SAS announce huge route expansion plans

SAS' have announced their new winter program featuring new routes and more frequent departures for all of Scandinavia, domestic, intra-Scandinavian, European and intercontinental routes. SAS plan to:

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Tried and Tested - Lisbon

Lisbon is one of the oldest cities in Western Europe, predating other modern European capitals such as London, Paris and Rome by centuries.  Unlike most capital cities, Lisbon's status as the capital of Portugal has never been granted or confirmed officially – by statute or in written form.  Its position as the capital has formed through constitutional convention, making its position as de facto capital a part of the Constitution of Portugal.  During World War II, Lisbon was one of the very few neutral, open European Atlantic ports, a major gateway for refugees to the U.S.

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Qatar Airways new UK departure airports and expanding network

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, announced the airline’s aggressive expansion plans and 16 new destinations for 2018-2019 on the opening day of ITB Berlin, the world’s largest international travel fair.

Qatar Airways forthcoming global destinations are London Gatwick, United Kingdom; Cardiff, United Kingdom; Luxembourg; Lisbon, Portugal; Tallinn, Estonia; Valletta, Malta; Cebu and Davao, Philippines; Langkawi, Malaysia; Da Nang, Vietnam; Bodrum, Antalya and Hatay, Turkey; Mykonos and Thessaloniki, Greece; and Málaga, Spain.

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SAS summer 2018 routes

SAS continues to expand its services to and from Scandinavia with the launch of 27 new non-stop routes to be served from several of its hubs. The seasonal summer 2018 schedule also includes five new destinations on SAS´s route map; Verona, Sarajevo, Genoa, Toulon and Beirut.

SAS is giving its customers more access to popular destinations with expanded summer services to Portugal, Spain, Croatia and Italy. SAS' seasonal summer 2018 routes will offer 114 destinations from Denmark, Norway and Sweden and 1.3 million additional seats for travellers.

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Air France's new airline JOON takes to the skies

Air France has launched its new low-cost airline; JOON which is offering medium-haul flights from Paris-Charles de Gaulle, and then will offer long-haul flights from next summer 2018. JOON began operations with services to Barcelona, Berlin, Lisbon and Porto on 1st December 2017. It will add seven destinations from Paris Charles de Gaulle on 25th March 2018 to Rome, Naples, Oslo, Istanbul, Cairo, Cape Town and Tehran. Flights to Mahe in the Seychelles and Fortaleza, Brazil, will follow in summer 2018.

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Summertime has arrived with SAS

SAS Scandinavian Airlines have launched their summer timetable for 2017 with new and exciting destinations. SAS is launching a total of seven new year-round routes and ten summer peak-season routes from Scandinavia. SAS is also increasing the number of departures to many popular destinations over the summer, with a total of 390,000 additional seats to Spain, Portugal and Croatia.

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SAS launch new Ibiza route for summer 2017

From the 28th June, SAS will fly direct between Stockholm and Ibiza, with departures every Wednesday in the peak summer season. The route will compliment their current summer offerings to Malaga, Palma, Palermo, Nice and Split. SAS are also continuing to develop their network with further new direct routes to Lisbon, Malta, the Faroe Islands, Pristina and Shannon.

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Fifteen new routes announced for SAS' summer program

SAS is continuing to expand and strengthen its holiday destination offer to Scandinavian frequent flyers. SAS has more departures and destinations than any other Scandinavian airline and are continuously improving their products by opening new routes, offering all new cabins, fast track, lounges plus the introduction of their new Airbus A320neo's.

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Increased TAP Air Portugal departures from London Gatwick

As part of its winter timetable TAP Air Portugal will increase the number of weekly flights from London Gatwick to Lisbon and Porto from the 30th October 2016.

Two additional flights to Porto will provide a total of 14 weekly flights and five additional flights to Lisbon will provide a total of 12 weekly flights.

The increases bring TAP’s winter schedule to a total of 71 direct weekly flights to Portugal from London Heathrow, Gatwick and Manchester.

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Monarch launches new routes


Monarch, the leading UK independent airline group, announced it will extend its new summer route to Lisbon to its winter schedule. Flights to the Portuguese city will operate from Birmingham, London Gatwick and Manchester.

A new summer route between Birmingham and Madrid has also been announced following the news that Monarch plan to base an additional Airbus A320 aircraft at the UK airport bringing the total number of aircraft flying for Monarch to 35, with nine based at Birmingham.

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