List Of Inaugural Flights [December 2019]

Thought I’d make a thread compiling every inaugural flight for next month. If this is well-received, I may do more.

This obviously does not include every inaugural flight in the world. I’m primarily taking the ones from North America as that’s what I’m most familiar with and have better memory on, but you can help add to this list by replying!

Choose whatever format, or use the one below. Please include the airline, date, origin and destination, and a source if possible.

Optional Format:

Airline:

  • Route (From/To)

Inauguration Date: December

Source: (If possible)

Once I verify it, I’ll add it to the list.

Note this includes resumptions, but not seasonal resumptions.

If there’s any inaccuracies, please correct me.

…And here’s the list:

December 1:

Air Canada Rouge:

  • Ottawa to Orlando, Fort Lauderdale

Air New Zealand:

  • Christchurch to Singapore

Bamboo Airways:

  • Hanoi to Taipei Taoyuan

British Airways:

  • London (LHR) to Damman

December 2:

Lufthansa:

  • Munich to Sao Paulo

December 5:

JetBlue:

  • New York (JFK) to Guayaquil

United Airlines:

  • San Francisco to Delhi

December 7:

Air Belgium:

  • Brussels (CRL) to Pointe-à-Pitre to Martinique to Brussels (CRL)

United Airlines:

  • Newark to Curaçao

VivaAerobus:

  • Chicago O’Hare to Guadalajara, León/Del Bajío, Monterrey, Morelia, Zacatecas

December 8:

JetStar Airways:

  • Gold Coast to Seoul

Air Canada Rouge:

  • Toronto to Quito

Cabo Verde Airlines:

  • Sal to Washington (IAD)

December 9:

Cabo Verde Airlines:

  • Sal to Boston

Air Senegal:

  • Dakar to Barcelona

Emirates:

  • Dubai to Barcelona to Mexico City

December 10:

Aerolíneas Argentinas:

  • Orlando to Buenos Aires

Frontier Airlines:

  • Newark to Atlanta, Phoenix, and West Palm Beach

December 11:

Air Canada:

  • Montreal to Sao Paulo

December 12:

Aeromexico:

  • Guadalajara to San Jose (SJC)

Air Canada:

  • Vancouver to Auckland

December 13:

Finnair:

  • Helsinki to Punta Cana

December 15:

Avianca:

  • Bogotá to Montevideo

United Airlines:

  • Newark to Cape Town (United returns to Africa!)

Caribbean Airlines:

  • Montego Bay to Fort Lauderdale

Hawaiian Airlines:

  • Kahului to Las Vegas

WestJet:

  • Toronto to Roatan

Finnair:

  • Helsinki to Sapporo

December 16:

Avianca:

  • Bogotá to Asunción

Azul:

  • Belo Horizonte to Fort Lauderdale

Qantas:

  • Sydney to Sapporo

Ethiopian Airlines:

  • Addis Ababa to Lome to Houston

December 18:

American Airlines:

  • Dallas/Fort Worth to Quito

  • Los Angeles to Memphis

  • New York (JFK) to Georgetown

  • Phoenix to Cincinnati, Colorado Springs, Fargo, New Orleans, and Fort Lauderdale

American Eagle:

  • Phoenix to Chihuahua, Cedar Rapids, Wichita

Air Transat:

  • Vancouver to Liberia (LIR)

  • Vancouver to San Jose (SJO)

Sun Country:

  • Portland to Los Cabos

WizzAir:

  • Vienna to Athens, Tirana, Cologne, Pristina

December 19:

Air Transat:

  • Vancouver to Punta Cana

American Airlines

  • Dallas/Fort Worth to Guayaquil

Spirit Airlines:

  • Newark to San Juan

Sun Country:

  • Madison to Orlando

  • Las Vegas to Orlando

December 20:

Air Transat:

  • Vancouver to Fort Lauderdale

Sun Country:

  • Minneapolis to Sarasota, Nassau

December 21:

American Airlines:

  • Dallas/Fort Worth to St. Thomas

  • Chicago (ORD) to St. Thomas

  • Chicago (ORD) to St. Lucia

  • Charlotte to Grenada

  • New York (JFK) to Liberia (LIR)

  • Philadelphia to Eagle/Vail

  • New York (LGA) to Bermuda

  • New York (LGA) to Montrose

American Eagle:

  • Dallas/Fort Worth to Acapulco

  • Dallas/Fort Worth to Huataluco

  • Miami to Columbia (CAE), Northwest Arkansas (XNA), Oklahoma City

  • New York (LGA) to Key West

Delta Air Lines:

  • Boston to Miami

  • Boston to Punta Cana

  • New York (JFK) to Bogota

  • Detroit to San Juan

Delta Connection:

  • Boston to Sarasota

Gol Airlines:

  • Manaus to Orlando

EVA Air:

  • Taipei to Da Nang

December 22:

Delta Air Lines:

  • New York (JFK) to Mumbai (DL’s return to India!)

December 27:

Hainan Airlines:

  • Chongqing to Budapest

December 28:

SAS Scandinavian:

  • Sälen-Trysil to London (LHR), Aalborg, and Copenhagen

December 30:

Shanghai Airlines:

  • Xi’An to Budapest

Turkish Airlines:

  • Istanbul to Xi’An

December 31:

Malaysia AIrlines:

  • Kuala Lumpur to Beijing Daxing

Shanghai Airlines:

  • Chengdu to Budapest

Are any of you planning to be on any of these flights or might go planespotting? If so, leave a reply! Send some pictures if you get them! I’ll add pictures to this thread when they’re posted online.

Should I do more of these in the future?

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This is very interesting thank you for making this!

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On 19 December: Wizz Air - Vienna to Tirana

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Wow what a great idea!

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Very nice idea good job

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December 12 will be Aeromexico’s inaugural GDL-SJC flight

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I will try to spot the inaugural flight from Sal to Dulles.

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Lovely idea!!! I Like to see new routes everywhere!!


What airline sir?

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It’s not really a new route, but China Southern will be replacing its A332 with an A359 on the BNE-CAN (Guangzhou) routes

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Added them.

Hainan Airlines, fixed it, thanks.

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The 29 of December SAS have their first flight from Copenhagen and Aalborg to Sälen-Trysil…

Source: SAS Group website: https://www.sasgroup.net/en/sas-oppnar-direktlinjer-till-nya-flygplatsen-i-salen-trysil/ (in Swedish)

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Avianca begins Bogotá-Montevideo on 15th and Bogotá-Asunción on the 16th.

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Omg my cousins took this plane last year!!

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Some good inagural flights on my birthday

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Can’t wait to see the Air New Zealand 787s in NZCH again Sadly there won’t be the two 787s due to Air New Zealand’s Suspension of the service until they can fix the Trent 1000s

Me see lots of new Flight to Vancouver:::::::

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaass.

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What about Dallas and Chicago, USA to St Thomas, US Virgin Island

Credit: Lonely Planet

Vancouver to Auckland might see the flight on 2-3rd day of operation to YVR I’ll be at YVR looking out to see!

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Already have it listed

My bad, couldn’t find it.