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Airlines opened over 3,000 new routes in 2016

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Low-cost carriers are particularly prolific when it comes to opening new routes. Low-cost carriers are particularly prolific when it comes to opening new routes. AFP

Paris ( AFP ) : The world's airlines opened more than 3,000 new routes in 2016, according to British specialist website Anna.Aero. Ryanair was the most prolific carrier, with no less than 200 new routes to add to its schedule.

Airlines launched a total of 3,042 new services in 2016, almost as many as in 2015 (3,109). Carriers also favored Airbus aircraft over Boeing planes to carry their passengers to these new destinations. Plus, over half of the new services run between two previously unlinked airports.

Low-cost carriers are large contributors to the increase in routes. EasyJet adds to Ryanair's 200 new services with 106 new routes. WizzAir opened 100 services and US budget carrier Frontier Airlines takes fourth place with 84 new flights.

Europe was the world's busiest region when it came to opening new air services, with 13 airlines launching routes in 2016. On a national scale, the USA leads the way with 916 new services, far in front of Spain (395) in second place, then Germany (355), which comes neck and neck with the UK (354).

Growth is likely to continue in 2017, with 1,150 new airline routes already announced. One year ago, at the same time of year, schedules were already promising as many new flights. Twelve airlines have already announced plans for new services, with Ryanair opening bases in Frankfurt and Naples, and EasyJet offering seasonal return flights to Palma de Mallorca.

As for long-haul flights, Qatar Airways will make news February 6 when it launches the world's longest route, from Doha to Auckland, New Zealand, with a flight time of 18 hours, 35 minutes.

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