Route Finder: Melbourne-Colombo, Doha-Las Vegas, Kuala Lumpur-Denpasar and more

Peter Terlato 30 May 2017 NEWS

Virgin Australia

Our weekly round-up of new flight routes across the globe.

A quick look at who is flying where in the near future and everything else you need to know including when initial flights take off and how often services intend to operate.


SriLankan Airlines: Melbourne-Colombo

When does it launch? 29 October 2017
How often does it fly? Daily
Where is the stopover? Non-stop, direct
Who else competes on that route? No competitors operate direct flights
Anything else I need to know? Travel time is approximately 11 hours


Japan Airlines: Melbourne-Tokyo

When does it launch? 2 September 2017
How often does it fly? Daily
Where is the stopover? Non-stop, direct
Who else competes on that route? Qantas codeshare with oneworld partner Japan Airlines
Anything else I need to know? Travel time is approximately 10 hours 30 minutes


Qatar Airways: Doha-Las Vegas

When does it launch? 01 June 2018
How often does it fly? 4 weekly services
Where is the stopover? Non-stop, direct
Who else competes on that route? No competitors operate direct flights
Anything else I need to know? Travel time is approximately 16 hours


Air China: Shenzhen-Melbourne

When does it launch? 20 June 2018
How often does it fly? 3 weekly services
Where is the stopover? Non-stop, direct
Who else competes on that route? China Southern, operating 3 weekly services from 1 June 2017
Anything else I need to know? Travel time is approximately 9 hours 30 minutes


AirAsia X: Kuala Lumpur-Denpasar

When does it launch? 15 July 2017
How often does it fly? Daily
Where is the stopover? Non-stop, direct
Who else competes on that route? AirAsia, Indonesia AirAsia and Indonesia AirAsia Extra
Anything else I need to know? Travel time is approximately 3 hours


Virgin Australia codeshare on Air Canada flights

Virgin Australia will begin selling codeshare services on Air Canada flights between Los Angeles and three major Canadian cities - Toronto, Calgary and Montreal - beginning 1 June 2017. The Aussie carrier also plans to codeshare on Air Canada's direct flights between Vancouver and Australia. The two airlines intend to offer reciprocal frequent flyer redemption benefits later in the year.


China Airlines scale back Taiwan-Australia services

China Airlines will temporarily reduce the number of services on its Taipei-Melbourne route between August and October 2017. The airline will operate two weekly flights, rather than three services per week.

Each week, Route Finder informs you of the latest airline route launches, cancellations and changes.

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