Here’s a round-up of December’s route news and announcements.
British Isles: South-east Airports
Air Canada is relaunching its seasonal daily St John’s–Heathrow service on 27th May, using A319s.
BA CityFlyer is launching thrice-weekly seasonal services from London City to Ibiza and Palma in May.
British Airways is launching a second Heathrow–Tripoli service on 13th February.
Brussels Airlines will be taking over bmi’s Heathrow–Brussels service on 10th January, flying four times daily. Its current service to Gatwick will be cancelled.
China Airlines will be launching a thrice-weekly Taipei–Heathrow service on 28th March.
Danube Wings has launched a thrice-weekly Poprad/Tatry–Luton service.
EasyJet has announced a new Gatwick–Bordeaux service, launching this summer.
Emirates’ second daily Dubai–Heathrow A380 service has been shelved for the time being.
Flybe is launching a thrice-weekly Gatwick–Limoges service this summer.
SAS will operate its last Copenhagen–London City service on 26th March. It currently operates the route twice daily.
Wizzair will be launching a thrice–weekly Riga-Luton service on 30th March.
British Isles: Other Airports
EasyJet has announced further expansion across Europe for summer 2010, including a new base at Doncaster. New services will be flown from Bristol to Paphos and Tenerife, from Doncaster to Amsterdam, Barcelona, Faro, Palma and Prague, from Edinburgh to Lisbon, from Liverpool to Rhodes, and from Manchester to Mahon, Sharm El Sheik and Zurich.
Etihad is increasing its Abu Dhabi–Dublin service from daily to 10 weekly from 28th March.
Flybe is launching 16 new services this summer, from Birmingham to Avignon, Bordeaux, Limoges and Rennes, from Guernsey to Edinburgh and Belfast, from Jersey to Prestwick and Durham/Tees Valley, from Manchester to Avignon, Bergerac and Limoges, from Southampton to Verona, from Exeter via Newcastle to Hannover, and from Bristol to the Isle of Man.
Ryanair is launching four new services from Bournemouth at the end of March – to Ibiza, Malta, Fuerteventura and Valencia. The airline’s return to Fuerteventura (it had boycotted the airport for over a year following a bust-up over fees) will also see services starting from Liverpool, Prestwick and Dublin. Other launches this spring involving UK regional and Irish airports include services from Birmingham, Kerry and Knock to Faro.
Singapore Airlines launches a five-times weekly Singapore–Munich–Manchester service on 28th March, replacing the existing thrice-weekly non stopper.
Air Canada relaunches its seasonal daily Toronto–Copenhagen service on 24th June.
Aegean Airlines has launched a daily Athens–Tel Aviv service.
Alitalia will be relaunching its thrice-weekly Milan Malpensa–Miami service on 3rd June, but is cancelling its Malpensa–Sao Paulo service at the end of March. It resumes its Rome–Los Angeles service on 5th June.
Arik Air has launched a thrice-weekly Lagos–New York JFK service.
Emirates will be launching a daily Dubai–Amsterdam service on 1st May, and a similar frequency between Dubai and Prague on 1st July.
Iceland Express is launching a seasonal twice-weekly service between Reykjavik and Winnipeg in June.
OpenSkies is moving all its New York services to Newark from 4th January.
Qantas is increasing its Airbus A380 service to Los Angeles from 18th January. Sydney–Los Angeles increases to daily, and Melbourne–Los Angeles goes from two to three weekly.
US Airways launches a seasonal daily service between Charlotte and Rome on 13th May.