Located in southern Poland, Kraków welcomed a record 9.4 million passengers in 2023, cementing its position as the country’s second-busiest airport. Famed for being a big inbound tourist market and the country’s Poland’s second most populous city, Kraków gained an additional million passengers versus 2019. Eight airlines were added in two years Analysing Cirium schedules […]

United Airlines Palma launch

The tourist mecca of Palma de Mallorca welcomed 31.1 million passengers last year, meaning it was comfortably Spain’s third-busiest airport. Traffic was nearly 5% higher than in 2019, double the recovery of the country generally. Gaining its first transatlantic service – United Airlines from Newark – in 2022 helped. Palma was Europe’s 15th busiest airport […]

Volotea 60 million passengers

The first commercial flight of Spanish-headquartered Volotea was in April 2012. It has grown considerably in the subsequent 12 years, with its 60 millionth passenger carried in 2024. It continues to focus on thin, mainly unserved leisure destinations. According to Planespotters.net, it has 43 aircraft: 23 A320ceos and 20 A319s. They average 17 years. Like […]

Changi Air Canada

Asia-Pacific accounts for just over a fifth of Canada’s long-haul available capacity this summer, 11 percentage points lower than in S19. The market remains down by a considerable quarter versus S19, primarily because of the extremely slow recovery of China. In contrast, Canada’s long-haul capacity generally has risen by 2%. Multiple new routes Despite Asia-Pacific’s […]

Turkish Airlines inaugural flights

Turkish Airlines serves 50 African airports on a passenger basis. It has a much larger network than other key competitors. For example, Emirates serves 20 airports, Qatar Airways 29 and British Airways and Lufthansa 12 each. Only Air France, thanks to the extensive Francophone Africa, comes close with 40. The Turkish flag carrier’s African network […]