Routes Weekly top five: Europe growth, Africa's carriers, GOL to Quito, China targets LA, latest podcast

Our top five stories on Routes Weekly: Europe's summer growth, Africa's biggest carriers, GOL to add Quito route, Chinese carriers target LA, latest Routes Podcast

Our top five stories on Routes Weekly this week - subscribe here:

1. Europe's growth summer heats up amid capacity warning
Europe’s aviation industry is poised for a record period over the coming months as demand for air transport continues to outstrip economic growth and defy geopolitical challenges. Routesonline analyses the continent’s growing market. Read more

2. The ten biggest African airlines
As the countdown to Routes Africa 2018 continues Routesonline reveals the largest African carriers, with the top ten carrying almost 60 million passengers between them last year. Read more. 

3. GOL to add Quito link as Ecuador's market returns to growth
Brazilian airline GOL is adding a tenth country to its network with the launch of a direct route to Ecuador. Read more

4. Chinese carriers to connect regional cities with LA
As China prepares to ease its “one route, one airline” policy on long-haul routes, Hainan Airlines and China Southern are gearing up to increase their services from secondary cities to Los Angeles.  Read more.

5. Routes Podcast: Airport and airline partnerships
easyJet's Robert Carey and Edinburgh Airport's Gordon Dewar feature in our latest podcast, discussing airport and airline partnerships. Read more.

PLUS:
Airline in focus: Brussels Airlines
Route rundown: OSL-KBV, IAH-GUA, VIE-BCN
Routes app now live for Routes Africa
World Routes meeting request system opens on Monday
Bulletin board: aviation industry news round-up


The route development forum for the Americas

The 11th Routes Americas took place in Quito, Ecuador. The event in the Centro de Exposiciones Quito (CEQ) attracted 650 delegates, including 70 airlines, 150 airports and 35 destinations. In 2019 Routes Americas will take place in Quebec City, Canada.

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