After a decade of growth, international route networks were shattered by the global pandemic. Amid a myriad of operating challenges, airlines and airports have been rebuilding their networks, largely by restoring established routes but also developing services to new markets.
ANA, El Al in codeshare pact; AirAsia Philippines to see network boost
Asia-Pacific carriers continue to announce international growth plans, with codeshare partnerships forming and new routes set to be launched.
SAA emerges profitably from ‘holding pattern’: CEO
South African Airways chief executive John Lamola believes that the Star Alliance carrier emerging profitably from its first full-year of operations since resumings flights almost two years ago underlines it is in good shape to expand.
Atlantic Airways broadens co-operation with Icelandair to tap US market
Faroese carrier Atlantic Airways, which is tentatively venturing into transatlantic operations, is to build on its co-operation with Icelandair, as the Icelandic carrier expands to serve the Faroe Islands.
Douglas plots ‘clean sheet’ Riyadh Air mission to connect Saudi Arabia
It may remain two years away from launch, but ambitious Saudi Arabian national carrier start-up Riyadh Air is certainly making itself known.
Clark says DWC terminal would enable Emirates to reach ‘critical mass’
Emirates airline president Tim Clark believes the potential opening of a passenger terminal at Dubai World Central airport would enable the Dubai carrier to achieve a step-change in its growth.
Pegasus ‘working on new aircraft order’ as Sabiha Gokcen expansion nears
Pegasus has signalled that it intends to place a new aircraft order, as its Sabiha Gokcen airport home prepares to open its second runway.