Articles Tagged ‘VLC’
And they’re back. A raft of new routes have started since last week including new services in Austria, Canada, China, Finland, Germany, Greece, India, Iraq, Italy, Mexico, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey, the UK, and the USA.
A busy 10 days to look back on with almost 50 new routes launched. Countries benefiting from new services include Australia, Austria, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Denmark, Finnland, Germany, Greece, India, Iraq, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Morocco, Netherlands, Romania, Rwanda, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, the UAE, the UK and the US.
Another healthy crop of new routes this week. We have details (and celebratory pictures) of new routes started this week in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Fiji, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Nepal, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, Peru, Slovakia, Spain, Thailand, the UK and the USA.
Here 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.
Valencia has had a turbulent 12 months with many routes starting and many being abandoned. Which is now the leading country market and which major European flag carrier has dropped all its Valencia routes?
Valencia was ‘discovered’ by UK LCCs in 2004 and the market quadrupled in just two years. But that growth has not been sustained and having been a duopoly between Iberia and British Airways in the early 00s, now easyJet and Ryanair dominate.
New routes this week from Air Algerie (Algeria), AirTran (USA), Allegiant Air (USA), Athens Airways (Greece), Turkish Airlines (Turkey), V Australia (Australia) and Wizz Air (Romania).
This week sees another batch of new routes launched by airlines from all across the globe including AirTran, Alaska Airlines, Allegiant Air, Bahrain Air, Cebu Pacific, easyJet, Hainan Airlines, Insel Air, LACSA, Maldivian, Norwegian, TAM, Thai AirAsia, Tiger Airways and Volaris. Oh, and Ryanair started some new routes as well. What a surprise.
Ryanair closes Valencia base; nine routes added to “Routes Recycle Bin” but 12 routes may have escaped axe
After a row with the local authority Ryanair has carried out its threat to close its Valencia base. Nine routes have been axed but others served from other bases have survived. How did the dropped routes perform in 2008?
Spain’s airports saw traffic fall significantly during the third quarter. Which airports have suffered most and which still managed to report growth? What impact is the high-speed rail link between Spain’s two biggest cities having on air travel demand?
News, commentary and photos on routes launched this week by Blue Air, Etihad, Ryanair, Volareweb and Wizz Air.
Not content with hosting the America’s Cup for the first time and being awarded a Formula 1 Grand Prix for next year, Valencia is Spain’s fastest growing major airport. Ryanair is about to base two aircraft there and increase its network to 21 routes. Iberia and its partner are losing market share despite their own traffic growth. Will Ryanair be #1 in 2008?