Volotea 60 million passengers

The first commercial flight of Spanish-headquartered Volotea was in April 2012. It has grown considerably in the subsequent 12 years, with its 60 millionth passenger carried in 2024. It continues to focus on thin, mainly unserved leisure destinations. According to Planespotters.net, it has 43 aircraft: 23 A320ceos and 20 A319s. They average 17 years. Like […]

Changi Air Canada

Asia-Pacific accounts for just over a fifth of Canada’s long-haul available capacity this summer, 11 percentage points lower than in S19. The market remains down by a considerable quarter versus S19, primarily because of the extremely slow recovery of China. In contrast, Canada’s long-haul capacity generally has risen by 2%. Multiple new routes Despite Asia-Pacific’s […]

Turkish Airlines inaugural flights

Turkish Airlines serves 50 African airports on a passenger basis. It has a much larger network than other key competitors. For example, Emirates serves 20 airports, Qatar Airways 29 and British Airways and Lufthansa 12 each. Only Air France, thanks to the extensive Francophone Africa, comes close with 40. The Turkish flag carrier’s African network […]

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 […]