Wizz 4 Aircraft Base FCO

The news that Wizz Air was going to announce a major new base at Rome’s main airport might have sent waves of panic through the corridors of Alitalia’s head office. The Italian flag-carrier may have been concerned that the aggressive ULCC might do what it did when it announced its base in Oslo last year, […]

May 15, 2021 | Airlines, Airports, Europe, Top Story

For many years now, the Middle East big three (MEB3) carriers (Emirates, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways) have connected many cities in Europe with their home hubs (of Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Doha respectively), providing a convenient way to travel to Asia, Australasia and Africa. With virtually no domestic markets to support them, all three […]

May 7, 2021 | Airlines, Europe


Analysis of the latest schedule data provided by airlines to Cirium Data and Analytics confirms that Turkish Airlines and the Aeroflot Group continue to lead the way with regard to passenger capacity in Europe. The Turkish flag-carrier is offering more than twice the capacity of third-ranked Ryanair. Combining capacity for Aeroflot and its low-cost subsidiary […]

May 6, 2021 | Airlines, Europe

In 2019, according to official figures from ONDA, 79% of international traffic at Moroccan airports was on routes to/from Europe, representing 17.46m passengers. European traffic had grown in 2019 by an impressive 10.8% and had reached a new, all-time high. The top five international routes in 2019 were: Casablanca – Paris ORY (691,043 passengers) Casablanca […]

According to Russian government statistics, S7 Airlines was once again Russia’s leading airline in January, transporting 1.19 million passengers, down 13% compared with January 2020. The other airlines in the top five were Aeroflot (1.04 million passengers, down 60%), Pobeda (928k passengers, same as in 2020), Ural Airlines (406k passengers, down 41%) and Rossiya Airlines […]

April 11, 2021 | Airlines, Europe

In 2019, the UK ranked third among Ryanair’s country markets for annual seats, offering 26.6 million departing seats, just behind Spain (27.7m) and Italy (28.7m). However, if we look at just international seat capacity then the UK (with 25.7m) jumps well ahead of Spain (20.7m) and Italy (16.3m), highlighting Ryanair’s much greater presence in the […]