What New Airline Routes Have Launched This Week?

Airlines constantly launch new routes to meet customer demand and increase profitability. This week, airlines around the globe started service on 15 new routes according to anna.aero.

Let’s take a closer look at them.

Alaska Airlines

First of all, we have Alaska Airlines. Alaska Airlines launched two new routes from El Paso, TX on February 19th.

They are:

  • El Paso, TX (ELP) to San Diego, CA (SAN) and
  • El Paso, TX (ELP) to Seattle-Tacoma, WA (SEA).

Both of them will see service 7 days a week. Alaska Airlines will use an Embraer 175 aircraft for the flights.

Alaska Airlines E175
Alaska Airlines has 58 E175s in its fleet. Photo: Wikimedia.

Allegiant Air

Allegiant Air also introduced two new routes. The discount airline started service from Sarasota, FL to two new destinations on February 22nd.

Accordingly, passengers will be able to fly from

  • Sarasota, FL (SRQ) to Asheville, NC (AVL) and
  • Sarasota, FL (SRQ) to Baltimore/Washington, MD (BWI)

on Allegiant Air twice a week (Monday and Friday). These flights will be operated on an Airbus A320.

Danish Air Transport

Danish Air Transport launched service from Esbjerg, Denmark (EBJ) to Aberdeen, Scotland (ABZ) on February 25th.

There will be four weekly flights between the two cities moving forward. Passengers will travel between Denmark and Scotland on an ATR 42.

Hainan Airlines

China’s Hainan Airlines introduced two new routes to Europe this week. The two new routes are:

  • Shenzhen, China (SZX) to Tel Aviv, Israel (TLV) and
  • Shenzhen, China (SZX) to Dublin, Ireland (DUB).

Flights to both destinations will be offered twice a week (Monday and Friday). Hainan Airlines will operate the route on a Boeing 787-9.

Hainan Airlines Boeing 787-9
Hainan Airlines has 37 Boeing 787 Dreamliners in its fleet and 11 more on order. Photo: Wikimedia.


Thailand’s low-cost carrier NokScoot started service from Bangkok Don Mueang, Thailand (DMK) to Shanghai Pudong, China (PVG) on February 25th. The flights will be operated four times a week using a Boeing 777-200ER, the only fleet type the airline operates.

Pakistan International Airlines

Pakistan International Airlines, the flag carrier of Pakistan, commenced service on two new routes from Peshawar, Pakistan. Passengers will now be able to travel from

  • Peshawar, Pakistan (PEW) to Al Ain, UAE (AAN) and
  • Peshawar, Pakistan (PEW) to Sharjah, UAE (SHJ)

twice a week on one of Pakistan International Airlines’ Airbus A320s.


Smartwings, the largest Czech airline, introduced four new routes from its hub in Prague, Czech Republic.

Accordingly, the airline will serve the following destinations from Prague’s Václav Havel Airport (PRG) moving forward:

  • Kazan, Russia (KZN),
  • Samara, Russia (KUF),
  • St. Petersburg, Russia (LED), and
  • Rostov-on-Don, Russia (ROV).

The flights to St. Petersburg will be offered four times a week; all other flights will be offered twice a week. All flights will be operated on one of Smartwings’ Boeing 737 aircraft.

Wizz Air

Finally, we have Wizz Air. The Hungarian low-cost carrier launched daily operations from Vienna, Austria (VIE) to Milan Malpensa, Italy (MXP) on February 22nd. Passengers will travel between Austria and Italy on an Airbus A321.

Wizz Air Airbus A321
Wizz Air operates an all-Airbus fleet. Photo: Wikimedia.

Are you going to take advantage of any of the routes launched this week?