Holidays Are Coming! Top 5 Exciting New Airline Routes In 2017

Holidays Are Coming! Top 5 Exciting New Airline Routes In 2017: a blog about new airline routes.

Air travel has never been more exciting – which is a good thing, as the summer holiday season is just around the corner. With so many new airline routes being launched every week, it can be hard to keep up with all the latest developments in the world of flying. Let’s take a look at what we can expect to see in the rest of 2017.

Holidays Are Coming! Top 5 Exciting New Airline Routes In 2017

We’re always on the lookout for new airline routes to keep you in the know of the latest flight news and holiday announcements. From the newly opened flights between London’s Southend airport and New York to the seasonal service between Manchester and Barbados, there are some great new flights across the globe in 2017. Here we list our top five exciting new airline routes in 2017.

New York – Southend, London

The first of our exciting new airline routes is the newly announced three times weekly service (Tuesdays, Thursdays & Sundays) between London’s Southend airport and New York’s Newark Liberty International Airport. The route will be operated by Primera Air from 28 March 2017 with tickets starting from £149 one way!

Manchester – Barbados, Caribbean

Next up is the seasonal service between Manchester and Barbados, which starts on 28 October for winter sun seekers. The route will be operated by Thomas Cook Airlines with a twice weekly service on Tuesdays & Saturdays until 16 December 2017. Tickets start from £169 one way (based on a return flight), so book now before this route sells out!

Rome – Los Angeles, USA

This exciting route

Holidays Are Coming! Top 5 Exciting New Airline Routes In 2017

The end of the year is fast approaching, and everyone at Flight Scanner can already feel the excitement in the air. The holiday season is just around the corner, and with it comes a chance to see new places, visit loved ones in faraway countries, and discover new cultures.

However, before you book your next flight, keep in mind that 2017 will bring some exciting new airline routes that are worth checking out. Below we have listed five of the ones we are most excited about here at Flight Scanner.

Holidays Are Coming! Top 5 Exciting New Airline Routes In 2017

We all know that feeling, the one when you see a new airline route announced and you just have to book your tickets right away. Well, we’ve got some good news for you, because this year is going to be choc full of exciting new airline routes. Here are our top 5 picks:

1. Singapore Airlines / Lufthansa – Singapore to San Francisco

This is set to be one of the most exciting new airline routes in 2017. It will be operated by Singapore Airlines and Lufthansa using an Airbus A350-900ULR (ultra-long range). This plane can fly for 20 hours non stop so is perfect for this long haul flight. This route will cover 9,537 miles and will take 18 hours, 45 minutes. It will depart from Changi Airport in Singapore and arrive at San Francisco International Airport.

2. Air Canada Rouge – Vancouver to Brisbane

Air Canada Rouge will soon be offering a great new route from Vancouver to Brisbane in Australia. It will depart from Vancouver International Airport and arrive at Brisbane Airport. The total flight time is expected to be 15 hours and 30 minutes, covering a distance of 8,446

The world is getting smaller – and that’s a good thing! This year, some of the world’s most exciting new airline routes will open up. Here are five you can’t afford to miss.

1. Singapore Airlines Flight SQ319 from Singapore to Los Angeles

The first non-stop flight between Singapore and LA will take off in March 2017. The 15-hour journey will be the longest non-stop commercial flight in the world. The service will be operated by an Airbus A350-900ULR (ultra long-range), which can carry up to 161 passengers. It’ll feature just 67 Business Class seats, offering maximum comfort on this ultra long haul flight. As if that weren’t enough, it’ll also have an all-new Business Class cabin with a 1-2-1 seating arrangement, allowing every passenger direct aisle access.

2. Singapore Airlines Flight SQ979 from Singapore to San Francisco

Two transpacific routes within months of each other? That’s right; Singapore Airlines is launching a second new route to the US in October 2017: San Francisco! The flight time of this new service will be around 15 hours too, which makes it the second longest commercial flight in the world after its sister route to LA.

3. Q

1. Qatar Airways expands to Canberra, in Australia.

Residents of the Aussie capital will soon be able to fly direct to Qatar’s capital, Doha. This is great news for anyone looking to explore the Middle East!

2. Emirates adds more flights to Seychelles.

The airline recently launched a new route between Dubai and Seychelles, but will now be increasing the number of flights from 2-a-week up to 3-a-week as demand has been so high!

3. British Airways launches route between London City Airport and New York JFK.

4. Thai Airways launches new direct service between Bangkok and Stockholm.

5. American Airlines will begin flying from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Auckland this June, marking American’s first flight from LAX to New Zealand and continuing its expansion in the Pacific region.

The in-flight entertainment has come a long way since the 1970s when passengers were offered a tiny screen and just one movie. Today, most airlines offer passengers a wide variety of movies, TV shows, games and music to enjoy on board.

To take advantage of this, many travellers are using a flight scanner app to find the best airline for their needs. is an online tool which ranks airlines based on the quality of their in-flight entertainment. It also allows users to search for flights by destination, airline and class of travel.

The top five airlines for in-flight entertainment are:

1. Turkish Airlines – A huge selection of movies and TV shows available in all classes of travel.

2. Air Canada – Largest selection of movies across any airline with over 300 to choose from in Economy Class alone.

3. Emirates – The largest number of channels available including live sports events, news and children’s programming.

4. American Airlines – The newest selection of movies compared to other leading airlines with up to 50 new releases every month.

5. Qantas – The highest number of TV shows with over 1,000 episodes across more than 200 different shows available on all flights​.

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