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PRG base ribbon cut

With considerable fanfare, Lufthansa’s low-cost subsidiary Eurowings launched its base in Prague on Sunday 31 October. Two aircraft are now based at the Czech airport, an A319 (registration OE-LYX) and an A320 (registration OE-IQC). In the first week of operation nine new routes have been launched, to complement the airline’s existing 12-weekly service from Düsseldorf. […]

November 4, 2021 | Airlines, Europe, News & Analysis, Top Story

ADR

In 2019, Italy’s Rome Fiumicino Airport ranked as Europe’s 11th busiest airport, handling 43.4 million passengers. Since 2000 total traffic had grown by 68% but there was a significant difference between domestic and international demand. While developments in the national high-speed rail network had contributed to domestic air travel falling by 11%, international passengers had […]

November 3, 2021 | Airlines, Airports, Europe, News & Analysis

ARN - INI apron banner, Air Service One

In case anyone thought that Wizz Air had become the new champion of new route launches across Europe, Ryanair has apparently made it clear that it is still Europe’s leading airline when it comes to starting new services. Research by The ANKER Report indicates that Europe’s biggest (U)LCC will be launching almost 250, yes 250, […]

Istanbul Airport

For the third straight month, Istanbul’s main airport was Europe’s busiest in September, handling just over four million passengers. However, that is still 39% down compared with the same month in 2019. Its nearest rival last month was again another Turkish airport, Antalya. That airport welcomed over 3.8 million passengers, mostly tourists, a decline of […]

New look plane ITA Airways

Italy’s ‘new’, government-owned airline, ITA Airways (IATA code AZ, same as its predecessor Alitalia), officially launched operations on Friday 15 October. The airline plans to operate with 52 Airbus aircraft this winter (seven A330-200s, 27 A320s and 18 A319s). The airline’s future fleet plans appear to be 100% focussed on Airbus aircraft, including the A220-series. […]

October 18, 2021 | Airlines, Europe, News & Analysis, Top Story

mirador-lance

September passenger data for Spanish airports, published recently by Aena, shows that the country’s airports handled 16.32m passengers last month. That is three times as many as in September 2020 (5.46m), but still 40% fewer than in September 2019 (27.14m). In August, the airports had welcomed 18.01m passengers which was 39% down on the same […]

October 15, 2021 | Airlines, Airports, Europe, News & Analysis