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Last Week in Europe – Monday 1 August 2022

Last week in Europe Air Service One

Between Sunday 24 July and Saturday 30 July, Air Service One has identified:

  • 20 new routes involving at least one European airport, operated by eight airlines involving 29 airports.
  • Iberia launched the most new routes with seven. Then came Turkish Airlines with four and Flybe with three.
  • 8 (40%) were already served by other carriers, 12 (60%) were not
  • 10 countries involved including two non-European (Morocco and Oman).
  • Average weekly frequency of new services: 2.55 (last week: 1.53)
  • Average sector length of new services: 1,415km (last week: 2,426km). This week, the longest new route was Royal Air Maroc’s Casablanca to Bodrum service at 3,215km. Iberia’s Alicante to Nador and Flybe’s
  • Birmingham to Edinburgh were the shortest at 402km.
  • Airports in Spain welcomed the most, new services, with 11, followed by Germany and Turkey with seven each and UK with five.
  • Among airports it was a tie for most new services with Santander and Stuttgart both registering three.

Planned September capacity drops by 0.8% percentage points since last week

Analysis of Cirium schedule data for Europe indicates that airlines may have finished their planned capacity cuts for August. However, further fine-tuning appears to be taking place for September as the seat recovery rate has fallen from 89.9% to 89.1% during the last week.

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  • European seat capacity changes made since last week for July, August and September?
  • the recovery rate of Europe’s top 20 airlines in August based on planned seat capacity?
  • the 20 new routes launched in Europe during the last seven days?

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