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Italian Market review

As the world steadily emerged from the shadows of the Covid-19 pandemic, Italy’s aviation sector witnessed a significant resurgence. The previous year marked a robust rebound in passenger traffic, with airlines and airports bustling with renewed activity. Low-cost carriers played a pivotal role in boosting frequencies, expanding capacity, and launching numerous new routes in the […]

February 7, 2024 | Airlines, Airports, Europe, News & Analysis

European recovery

The European aviation sector’s recovery in 2023 has been uneven, with most southern and southeast European markets surpassing pre-pandemic 2019 records, while the majority in the west and north are still trailing behind. These trends persist into the first quarter of 2024 when compared to the same three-month period in 2019, which was unaffected by […]

Aeroport di Roma

Latest Route News

MCO-BTV, MSN cupcakes

Breeze introduced flights from Orlando MCO to both Burlington in Vermont and Madison in Wisconsin on Wednesday 14 February. The carrier will deploy its 137-seat A220-300 aircraft on both the 1,920-kilometre service to Burlington, and the 1,780-kilometre route to Madison. The pair will be maintained 2-weekly on Wednesdays and Saturdays. While the Burlington service faces […]

February 22, 2024 | Latest Route News +


Smartwings introduced regular charter flights between Friedrichshafen in southern Germany, near the boarders of both Switzerland and Austria, and Gran Canaria on Sunday 11 February. The weekly 3,070-kilometre service will be maintained with a 189-seat 737-800 aircraft. No other airline operates between the two. What they said Bernd Behrend, Head of Customer Relations & Marketing, […]

February 21, 2024 | Latest Route News +


Batik Air Malaysia commenced flights between Kuala Lumpur and Istanbul SAW on Friday 9 February. At 8,335-kilometres, it is the carrier’s longest route, operated 4-weekly on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays with the 377-seat A330-300 aircraft. Although it does not face any direct competition, Turkish Airlines maintains 2-daily flights between Istanbul IST and Kuala Lumpur. […]

February 20, 2024 | Latest Route News +


Wizz Air introduced services between London LTN and Salzburg in Austria on Thursday 8 February. The 1,060-kilometre route will be maintained 3-weekly on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. The ULCC will deploy a 180-seat A320 aircraft between the two cities and will compete directly against easyJet, which maintains 5-weely rotations. What they said Valeria Bragarenco, Corporate […]

February 16, 2024 | Latest Route News +


Pegasus Airlines introduced flights between Ankara and Podgorica on Monday 5 February, marking the carrier’s second new route to the Montenegrin capital within a week. The 1,175-kilometre service will be maintained 2-weekly, on Mondays and Fridays, with the A320 aircraft. The airline faces no competition between the two cities. What they said Eldin Dobradzic, the […]

February 13, 2024 | Latest Route News +

Milan Bergamo

Air Service Community News

Billund Airport welcomes route development delegates to Denmark.

Billund Airport, the primary gateway to West Denmark, is poised to welcome this year’s route development event attendees to an unparalleled travel experience as the conference makes its way to nearby Aarhus from 22 – 24 April. Located just an hour’s drive away from Aarhus City Centre, Billund Airport serves as a convenient access point […]

February 19, 2024 | Air Service Community News

easyJet base launch Nantes

This year is the 20th anniversary of the first CONNECT event (then known as French CONNECT) which was held in Liverpool in the UK. My first experience of the event was the following year in 2005 when it was held in Sheffield. It was the first time I had stayed away from home since the […]