The Irish capital is Europe’s 13th busiest airport in S24 by available departing seats, according to Cirium schedules information. It has just over 13 million, up slightly on S23 and 5% above S19. Dublin has 180 non-stop destinations this summer. While its network is down compared to last summer, it is nonetheless significant. Dublin has […]

EI NOK-LHR

Aer Lingus is Europe’s twenty-third largest airline by available seats in the first half of 2024 (January-June), based on Cirium schedules data. Its network is from the Republic of Ireland, Belfast BHD in Northern Ireland, and, through its Aer Lingus UK AOC, from Manchester. Planespotters.net shows that Aer Lingus itself has 54 A320s/A321s/A330s, its Regional […]

February 5, 2024 | Airlines, Europe, News & Analysis, Top Story

Hartford to Europe

Hartford is by far the largest commercial airport in the US state of Connecticut. According to its own statistics, it had almost 4.7 million passengers between January and September 2023. Traffic rose by nearly 10% versus the same nine months in 2022 but remained down by more than 7% versus 2019. While Hartford’s recovery continues, […]

Ryanair

Located in southwest Ireland, Cork is the country’s second most populous city. It welcomed 2.24 million passengers in 2022, making it the Republic of Ireland’s second busiest airport. It accounted for almost 7% the nation’s traffic. While Cork’s passengers were 13.5% below 2019, it outperformed Dublin in the recovery (-14.7%). In August 2023, Cork had […]

September 20, 2023 | Airlines, Airports, Europe, News & Analysis, Top Story

WestJet Minneapolis

Minneapolis had 3.33 million two-way revenue passengers in July 2023, based on the most recent statistics report from the Metropolitan Airports Commission. There were about 111,000 passengers daily. Domestic traffic was enormous, accounting for about 93% of the total. While passengers rose by 15.9% year-on-year, they were 10.8% lower than in 2019; the recovery continues. […]

September 18, 2023 | Airlines, Airports, Europe, News & Analysis, Top Story

Aer Lingus Cleveland

Ireland is the seventh-largest European market to North America by non-stop capacity this July-September. According to Cirium schedules data, there are 789,000 one-way seats available, 6.7% more than last year but 4.3% lower than in 2019. Despite the continued recovery, it is the third highest Q3 capacity to date. As Cork lost North America service […]

flydubai Olbia

Situated in northwest Sardinia, Olbia is the island’s fourth-largest city area and an important tourist gateway. The airport welcomed 3.16 million passengers in 2022, exceeding its 2019 figures by a healthy 7.12%. Olbia’s growth far outpaced that of Italy as a whole (-15.00%) and was the country’s seventh-fastest-growth airport. It was Italy’s 15th busiest airport and […]

DUB - CLE

Cleveland Hopkins Airport in Ohio has just celebrated the return of non-stop flights to Europe, with the introduction of Aer Lingus’s new 4-weekly service to Dublin utilising the airline’s A321neoLRs. The airport’s last flights to Europe were back in the summer of 2018, when, somewhat bizarrely, both Icelandair and local rival WOW air launched seasonal […]

Air Service One

Air Service One has identified 15 European flag-carriers that operate a mix of narrow-body (NB) and wide-body (WB) aircraft, and plan to operate at least 1,000 flights with WB aircraft in 2023 Q2. Typically, WB aircraft tend to be used primarily on long-haul, intercontinental services. This analysis, using Cirium schedules data, compares the capacity (seat) […]