October 3, 2017
Nine of the Newest Airlines Routes Around the World
Here at Aristravels, we like to highlight the newest and most noteworthy routes and services airlines have begun. Here are some of the latest routes opened last month:
Delhi (DEL) to Copenhagen (CPH)
The Indian national flag carrier has introduced its second destination in Scandinavia. Service began on September 16th and will commence 3 times a week operated by a Boeing 787-800. This is Air India’s tenth European destination. Air India is a member of Star Alliance.
Toronto City Airport (YTZ) to Fredericton (YFC) via Ottawa
The small, yet upcoming, Canadian low-cost carrier has added Fredicton, New Brunswick to its route network. The flight departs from Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, Toronto’s second biggest, and stops in Ottawa (YOW) on the way. Route service commenced on September 12th. The airline has been expanding its route network in recent years, introducing service to Boston, D.C., and Chicago. Porter Airlines operates a fleet of 29 Bombardier DASH 8 Q400 turboprop aircraft.
Aeromexico (Aeromexico Connect)
Mexico City (MEX) to Colima (CLQ)
The Mexican national flag carrier added service to the Pacific city of Colima. Flights are operated by Embraer E170 aircraft 19 times a week. The new route began on September 19th.
Seoul Incheon (ICN) to Osaka Kansai (KIX) and Guam (GUM)
The new South Korean low-cost carrier, belonging to Asiana Airlines, has added flights from its hub at Incheon Airport to Osaka and Guam. Flights to both destinations will be twice a week with an Airbus A321. The Pacific island of Guam is a popular holiday destination for South Koreans.
London Gatwick (LGW) to Seattle Tacoma (SEA) and Denver International (DEN)
Norwegian Air Shuttle continues to enhance its transatlantic long-haul network, this time adding Seattle and Denver to its London Gatwick hub. To the discontent of many airlines, Norwegian is growing at a rapid rate and can barely keep up with its current fleet and pilot roster. The new additions will be flown by their 787-9 aircraft which can carry 344 passengers. Flights began on September 16th and face no direct route competition at Gatwick. More Norwegian routes are coming soon, including Chicago (O’hare) and Austin.
Warsaw (WAW) to Vilnius (VNO)
One of Europe’s largest low-cost carriers is added service from Warsaw Chopin Airport to Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania. LOT Polish airlines and Nordica also share the popular route. Wizz Air has established Vilnius airport as one of its many hubs in Europe, alongside Ryanair and AirBaltic. Service began on September 18th at a rate of 4 times a week. The route will be operated by an Airbus A320.
San Antonio (SAT) to Mexico City (MEX)
The Mexican low-cost carrier has added San Antonio, Texas to its growing route network. The airline already had a link to San Antonio via its Guadalajara route. Daily flights began on September 15th and will be operated by an Airbus A320.
Tokyo Narita (NRT) to Kona (KOA)
The Japanese carrier has restarted flights to Kona, Hawaii after ending them seven years ago. Flights commenced September 15th with its Boeing 767-300 aircraft. Hawaii is a popular holiday destination for Japanese citizens. This makes Japan Airlines the only airline linking Kona to Tokyo.
Brisbane (BNE) to Canberra (CBR)
The Australian low-cost carrier and subsidiary of Tigerair will compete directly with Qantas and Virgin Australia on Brisbane-Canberra routes. Service commenced on September 14th. An Airbus A320 will operate the route three times a week. Qantas has 35 weekly flights whereas Virgin Australia has 24. Tigerair wants a piece of the pie.