Routes Weekly top five: Fastest-growing airlines, Icelandair, Jet Airways, Laudamotion and more

Our top five stories this week: Top ten fastest-growing airlines; Icelandair CEO departs; Jet Airways adds domestic routes; Route rundown; Laudamotion to double its fleet and more.

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

1. Low-cost carriers dominate top ten fastest-growing airlines
Eight of the top ten fastest-growing major airlines during the first half of the year were low-cost carriers, new research by Routesonline has found, with an Indian operator leading the way. Read more.

2. Icelandair faces competition concerns as CEO departs  
Fierce competition from low-cost carriers means Icelandair is under increasing pressure to protect its place in the market. Read more

3. Jet Airways to grow domestic network as turnaround plan kicks in
Indian carrier Jet Airways is planning to grow its domestic presence over the coming months as it seeks to revive its fortunes. Separately, the Indian government has published draft proposals to extend its UDAN regional air connectivity scheme to international routes. Read more

4. Route rundown: PEK-IST, TXL-JFK, TPA-AMS
This week: China Southern to resume flights to Turkey; Primera Air adds transatlantic routes; and Delta to serve Amsterdam from Tampa. Read more

5. Laudamotion to double fleet in 2019 
Laudamotion will double its Airbus fleet next year after Ryanair completed a deal to buy 75 percent of the Austrian leisure airline from former racing driver Niki Lauda. Read more

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