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Baltic Nordic

Analysis of airport passenger data across all the Baltic and Nordic nations (Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Sweden) reveals which have been the most (and least) successful at getting air traffic back to pre-pandemic levels. For much of the pandemic Norway was leading the way with its extensive domestic network and where […]

September 13, 2022 | Airlines, Airports, Europe, News & Analysis, Top Story

Norwegian at 20

Last week, on 1 September 2022, Norwegian celebrated its 20th anniversary as a scheduled airline. In those 20 years it has carried over 300 million passengers, developed and abandoned a long-haul, low-cost network from various European airports, set up operations in Argentina and come close to collapse as a result of COVID. However, latest traffic […]

September 9, 2022 | Airlines, Europe, News & Analysis, Top Story

Blue Air

Romanian carrier Blue Air suspended operations starting on Wednesday 7 September after its bank accounts were frozen by the Romanian government. The airline says it will resume service on Monday 12 September and flights are still bookable on its website from that day forward. The airline launched scheduled services on 13 December 2004 with flights […]

September 8, 2022 | Airlines, Europe, News & Analysis, Top Story

Spanish Airport traffic trends

Passenger data for July from Aena reveals that Spain’s airports handled just over 27 million passengers. That is only 8% fewer than in July 2019. Among the top 16 airports (all of which handled at least 350,000 passengers in July) almost half actually saw an increase in passenger throughput compared with three years earlier. Leading […]

KIV - LEJ

Sharing a border with Ukraine meant that Moldova temporarily closed its airspace for safety reasons when Russian forces attacked Ukraine six months ago. In April, traffic at Chisinau Airport, serving the capital, was still down 60% versus 2019. In May, traffic was down 49%, while in June traffic was still down 29% compared with three […]

August 25, 2022 | Airlines, Airports, Europe, News & Analysis

LGW - JFK

New York is by far the biggest US market from the UK, as confirmed in our recent story looking at the London-Boston market. The market welcomed a new carrier on 12 August when Norse Atlantic Airways began daily service between London LGW and New York JFK using 787-9s, formerly operated by Norwegian. Between 2004 and […]