Routes In Brief: Rolling Daily Updates (W/C March 14, 2022)

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Qantas has said it intends to operate flights between Sydney (SYD) and London Heathrow (LHR) via Singapore (SIN) using A380s from June. According to data provided by OAG Schedules Analyser, the airline will resume a daily SYD-SIN-LHR route from June 19. The carrier is currently operating its Sydney-London route via Darwin (DWR), but the schedule is only in place until mid-June. In addition, Qantas has also filed plans to resume flying between Melbourne (MEL) and London Heathrow via Perth (PER) from June 19. This route is also operating via Darwin for the time being.

UK regional carrier Loganair will launch services from the Isle of Man (IOM) to London City (LCY) and London Heathrow (LHR). The route to LCY will start on April 19, initially operating daily except Saturdays. From May 3, frequencies will increase to 2X-daily. Loganair will also begin the LHR route on May 3, flying daily. Both new routes will be onboard 72-seat ATR 72-600 aircraft and flown under Loganair’s codeshare agreement with British Airways. “Our conveniently timed flights to London City will offer excellent connectivity to the heart of London for both business and leisure travellers, whilst our London Heathrow services will complement that access to London itself with the broadest possible range of onward connecting flights with our partner airlines to over 100 destinations worldwide,” Loganair CEO Jonathan Hinkles said.

Air Astana resumed its 2X-weekly service to London Heathrow from Kazakhstan’s capital Nur-Sultan (NQZ). Flights on Saturdays and Wednesdays are operated using Airbus A321LRs. The carrier has also confirmed that all flights to Russia have been suspended due to the withdrawal of insurance coverage for commercial flights to, from and over Russia. “Air Astana is working with government on a solution to this problem in order to be able to restore flights as soon as possible,” the carrier said in a statement.

Irish ULCC Ryanair has confirmed the launch of more additions to its summer 2022 schedule. The airline said it is opening eight new routes in Germany, connecting Cologne Bonn (CGN) with Stockholm Arlanda (ARN) and Biarritz (BIQ); Memmingen (FMM) with Pisa (PSA) and Abruzzo (PSR); Nuremberg (NUE) with Lamezia Terme (SUF) and Ponta Delgada (PDL); Berlin (BER) with Kraków (KRK); and Baden-Baden (FKB) with Palermo (PMO). Five routes have also been added to its Spanish network: Madrid (MAD)-Faro (FAO); Barcelona (BCN)-Poitiers (PIS); Valencia (VLC)-Perpignan (PGF); Castellon (CDT)-Brussels Charleroi (CRL); and Girona (GRO)-Rome Fiumicino (FCO).

BA CityFlyer has added a new route to its Southampton (SOU) network this summer. Flights to Dublin (DUB) will run seasonally starting May 15 until October, operating once a week. The airline launched service from Southampton last May, connecting the airport to 10 European destinations during the summer 2021 season. “BA’s commitment to deliver connectivity for Southampton and the wider region to some of the most popular destinations in Portugal, Spain, Italy, Greece and France was very much welcomed by our passengers last year,” said Matt Hazelwood, CCO of AGS Airports Ltd, which owns and operates SOU.

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