FR RAK-RMU

The North African countries of Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya and Egypt have about 21.6 million departing seats from Europe in S24, based on Cirium schedules information. They are so instrumental that they account for three-quarters of Europe-Africa capacity. Of course, for most of Africa, most people fly via somewhere en route. Due to EU open […]

BOG - YUL

The US/Canada to Colombia market is enormous. In 2023, approximately 5.1 million people flew between them, equivalent to about 14,000 daily. The US had about 95% of the traffic. Examining Cirium schedules information shows that non-stop departing seats in S24 have surpassed two million, passing this milestone for the first time. Capacity has risen by […]

AUH - BOS

Etihad Airways’ first flight was in November 2003. It ended up replacing Gulf Air, whose Abu Dhabi hub closed in 2005. Etihad first served Europe in 2004 with the launch of London Heathrow flights, with North America following in October 2005 with the start of Toronto. North America capacity remains down by much more than […]

ORY-LEI

Paris ORY is France’s second-busiest airport after CDG. It ended the year 2023 with about 32.3 million passengers, 1.4% above 2019. It was considerably above France’s top 15 airports (-7.2%) and CDG (-11.5%). However, traffic has not exceeded the record set in 2018. ORY’s growth was despite the loss of multiple airlines since 2019, such […]

TAROM

For a flag carrier, Romania’s TAROM is a particularly small one. According to Planespotters.net, it has just 18 aircraft, although only 12 are active when writing. It has six ATR 72s, four A318s, four 737-700s and four 737-800s. Examining Cirium schedules information shows that TAROM has an average of just 101 seats per departure in […]

Alice Spring adds Perth service for improved global connectivity

The Darwin-based regional carrier Airnorth introduced operations between Perth and Alice Springs on Monday March 25. The 1,980-kiilometre service will be maintained 3-weekly, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, with the 76-seat E170 aircraft. Airnorth becomes the only airline connecting to two Australian cities. Flight TL361 departs Perth at 08:15 local time, arriving in Alice Springs […]

JetBlue has removed 25 airports since 2019, with eight leaving in 2024

All airlines remove airports from their network, whether because of underperformance, a negotiating stance over fees/charges, competition, an inability to expand, better opportunities with its limited resources, and more. JetBlue is no exception, and not just because of its continuing troubles. These include the end of the Northeast Alliance with American, calling off its proposed […]