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Air Service One talks with Copenhagen

Air Service One caught up with Morten Mortensen, Senior Director Airline Sales & Route Development, Copenhagen International Airport in the run up to this year’s Routes World.  We wanted to get an inside look at how the airport has been rebuilding its network over the last year and where it sees the future, in addition […]

October 12, 2022 | Air Service Event News, Airports, Europe

Bucharest Airport

Prior to the pandemic, Central Europe’s four busiest airports were Warsaw WAW (18.9 million passengers in 2019), Prague (17.8 million), Budapest (16.2 million) and Bucharest (14.7 million). According to ACI Europe figures they ranked 36th, 39th, 41st and 46th among all European airports. Three of them had grown by around 6% versus 2018, while Budapest […]

BRS base apron line-up

The latest airport traffic statistics from the UK CAA for August 2022 confirm that none of the country’s top 15 airports has yet seen traffic recover to pre-pandemic levels. Even Germany, which has a significantly lower rate of recovery than the UK, had a few airports that were recording traffic growth compared with three years […]

German network analysis

Latest airport traffic data from Germany confirms that in August the recovery rate versus 2019 stood at just 75%. Although the airports handled more than 18.4 million passengers (up 56% compared with August 2021), that was still 25% fewer than in August 2019. What was particularly significant was that domestic air traffic was down 55% […]

September 29, 2022 | Airlines, Airports, Europe, News & Analysis, Top Story

Air Service One, easyJet Recovery

As revealed in last week’s lead story, both easyJet and Ryanair are currently seeing significantly lower capacity recovery figures for November 2022 than for August 2022 (when compared with the same months in 2019). However, while Ryanair’s November capacity is still 13% higher than in 2019, analysis of Cirium schedule data shows that easyJet is […]

September 23, 2022 | Airlines, Airports, Europe, News & Analysis, Top Story

MLA - MAD

Malta International Airport welcomed over 7.3 million passengers in 2019. Not bad for an island with just over 500,000 inhabitants. Between 2000 and 2009 annual demand was fairly steady at around three million passengers. However, between 2009 and 2019 traffic more than doubled, with passenger numbers increasing steadily every year. Much of this was driven […]

September 22, 2022 | Airlines, Airports, Europe, News & Analysis, Top Story

MCT - TZX

Oman Air is not the biggest Middle Eastern airline, but it plays an important role in developing Oman’s ambitions as a business and leisure destination. Pre-pandemic the airline was serving 10 European destinations with non-stop flights from Muscat, the country’s capital. These were: Athens: 5-weekly Frankfurt: daily Istanbul IST: daily London LHR: 2-daily Manchester: daily […]

September 21, 2022 | Airlines, Europe, News & Analysis