Every day, airlines around the world launch new routes, some with little fanfare, others with great fanfare. Regardless of their status, we collect the most interesting routes announced each week, and share them with you here.
Routes Announced This Week (April 17th – April 23rd)
Air Mauritius: Mauritius – Geneva
After a five year hiatus, Air Mauritius is resuming service to Geneva, Switzerland as a winter seasonal flight. The flight will operate once a week starting on November 18th, 2017, and ending February 23rd, 2018, with Air Mauritius’ Airbus A340-300 aircraft. Flights will operate on Saturdays, before switching to Fridays starting on December 22nd, 2017.
Schedule: Mauritius – Geneva (Saturdays (changed to Fridays after December 22nd))
MK48 Mauritius 9:15am Departure –> Geneva 5:50pm Arrival
Schedule: Geneva – Mauritius (Saturdays (changed to Fridays after December 22nd))
MK59 Geneva 9:05pm Departure –> Mauritius 11:05am (+1) Arrival
Copa Airlines: Panama City – Denver
Copa Airlines has announced its 13th gateway in the United States: Denver, Colorado. Flights will operate four times a week, using Boeing 737-800 aircraft, and passengers can connect in Panama City to flights throughout Central America, the Caribbean and South America.
Schedule: Panama City – Denver (operates Mondays, Wednesday, Fridays, Saturdays)
CM476 Panama City 11:50am Departure –> Denver 4:12pm Arrival
Schedule: Denver – Panama City (operates Mondays, Wednesday, Fridays, Saturdays)
CM477 Denver 10:30pm Departure –> Panama City 6:05am (+1) Arrival
Jet Airways: Bangalore – Amsterdam / Chennai – Paris CDG
In time for the Winter 2017 timetable, Jet Airways is expanding European service from Southern India. Airbus A330-300 aircraft will operate both flights. Flights to Amsterdam from Bangalore will also arrive in time to connect with flights to Toronto on Jet Airways, and Jet Airways passengers can connect with codeshare partners in Amsterdam with KLM and in Paris with Air France.
Schedule: Bangalore – Amsterdam (operates daily)
9W236 Bangalore 2:25am Departure –> Amsterdam 8:35am Arrival
Schedule: Amsterdam – Bangalore (operates daily)
9W235 Amsterdam 10:50am Departure –> Bangalore 12:40am (+1) Arrival
Schedule: Chennai – Paris CDG (operates all days except Tuesdays and Wednesdays)
9W128 Chennai 01:45am Departure –> Paris CDG 8:10am Arrival
Schedule: Paris CDG – Chennai (operates all days except Tuesdays and Wednesdays)
9W127 Paris CDG 10:10am Departure –> Chennai 12:15am (+1) Arrival
KLM: Amsterdam – San Jose, Costa Rica
KLM announced the resumption of services between Amsterdam and San Jose, Costa Rica after 19 years. Operating twice weekly, the new route will link European tourists to Costa Rica, while bringing San Jose its sixth European destination. Flights will be operated by KLM’s new Boeing 787-9 aircraft.
Schedule, Amsterdam – San Jose (operates Tuesdays, Fridays)
KL759 Amsterdam 3:25pm Departure –> San Jose 8:05pm Arrival
Schedule, San Jose – Amsterdam (operates Tuesdays, Fridays)
KL760 San Jose 10:05pm Departure –> Amsterdam 3:10pm (+1) Arrival
Norwegian Air: London Gatwick – Singapore
Norwegian is launching service between London and Singapore, a resumption of low-cost, long haul service between Europe and Asia since AirAsia X ended service to London and Paris in 2012. The flights will be operated by Norwegian’s Boeing 787-9 aircraft, and be operated four times a week starting September 28th, 2017.
Schedule, London Gatwick – Singapore (see notes)
DI7407 London Gatwick 10:30am Departure –> Singapore 6:15am (+1) Arrival (operates Mondays, Thursdays)
DI7409 London Gatwick 10:30pm Departure –> Singapore 6:15pm (+1) Arrival (operates Tuesdays, Saturdays)
Schedule, Singapore – London Gatwick (see notes)
DI7408 Singapore 8:50am Departure –> London Gatwick 3:30pm Arrival (operates Tuesdays, Fridays)
DI7410 Singapore 11:40pm Departure –> London Gatwick 6:20am (+1) Arrival (operates Wednesdays, Saturdays)