Schiphol Airport

For the last three months Amsterdam Schiphol has been western Europe’s busiest airport in terms of passenger numbers, only beaten across all of Europe by airports in Russia and Turkey. The latest statistics for October show the airport having handled 3.75 million passengers, down 42% compared with October 2019. This compares with Frankfurt (3.40m, down […]

November 19, 2021 | Airports, Europe, News & Analysis

US Market

The latest daily figures provided by the US TSA show that average weekly passenger numbers passing through US airports have stabilised at around 75%-80% of the level they were back in 2019, with that figure rising to around 85% on national holidays such as Independence Day (4 July) and Labor Day (6 September). Airlines launch […]


“More flights, 19 destinations, more choice, and 100,000 extra seats this winter,” enthuses Declan Power, Head of Aviation Development at Shannon Airport. The new W21/22 schedule announced by Ryanair includes new links to London Luton (twice weekly), Budapest (twice weekly), Fuerteventura (weekly), Edinburgh (twice weekly), Turin (weekly), Birmingham (twice weekly) and Gran Canaria (weekly). “These join […]


Paul Willis, the new Group Aviation Director for MAG, brings 30 years of aviation experience to the role that will hopefully bring the Group’s portfolio of airports – Manchester, London Stansted and East Midlands – back to pre-2019 traffic levels by autumn 2022. He brings to the new role substantial consultancy planning experience, which has […]

Cologne Airport

Air Service One met with Tobias Lyssy, Director Marketing & Sales, Cologne Bonn Airport at this week’s 149th IATA Slot Conference in Rome: “We had 12 million passengers prior to Covid in 2019 which reduced to 3 million at the peak of the pandemic however since the summer the rebuild is underway to get back […]


One of the most-recognised faces of the airport route development community is hanging up his new route business case slides and moving onto new challenges, as Jean-Luc Poiroux, SVP Business Development at Bordeaux Airport steps down after 15 years. Speaking to Air Service One correspondent Marco Colombo at the 149th IATA Slot Conference this week, […]