Themes of the Week Delta reduced fall capacity 1% week over week Delta makes sure Notre Dame alumni in NYC can get to their home games Avelo removed one ILG market before it will even start BermudAir filed their new Bermuda (BDA) flights to three U.S. destinations Virgin Atlantic announced Manchester, UK (MAN) flights to LAS […]

Ryanair Alicante route

Alicante ended 2022 with 13.20 million passengers, data collected by Air Service One shows, making it Spain’s fifth-busiest airport. Traffic was -12.3% below 2019, marginally less recovered than Spain as a whole (-11.5%). Serving Costa Blanca, Cirium schedules information tells that Alicante – among the country’s biggest cities – to still be down in S23, […]

ASO Network Churn

This summer can probably be considered the first ‘normal’ summer for air travel since COVID. Across Europe, the region’s (U)LCCs have been dynamic in exploiting perceived opportunities, with Ryanair and Wizz Air in particular celebrating the launch of many new routes. However, as is also the case with these carriers, routes not performing sufficiently well […]

PRAGUE

Among Central Europe’s four biggest airports (those serving the capitals of Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Poland and Romania), Prague Airport has seen the slowest recovery post-pandemic. Bucharest, despite the collapse of Blue Air, has fully recovered, Warsaw WAW is at 95% recovery and Budapest is at around 90%. However, Prague is at just 75% according to […]

DUB - CLE

Cleveland Hopkins Airport in Ohio has just celebrated the return of non-stop flights to Europe, with the introduction of Aer Lingus’s new 4-weekly service to Dublin utilising the airline’s A321neoLRs. The airport’s last flights to Europe were back in the summer of 2018, when, somewhat bizarrely, both Icelandair and local rival WOW air launched seasonal […]

Birmingham

It was recently announced that easyJet would finally make Birmingham a base, with three aircraft to be stationed at the UK airport from the start of next summer (S24). The LCC was already planning to operate 11 routes from the airport this summer, including domestic routes to Belfast BFS, Edinburgh and Glasgow. Compared with last […]

Ryanair and easyjet

Historically, (U)LCCs avoided much direct competition with one another, preferring instead to create brand-new routes. To do otherwise, the logic went, could risk excessively low fares and unprofitability, even with their low costs – unless a particular market was worth the fight. This might be to protect a geographic stronghold, such as easyJet launching Ireland […]