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• Air Canada is launching a nonstop Toronto–Delhi service in November, to be operated initially four times a week.

• Air India is increasing its Delhi–Birmingham service to daily from 21st December, operated by Boeing 787 equipment.

• Bergen Air Transport has launched a twice weekly service between Bergen and Sumburgh.

• Blue Islands is cancelling its services from Jersey to Amsterdam, Paris and Zurich early in the new year.

• Delta is launching a Philadelphia–Heathrow service on 7th April.

• FlyBe is launching a Belfast City–Liverpool service on 2nd February, with 17 weekly flights using Dash8-Q400 aircraft.

• Kenya Airways cancelled its Nairobi–Delhi service in November – it previously operated a four-times weekly service.

• Qatar Airways is increasing its Doha–Manchester service to twice daily from 16th February.

• Turkish Airlines is launching a five-times weekly Istanbul–Abuja service at the beginning of March. From 25th OCtober the airline will introduce a non-stop Istanbul–Cape Town service – currently served as a one-stop service via Johannesburg.

• United is expanding next summer to Europe, with new daily services between Chicago and Dublin, and Newark and Venice.

• Virgin Atlantic is introducing a second daily Heathrow–Miami service for winter 2015-16, starting on 25th October.

 

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• AerLingus launches a Dublin–Washington Dulles service on 1st May, operated four times a week.

• Air France is launching an initially thrice-weekly Paris CDG–Vancouver service on 29th March.

• Atlantic Airways launches a twice-weekly summer service between the Faroe Islands and Edinburgh on 30th March.

• British Airways is launching a twice-daily Heathrow–Bilbao service on 29th March.

• Thomas Cook Airlines UK has launched a weekly Gatwick–Sal service, operating until 23rd March. In December 2015 the airline plans to launch a twice-weekly Gatwick–Reno service – the first transatlantic link to the Nevadan city.

• Virgin Atlantic has confirmed that it will operate its last of its Little Red services on 26th September 2015, from Heathrow to Aberdeen and Edinburgh.

• Vueling is launching services from Barcelona to Birmingham and Dublin, and from Rome to Gatwick next spring.

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June’s route news from Inside Traveller is available here. Below are further news items that missed the editorial deadline:

• Air Astana has consolidated its operations to Heathrow, by cancelling its twice weekly service from Almaty and instead increasing its service from Astana from one to three a week.

• Air Canada has announced it will once again operate its St John’s–Heathrow service on year-round basis. From 24th October the route will continue through the winter, operating three times a week.

• China Eastern is launching a twice weekly summer service between Xi’an–Moscow service on 1st July. This will be the airline’s first European service from Xi’an.

• Ethiopian Airlines is introducing a thrice weekly service from Addis Ababa to Madrid on 1st September. The route will be operated via Rome.

• Finnair is launching services from Helsinki to three more Russian destinations in July. Kazan, Nizhniy Novgorod and Samara will each receive three flights weekly.

• Icelandair is launching a twice weekly Reykjavik–Birmingham service next February.

• Jet2.com is planning three new routes from Leeds/Bradford in May 2015, to Antalya, Kefalonia and Malta.

• Norwegian is launching six-times weekly services from Gatwick to Berlin and Warsaw on 15th September.

• Royal Air Maroc is increasing its Casablanca–Gatwick service from three a week to daily from the end of October. It is also resuming its Casablanca–Dubai service after a gap of 11 years. From 24th February 2015 the route will be flown thrice weekly.

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The latest route news from Inside Traveller is available here, but here are some additional items that missed our editorial deadline:

• Airberlin is launching an up-to five-times weekly Berlin Tegel–Chicago service on 23rd March.

• Air France launches a summer seasonal Paris CDG–Minneapolis service on 21st May, operated daily during the summer peak.

• British Airways is switching from Boeing 747-400 equipment to the Boeing 777-300ER on its daily Heathrow–Singapore–Sydney service from 31st March. It is also cancelling its thrice-daily Gatwick–Manchester service from that date.

• Delta is cancelling its seasonal Memphis–Amsterdam and New York JFK–Valencia services next summer.

• Estonian Air has cancelled plans to launch a Tallinn–London City service, due to start 1st March.

• FlyBe is cancelling its Birmingham–Dundee service, operated by franchise carrier Loganair on 3rd December.

• Lao Airlines launches a thrice-weekly service between Vientiane and Seoul on 21st December.

• Norwegian has announced plans to establish a new base at Gatwick next summer, with routes to 26 destinations in Scandinavia, the Mediterranean and the Canaries, including several in direct competition with easyJet.