Last Week in Europe – Monday 25 July 2022

July 25th Last week Europe

Between Sunday 17 July and Saturday 23 July, Air Service One has identified:

  • 15 new routes involving at least one European airport, operated by 10 airlines involving 28 airports.
  • Iberia launched the most new routes with four. Then came Blue Air and Eurowings, each with two.
  • 3 (20%) were already served by other carriers, 12 (80%) were not
  • 17 countries involved including some non-European (Dominican Republic, Egypt, Georgia, Mexico, Saudi Arabia and Tunisia)
  • Average weekly frequency of new services: 1.53 (last week: 1.57)
  • Average sector length of new services: 2,426km (last week: 1,410km). This week, there were two new routes over 4,000km with Iberojet’s Madrid to San Jose del Cabo being the longest at 9,638km. Iberia’s
  • service from Zaragoza to Palma de Mallorca was the shortest at 396km.
  • Airports in Spain welcomed the most, new services, with nine, followed by Italy (three), France, Germany, Romania (all two).
  • Among airports it was a tie for most new services with Malaga and Stuttgart both registering two.

Planned September capacity drops by 0.5% 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 90.4% to 89.9% during the last week.

Want more information on:

  • European seat capacity changes made since last week for July, August and September?
  • Recovery rate passenger data for a range of European countries for June?
  • The 15 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.