Wizz Air this week opened its latest base in Italy at Venice Marco Polo Airport. The carrier has been operating domestic routes to Bari, Catania, Naples and Palermo for several months, operated by aircraft based at other Italian airports. Now the carrier has started the first of some 17 new routes it plans to launch […]


With 25.5 million passengers in 2019, Düsseldorf Airport was Germany’s third busiest airport that year. However, with the opening of the new airport in Berlin (which in effect combined the traffic from Schönefeld and Tegel), Düsseldorf slipped to fourth in Germany in 2020 and 2021. Last year, the airport welcomed almost eight million passengers, 21% […]


Emerald Airlines (IATA code EA) became Ireland’s newest airline when it operated its first flight (on behalf of Aer Lingus Regional) on Saturday 26 February between Dublin and Donegal (IATA code CFN which represents the nearby town of Carrickfinn) in the north-west of Ireland. The 225-kilometre route will be operated 2-daily by the carrier using […]

March 1, 2022 | Airlines, Europe, News & Analysis

Last week Europe 28th Feb

For the fourth week in a row, analysis of Eurocontrol data shows that the recovery rate for European flights (comparing 2022 movements with those during the same period in 2019) improved during the last seven days. The 7-day average, as of Saturday 26 February, was 71.6%, up 1.3 percentage points from the previous week. The […]

February 28, 2022 | Europe, News & Analysis, Top Story


German leisure airline Condor was Europe’s 34th biggest in 2019, based on departing seats from European airports. According to Cirium data, the airline offered over 8.6 million seats from European airports, as well as 1.6 million seats from non-European airports. In Germany, it ranked fifth with just over five million departing seats, behind Lufthansa (56.6m), […]

Marc Watkins Cardiff

My brief is very clear – farming first, hunting later,” says Cardiff Airport’s new Aviation Development Manager Marc Watkins. “So for the immediate future I will be working to ensure that those airlines that have already invested in Cardiff are well-looked after.” In 2022 TUI, KLM, Wizz Air UK, Ryanair, Vueling, Loganair and Eastern Airways have already developed […]

Billund Airport — Denmark’s second largest — has bagged three new airlines and 37 new routes in the last year, despite the ongoing challenges posed by the pandemic. Traffic was also strong in 2021, with passenger numbers bouncing back to 70% of pre-pandemic levels. Some 3.7 million passengers travelled through the airport in 2019. Billund […]