Wizz Air Vs Ryanair

Cirium data shows that Europe’s two large and fast-growing ULCCs, Ryanair and Wizz Air, collectively have 81 million seats in the all-important Q3 (July-September). The duo has added 26 million seats compared to Q3 2019 (+47%). The growth means that they now have more than one in five (22%) of Europe’s short-haul peak summer capacity, […]

AIlevon Pacific

Themes of the Week Americans love football and so do the airlines; Alaska, Allegiant and Southwest added more special flights this week. Discover discovers a new MCO route. JetBlue is adding two new Caribbean routes to JFK. United will suspend several China and India routes this winter. United has refiled Faro, Portugal in May 2025. […]

MSP-DUB

Based on analysing Cirium schedule information, Delta is the world’s second-largest airline by the number of available seats in Q2 2024 (April-June). It has 61.6 million, +6% year-on-year. However, its recovery continues, as capacity is down by 2% compared to the three months in the pre-pandemic 2019. Thirteen airports have been added, but four have […]

VNO-ATH

The Greek flag carrier Aegean ended 2023 with 15.7 million passengers. It was its best year to date, with traffic up by 5% versus 2019, although the load factor fell to 83.4%. The passenger growth was entirely because of the international market, while the domestic market was lower than before. According to Planespotters.net, Aegean (excluding […]

BHX - TIV

Leeds Bradford-headquartered Jet2.com has existed for more than two decades. The leisure airline, which developed from Channel Express, first took off from Leeds Bradford to Amsterdam in February 2003. Twenty-one years later, it opened its 11th base at Liverpool in early 2024, with its 12th base at Bournemouth starting in 2025. Leeds Bradford: base opened […]

Discover Airlines

  When the first flight took off in 2021, it was called Eurowings Discover (IATA code 4Y). However, the Lufthansa Group carrier changed its name to Discover Airlines in 2023 (same IATA code). Partially set up to compete with Condor, which was once owned by Lufthansa, Planespotters.net shows that leisure operator Discover now has 26 […]

Croatia Airlines SPLIT

Split is Croatia’s second-most populous city. It is situated roughly halfway down the country’s coast in-between Zadar and Dubrovnik. Split is closer to Sarajevo and Podgorica than it is to Zagreb. In 2023, Split had almost 3.4 million passengers, its best year to date. Traffic was only about 10% lower than Zagreb’s. Analyzing Cirium schedules […]

United Airlines at Brussels

United Airlines is the number-one airline between North America and Europe by available seat kilometers (ASK) in Q3 (July-September) 2024, according to Cirium data. It is also first by the number of flights, but it is second to Delta Air Lines for available seats. Focusing on ASKs, which reflect distance, United’s capacity is at a […]