List Of Inaugural Flights [March 2020]

Thought I’d make a thread compiling every inaugural flight for March since this is a HUGE month for Tokyo Haneda and since the last List Of Inaugural Flights [December 2019] was well-received.

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: March (Day)

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:

March 1:

Swiss:

  • Zurich to Osaka

March 5:

United Express:

  • Chicago O’Hare to Decatur and Ottawa

Eastern Airlines:

  • New York JFK to Georgetown

March 7:

American Eagle:

  • Hilton Head (HHH) to Dallas/Fort Worth, Philadelphia, Chicago (ORD)

Southwest Airlines:

  • Atlanta to Memphis
  • Denver to Des Moines
  • Baltimore to Providinciales
  • Houston (HOU) to Cozumel

United Airlines:

  • Denver to Nassau & Panama City (Florida)

March 10:

Frontier Airlines:

  • Newark to Cancun and Santo Domingo (SDQ)

March 11:

Delta Air Lines:

  • Seattle to Tampa

March 12:

Spirit Airlines:

  • Nashville to Newark and Los Angeles

March 13:

Silver Airways:

  • Orlando to Destin/Fort Walton Beach

March 16:

IndiGo:

  • Bangalore to Doha

All Nippon Airways:

  • Tokyo (NRT) to Vladivostok

March 19:

Alaska Airlines:

  • Los Angeles to Boise & Missoula
  • San Francisco to Redmond & Spokane
  • San Jose (SJC) to Puerto Vallarta

March 22:

EL AL:

  • Tel Aviv to Chicago O’Hare

March 26:

Spirit Airlines:

  • Austin to Newark & Nashville

March 29: (Huge Day)

American Airlines

  • Boston to London Heathrow

Virgin Australia:

  • Melbourne to Denpasar

Ethiopian Airlines:

  • Singapore to Jakarta (New Fifth-Freedom flight replacing Bangkok to Jakarta)

QantasLink:

  • Sydney to Ballina and Mildura

Swiss

  • Zurich to Washington (IAD)

Brussels Airlines:

  • Brussels to Montreal

IndiGo:

  • Delhi to Bangkok (BKK)

airBaltic:

  • Riga to Manchester

IndiGo:

  • Bangalore to Jeddah

All Nippon Airways:

  • Tokyo (NRT) to Hanoi

Albawings

  • Tirana to Frankfurt

March 30:

Philippine Airlines:

  • Manila to Perth

Qantas:

  • Brisbane to Tamworth

Norwegian Air:

  • Oslo to San Francisco

Albawings:

  • Tirana to Hamburg

March 31:

Lufthansa:

  • Munich to Bangalore

Norwegian Air:

  • Rome to Denver

Tokyo Haneda’s New Flights:

ALL OF THESE ARE TO/FROM TOKYO HANEDA (HND)

March 28:

Delta Air Lines:

  • Atlanta
  • Detroit
  • Honolulu
  • Portland (PDX)
  • Seattle

United Airlines:

  • Chicago O’Hare
  • Los Angeles
  • Newark
  • Washington (IAD)

March 29:

Aeroflot:

  • Moscow (SVO)

American Airlines:

  • Dallas/Fort Worth

Alitalia:

  • Rome (FCO)

All Nippon Airways (ANA):

  • Delhi
  • Ho Chi Minh City
  • Houston (IAH)
  • Qingdao
  • San Francisco
  • San Jose (SJC)
  • Seattle
  • Shenzhen
  • Washington (IAD)

China Eastern Airlines:

  • Beijing Daxing

China Southern Airlines:

  • Beijing Daxing

Finnair:

  • Helsinki

Japan Airlines:

  • Chicago (ORD)
  • Dailan
  • Dallas/Fort Worth
  • Delhi
  • Helsinki
  • Honolulu
  • Los Angeles
  • Moscow (SVO)
  • Sydney

Qantas:

  • Melbourne

SAS Scandinavian Airlines

  • Copenhagen

Virgin Australia:

  • Brisbane

March 30:

Turkish Airlines:

  • Istanbul

Side note: Beijing Daxing was supposed to have a bunch of inaugural flights in late March. However, with a bunch of suspensions and confusion, I decided to omit it from this list.

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

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@Kacey

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@BigBert10


@Ishrion, thanks for the list. Looks like a great month for Tokyo

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This has been running for years, am I missing something?

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The new service will be mainline. It’s served by DL Connection, yes.

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I’m dumb lol, removed it.

Air Albania
Tirana-Bergamo 29 March
Tirana-Pisa 29 March
Tirana-Verona 29 March

Albawings
Tirana-Frankfurt 29 March
Tirana-Hamburg 30 March

Wizz Air
Bergamo-Tirana 30 March

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No one want to come to Vancouver this month?

@Ishrion! I’m very sad…

You forgot JAL’s inaugural from Bengaluru to Tokyo-Narita! :(
Starts on March 29th.

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Look closer :(

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What do you mean @Ishrion?

JAL’s inaugural flight from BLR-NRT starts on March 29th.

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It was on the list, I had it on the 30th lol

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As it stands right now China Southern is going to start sending the 787 to Toronto on March 29th replacing the 777. Coronavirus dependent obviously.

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Big day for water salutes!

Thanks for this very interesting list!

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Can’t wait for Sydney - Mildura 🎉

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Awesome! And with my favorite airline!

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@Ishrion I don’t know if this counts, but British’s inaugural A350-1000 flight to Austin is on March 29. It’s not a new route though so I don’t know if it counts.

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Alaska’s SJC-PVR flight also starts on March 29

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Interesting list. Thanks for putting this together! Little worried about the COVID-19 and how it could effect or delay new routes. That would make sense if operators did decide to push an inaugural flight.

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I almost read SJC-PVG. I was like, hmm… when did Alaska start flying to Shanghai?


Hehehe… I misread it and read it back. Realized it’s PVR :)