Condor Airlines

Condor is famous for its striking and highly controversial stripey livery. According to Planespotters.net, the leisure carrier’s fleet consists of 49 aircraft: 12 A320s, 13 A321s, 13 A330-900s, nine 757-300s and two 767-300ERs. Its A330neos were all delivered between December 2022 and January 2024. The last of its 767s will be retired in March ahead […]

March 4, 2024 | Airlines, Europe, North America, Top Story

BEG-OPO

Porto is the second most populous city in Portugal and a growing tourist hotspot. It welcomed 15.2 million passengers in 2023, 16% higher than its previous record. It was especially because of the fast growth of easyJet and Ryanair, although other airlines grew strongly too. It gained multiple airlines last year, including airBaltic, Air Serbia, […]

February 29, 2024 | Airports, Europe, News & Analysis, Top Story

BMA - AAR

Braathens Regional Airlines (BRA) has existed for eight years. The first commercial flight by the Swedish carrier was in February 2016. According to Planespotters.net, it now has 14 72-seat ATR 72-600s. Confusingly, they are operated by Braathens Regional Airways (also BRA), which is a Norwegian-owned Swedish operator. Both are separate from Braathens International Airways, which […]

February 26, 2024 | Airlines, Europe, News & Analysis, Top Story

Italian Market review

As the world steadily emerged from the shadows of the Covid-19 pandemic, Italy’s aviation sector witnessed a significant resurgence. The previous year marked a robust rebound in passenger traffic, with airlines and airports bustling with renewed activity. Low-cost carriers played a pivotal role in boosting frequencies, expanding capacity, and launching numerous new routes in the […]

February 7, 2024 | Airlines, Airports, Europe, News & Analysis

European recovery

The European aviation sector’s recovery in 2023 has been uneven, with most southern and southeast European markets surpassing pre-pandemic 2019 records, while the majority in the west and north are still trailing behind. These trends persist into the first quarter of 2024 when compared to the same three-month period in 2019, which was unaffected by […]