TLL-GVA

airBaltic chose the penultimate day of 2023, Saturday December 30, to inaugurate flights between Tallinn and Geneva. The 1,920-kilometre service will be maintained weekly with the 145-seat A220-300 aircraft. It becomes the fourth new route to be introduced by airBaltic from Tallinn this winter, complementing Tampere, Tenerife and Las Palmas. airBaltic faces no competition on […]

January 4, 2024 | Latest Route News +

LPA airBaltic

airBaltic opened its seasonal winter base in Gran Canaria on Thursday November 30, with the launch of its first of nine new routes. 30 November: Tallinn (weekly) 1 December: Bergen (2-weekly) 2 December: Vilnius (weekly) 2 December: Sandefjord (2-weekly) 3 December: Aalborg (2-weekly) 3 December: Oslo OSL (weekly) 4 December: Billund (2-weekly) 4 December: Copenhagen (weekly) 5 December: Tampere (weekly) Alongside the new additions, the airline already maintains […]

December 4, 2023 | Latest Route News +

STR - DXB

Since 2015 Dubai has been the leading non-European destination from European airports as measured by annual non-stop seat capacity. That was the year when it overtook New York, which had previously held that honour. Just a decade earlier, in 2005, Dubai had only had around 40% of New York’s European seat capacity. Since 2015, Dubai […]

Spain’s 14th most-served airport, Bilbao welcomed 5.13 million passengers in 2022, making it the largest airport on the country’s north coast. Aena statistics indicates that around 65% of passengers were domestic and 35% international. Like so many airports globally, its recovery continues. However, it has gained various new airlines since the pandemic, while key players […]

Wizz Air Prague

The capital of Armenia, Yerevan recorded 3.65 million passengers in 2022, as the following figure shows. It exceeded its previous best year – 2019 – by an considerable 19.7%. More than this, traffic in the first five months of 2023 totalled 1.85 million – 83.3% more than its previous best January-May, achieved last year. The […]

RIX-HAJ

airBaltic added another new route to its network on Saturday 15 April with the introduction of flights between Riga and Hannover. The 1,045-kilometre service will be maintained 2-weekly, on Tuesdays and Saturdays, primarily with the 148-seat A220-300. Select flights will be operated by an A319, which airBaltic has wet-leased from Romania’s Carpatair for the summer peak […]

April 18, 2023 | Latest Route News +

AirBaltic at Tallinn

Tallinn welcomed 2.7 million passengers in 2022, according to the airport’s own figures. Traffic at the airport serving the Estonian capital was about half that of fellow Baltics capitals Riga and Vilnius. Tallinn’s passenger volume was also about 16% lower than in 2019. This was for various reasons, including the end of Nordica’s scheduled operations. […]

February 22, 2023 | Airlines, Europe, News & Analysis, Top Story

Five hundred plus new routes in 2023

Air Service One recently estimated that airlines started around 1,850 new routes across Europe (excluding Russia) in 2022. Analysis of Cirium schedules data suggests that airlines have already revealed plans for at least 500 more new routes starting in 2023. However, with airlines announcing additional new routes almost every day at the moment, that number […]