Frontier Airways at Cancun

Cancun welcomed 30.3 million passengers in 2022, according to airport operator ASUR. It surpassed the 30 million level for the first time. Total traffic rose by 19% versus 2019, the previous best. While domestic and international passengers both grew by about 19%, the absolute change tells a different story. Although already by far the biggest […]

KEF - BOS

Iceland’s PLAY recently announced four new routes from Reykjavik starting this summer. Three are in Denmark (Aalborg, Aarhus and Billund) and one is in Germany (Düsseldorf). This brings to 11 the number of new routes the airline currently plans to launch in 2023. The complete list is (weekly frequency at launch in brackets): Geneva on […]

January 10, 2023 | Airlines, Europe, News & Analysis, Top Story

BA adds Gatwick Routes

British Airways (BA) has been London LGW’s second biggest short-haul operator since 2008, when it was overtaken by primary competitor easyJet. According to Cirium schedules information data, BA had 1.3 million one-way, short-haul seats across Europe and North Africa from Gatwick in 2022, having only resumed short-haul operations from the airport at the start of […]

BZO - ANR

Situated in Belgium about 51 kilometres north of Brussels, Antwerp is one of five passenger airports serving the country. According to the airport’s own statistics, Antwerp – the world’s diamond capital – had 239,500 two-way passengers in 2022, the fourth best year on record. While 63% higher than in 2021, it remained at just 78% […]

January 9, 2023 | Airports, Europe, News & Analysis

According to our painstaking research over the course of 2022, Air Service One estimates that airlines last year launched over 650 new routes involving at least one North American airport. This compares with over 1,250 that we identified in 2021. As travel restrictions were eased in 2021 airlines tried all sorts of interesting new routes […]

Brazil is the United States’ second biggest South American market by seat capacity after Colombia, according to Cirium schedules information data. In the first quarter of 2023 there are 23 non-stop routes encompassing 11 US airports and eight in Brazil. Washington IAD is expected to return in March and Los Angeles in July, but Detroit […]

BOH

Bournemouth Airport, on the UK’s south coast, has been one of Ryanair’s smaller bases since it opened in April 2008. With a runway of almost 2,300 metres the airport has an operational advantage over its near neighbour, Southampton Airport, which lies 40 kilometres to Bournemouth’s east. Southampton’s runway is currently only just over 1,700 metres. […]

Belgrade - Malaga

Air Serbia is the ninth largest airline serving Central and Eastern Europe in winter 2022, according to Cirium schedules information data. It has 1.4 million seats this season, a 12% increase against the previous record. It is the result of its newfound competitiveness, which has seen 32 scheduled routes added from its Belgrade hub, some […]

January 4, 2023 | Airlines, Europe, News & Analysis, Top Story

YQB - VRA

Renowned for winter warmth, Cuba is Canada’s second largest winter sun market behind Mexico. With 3,326 non-stop one-way flights in winter 2022, Cuba is only one-third the size of the Mexico market (9,557 flights) but slightly larger than the Dominican Republic (3,058). However, with 12% fewer flights than in winter 2019, Canada-Cuba hasn’t fully recovered […]