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STR - GRZ

Stuttgart is home to not one, but two legendary car manufacturers, Mercedes-Benz and Porsche. The airport serving the city handled 12.72 million passengers in 2019, making it Germany’s sixth busiest airport after Frankfurt, Munich, Düsseldorf, Berlin TXL and Hamburg. So far in 2022, it ranks seventh, having now also slipped behind Cologne Bonn. Analysis of […]

KEF - RDU FID

Raleigh-Durham International Airport (IATA code RDU) in North Carolina welcomed over 14.2 million passengers in 2019, making it the 37th busiest airport in the US. Back in 2013 the airport had welcomed 9.2 million passengers and had barely grown in the previous four years. However, between 2013 and 2019 traffic grew by an impressive 55%. […]

BOS - ATH

For Delta, Boston Logan Airport is its ninth busiest, with just under 1,000 departures per week in July. This generates over 120,000 weekly departing seats. Atlanta remains the airline’s busiest airport with three times as many departing seats as its next biggest airport, Minneapolis/St. Paul. However, New York would rank second if the capacity of […]

Italy leads Spain S22

While many European airlines and airports have had to endure widespread criticism for a higher than usual level of cancellations, delays and general ‘chaos’, one airline has apparently bucked the trend and is getting through this summer with its reputation enhanced. Ryanair, the airline that many parts of the mainstream media love to hate, has […]

ORY - ESB

An interesting development, apparently driven by the pandemic, is how Air France has chosen to use its low-cost subsidiary Transavia (IATA code TO) to significantly expand its leisure network from Paris ORY. Analysis of Cirium schedule data shows that while Air France has reduced its seat capacity by 33% at Orly (comparing August 2022 with […]

BHD - CWL

Aer Lingus Regional on Thursday 7 July added two new routes from Belfast BHD. Using ATR 72s operated by Emerald Airlines, there will be daily flights on the 510-kilometre route to Southampton, competing with Eastern Airways, which already offers 13-weekly flights. In addition, Aer Lingus Regional is now offering 5-weekly flights on the 400-kilometre route […]

ATH - NUE

Greece’s biggest carrier, Aegean Airlines, is offering non-stop flights from Athens to 78 international destinations this summer, including seven that it was not serving during the summer of 2019. This compares with 82 international destinations served three summers ago. The new routes, all launched this summer are (weekly frequency in August 2022 in brackets): 20 […]

easyJet Seat Recovery

Europe’s second largest (U)LCC, easyJet, has had a slower post-pandemic recovery than its more high-profile rivals Ryanair and Wizz Air. With a higher proportion of its pre-pandemic capacity tied up in the slow-to-recover UK market, it has been outperformed by its main rivals. Current Cirium schedule data for July 2022 shows that easyJet’s seat recovery […]