Take-offs & Landings
Our popular Take Offs & Landings feature is back: Two airlines have announced the same route between Alexandria and Abu Dhabi, but which major airline will make Cairo its first African destination? Which UK base is Ryanair not downscaling this winter? And which two European airports suddenly get a lot of attention by easyJet?
City Airline adjusts network policy; JetBlue finally gets to serve Reagan; Nas Air ramps up international routes; Wizz Air raises Luton network to 20 routes
Sweden’s City Airline is under new ownership and tweaks its schedule while JetBlue reveals plans for Washington’s downtown airport. Nas Air is expanding across the Middle East while Wizz Air’s Luton ‘base’ gets bigger.
Despite the fall out from the Icelandic volcano eruption airlines continued to announce new routes during the last week. We take a closer look at announcements from flydubai, Manx2.com and Wizz Air.
Afghanistan and Iraq get new services from flydubai and Etihad; CityJet’s seasonal French routes; RwandAir gets bigger jets to grow network
This week’s focus is on the Middle East where two fast-growing carriers have decided to venture into markets many carriers have chosen to ignore. And what is CityJet attempting that even Ryanair failed to do?
flydubai and Wataniya Airways expand in Gulf; Angoulême’s London link is rebuilt; Continental drops Bristol; Swiss swaps routes at Basel
This week’s new route headlines come from the Middle East. Flydubai and Wataniya Airways grow their networks as Qatar Airways praises its new Indian route. Continental drops a UK destinations while Swiss does a route swap in Basel.
Vueling responds to Spanair; Porter adds Moncton; two new US hub routes; Belavia increases Moscow options; Highland Airways and Viva Macau cease flying
Several interesting route announcements from Belarus, Canada, Spain and the USA, plus some analysis on two airlines that stopped flying this week. One operated Jetstream 31s, the other Boeing 767s.
Ten for Tuesday: announcements from Sun Country, Kingfisher, airBaltic, bmi, Carpatair, Jin Air, Lufthansa, Mango, Spanair, and Virgin America
Which airlines have decided to start routes identified recently by anna.aero as having potential? Who’s going transatlantic with a 737-800? Which is airBaltic’s latest ‘country of the week’ and whose second international route is to Guam?
Avianova, bmibaby, Delta, Ryanair, US Airways, Virgin Blue lead field of competitive new route announcements
This week’s new route annoucements included bmibaby going back to Germany, Delta entering the busiest US route, Ryanair giving Ciudad Real its first international route and US Airways heading both north and south of the border.
Emirates off to Senegal; Ryanair makes Malta 41st base; American tees off to Augusta; AnadoluJet adds two more routes from its Ankara base
Emirates is adding Dakar in Senegal to its growing African network while Ryanair is creating its 41st base in Malta with just one aircraft. American is adding two new routes from DFW while AnadoluJet adds two from Ankara.
Ryanair finally embraces Greece; Allegiant moves in on Myrtle Beach; Flydubai adds two new routes; Tel Aviv attracts new airlines; airBaltic finds Finland fertile
Finally, Ryanair is starting to serve Stelios’ home market but with initially just 12 weekly flights. Allegiant is developing Myrtle Beach as a new focus city and airBaltic sees growth opportunities in Finland. And which carriers are adding Tel Aviv to their summer networks?
OpenSkies heads for Washington, Norwegian for Helsinki, Jet Airways for Johannesburg and easyJet for Pristina; Frontier beats Ryanair for new route announcements
A fascinating batch of new route announcements this week ranging from new inter-continental services from Jet Airways and OpenSkies to niche UK domestic routes using Jetstream 31s. But which new route has riled Flybe and is airBaltic off to Iran or not?
Delta targets US Airways at LaGuardia; Oman offers more Pakistan; CPH has ‘six’ appeal for Cimber; Alitalia swings axe at Malpensa; Ryanair/Wizz Air grow in CEE
More analysis of the latest route development announcements; this week from Europe, the Middle East and North America. Also featuring some analysis of Ryanair’s new base at Kaunas, Wizz Air’s new Serbian and Romanian routes and a swopping of LCCs at Friedrichshafen.