Routes News - July 22, 2018

This week in Routes News:

-From August to October, EasyJet's brand new Airbus A321 Neo aircraft will fly from London's Gatwick airport, to: Agadir, Alicante, Athens, Faro, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Kefallinia, Lisbon, Malaga, Malta, Tenerife South, Vienna and Zakynthos. These flights will all be flown with varying schedule and frequencies.
-Starting October 28, Air China will be upgauging it's service to Phuket from Beijing. The company's Airbus A330-300 will be taking over from it's smaller sibling the A330-200 on the route. This flight operates daily, with the following schedule:
CA821 PEK 17:35–23:00 HKT / CA822 HKT 00:10–06:10 PEK
-Starting October 30, Ryanair plans to launch a new route connecting Dusseldorf with Essaouira. The company's Boeing 737-800 aircraft will operate this route on Tuesdays and Saturdays, with the following schedule:
FR6047 NRN 06:45-09:35 ESU / FR6048 ESU 10:00-14:50 NRN
-Starting November 1, British Airways plans to introduce two additional weekly frequencies to Sao Paulo from the company's hub of Heathrow. The new services will be flown by the carrier's Boeing 787-9 aircraft on Thursdays and Sundays, with a next day return. The additional flights will be flown with the following schedule:
BA241 LHR 18:40/19:05-04:50/05:15+1 GRU / BA240 GRU 16:20-06:15+1 LHR
-Starting November 22, Virgin Australia will begin flying between Newcastle and Auckland with Boeing 737-800 aircraft. The route will be flown on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, with the following schedule:
VA199 NTL 19:30-00:25+1 AKL / VA198 AKL 17:10-18:45 NTL
-Starting December 10, China Eastern will be downgauging it's service to Frankfurt from Shanghai. The company's Airbus A330-200 will be taking over from the Boeing 777-300 until March 30. This route is flown daily, with the following schedule:
MU219 PVG 00:05-05:10 FRA / MU220 FRA 13:35-07:00+1 PVG
-Starting December 18, Sunwing Airlines plans to launch services connecting Montreal with Mazatlan. It is still unknown whether this new Boeing 737 service will be direct, or with a stop. However, the route will be flown on Tuesdays until April 16, with the following schedule:
WG195 YUL 07:30-11:45 MZT / WG196 MZT 12:40-19:40 YUL
-Starting March 31, Cathay Pacific plans to introduce Airbus A350-900 service to Seattle from Hong Kong. This new route will be flown on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, with a next day return. This route will be flown with the following schedule:
CX858 HKG 23:55-21:00 SEA / CX857 SEA 01:05-05:25+1 HKG