Several companies have launched new routes this week – from October 10 to October 16 – making the world destinations even more closer. Here is a list of the inaugural services:
SA Airlink has become the first-ever carrier to begin scheduled services to St. Helena (HLE) beginning a weekly (Saturdays) E190-operated 3,686-kilometre connection from Johannesburg (JNB), a route that operates via a technical stop in Windhoek, Namibia.
Loganair initiated two new services on 16 October, with up to three weekday flights between Durham Tees Valley(MME) and Aberdeen (ABZ), as well as a six times weekly service linking Durham Tees Valley with Norwich (NWI).
Air Austral commenced services between Reunion (RUN) and Marseille (MRS) on 12 October. Flights on the 8,795-kilometre sector will operate up to twice-weekly (Mondays and Thursdays) on the airline’s 777-300s.
Allegiant Air has now welcomed Milwaukee (MKE) to its network, initially beginning service to the Wisconsin airport from St. Pete-Clearwater (PIE) and Punta Gorda (PGD) in Florida on 13 October. The carrier from mid-November will also launch flights to Milwaukee from Fort Lauderdale, Orlando Sanford and Phoenix-Mesa.
Azimuth Airline, the fledgling Russian regional carrier, has added two more routes to its start-up network on 10 October, commencing daily services from Rostov-on-Don (ROV) and Krasnodar (KRR) to St. Petersburg (LED).
Frontier Airlines introduced Ontario (ONT) to its network on 12 October, starting a three times weekly link from Austin (AUS) and a daily rotation from Denver (DEN). The following day the ULCC then commenced a four times weekly service from San Antonio (SAT).
Lanmei Airlines, a new airline in Cambodia, launched a new route from Phnom Penh (PNH) to Macau (MFM), via Siem Reap (REP) on 12 October.
SAS this week has begun two new routes between Scandinavia and Spain. On 14 October the Star Alliance member inaugurated a 3,681-kilometre connection between Copenhagen (CPH) and Fuerteventura (FUE), along with a 3,349-kilometre link from Malaga (AGP) to Helsinki (HEL)