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Australian domestic air travel demand up 3.3% in Q1; Virgin Australia brand launched this month to replace Virgin Blue

Australian domestic air travel demand up 3.3% in Q1; Virgin Australia brand launched this month to replace Virgin Blue

Despite some extreme weather, Australia’s domestic travel continued to grow in Q1. Which major new domestic services have launched this year? What’s happening with international traffic? Which carriers gained (and lost) market share during 2010?

New airline routes launched (29 March - 4 April 2011)

New airline routes launched (29 March – 4 April 2011)

The second phase of the start of the summer scheduling season has brought almost 130 further routes. Again, we have the analysis, pictures, downloadable spreadsheet – and cakes! Which two Mexican routes were picked up, having been unserved after the demise of Mexicana? Which Asian national carrier added its third Australian route? And which European […]

New airline routes launched (22-28 February 2011)

New airline routes launched (22-28 February 2011)

Asia and Australia dominated the new routes launched in the last week. But we have full reports on routes launched in Europe and the Americas as well. Which national carrier entered a new country market? Which recent start-up carrier launched a new domestic route? And which airline took over two international routes just as they […]


New airline routes launched<br/> (21 December 2010 – 3 January 2011)

New airline routes launched
(21 December 2010 – 3 January 2011)

Over the Christmas and New Year period, 36 new routes were launched across the world and they were far from only to ski and sun destinations. We have analysis and pictures to go with the new routes that range from Transaero’s 11,500-kilometre route between Moscow and Rio to Cape Air’s 300-kilometre hop between San Juan […]

New airline routes launched (14 – 20 December)

New airline routes launched (14 – 20 December)

Ahead of Christmas, we have seen 83 new routes launch! You might have thought that route launch celebrations would be more low-key as Christmas celebrations take over, but we dare almost say it has been the contrary. We have fantastic photos from route launches all across the world!

New airline routes launched (7 - 13 December)

New airline routes launched (7 – 13 December)

In the last week, 29 new routes saw the light of day. easyJet contributed with the most – five new routes – but the routes were spread globally with South America being the only continent not represented this week. Which flag carrier launched three new routes outside its home country? And which was the first […]


Jetstar launches seven new routes in December; international network now accounts for over 50% of ASKs

Jetstar launches seven new routes in December; international network now accounts for over 50% of ASKs

In Australia it’s almost summer and Qantas’ LCC is launching a range of new routes this month. How quickly has it grown, how big is its fleet, which are its biggest routes, and how extensive is its international network?

New airline routes launched <br/>(30 November - 6 December)

New airline routes launched
(30 November – 6 December)

An entire 54 new routes launched in the last week! Basel, Delhi and Rome Fiumicino saw the most new routes, but we have a full report from all over the world. And most importantly, lots of great pictures to go with it!

New routes launched during the last two weeks<br/> (Tuesday 14 - Monday 27 September):

New routes launched during the last two weeks
(Tuesday 14 – Monday 27 September):

Since we have been reporting from Vancouver, two weeks have passed since we last analysed new routes. This week, we therefore have a comprehensive report to offer. 39 new routes have been launched, eight of which are Mexican domestic routes, filling the void after Mexicana. Read about the new routes started by airlines ranging from […]


New routes launched during the last week<br/> (Tuesday 7 - Monday 13 September):

New routes launched during the last week
(Tuesday 7 – Monday 13 September):

The world has seen the launch of 19 new routes in the last week, eight of which are US domestic services. The remaining countries that have seen new routes are Australia, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Portugal and the UK. But which is the airline that launched the most new services? And which […]

Melbourne's international traffic up 13%; Etihad and Qatar Airways arrived in 2009; Air India coming in November

Melbourne’s international traffic up 13%; Etihad and Qatar Airways arrived in 2009; Air India coming in November

Australia’s second gateway has seen traffic growth in each of the last eight years. How much competition is there on the busiest routes and which new routes have started recently? What other new routes will be starting shortly?

New routes launched during the last week (Tuesday 29 June - Monday 5 July):

New routes launched during the last week (Tuesday 29 June – Monday 5 July):

This week, the world’s 64 new routes have had a global spread, with every continent represented with multiple new routes. US airports have seen the most launches, but the week has also seen landmark events elsewhere, such as the opening of a brand-new airport in Tibet and the first international route in 18 years at […]