Play Airlines

Following in the footsteps of Iceland Express (2003-2012) and WOW air (2012-2019), Iceland now has another new airline, aiming to compete with national carrier Icelandair. PLAY (IATA code OG, formerly held by Thailand’s One-Two-Go Airlines) recently received its AOC and will soon be taking delivery of the first of three A321neos, with which it plans […]

May 20, 2021 | Airlines, Europe, Top Story

SkyUp Landing in Stockholm

Ukraine’s SkyUp Airlines (IATA code PQ) was founded in June 2017 and operated its first flight in May 2018. It is closely linked to the local tour operator Join UP! which was founded in 2002. Initially operating mostly charter flights, the airline has since developed an extensive network from its main base in Kiev. Originally […]

May 19, 2021 | Airlines, Europe, News & Analysis

88 New Routes

Since our first look at the North American market four weeks ago, there have been plenty of developments worthy of note. With Easter occurring at the beginning of April, passenger numbers relative to the same dates in 2019 saw a new post-pandemic peak of 60% being reached on 31 March and staying at over 60% […]

Ryanair Tail Fin

Ryanair began serving Sweden as long ago as June 1997, when it started operations from London STN to Stockholm NYO. The facility lies around 100 kilometres south-west of Stockholm. In April 2003 it made Skavsta a base and launched six additional routes to Aarhus, Glasgow PIK, Hamburg LBC, Oslo TRF, Paris BVA and Tampere. Since […]

May 17, 2021 | Airlines, Europe, News & Analysis

Wizz 4 Aircraft Base FCO

The news that Wizz Air was going to announce a major new base at Rome’s main airport might have sent waves of panic through the corridors of Alitalia’s head office. The Italian flag-carrier may have been concerned that the aggressive ULCC might do what it did when it announced its base in Oslo last year, […]

May 15, 2021 | Airlines, Airports, Europe, Top Story


Traffic trends and route development in North America, defined here as encompassing Canada, the US and Mexico. Although the US domestic market recovered relatively slowly last summer, at least compared with some European markets, its recovery has continued through the winter season and into spring. As passenger data from TSA makes clear, US domestic passenger […]


Analysis of the latest schedule data provided by airlines to Cirium Data and Analytics confirms that Turkish Airlines and the Aeroflot Group continue to lead the way with regard to passenger capacity in Europe. The Turkish flag-carrier is offering more than twice the capacity of third-ranked Ryanair. Combining capacity for Aeroflot and its low-cost subsidiary […]

May 6, 2021 | Airlines, Europe

In 2019, according to official figures from ONDA, 79% of international traffic at Moroccan airports was on routes to/from Europe, representing 17.46m passengers. European traffic had grown in 2019 by an impressive 10.8% and had reached a new, all-time high. The top five international routes in 2019 were: Casablanca – Paris ORY (691,043 passengers) Casablanca […]