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AirAsia expands in India; Hannover base #6 for Germanwings…and other good (and not so good) announcements…
Our new regular feature looking at the week’s most interesting route-related news plus exclusive anna.aero analysis. Some carriers are adding routes, some are cutting back. Who’s doing what?
Ok, mid-January is not really the best time to start new routes but we still found new routes starting this week involving airports in Belarus, China, Denmark, Germany, India, Italy, Latvia, Qatar, Sweden, Taiwan and the US. And where did an A380 turn up this week?
A big anna.aero welcome to Air Kiribati making their first appearance in our news section. We also have details of new routes (and celebratory pictures) started this week in Canada, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, Germany, India, Latvia, Malaysia, Mexico, the Netherlands, Puerto Rico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sudan, Turkey, the UAE, the UK, and the USA.
A dozen new routes from 10 airlines featuring airBaltic, Dragonair, IndiGo, Indonesia AirAsia, Kenya Airways, Kingfisher, Montenegro Airlines, Pacific Blue, Porter Airlines and a curious new route from Ryanair.
The start of September sees increased activity on the new route front. Nearly 30 new routes from 18 airlines covering Africa, Australia, Europe, India, Middle East, New Zealand, South America and the USA. Something for everyone.
airBaltic now serving 50 destinations non-stop from Riga including Dubai; Linkoping and Dushanbe starting soon
Latvia’s airBaltic is now free of SAS influence and growing fast. It has added 20 new routes in the last year and trebled the number of transfer passengers in Riga. Which are its busiest routes and what fleet changes are imminent?
This week’s new routes feature airBaltic, Allegiant Air, easyJet, Jetairfly, jetBlue and Volaris. Which new country is easyJet serving for the first time from this week? Watch out for next week’s newsletter when we provide a spreadsheet of all the new routes starting with the introduction of the winter schedules.
This week’s new routes are provided by Aer Lingus, airBaltic, Allegiant Air, easyJet, Indian Airlines, IndiGo, Kingfisher Red and Ryanair. The PR departments at easyJet (five new routes) and IndiGo (four new routes) have been kept busiest. We also report on the start of a new airline, GeorgiaSkies.
One of three Baltic states to join the EU in May 2004 traffic at the country’s main airport of Riga has quadrupled in just four years. National airline AirBaltic has been growing fast but Ryanair has over 25% of the traffic and operates to 12 destinations despite having no aircraft based there. Who else is contributing to Latvia’s growth and what’s happening in Liepaja?
Estonia joined the EU in 2004. With a population of just 1.2 million people the airport at Tallinn handled around 1.5 million passengers in 2006, double the number in 2003. National carrier Estonian Air is also growing quickly, but not that quickly. How is the airline performing and what new routes is it adding next year?