Air Service One Weekly News Round Up March 22

It was another fairly quiet week for new route launches in Europe and North America. Air Service One identified just 18 new routes across the two regions. These were [date of first flight, weekly frequency]: Advanced Air launched two intra-California routes from Crescent City to Oakland [17/3, daily] and Hawthorne[17/3, 2-weekly] using Dornier 328 Jets. […]

14 NEW ROUTES

According to our diligent research over the course of 2023, Air Service One estimates that airlines last year launched over 1,400 new routes involving at least one European airport. This is over 20% down compared with 2022 when we identified over 1,800 new European routes. Again, it should be noted that following Russia’s invasion of […]

January 19, 2024 | Airlines, Europe, News & Analysis, Top Story

CGO-LGW

China Southern Airlines introduced flights between Zhengzhou in central China, and London LGW on Tuesday 12 December. The 8,545-kilometre route will be maintained 2-weekly on Tuesdays and Saturdays, with the 265-seat 787-8 aircraft. The airline faces no competition between the two cities. Flight CZ653 departs Zhengzhou at 14:00 local time, arriving at London LGW at 17:20 local […]

December 18, 2023 | Latest Route News +

ADD-LGW

Ethiopian Airlines inaugurated flights between its hub in Addis Ababa and London LGW Tuesday 21 November, becoming its second London airport after Heathrow. The 5,875-kilonetre service will be maintained 3-weekly on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays, with the 343-seat A350-900 aircraft. It faces no competition on the route. Flight ET718 departs Addis Ababa at 00:15 local […]

November 24, 2023 | Latest Route News +

LGW-ACC

British Airways launched flights between London LGW and Accra in Ghana on Sunday 29 October. The 5,050-kilometre service will be maintained 3-weekly, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, increasing to 4-weekly from April 2024. Operations will be maintained with the carrier’s 336-seat 777 aircraft. British Airways faces no competition on the route. It complements the airline’s […]

November 6, 2023 | Latest Route News +

LGW-BOS

Norse Atlantic introduced its latest long-haul service on Saturday 2 September by launching limited operations between London LGW and Boston. The 5,285-kilometre service will run 5-weekly, on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, with its 338-seat 787-9 aircraft. Flight Z0750 departs London LGW at 15:00 local time, arriving in Boston at 17:20 local time. The […]

September 6, 2023 | Latest Route News +

LGW - MPL

British Airways commenced flights between London LGW and Montpellier on Saturday 27 May, through its BA Euroflyer subsidiary, marking the British carrier’s return on the route for the first time since 2007. The 900-kilometre service will be maintained 3-weekly on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays using the A320 aircraft. British Airways will face direct competition from […]

June 2, 2023 | Latest Route News +