Last Week in Europe – Monday 18th July 2022

Last Week in Europe 18th July

Between Sunday 10 July and Saturday 16 July, Air Service One has identified:

  • 42 new routes involving at least one European airport, operated by 19 airlines involving 58 airports.
    Aeroitalia and Volotea launched the most new routes with seven each. Then came Helvetic with five and Air France with four.
  • 12 (29%) were already served by other carriers, 30 (71%) were not
  • 21 countries involved including some non-European (Algeria, Armenia, Lebanon and Tunisia)
  • Average weekly frequency of new services: 1.57 (last week: 2.22)
  • Average sector length of new services: 1,410km (last week: 1,623km). This week, there were no new routes over 4,000km with Edelweiss’s Zurich to Ponta Delgada being the longest at 2,981km. Air Corsica’s service from Toulon to Figari was the shortest at just 309km.
  • Airports in France welcomed the most, new services, with 20, followed by Italy (14), Turkey (seven), Greece, Spain and Switzerland (all six).
  • Among airports it was a tie for most new services with Forli and Lille both registering seven. Then came Bern with three

July and August recovery rates now below 88%

Comparison of Cirium schedule data for Europe for the last two weeks reveals that the July recovery rate has fallen by 0.3 percentage points during the last week from 87.9% to 87.6%. More significantly the August recovery rate has dropped by 0.6 percentage points from 88.4% to 87.8%, while planned capacity for September shows the recovery rate dropping from 90.7% to 90.4%.

Athens International Airport

Want more information on:

  • European seat capacity changes made since last week for July, August and September?
  • The 42 new routes launched in Europe during the last seven days?

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London Southend Airport