FRL-MLA

The Italian air travel market is currently even more dynamic than usual. With Alitalia having been shut down and reborn as considerably smaller ITA Airways, there are opportunities for other carriers to grab a share of the market. Ryanair and Wizz Air have been particularly active in expanding their presence in Italy. Following the demise […]

Italy leads Spain S22

While many European airlines and airports have had to endure widespread criticism for a higher than usual level of cancellations, delays and general ‘chaos’, one airline has apparently bucked the trend and is getting through this summer with its reputation enhanced. Ryanair, the airline that many parts of the mainstream media love to hate, has […]

ORY - ESB

An interesting development, apparently driven by the pandemic, is how Air France has chosen to use its low-cost subsidiary Transavia (IATA code TO) to significantly expand its leisure network from Paris ORY. Analysis of Cirium schedule data shows that while Air France has reduced its seat capacity by 33% at Orly (comparing August 2022 with […]

BHD - CWL

Aer Lingus Regional on Thursday 7 July added two new routes from Belfast BHD. Using ATR 72s operated by Emerald Airlines, there will be daily flights on the 510-kilometre route to Southampton, competing with Eastern Airways, which already offers 13-weekly flights. In addition, Aer Lingus Regional is now offering 5-weekly flights on the 400-kilometre route […]

ATH - NUE

Greece’s biggest carrier, Aegean Airlines, is offering non-stop flights from Athens to 78 international destinations this summer, including seven that it was not serving during the summer of 2019. This compares with 82 international destinations served three summers ago. The new routes, all launched this summer are (weekly frequency in August 2022 in brackets): 20 […]

easyJet Seat Recovery

Europe’s second largest (U)LCC, easyJet, has had a slower post-pandemic recovery than its more high-profile rivals Ryanair and Wizz Air. With a higher proportion of its pre-pandemic capacity tied up in the slow-to-recover UK market, it has been outperformed by its main rivals. Current Cirium schedule data for July 2022 shows that easyJet’s seat recovery […]

Last Week July 4th

Between Sunday 26 June and Saturday 2 July, Air Service One has identified: 107 new routes involving at least one European airport, operated by 34 airlines involving 121 airports easyJet (25) and Corendon Airlines (16) launched the most, new routes 46 (43%) were already served by other carriers, 61 (57%) were not 29 countries involved […]