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Canadian Passenger Demand

Passenger demand in Canada is finally starting to recover. Latest passenger figures collected by CATSA at Canada’s eight busiest airports shows a rapid improvement since early June. At that time demand was only at 10% of the 2019 figure. However, by the end of August, demand was up to around 45% of the pre-pandemic figure, […]

Blue Air Air Service One

Romanian-based Blue Air started flying as long ago as 2004, the same year that Wizz Air began operations. However, while Wizz Air has a growing fleet of almost 150 aircraft (with orders placed for over 200 more), Blue Air’s fleet currently stands at just 18 aircraft according to planespotters.net. That includes four 737 MAX 8s […]

September 16, 2021 | Airlines, Airports, Europe, News & Analysis

US and Mexico Market Sept 2021

Latest daily figures provided by the US TSA show that average weekly passenger numbers passing through US airports are now at around 75%-80% of the level they were back in 2019, with that figure rising to around 85% on national holidays such as Independence Day (4 July) and Labor Day (6 September). However, the biggest […]

196 new services

In the seven weeks since The ANKER Report was last published, Europe’s airlines have again been busy starting a significant number of new routes. This analysis covers the period of Saturday 24 July to Friday 10 September, a total of 49 days. While The ANKER Report would like to believe that it has identified all of […]

September 14, 2021 | Airlines, Airports, Europe, News & Analysis

AMS base cake

Amsterdam was easyJet’s first international destination when it began service from London LTN in late April 1996, beating Nice and Barcelona by a few weeks. At that time the carrier had only been operating from Luton for just over five months. However, it took another 19 years before easyJet made the Dutch hub a base. […]

September 10, 2021 | Airlines, Airports, Europe, News & Analysis

Asian Aviation in Decline

Star Alliance member Turkish Airlines has arguably the world’s most diverse network, as it serves destinations in more countries than any other airline. According to Cirium Data and Analytics schedule information the airline offered scheduled passenger flights from over 110 countries in both 2020 and 2021. Thanks to the airline also publishing monthly traffic statistics which […]

September 8, 2021 | Airlines, Airports, Top Story