Last Week in Europe – Monday 11 July 2022

Last Week in Europe 11th July

Between Sunday 3 July and Saturday 9 July, Air Service One has identified:

  • 87 new routes involving at least one European airport, operated by 35 airlines involving 112 airports
  • Wizz Air (14) and Air France (nine) launched the most new routes
  • 30 (34%) were already served by other carriers, 57 (66%) were not
  • 30 countries involved including several non-European (Algeria, Armenia, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and US)
  • Average weekly frequency of new services: 2.22 (last week: 2.10)
  • Average sector length of new services: 1,623km (last week: 2,063km). This week, three new routes were over 4,000km. Flybe’s service from Belfast BHD to Manchester was the shortest at just 275km.
  • Airports in France welcomed the most, new services, with 28, followed by Italy (26), Greece (21), the UK (18), Turkey (14) and Spain (10).
  • Among airports it was a tie for most new services with Paris ORY and Venice VCE both registering five. Belfast BHD, Marseille, Nice and Santorini each recorded four new airline service starts.

Planned August capacity drops by 2% since last week

Comparison of Cirium schedule data for Europe for the last two weeks reveals that the July recovery rate has fallen by 0.6 percentage points during the last week from 88.5% to 87.9%. More significantly the August recovery rate has dropped by 1.9 percentage points from 90.3% to 88.4%, while planned capacity for September shows the recovery rate dropping from 91.7% to 90.7%.

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Want more information on:

  • European seat capacity changes made since last week for July, August and September?
  • The 87 new routes launched in Europe during the last seven days?

If so, then check out our weekly Last Week in Europe report which can be downloaded here.

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