Route Finder: Dusseldorf-Orlando, Nanjing-Sapporo, Istanbul-Aqaba

Peter Terlato 25 October 2017 NEWS

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Our weekly round-up of new flight routes and route changes worldwide.

We look at which airlines are flying where next, when they'll begin and how often services will run.


Eurowings: Dusseldorf-Orlando

When does it launch? December 2017
How often does it fly? Twice weekly
Where is the stopover? Non-stop, direct
Who else competes on this route? airberlin
Anything else I need to know? Eurowings is adding a number of Caribbean services from Dusseldorf.


Ural Airlines: Ekaterinburg-Changchun

When does it launch? December 2017
How often does it fly? Once per week
Where is the stopover? Non-stop, direct
Who else competes on this route? No competitors operate direct flights on this route.
Anything else I need to know? Airbus A320 aircraft will operate this route.


Juneyao: Nanjing-Sapporo

When does it launch? January 2018
How often does it fly? Three times weekly
Where is the stopover? Non-stop, direct
Who else competes on this route? China Eastern
Anything else I need to know? Sapporo is located on Hokkaido, Japan's northernmost main island.


Air India Express: Mangalore-Sharjah

When does it launch? October 2017
How often does it fly? Once per week
Where is the stopover? Non-stop, direct
Who else competes on this route? No competitors operate direct flights on this route.
Anything else I need to know? Mangalore developed as a major port of India, positioned on the Arabian Sea.


Turkish Airlines: Istanbul-Aqaba

When does it launch? March 2018
How often does it fly? Three times weekly
Where is the stopover? Non-stop, direct
Who else competes on this route? No competitors operate direct flights on this route.
Anything else I need to know? This new summer route was previously served until October 2016.


Thai Smile: Phuket-Guangzhou

When does it launch? October 2017
How often does it fly? Four times weekly
Where is the stopover? Non-stop, direct
Who else competes on this route? China Southern
Anything else I need to know? Thai Airways International will codeshare on this route from 1 December.


Blue Air: Rome-Alghero

When does it launch? November 2017
How often does it fly? Five times daily
Where is the stopover? Non-stop, direct
Who else competes on this route? Alitalia
Anything else I need to know? Alghero is located in the Italian province of Sassari on Sardinia.


Blue Air: Milan-Alghero

When does it launch? November 2017
How often does it fly? Twice daily
Where is the stopover? Non-stop, direct
Who else competes on this route? Ryanair, easyJet and Alitalia
Anything else I need to know? It's just a one hour flight between mainland Milan and Alghero, Sardinia.


Turkish Airlines: Ankara-Paris

When does it launch? October 2017
How often does it fly? Twice weekly
Where is the stopover? Non-stop, direct
Who else competes on this route? No competitors operate direct flights on this route.
Anything else I need to know? Ankara is home to performing arts in Turkey’s central Anatolia region.


Beijing Capital: Beijing-Copenhagen

When does it launch? March 2018
How often does it fly? Three times weekly
Where is the stopover? Non-stop, direct
Who else competes on this route? Scandinavian Airlines
Anything else I need to know? Founded in 2010, the Chinese carrier is a subsidiary of Hainan Airlines.


Beijing Capital: Beijing-Helsinki

When does it launch? May 2018
How often does it fly? Three times weekly
Where is the stopover? Non-stop, direct
Who else competes on this route? Finnair
Anything else I need to know? Scandinavian countries regularly come out on top of the global indexes.


Blue Air: Turin-Stockholm

When does it launch? January 2018
How often does it fly? Once per week
Where is the stopover? Non-stop, direct
Who else competes on this route? No competitors operate direct flights on this route.
Anything else I need to know? Turin is an elegant and popular Alpine city located in northern Italy.


JetSMART: Santiago-Iquique

When does it launch? December 2017
How often does it fly? Five times weekly
Where is the stopover? Non-stop, direct
Who else competes on this route? LATAM and Sky Airline
Anything else I need to know? Iquique is a Pacific Coast port city and community in northern Chile.


Air India Express: Coimbatore-Singapore

When does it launch? November 2017
How often does it fly? Three times weekly
Where is the stopover? Non-stop, direct
Who else competes on this route? SilkAir
Anything else I need to know? This is a winter 2017/18 seasonal route.


Air India Express: Coimbatore-Delhi

When does it launch? November 2017
How often does it fly? Three times weekly
Where is the stopover? Non-stop, direct
Who else competes on this route? IndiGo Airlines
Anything else I need to know? This is a winter 2017/18 seasonal route.


Air Moldova: Chisinau-Dubai

When does it launch? November 2017
How often does it fly? Twice weekly
Where is the stopover? Non-stop, direct
Who else competes on this route? No competitors operate direct flights on this route.
Anything else I need to know? In winter 2017/18 Air Moldova is extending its network to the Middle East.

tigerair Taiwan: Kaohsiung-Fukuoka

When does it launch? December 2017
How often does it fly? Three times weekly
Where is the stopover? Non-stop, direct
Who else competes on this route? EVA Air
Anything else I need to know? Kaohsiung is in south-western Taiwan, near to the Taiwan Strait.


Scoot: Singapore-Palembang

When does it launch? November 2017
How often does it fly? Four times weekly
Where is the stopover? Non-stop, direct
Who else competes on this route? Jetstar Asia and SilkAir
Anything else I need to know? Scoot will replace existing SilkAir flights on this route.


Shenzhen Airlines: Shenzhen-Phnom Penh

When does it launch? December 2017
How often does it fly? Daily
Where is the stopover? Non-stop, direct
Who else competes on this route? China Southern and Spring Airlines
Anything else I need to know? These new flights to Cambodia are a seasonal winter 2017/18 service.


Qatar Airways: Doha-Penang

When does it launch? February 2018
How often does it fly? Three times weekly
Where is the stopover? Non-stop, direct
Who else competes on this route? No competitors operate direct flights on this route.
Anything else I need to know? Reservations are now open for these oneworld member flights.

JetBlue: Boston-Minneapolis

When does it launch? May 2018
How often does it fly? Three times daily
Where is the stopover? Non-stop, direct
Who else competes on this route? Delta Air Lines and Sun Country Airlines
Anything else I need to know? Minneapolis is one of the "Twin Cities", along with St. Paul in Minnesota.

LATAM Brasil: Sao Paulo-Rome

When does it launch? March 2018
How often does it fly? Three times weekly
Where is the stopover? Non-stop, direct
Who else competes on this route? Alitalia
Anything else I need to know? This service will gradually expand to five weekly flights from July 2018.


Qantas' first Dreamliner touches down in Sydney

After much hype, Qantas’ first 787 Boeing Dreamliner landed in Sydney late last week. Despite rainy and cloudy conditions, the 787-9 aircraft, better known as the 'Great Southern Land’ arrived smoothly after its 15-hour inaugural journey, all the way from Boeing's manufacturing factory in Seattle, Washington.

The aircraft will fly from Melbourne to Los Angeles from December 2017 and Perth to London from March 2018.

It has the capacity to host 236 passengers in its Business Class suites, Premium Economy and Economy Cabin. The two economy cabins will offer a total of 166 seats and the business class suites have 46 seats.


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