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easyJet, Ryanair and Wizz Air

As the Omicron variant threatens to create additional uncertainty around the demand for air travel this winter, we take a closer look at Europe’s three biggest low-cost carriers; easyJet, Ryanair and Wizz Air. In particular, we examine their leading country markets in December 2021 and how this compares with the pre-pandemic month of December 2019. […]

Armenia and EU Flag

Having recently concluded a Common Aviation Area Agreement with Ukraine, the EU finalised a similar agreement with Armenia on 15 November. Similar agreements have been signed with Georgia, Israel, Jordan, Moldova and Morocco. According to an EU statement: The benefits include new air transport opportunities, more direct connections and economic benefits to both sides: All […]

Istanbul’s new airport still Europe’s busiest in October; Heathrow climbs three places to eighth

For the fourth straight month, Istanbul’s main airport was Europe’s busiest in October, handling almost 4.4 million passengers. However, that is still 30% down compared with the same month in 2019. Its nearest rival last month was again another Turkish airport, Antalya. That airport again welcomed over 3.8 million passengers, a decline of just 7% […]

November 30, 2021 | Airports, Europe, News & Analysis, Top Story

SVO - AUH

During the pandemic, Russia’s airlines and airports have seen demand recover more quickly than in many other regions of the world. In part, this is due to having a massive domestic market. In most countries restrictions on domestic travel have been much less onerous than those placed on international travel. Russia also has a number […]

JFK - DEL line-up

American Airlines has returned to India after a break of nine years. On Friday 12 November the airline began daily service on the 11,780-kilometre route between New York JFK and Delhi using its Boeing 777-300ERs. The inaugural flight (AA 292) departed JFK at 19:27 and arrived at Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport at 20:20 the […]

PRG base ribbon cut

With considerable fanfare, Lufthansa’s low-cost subsidiary Eurowings launched its base in Prague on Sunday 31 October. Two aircraft are now based at the Czech airport, an A319 (registration OE-LYX) and an A320 (registration OE-IQC). In the first week of operation nine new routes have been launched, to complement the airline’s existing 12-weekly service from Düsseldorf. […]

November 4, 2021 | Airlines, Europe, News & Analysis, Top Story

ARN - INI apron banner, Air Service One

In case anyone thought that Wizz Air had become the new champion of new route launches across Europe, Ryanair has apparently made it clear that it is still Europe’s leading airline when it comes to starting new services. Research by The ANKER Report indicates that Europe’s biggest (U)LCC will be launching almost 250, yes 250, […]