New airline routes in 2018

Do you know that the world will soon become even more accessible? In fact, with the start of the summer timetable (March 25), many airlines will open new routes. To make the planning of your holidays easier, we carried out a small research and collected the most relevant information about new flight connections in 2018 available from airports within the GoOpti network.

ITALY

Milan-Malpensa Airport

Milan–Malpensa Airport (IATA: MXP, ICAO: LIMC) is the second busiest airport in Italy and among the 20 busiest airports in Europe, with an annual visit of more than 22 million passengers.

New flights in 2018
EasyJet: Berlin Tegel – March 1, Vienna – May 31, Faro – June 1, Pula – July 25
Meridiana: New York – June 1, Miami – June 8, Rome – May, Naples – May, Palermo – May, Catania – May, Lamezia Terme – May, Olbia – May
Norwegian: Los Angeles – June 8
Air Europa: Madrid – March 25
Wizz Air: Vilnius – March 26, Skopje – March 26

Bergamo Airport

Orio al Serio Bergamo Airport (IATA: BGY, ICAO: LIME), located east of the Italian fashion capital, Milan, is considered one of the most popular tourist destinations for its excellent connections with Spain, Portugal, Greece and other popular holiday destinations.

New flights in 2018
Volotea: Dubrovnik – May 28, Split – May 25, Olbia – May 26, Lampedusa – May 26, Pantelleria – May 26
Ryanair: Burgas – March 28, Lappeenranta* – March, Amman – October
* Lappeenranta Airport is also suitable for those who want to explore Saint Petersburg, which is only 2 hours away from the airport.

Venice Marco Polo Airport

Venice Marco Polo Airport (IATA: VCE, ICAO: LIPZ) lies along the Venetian lagoon and about 12 kilometers from Venice. It is visited by over ten million passengers annually, which ranks the airport among the most popular Italian airports.

New flights in 2018
EasyJet: Sevilla – September 3, Rhodes – June 25, Bari – June 14, Brindisi – July 21, Thessaloniki – June 26, Cagliari – July 20, Dubrovnik – June 26, Berlin – June 3
Volotea: Zaragoza – June 4, Karpathos – July 3
Flybe: Cardiff – March 27
Jet2.com: Birmingham – May 25
Aegean: Athens – July 14
Air Europa: Madrid – March 25
Albawings: Tirana – March 25
SunExpress Germany: Berlin Tegel – July 22, Dusseldorf – July 22
Air Malta: Malta – March 26

Verona airport

Valerio Catullo Verona Airport (IATA: VRN, ICAO: LIPX) records more than three million passengers annually. Its special feature is the anti-fog system, which allows aircrafts to fly even in very dense fog.

New flights in 2018
Volotea: Athens – May 31, Faro – June 6, Heraklion - June 28, Pantelleria – June 2
Nouvelair Tunisie: Monastir – June 11
Cyprus Airways: Larnaca – May 27
Aegean Airlines: Athens – June 18
SAS: Stockholm Arlanda – June 2

Bologna airport

The Guglielmo Marconi Bologna Airport (IATA: BLQ, ICAO: LIPE) is a medium-sized airport from which you can fly with 46 airlines that offer both domestic flights within Italy and international flights across Europe and overseas flights.

New flights in 2018
Eurowings: Dusseldorf – January 15
Ryanair: Amman – October
Ural Airlines: Yekaterinburg – April 21, Rostov – April 21
Aegean Airlines: Athens – June 1

AUSTRIA

Vienna Airport

Vienna Airport (German: Flughafen Wien-Schwechat, IATA: VIE, ICAO: LOWW) is one of the most important airports for Central and Eastern Europe. It is annually visited by over 22 million passengers, who can choose among 200,000 flights.

New flights in 2018
EasyJet: Basel / Mulhouse – June 8, Milan Malpensa – May 31, Berlin-Tegel – January 25
Wizz Air: Bari – November 25, Bergen – November 25, Billund – November 16, Kutaisi – November 16, Malta – November 16, Nis – November 15, Ohrid – November 27, Rome Fiumicino – November 25, Tel Aviv – November 25, Thessaloniki – November 15, Valencia – November 16, Tuzla – April 27
Eurowings: Catania – January 19, Funchal – January 16, Lanzarote – January 15, Larnaca – January 18, Marrakech – January 18, Tenerife – January 17
Aegean: Athens – May 2
Air Malta: Catania – January 19
Vueling: Palma – June 1
Volotea: Bilbao – March 29

Salzburg Airport

Salzburg Airport (German: Salzburg Airport W. A. Mozart, IATA: SZG, ICAO: LOWS) is the second largest international airport in Austria and provides access to Salzburg and numerous ski resorts in Austria, including the Ski Amadé region, the largest ski area network in Europe.

New flights in 2018
Eurowings: Tenerife – January 19

GERMANY

Munich Airport

Munich Airport (German: Flughafen München Franz Josef Strauß; IATA: MUC, ICAO: EDDM) is the central international airport of the capital of Bavaria and the second most attractive airport in Germany. In 2016, it served 42 million passengers.

New flights in 2018
Eurowings: Malaga – January 19, Pristina – March 24
Aegean: Athens – July 1
Lufthansa: Madeira – March 31
SunExpress Germany: Burgas – May 19, Samsun – June 15
Cyprus Airways: Larnaca – May 5
Montenegro Airlines: Tivat – May 3

SLOVENIA

Ljubljana Airport

Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport (IATA: LJU, ICAO: LJLJ) is the central Slovenian airport and connects 20 European destinations with direct flights, which are provided by ten airlines.

New flights in 2018
Adria Airways: Hamburg – March 25, Bucharest – March 25, Sofia – March 25, Geneva – March 25, Dubrovnik – April 28, Brac – April 28, Düsseldorf – April 26.
EasyJet: Berlin – August 9

CROATIA

Zagreb Airport

Zagreb Airport (Croatian: Međunarodna zračna luka Franjo Tuđman Zagreb; IATA: ZAG – ICAO: LDZA) lies 12 kilometers from the city center and is the largest Croatian airport with international connections to most European countries, as well as to the Middle East and the Arabian Peninsula.

New flights in 2018
Croatia Airlines: Dublin – May 3
Aegean Airlines: Athens – May 14
Air Canada: Toronto – June 2

Rijeka Airport

The airport (Croatian: Zračna luka Rijeka; IATA: RJK, ICAO: LDRI) is located on the island of Krk, 17 km from Rijeka, and the majority of traffic at the airport occurs during the summer months, when low-cost airlines enable tourists to reach the northern part of the Croatian coast.

New flights in 2018
Ryanair: Frankfurt – March 27
Transavia: Eindhoven – August 30
Condor: Frankfurt – April 29

Pula Airport

Pula Airport (Croatian: Zračna luka Pula; IATA: PUY, ICAO: LDPL) is an international airport located 6 km from the city center. In 2017, it served approximately 600,000 passengers.

New flights in 2018
Ryanair: Frankfurt – March 26
EasyJet: Basel / Mulhouse – July 26, Liverpool – July 29, London Southend – July 28, Milan–Malpensa – July 25, Berlin – August 3
Volotea: Nantes – May 30
Swiss: Geneva – June 23
Lufthansa: Frankfurt – April 27
TUIfly: Copenhagen – May 5
S7 Airlines: St Petersburg – May 27
SAS: Stavanger – June 30, Bergen – July 4

Spring will soon be knocking on our doors. And we all know what to do when the days become bright and sunny … Travel! :)

 

 

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