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One of the most-recognised faces of the airport route development community is hanging up his new route business case slides and moving onto new challenges, as Jean-Luc Poiroux, SVP Business Development at Bordeaux Airport steps down after 15 years. Speaking to Air Service One correspondent Marco Colombo at the 149th IATA Slot Conference this week, […]

November 18, 2021 | Airports, Europe, News & Analysis

JFK - DEL line-up

American Airlines has returned to India after a break of nine years. On Friday 12 November the airline began daily service on the 11,780-kilometre route between New York JFK and Delhi using its Boeing 777-300ERs. The inaugural flight (AA 292) departed JFK at 19:27 and arrived at Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport at 20:20 the […]

Simon Nathan Copenhagen

“Here at Copenhagen, we saw a strong return of traffic over the summer, and this has continued to develop, suggesting that there’s a whole market rebound going on,” says Simon Nathan, Copenhagen’s Senior Manager, Commercial Strategy and Route Development. “We are now seeing good indications of this trend continuing over Christmas and into the back […]

SNN - Air Service One

Just before the 149th Slot Conference in Rome, United Airlines confirmed that March 27 next year would be the date that it would recommence its daily non-stop service from New York Newark to Shannon. This fantastic news was swiftly joined by Aer Lingus’ announcement that it would also restart its transatlantic services from Shannon to […]

November 15, 2021 | Airports, News & Analysis

BHX Terminal

In the run up to the 149th Slot Conference, Vueling announced that it will add a second route from Birmingham Airport – the UK’s third largest airport outside London, and the UK’s seventh largest overall – a three times weekly A321 service from Paris Orly, which began on 3 November. “This is a great new […]

Athens Airport

Athens International Airport (AIA) was awarded the ACI Europe Best Airport Award 2021 in the 25-40 million passenger category, announced at the recent ACI Europe Annual Congress and General Assembly that took place in Geneva. The award recognises excellence and outstanding achievement across the entire portfolio of airport activities with a particular focus this year on […]


Aeroporti di Roma (ADR), the company that manages both airports in Rome, Fiumicino and Ciampino, has introduced several initiatives in terms of sustainability, energy saving, separate waste collection and recycling, in an effort to become an airport with a low environmental impact. “Fiumicino and Ciampino airports have obtained the highest certification from ACI Europe Airport […]

As airlines and airports gather for the first in-person slot conference in 2 years, it’s another positive step on the journey back to normality. Business travel may never recover to pre-pandemic levels.  Leisure & cargo routes may continue to have elevated importance in airline networks.  But as vaccination rates grow and borders continue to open […]