Route Finder: London-Almería, Paris-Seattle, Dublin-Philadelphia

Peter Terlato 11 October 2017

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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.


British Airways: London-Almería

When does it launch? March 2018
How often does it fly? Twice weekly
Where is the stopover? Non-stop, direct
Who else competes on this route? easyJet and Ryanair
Anything else I need to know? These seasonal flights will operate until 27 October 2018.


Qatar Airways: Doha-Saint Petersburg

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? No competitors operate direct flights on this route.
Anything else I need to know? Airbus A320 will fly the route, with 12 flatbed business seats and 120 economy.


China Eastern: Dalian-Osaka

When does it launch? October 2017
How often does it fly? Daily
Where is the stopover? Non-stop, direct
Who else competes on this route? ANA, Air China and China Southern
Anything else I need to know? Dalian is a major port city in the south of Liaoning Province, China.


Turkish Airlines: Istanbul-Samarkand

When does it launch? March 2018
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? Uzbekistan Airways also now flies Samarkand-Istanbul once per week.


AirAsia X: Kuala Lumpur-Jeju

When does it launch? December 2017
How often does it fly? Four 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? Jeju Island is the largest island off the coast of the Korean Peninsula.


Spring Airlines: Guangzhou-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? China Southern, Singapore Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Tiger and Scoot
Anything else I need to know? The airline's winter 2017/18 seasonal expansion into South East Asia.


American Airlines: Philadelphia-San Antonio

When does it launch? February 2018
How often does it fly? Daily
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? The oneworld member previously served this route until October 2015.


S7 Airlines: Novosibirsk-Tokyo

When does it launch? June 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? The launch date has been revised from its original April 2018 schedule.


Eurowings: Munich-Pristina

When does it launch? March 2018
How often does it fly? Once per week
Where is the stopover? Non-stop, direct
Who else competes on this route? Adria Airways
Anything else I need to know? The new route will be served by airberlin A320 aircraft.


Winair: Saint Barthelemy-Antigua

When does it launch? October 2017
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? Saint Barthélemy is a volcanic island fully encircled by shallow reefs.


GOL Airlines: Porto Alegre-Montevideo

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? Azul Brazilian Airlines
Anything else I need to know? Porto Alegre is the capital of the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul.


WestJet: Calgary-Mexico City

When does it launch? March 2018
How often does it fly? Four times weekly
Where is the stopover? Non-stop, direct
Who else competes on this route? Aeromexico
Anything else I need to know? From 29 April 2018, the service will expand to a daily operation.


Air France: Paris-Seattle

When does it launch? March 2018
How often does it fly? Five 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? The new flights are in addition to those offered by partner Delta Air Lines.


WizzAir: Poznań-Reykjavik

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? Poznań is a renaissance city on the Warta river in west-central Poland.


Air France: Montpellier-Algiers

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? Air Algerie
Anything else I need to know? This winter route will be served by a mix of Airbus A319/320 aircraft.


Jeju Air: Seoul-Vientiane

When does it launch? October 2017
How often does it fly? Daily
Where is the stopover? Non-stop, direct
Who else competes on this route? Lao Airlines, Jin Air and T'way Airlines
Anything else I need to know? Part of the airline's winter season plans to extend its network to Laos.


AerLingus: Dublin-Philadelphia

When does it launch? March 2018
How often does it fly? Four times weekly
Where is the stopover? Non-stop, direct
Who else competes on this route? American Airlines
Anything else I need to know? Passengers will fly on board ASL Airlines Ireland Boeing 757 aircraft.


WestJet: Vancouver-Mexico City

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? Air Canada, Aeromexico and China Southern
Anything else I need to know? Mexico City is a crucially important financial centre in the Americas.


Scoot: Singapore-Honolulu

When does it launch? March 2018
How often does it fly? Four times weekly
Where is the stopover? Osaka, Japan
Who else competes on this route? No competitors operate direct flights on this route.
Anything else I need to know? Osaka is a cultural city, great for exploring during a short stopover.


China Eastern: Shenzhen-Krabi

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? This winter route increases to three times per week from February 2018.


SilkAir takes over Scoot's Yangon services

Singapore Airline's regional subsidiary SilkAir will take on Scoot's five-times-weekly services to Myanmar.

From late October 2017, SilkAir will add to its current schedule of 10 direct flights per week to Yangon by picking up an extra five weekly flights, currently served by fellow subsidiary and low-cost carrier, Scoot.

Parent company Singapore Airlines also operates daily services to Yangon.

Guests with existing bookings on Scoot's Yangon services on and after 29 October 2017 will be re-accommodated on SilkAir flights and will receive details of their new bookings by email as soon as possible. Guests also have the ability to cancel their bookings, fee-free, for a full refund of their tickets.

El Al and Thai Airways bolster codeshare flights

El Al Israel Airlines and Thai Airways International recently expanded their codeshare partnership.

El Al will display its code (LY) on Thai Airways select routes beyond Bangkok from 2 October 2017. These flights include Bangkok to Auckland, Brisbane, Chiang Mai, Krabi, Melbourne, Phuket, Sydney and Taipei.

Singapore Airlines and JetBlue add codeshare routes

Singapore Airlines and JetBlue will extend their codeshare agreement to include an additional 11 routes.

From 12 October 2017, JetBlue flights between New York's JFK and Cancun, Denver, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Portland, Reno, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, San Diego, Savannah and Seattle will also carry the SQ code.


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