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Ryanair and WizzAir Compete

Ryanair is the largest airline serving Europe and has 1,784 routes this winter, based on at least four departing flights. In contrast, Wizz Air has 700 routes that touch the continent based on the same criteria. While much smaller, Wizz Air is famed for fast growth and for an increasingly diverse network, especially advanced during […]


Ethiopian Airlines inaugurated its third UK route on 21 November with the launch of Addis Ababa to London LGW. It is served 3-weekly using the A350-900, the carrier’s aircraft of choice to Europe. It marks the first time since 2008 that the 5,880-kilometre airport pair has been served. Copenhagen, London LGW and Madrid added this year […]


Located in Newfoundland and Labrador in Atlantic Canada, St. John’s welcomed about 1.1 million passengers in 2022. Using Cirium schedules data shows that St John’s is the country’s 15th busiest airport based on departing seats in 2023. Capacity has risen by approximately 8% year-on-year. While the recovery versus 2019 continues, it will be helped by […]

Ryanair BGY-RVN

Ryanair became the largest airline to serve Italy in 2014. Analysis of Cirium schedules information shows that the ULCC overtook Alitalia as the largest international carrier in 2008. While the pan-European carrier was always smaller than Alitalia domestically, it became numero uno in 2021. It followed the end of the Italian flag carrier and its […]

KTW to Polamar

Katowice has a surprisingly large catchment area of about eight million people within a 50km radius and 13+ million within 100km. It is a major industrial area and is among Poland’s largest airports for freight. It is also the country’s leading airport for charter flights. It had 60+ charter routes in all-important summer. In the […]

Virgin Atlantic CPT

South Africa remains the most-served sub-Saharan African market from Europe based on non-stop capacity. According to Cirium schedules data, there 806,000 departing seats in W23 – 19% lower than the almost one million in W19. In contrast, all of Europe to sub-Saharan Africa rose by about 5%. More than two-thirds of South Africa-bound passengers continue […]


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flynas inaugurated operations between Jeddah in Saudi Arabia and Brussels on Saturday 2 December. The 3-weekly 4,420-kilometre service will be maintained on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, with the A320neo aircraft. The airline faces no competition on the route. Flight XY641 departs Jeddah at 03:40 local time, arriving in Brussels at 08:25 local time. The return […]

December 6, 2023 | Latest Route News +


Eurowings chose the first day of December to launch flights between Salzburg and Amsterdam. The 775-kilometre service will be maintained 2-weekly, on Fridays and Sundays, with the A320 aircraft. The airline goes head-to-head against Transavia’s weekly rotation on the route, however, competition will heat up from 16 December when easyJet introduces flights between the two […]

December 5, 2023 | Latest Route News +

LPA airBaltic

airBaltic opened its seasonal winter base in Gran Canaria on Thursday November 30, with the launch of its first of nine new routes. 30 November: Tallinn (weekly) 1 December: Bergen (2-weekly) 2 December: Vilnius (weekly) 2 December: Sandefjord (2-weekly) 3 December: Aalborg (2-weekly) 3 December: Oslo OSL (weekly) 4 December: Billund (2-weekly) 4 December: Copenhagen (weekly) 5 December: Tampere (weekly) Alongside the new additions, the airline already maintains […]

December 4, 2023 | Latest Route News +


United introduced a new transpacific service on Wednesday November 29 between Los Angeles and Brisbane. The 11,525-kilometre route will be maintained 3-weekly, departing LAX on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, with the 257-seat 787-9 aircraft. The Star Alliance member will compete against Qantas’ daily flights. It complements United’s other Brisbane service, from San Francisco, launched a […]

December 1, 2023 | Latest Route News +


Australian LCC Bonza introduced the latest addition to its network on Wednesday 29 November by inaugurating flights between its Sunshine Coast base and Darwin. The 2,800-kilometre route will be maintained 2-weekly, on Wednesdays and Saturdays departing the Sunshine Coast, and on Thursdays and Sundays from Darwin. The carrier faces no competition between the two cities, […]

November 30, 2023 | Latest Route News +


WestJet introduced four seasonal sun routes in the US and Caribbean from Hamilton on Friday 24 November. 24 November: Orlando MCO (2-weekly) 24 November: Tampa (weekly) 24 November: Cancun (2-weekly) 24 November: Punta Cana (2-weekly) WestJet faces no competition on three of its four new services, the sole exception being the Punta Cana route where it goes head-to-head against Air Transat’s weekly […]

November 29, 2023 | Latest Route News +

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Bordeaux Airport in southwestern France is undergoing a major modernisation programme, which aims to facilitate its environmental transition, enhance the quality of service for passengers, and improve operational efficiency. The French airport is in the first of a five-year strategy, which will include the construction of a new central structure that will serve as a […]

November 22, 2023 | Air Service Community News