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Last Week in Europe – Monday 6 June 2022

Last Week Europe June 6th

Analysis by Air Service One suggests that the 10th week of the summer 2022 (S22) season (covering the period Sunday 29 May to Saturday 4 June) saw airlines launch a total of 133 new routes involving European airports, up from 57 in the previous week. Highlights included new transatlantic routes from British Airways, Delta, Finnair, Iberia, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, SAS, SATA Air Azores, United and WestJet. Europe’s (U)LCCs also had a busy week, with Ryanair leading the way with 23 new routes, followed by Wizz Air with 12, Eurowings with eight and Volotea with seven.

In summary:

  • 133 new routes offered by 41 airlines involving 146 airports
  • 51 were already served by other carriers, 82 were not
  • 49 countries involved including many outside of Europe
  • Average weekly frequency of new services: 2.28
  • Average sector length of new services: 2,330 kilometres (16 were over 5,000 kilometres with Madrid to Dallas/Fort Worth the longest at 7,990 kilometres, Rome FCO to Figari in Corsica the shortest at 250 kilometres)

The country whose airports saw the biggest number of new air services was Greece, with 31, followed by Italy (26), France (23), Germany (19) and Turkey (18). The leading airports for new services last week were Stockholm ARN with 11, followed by Bordeaux (eight), Antalya (seven), Mykonos and Warsaw WAW (each with six) and Heraklion (five).

Top 19 countries involved in European routes

Want more information on:

  • European seat capacity changes made since last week for June, July and August?
  • The 133 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.