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During a presentation at FITUR 22 in Madrid earlier this week, Vueling confirmed that its summer 2022 capacity will be comparable with that offered in summer 2019, and that it will be operating over 320 routes (100 domestic and 220 international) across 30 countries. The airline also revealed that it would be launching five additional […]

STR - GRZ

There are several ‘rules’ that have defined how Europe’s low-cost carriers operate. These include high aircraft utilisation and no night-stopping of crews. To satisfy both of these rules that has usually meant trying to operate three return flights (or six sectors) in a day, airport curfews permitting. As a result, you might imagine that the […]

January 14, 2022 | Airlines, Europe, News & Analysis, Top Story

Allegiant surprised many industry observers last week by announcing an order with Boeing for brand new aircraft. It will purchase 50 737 MAX aircraft (a mix of 737-7s and 737-8-200s) and has an option to purchase 50 more. This marks an evolution of the airline’s fleet policy which has previously been based around using older, […]

Transavia apron Team

The Air France/KLM Group has its own in-house LCC, Transavia. Although it has just a single brand, there are actually two separate airlines, the Dutch-based carrier (IATA code HV) and the French-based carrier (IATA code TO). This analysis focuses on the French subsidiary, sometimes also referred to as Transavia France. Launched from Paris ORY in […]

Europe Promo

For the fifth straight month, Istanbul’s main airport was Europe’s busiest in November, handling 3.84 million passengers. However, that is still 30% down compared with the same month in 2019. Its nearest rival last month was Paris CDG with 3.35 million passengers, 41% fewer than it handled two years earlier. In October, the French airport […]

SAW - ODS

AnadoluJet is a brand of Turkish Airlines and is favoured by the Turkish flag-carrier when it comes to operating from Antalya and also Istanbul SAW. Unhelpfully from an analyst’s perspective, it also shares the same “TK” code as its parent company. Although Pegasus Airlines is the biggest carrier at Istanbul’s second airport, Turkish Airlines has […]

BA planes at LGW

Having basically abandoned its second London hub at Gatwick at the start of the pandemic, British Airways (BA) has announced that it will be resuming short-haul services from the airport next summer, but only after negotiating new deals with unions to drive down costs. This will, hopefully, make the UK flag-carrier more competitive with easyJet, […]