Here’s our weekly roundup of new air routes and other aviation news.
Drukair adds new ATR 42-600 aircraft to its fleet
Bhutanese national flag-carrier Drukair has taken delivery of its new ATR 42-600 aircraft, which will feature a 40-seat cabin with generous pitch and stowage.
The latest-generation turboprop aircraft, which will be used on the airline’s domestic and international routes, was chosen for its outstanding operational performance in challenging conditions.
Besides boasting cutting-edge avionics, Drukair’s ATR is equipped with the ClearVision system, which will provide pilots with outstanding vision and situational awareness.
The airline’s ATR serves small airports in the Himalayan Mountains and links Bhutan with Kathmandu, Kolkata and Dhaka.
FlyArystan connects Nur-Sultan to Moscow
Kazakhstan’s first LCC FlyArystan has started its first international route from Nur-Sultan to Moscow.
From December 13, 2019, the daily, three-hour service will operate from Nur-Sultan to Zhukovsky International Airport using an Airbus A320 aircraft.
Flights will depart Nur-Sultan at 22.10 and arrive in Moscow at 22.40 on the same day. The return flight to Nur-Sultan will leave Zhukovsky at 23.25 and arrive in Nur-Sultan at 05.35 the next day.
Cebu Pacific starts new routes to Guangzhou and Hong Kong
Cebu Pacific has commenced two direct services between Clark and Guangzhou, as well as Puerto Princesa and Hong Kong, making it the first airlines in the Philippines to fly these routes.
The new routes are in line with the carrier’s plans to expand its route network in China, where it recently commenced flights between Shenzhen and Manila earlier this year.
Starting from November 11, 2019, the four-times-weekly Clark-Guangzhou service will operate on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The outbound flight will depart Clark at 11.35, while the return flight will depart Guangzhou at 15.15 the next day.
Starting from November 17, 2019, the four-times-weekly Puerto Princesa-Hong Kong service will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Flight 5J5306 will depart Puerto Princesa at 15.35 on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays; and 4:05pm on Saturdays. Return flight 5J5307 will depart Hong Kong at 19.30 on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays; and 20.00 on Saturdays.