Air Asia X, the long haul arm of the famous Malaysian low cost carrier has officially announced that it will be launching 2 new routes from its primary hub base at Kuala Lumpur airport. The new destinations are Tehran, Iran and Mauritius each respectively.
KUL/IKA - new 3 weekly nonstop flights to be launched effective 21JUN16 with an A333
KUL/MRU - new 3 weekly nonstop flights to be launched effective 04OCT16 with an A333
Air India has officially announced that it will be launching new nonstop flights from Ahmedabad to London Heathrow which shall extend to EWR-Newark effective 15AUG16. This means AI's total flights into EWR will increase from daily to 10 weekly.
The new 3 weekly services will be flown using a B787-8 and shall have 5th freedom traffic rights between LHR and EWR too.
AI 171 Dep AMD 0500 Arr LHR 1015
AI 171 Dep LHR 1230 Arr EWR 1500
AI 172 Dep EWR 0020 Arr LHR 1205
AI 172 Dep LHR 1400 Arr AMD 0330+1
Oman Air has officially announced that it will be launching new nonstop flights to MAN-Manchester, England effective 01APR17. The schedule has not been announced as yet however it is expected to be an afternoon service similar to its current MCT-FRA-MCT schedule.
The main purpose of WY operating into MAN is to tap into the high volume but low yielding traffic potential from the Northern UK to Indian subcontinent, Bangkok and UAE.
British Airways has disclosed via a media release that it will be launching new nonstop flights to SCL-Santiago, Chile effective 03JAN17.
This new service will be operated 5 times per week using a Boeing 787-9 and shall in turn become the longest nonstop flight flown by the carrier i.e. 14 hours 20 minutes
Dep LHR 2200 Arr SCL 0940+1
Dep SCL 1845 Arr LHR 1205+1
SCL is the primary hub of Lan Chile which is a fellow One World member hence BA is expected to generate a lot of feeder traffic supplied from other offline Latin American points on this new route.