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Istanbul Airport

For the third straight month, Istanbul’s main airport was Europe’s busiest in September, handling just over four million passengers. However, that is still 39% down compared with the same month in 2019. Its nearest rival last month was again another Turkish airport, Antalya. That airport welcomed over 3.8 million passengers, mostly tourists, a decline of […]

New look plane ITA Airways

Italy’s ‘new’, government-owned airline, ITA Airways (IATA code AZ, same as its predecessor Alitalia), officially launched operations on Friday 15 October. The airline plans to operate with 52 Airbus aircraft this winter (seven A330-200s, 27 A320s and 18 A319s). The airline’s future fleet plans appear to be 100% focussed on Airbus aircraft, including the A220-series. […]

October 18, 2021 | Airlines, Europe, News & Analysis, Top Story

Asian Aviation in Decline

Star Alliance member Turkish Airlines has arguably the world’s most diverse network, as it serves destinations in more countries than any other airline. According to Cirium Data and Analytics schedule information the airline offered scheduled passenger flights from over 110 countries in both 2020 and 2021. Thanks to the airline also publishing monthly traffic statistics which […]

September 8, 2021 | Airlines, Airports, Top Story

UK - USA

Last week JetBlue became the latest airline to venture into what was, pre-pandemic, the apparently highly lucrative air travel market between the UK and the US. Travel restrictions were recently eased for US citizens wanting to visit the UK. Sadly, there remain major restrictions for UK citizens wishing to travel to the US. Despite this, […]

August 17, 2021 | Airlines, Airports, North America, Top Story