KEF - BOS

Iceland’s PLAY recently announced four new routes from Reykjavik starting this summer. Three are in Denmark (Aalborg, Aarhus and Billund) and one is in Germany (Düsseldorf). This brings to 11 the number of new routes the airline currently plans to launch in 2023. The complete list is (weekly frequency at launch in brackets): Geneva on […]

January 10, 2023 | Airlines, Europe, News & Analysis, Top Story

BA adds Gatwick Routes

British Airways (BA) has been London LGW’s second biggest short-haul operator since 2008, when it was overtaken by primary competitor easyJet. According to Cirium schedules information data, BA had 1.3 million one-way, short-haul seats across Europe and North Africa from Gatwick in 2022, having only resumed short-haul operations from the airport at the start of […]

BZO - ANR

Situated in Belgium about 51 kilometres north of Brussels, Antwerp is one of five passenger airports serving the country. According to the airport’s own statistics, Antwerp – the world’s diamond capital – had 239,500 two-way passengers in 2022, the fourth best year on record. While 63% higher than in 2021, it remained at just 78% […]

January 9, 2023 | Airports, Europe, News & Analysis

BOH

Bournemouth Airport, on the UK’s south coast, has been one of Ryanair’s smaller bases since it opened in April 2008. With a runway of almost 2,300 metres the airport has an operational advantage over its near neighbour, Southampton Airport, which lies 40 kilometres to Bournemouth’s east. Southampton’s runway is currently only just over 1,700 metres. […]

Belgrade - Malaga

Air Serbia is the ninth largest airline serving Central and Eastern Europe in winter 2022, according to Cirium schedules information data. It has 1.4 million seats this season, a 12% increase against the previous record. It is the result of its newfound competitiveness, which has seen 32 scheduled routes added from its Belgrade hub, some […]

January 4, 2023 | Airlines, Europe, News & Analysis, Top Story

Five hundred plus new routes in 2023

Air Service One recently estimated that airlines started around 1,850 new routes across Europe (excluding Russia) in 2022. Analysis of Cirium schedules data suggests that airlines have already revealed plans for at least 500 more new routes starting in 2023. However, with airlines announcing additional new routes almost every day at the moment, that number […]

Wizz Air opens Suceava base, its eighth in Romania; it now has 12 routes

Wizz Air has opened its eighth base in Romania, the airline’s number one European country. It’s at Suceava, situated in the far north of the country around 60 kilometres from the Ukraine border. With two stationed A320ceos, it joins other bases at Bacau, Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca, Craiova, Iasi, Sibiu and Timisoara. Of course, Suceava is not […]

December 21, 2022 | Airlines, Airports, Europe, News & Analysis

Lufthansa adds Belfast BHD and London LGW; its UK airport network reaches 12

Belfast BHD is set to receive flights from Germany for the first time. On 23 April 2023, Lufthansa CityLine will begin Frankfurt, with the 4-weekly, 1,110-kilometre service using the 100-seat Embraer E190. It will provide an additional option to reach the wider world from Northern Ireland, will be the country’s sole German route following Ryanair’s […]