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08 April 2011 10:55
Airlines are starting more than 120 new services from UK airports this summer, new figures have shown
Travellers planning a summer holiday will be delighted to know that airlines are launching more than 120 new services from UK airports during the season.
Data from aviation analysis company anna.aero shows that budget airline Jet2.com leads the carriers as it gets ready to start 24 new services, followed by Ryanair planning to open 19 new routes from UK airports this summer.
The report found that Manchester leads the list of UK airports with the most new routes as it is set to start 16 new services, followed by Gatwick with 15, and Heathrow with 12.
Worldwide, low-cost carrier Ryanair tops the list of airlines with new services, launching more than 100 new flights from its various UK and European bases.
British Airways' new services include flights to Buenos Aires, San Diego and Marrakech, while American carrier Delta is to launch new routes from Heathrow to Boston and Miami - development that will have been noted by holiday agencies and
travel insurance companies.
Swiss carrier SkyWorks Airlines will begin its first UK service with the launch of daily flights between London City Airport and Bern.
The new routes from the UK include 25 to Spain, with nine of them being operated by Ryanair, and 11 to France.
Worldwide, airlines are operating more than 800 new routes this summer season. The number of seats being offered on flights leaving Europe at the moment is 19.36 million - a 2.6% rise on the same period last year.
The sector with the biggest increase for summer 2011 compared with summer 2010 is Asia, where the number of seats on offer has gone up by 10.5%.
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