CDG-RDU

Air France inaugurated flights between Paris CDG and Raleigh-Durham in North Carolina on Monday 30 October, replacing its partner Delta, which has maintained the service since 2016 until its French counterpart took over. The 6,520-kilometre route will be maintained 3-weekly, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, with the 279-seat 787-9 aircraft. The carrier faces no competition. […]

November 7, 2023 | Latest Route News +

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) […]

Europe’s six major airport

Airport data collected for 2022 reveals that Europe’s six busiest airports all handled at least 48 million passengers last year. Istanbul IST led the way with 64.3 million followed by London LHR (61.6m), Paris CDG (57.5m), Amsterdam (52.5m), Madrid (50.6m) and Frankfurt (48.9m). Seventh placed Barcelona was some way behind with 41.6m passengers while eighth […]

Brest Chalair

Located in Brittany in the far northwest of France, Brest’s recovery continues. Brest welcomed 801,000 passengers in 2022, over a third lower than in 2019, its record year to date. Analysis of Brest’s passenger statistics reveals that this was primarily because of the domestic market, which was down by an estimated 293,000 passengers (-28%) versus […]

March 14, 2023 | Airports, Europe, News & Analysis

Virgin Atlantic in the Caribbean

With the promise of warm temperatures, there are an average of 50 daily departures from Europe to the Caribbean this winter, according to Cirium schedules data. In total, the market has just under 2.8 million departing seats, 2% smaller than in the high of W21 (and 10% below W19). The year-on-year (YOY) change is primarily […]