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New airline routes launched (16-22 November)

New airline routes launched (16-22 November)

Ahead of Thanksgiving, US carriers dominate the last week’s 38 route launches. But where does it seem Americans want to fly for the holidays? Which airline launched a new route to its future alliance partner’s hub? And which routes were launched in Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Europe?

New routes launched during the last week<br/> (Tuesday 26 October – Tuesday 2 November)

New routes launched during the last week
(Tuesday 26 October – Tuesday 2 November)

Download the spreadsheet with this week’s 250 new routes and see our fantastic photo coverage of launch celebrations all across the world. Ribbons have been cut in masses, lakes have been emptied for fire brigades to salute the arriving aircraft and the world’s master bakers have worked day and night to bake an amazing selection […]

New routes launched during the last week<br/> (Tuesday 28 September - Monday 4 October):

New routes launched during the last week
(Tuesday 28 September – Monday 4 October):

The last week has seen the launch of 35 new routes, of which eight were filling the void in the Mexican market after Mexicana’s demise. Plenty of cakes were baked to celebrate, but which airline opened a new base at a capital city airport? Which airline has changed its name just after launching two new […]


Alitalia has over half of domestic market but Ryanair is twice as big on international routes; easyJet #1 at Milan Malpensa

Alitalia has over half of domestic market but Ryanair is twice as big on international routes; easyJet #1 at Milan Malpensa

The ‘new’ Alitalia may be a major force on domestic routes but it has less than 15% of international seat capacity. Which airlines are strong at which airports and which are the leading country markets? How many international routes does Alitalia now operate?

Italy's airports finally recovering after 2008-09 downturn; Bologna leads way thanks to Ryanair's expanding network

Italy’s airports finally recovering after 2008-09 downturn; Bologna leads way thanks to Ryanair’s expanding network

The good times are back at Italy’s airports now that Alitalia appears to be more stable and LCCs continue to start new routes. Which airports are faring best (and worst) so far this year and how big will Ryanair’s Bologna be this winter?

New Alitalia celebrates 1st birthday; 21 million passengers in 2009 across 73 destinations

New Alitalia celebrates 1st birthday; 21 million passengers in 2009 across 73 destinationsYes, we know the Alitalia brand has been around for ages but the airline bearing that name now is technically only a year old. What have been its monthly load factors and which destinations and routes have been added and dropped?


New routes launched during the last week
(Saturday 24 October – Friday 30 October):

Route NewsHere it is: Analysis, pictures and trivia on over 130 new routes that have started during the last seven days, involving over 40 airlines. Sorry if we’ve missed any. Please let us know and we can include them next week.

Alitalia most expensive on Brussels – Milan route; customers have a choice of five carriers

Article Thumbnail: FarewatchAlitalia, Brussels Airlines, easyJet, Lufthansa Italia and Ryanair all offer at least double-daily flights between Brussels and Milan. How do fares compare during the next six months for a 2-night stay originating in Brussels? Is Ryanair the cheapest?

Alitalia re-born with smaller network; drops six EU capitals among 30 cities no longer served; now controls over 50% of domestic capacity

Article Thumbnail: Lead StoryAlitalia started life as a private company this week with a considerably smaller network than a year ago, despite merging with Air One. Which EU capital cities are among 30 destinations no longer served and how dominant will it be in the domestic market?


Air One number two (and growing) in Italian domestic market; international routes being cut back for winter

Article Thumbnail: Base analysisAir One grew by over 20% in 2007 and plans to grow again this winter even though its longer-term future is far from clear as it gets ready for possible merger/integration with Alitalia. What market share does it have at key Italian airports?