Here is a round-up of route news from August, published in the latest edition of Inside Traveller:
In the UK:
Aegean Airlines is switching its Athens-London service from Stansted (thrice-daily) to Heathrow (twice daily) on 25th October.
Aer Lingus is cancelling its Dublin-San Francisco and Dublin-Washington services on 25th October.
Easyjet launches three routes from Manchester this autumn – to Marrakech, Munich and Copenhagen. An Edinburgh-Lyon service will be launched on 17th December. A Gatwick-Hamburg service follows in February next year.
Iceland Express plans to launch a weekly seasonal Reykjavik-Birmingham service next summer.
Icelandair is giving an overall boost to its services from Reykjavik to Glasgow and Manchester from 25th September. By reinstating its twice-weekly Glasgow service and combining it in a triangle route with Manchester, each city will now be served four times a week, with improved connections to North America.
Jet2.com will be launching new services from Manchester next year, to Venice, Las Palmas and Kos.
Monarch Airlines will be launching a Birmingham-Larnaca service this winter.
Ryanair is cancelling nine of its ten services from Manchester on 1st October, to Bergamo, Bremen, Brussels (Charleroi), Cagliari, Dusseldorf (Weeze), Frankfurt (Hahn), Girona, Marseille, and Shannon. In March 2010 it will be opening a new base at Leeds/Bradford, adding 14 new routes to the three it already serves from there (Alicante, Dublin and Girona). The new destinations will be Carcassonne, Faro, Ibiza, Knock, Krakow, Limoges, Malaga, Malta, Montpellier, Murcia, Nantes, Palma, Pisa and Treviso.
Afriqiyah Airways is launching a thrice-weekly Tripoli-Dubai-Manila service on 11th September.
Air France will be inaugurating its first A380 service on 23rd November, with a six-times weekly frequency between Paris CDG and New York JFK. On 20th November the airline is planning a special A380 flight on this route, for which all seats will be available only by auction.
Etihad Airways is extending its daily Abu Dhabi-Johannesburg service to Cape Town from 30th September.
Iberia is suspending its Madrid-Washington service this winter.
Kenya Airways is launching services to Ndola and Gaborone in September.
Openskies (BA’s subsidiary) has suspended its Amsterdam-New York JFK service.
Royal Air Maroc launches a twice-weekly Casablanca-Dubai service on 27th October.
Turkish Airlines has launched a four-times weekly Izmir-Athens service, and will be stepping up to three flights a day between Istanbul and Athens this autumn.