Last Week in Europe – Monday 8 August 2022

Last week Europe 8th August

Between Sunday 31 July and Saturday 6 August, Air Service One has identified:

  • 21 new routes involving at least one European airport, operated by nine airlines involving 32 airports.
  • Wizz Air launched the most, new routes with eight. Then came Eurowings Discover with six.
  • 9 (43%) were already served by other carriers, 12 (57%) were not.
  • 20 countries involved including several non-European (Algeria, Canada, India, Saudi Arabia and US).
  • Average weekly frequency of new services: 2.62 (last week: 2.55)
  • Average sector length of new services: 2,081km (last week: 1,415km). This week, the longest new route was Eurowings Discover’s Frankfurt to Calgary service at 7,551km. Widerøe’s Berlevag to Vardoe was the shortest at 95km.
  • Airports in Germany welcomed the most, new services, with seven, followed by Romania with five, and Greece and Poland each with four.
  • Among airports Munich had five new airline routes followed by Cluj-Napoca with four and Wroclaw with three.

Planned September capacity drops by 0.3% 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 89.1% to 88.8% during the last week.

Want more information on:

  • European seat capacity changes made since last week for August, September and October?
  • the 21 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.