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Canadian Passenger Demand

Passenger demand in Canada is finally starting to recover. Latest passenger figures collected by CATSA at Canada’s eight busiest airports shows a rapid improvement since early June. At that time demand was only at 10% of the 2019 figure. However, by the end of August, demand was up to around 45% of the pre-pandemic figure, […]

Blue Air Air Service One

Romanian-based Blue Air started flying as long ago as 2004, the same year that Wizz Air began operations. However, while Wizz Air has a growing fleet of almost 150 aircraft (with orders placed for over 200 more), Blue Air’s fleet currently stands at just 18 aircraft according to planespotters.net. That includes four 737 MAX 8s […]

September 16, 2021 | Airlines, Airports, Europe, News & Analysis

Zagreb

Croatia joined the EU in July 2013, but unlike most of its Central European neighbours it did not see a massive increase in air travel demand straight away. Yes, demand grew by between 5% and 10% at Zagreb airport in 2014, 2015 and 2016, but other countries, such as the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland, […]

September 15, 2021 | Airlines, Airports, Europe, News & Analysis

196 new services

In the seven weeks since The ANKER Report was last published, Europe’s airlines have again been busy starting a significant number of new routes. This analysis covers the period of Saturday 24 July to Friday 10 September, a total of 49 days. While The ANKER Report would like to believe that it has identified all of […]

September 14, 2021 | Airlines, Airports, Europe, News & Analysis

AMS base cake

Amsterdam was easyJet’s first international destination when it began service from London LTN in late April 1996, beating Nice and Barcelona by a few weeks. At that time the carrier had only been operating from Luton for just over five months. However, it took another 19 years before easyJet made the Dutch hub a base. […]

September 10, 2021 | Airlines, Airports, Europe, News & Analysis

Asian Aviation in Decline

Star Alliance member Turkish Airlines has arguably the world’s most diverse network, as it serves destinations in more countries than any other airline. According to Cirium Data and Analytics schedule information the airline offered scheduled passenger flights from over 110 countries in both 2020 and 2021. Thanks to the airline also publishing monthly traffic statistics which […]

September 8, 2021 | Airlines, Airports, Top Story

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Tetouan Airport

On Tuesday 14 September, Ryanair launched 2-weekly service from its base in Madrid to Tétouan in northern Morocco. The 565-kilometre route will be served every Tuesday and Saturday using the carrier’s 737-800s. Ryanair first began serving the Moroccan airport from Malaga on 1 April 2019. That remained the airline’s only route to the airport until […]

September 16, 2021 | Latest Route News +

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Eurowings launched two new routes between Germany and Austria on Monday 13 September. The Lufthansa subsidiary began connecting Düsseldorf and Linz with 5-weekly service, and Stuttgart and Graz with 4-weekly service. Both routes will be operated using the airline’s A319s and A320s. Before the pandemic, both routes were served by fellow Lufthansa Group member Austrian […]

September 15, 2021 | Latest Route News +

LAS - HRL bear line-up

On Thursday 9 September Frontier began 2-weekly service between Las Vegas and Valley International Airport (IATA code HRL), serving Harlingen and the Rio Grande Valley in Texas. The inaugural service on the 1,990-kilometre route (flight number F9 1954 operated by an Airbus A320neo, registration N349FR) departed Las Vegas at 14:47 and touched down in Harlingen […]

September 10, 2021 | Latest Route News +

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