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In case anyone thought that Wizz Air had become the new champion of new route launches across Europe, Ryanair has apparently made it clear that it is still Europe’s leading airline when it comes to starting new services. Research by The ANKER Report indicates that Europe’s biggest (U)LCC will be launching almost 250, yes 250, […]

Istanbul Airport

For the third straight month, Istanbul’s main airport was Europe’s busiest in September, handling just over four million passengers. However, that is still 39% down compared with the same month in 2019. Its nearest rival last month was again another Turkish airport, Antalya. That airport welcomed over 3.8 million passengers, mostly tourists, a decline of […]

IND - MKE

Contour Airlines (IATA code LF) is the regional airline brand of Contour Aviation, based in Smyrna, Tennessee. It began scheduled services in 2016 between Nashville and Tupelo in Mississippi. It currently operates a fleet of 10 Embraer ERJ-135s, which have been configured with just 30 leather seats. Flights bookable from 17 airports The airline’s website […]

October 21, 2021 | Airlines, News & Analysis, North America

New look plane ITA Airways

Italy’s ‘new’, government-owned airline, ITA Airways (IATA code AZ, same as its predecessor Alitalia), officially launched operations on Friday 15 October. The airline plans to operate with 52 Airbus aircraft this winter (seven A330-200s, 27 A320s and 18 A319s). The airline’s future fleet plans appear to be 100% focussed on Airbus aircraft, including the A220-series. […]

October 18, 2021 | Airlines, Europe, News & Analysis, Top Story

Dornier flying

Denver Air Connection (IATA code KG) is a subsidiary of Colorado-based Key Lime Air. It operates a fleet of seven aircraft according to planespotters.net; three 50-seat Embraer ERJ-145s, three 30-seat Dornier Do-328JETs and an Embraer EMB-120 Brasilia. It recently replaced Boutique Air in offering 6-weekly service from Ironwood in North Michigan to both Chicago ORD […]

October 15, 2021 | Airlines, News & Analysis, North America