As usual, many routes were launched this past week. This week saw a total of 38 new routes launched across the globe by airlines from Air New Zealand to Wizz Air. Simple Flying takes a look at all of the new routes launched.
Air New Zealand
Air New Zealand launched a new route from Aukland to Chicago O’Hare. The route takes a B797-9 13176km three times a week.
Air Asia this week launched three new routes, while Air Asia X launched one. Air Asia’s new route between Ipoh and Singapore takes an A320 480km.
Air Asia will fly an A320 2546km between Kota Kinabalu and Kunming.
Air Asia’s Kuching to Tawau flight will see an A320 flying 917 miles.
Air Asia will fly an A330-300 from Kuala Lumpur to Tianjin.
EasyJet’s new Manchester to Barcelona route will operate 2 times a week with an A319.
Etihad launched a new route from Abu Dhabi to Barcelona operating an A330-200 5 times a week.
Eurowings this week took over the Dusseldorf to Newark service from Lufthansa. Operating 5 times a week, and A330-300 will travel 6035km.
Garuda Indonesia’s new route sees a B737-800 flying between Bandung and Singapore.
GOL launched a new route from Salvador Bahia to Rosario.
Hainan launched a new flight from Haikou to Singapore. A B737-800 flight operating 3 times a week.
Israir launched a new route from Sde Dov to Larnaca operating 4 times a week.
Jeju Air this week launched flights from Daegu to Macau.
Jet Airways this week launched a new route from Pune to Singapore.
Lanmei Airlines launched a new route from Siem Reap to Hohet this week.
Lufthansa launched two new routes from Munich this week. One will fly to Edinburgh, while the other will fly to Tromsø in Norway.
Philippines AirAsia launched a direct route from Manila to Shenzhen this week.
Royal Brunei Airlines
Royal Brunei Airlines launched a new route from Brunei to Taipei.
Like EasyJet, Ryanair has also this week launched a route to Barcelona. Ryanair’s route originates in London Luton.
S7’s new route serves the cities of Irkutsk and Nha Trang 2 times a week. It sees an A320 fly 4496km.
Sichuan Airlines launched a direct route from Xi’an to Osaka Kansai. Only Spring Airlines currently operates this route.
Sunwing Airlines this week launched two routes to Miami. One departs from Montreal, while the other departs from Toronto. Both routes are operated by a Boeing 737.
The last AirAsia entry in our list, Thai AirAsia launched the most routes of any airline this week. The airline operated 5 new routes including Chiang Mai to Beijing and Nanchang, Krabi to Macau and Hong Kong, and Bangkok Don Mueang to Gaya.
TigerAir Taiwan launched flights from Taipei Taoyuan to Cebu. 4 times a week an A320 will fly 1666km.
TUIfly Nordic this week launched a long B767-300 route. Once a week a flight will travel the 6210km between Helsinki and Boa Vista.
T’Way Air this week launched a daily B737-800 route between Daegu and Hanoi.
United Airlines has launched a short hop between Los Angeles and Mammoth Lakes. The route is only 410km but will operate daily using a CRJ7.
Ural Airlines’ new route between St Petersburg and Navoi launched this week. An A321 will fly the 3252 route once a week.
Utair’s new route sees the airline flying between Mineralnye Vody and Tel Aviv. The 1532km route will be flown twice a week by a B737-500.
Volaris launched a new A320 route between Guadalajara and Puerto Escondido. The 834km route will be flown twice a week.
IAG Airline Vueling this week launched a new route to Vienna. The flight from Amsterdam operates the 959km route 4 times a week with an A320.
Last but by no means least, Wizz Air launched a new route from Vienna this week. 3 times a week an A320 will depart the city to fly the 3611km route to Tenerife South
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