…


ANA launches A380 services between Tokyo Narita and Honolulu

ANA launches A380 services between Tokyo Narita and Honolulu

In this week’s Network Planning Community Newsletter, Airbus celebrates 50 years in commercial aviation, ANA launches A380 services between Tokyo and Honolulu, Delta expands its transatlantic offering from Boston and Tampa, and SAS Scandinavian Airlines announces a partnership with Airbus to research electric aircraft. 

Corendon Airlines opens base at Münster/Osnabrück

Corendon Airlines opens base at Münster/Osnabrück

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Corendon Airlines bases a 737-800 at Münster/Osnabrück, opening 10 routes to Adana, Antalya, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Heraklion, Hurghada, Izmir, Kos, Rhodes and Tenerife South. More news also from Birmingham Airport.

Lauda announces 21 new routes from Vienna

Lauda announces 21 new routes from Vienna

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Lauda, the new name of Laudamotion, has confirmed 21 new routes from Vienna for W19/20, including Agadir, Birmingham, Liverpool and Münster. More news also from Ryanair which has confirmed it will add Kharkiv and Odessa in Ukraine to its network in June. 


40 airlines confirmed for inaugural CONNECT MEIA Conference in Dubai

40 airlines confirmed for inaugural CONNECT MEIA Conference in Dubai

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, CONNECT MEIA is delighted to confirm that 40 airlines have now registered for the inaugural event, taking place 30 April–1 May at the Dubai World Trade Centre and co-located with the Arabian Travel Market. More news also from Denver Airport.

Alaska Airlines celebrates Route of the Week award for Everett Paine Field inauguration while Gainesville heralds Cake of the Week win

Alaska Airlines celebrates Route of the Week award for Everett Paine Field inauguration while Gainesville heralds Cake of the Week win

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, along with Alaska Airlines winning Route of the Week for its first operations from Everett Paine Field, Gainesville Airport in the US rejoices its Cake of the Week title for American Airlines’ inaugural from Dallas/Fort Worth.

Antalya to host 17th CONNECT Route Development Forum in 2020

Antalya to host 17th CONNECT Route Development Forum in 2020

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Antalya Airport in Turkey is confirmed as the host for the 17th CONNECT Route Development Forum, while Loganair announces three Scottish links to London Southend, plus news of the first scheduled commercial services from Carlisle Airport in 25 years.