ACI-NA JUMPSTART 2024

ACI-NA’s 2024 JumpStart Conference will take place in Washington DC from May 20 – 22, bringing together decision makers from the world’s leading airlines and over 200 airports to grow air services and expand global economic growth. The premier three-day air service development conference is hosted by Washington Dulles International Airport in partnership with Destination […]

April 11, 2024 | Air Service Community News

Leading airlines on intercontinental long-haul routes from Europe revealed

Europe is blessed with many non-stop flights to Africa, Asia, the Middle East, North and South America. Most of these are, not surprisingly, long-haul flights (defined here as those over 4,000 kilometres). This analysis of Cirium schedules data focuses on these intercontinental, long-haul routes and how this summer compares with last summer (August 2024 versus […]

14 NEW ROUTES

According to our diligent research over the course of 2023, Air Service One estimates that airlines last year launched over 1,400 new routes involving at least one European airport. This is over 20% down compared with 2022 when we identified over 1,800 new European routes. Again, it should be noted that following Russia’s invasion of […]

January 19, 2024 | Airlines, Europe, News & Analysis, Top Story

Dublin Airport

Dublin Airport is making headlines with its innovative and sustainable strides in the aviation industry. In the spirit of passenger-focused excellence, the airport has embarked on a transformative journey, creating an experience that is enjoyable and eco-conscious. Dublin Airport has taken a bold step forward with the launch of “Dublin Town To Go,” a checkout-free […]

November 8, 2023 | Air Service Community News

DEN-MUC United Airlines

United is the fourth-largest US carrier by October-December (Q4) seats. According to Cirium data, it has 51.2 million available, against 64.5 million for American, 61.4 million for Southwest and 57.5 million for Delta. Yet comparing Q4 2023 to 2019 shows that United has exceeded its pre-pandemic capacity (+2.7%), surpassing American (-2.2%) and Delta (-3.7%), although […]

Iberia Express Route Launch

Iberia Express’ first commercial flight was in 2012. Some 11 years later, the low-cost subsidiary (LCS) has 28 A320ceos, A321ceos and A321neos, according to Planespotters.net. Its network remains almost entirely from the Spanish capital, Madrid. The only exceptions this summer are seasonal services from Asturias and Vigo to the Canary Islands. Iberia Express plays a […]

September 25, 2023 | Airlines, Airports, Europe, News & Analysis, Top Story

Spirit in Charleston

Spirit is the seventh largest airline serving the USA by flights in September. With a fleet of 199 A319s, A320s and A321s, it has 5,554 weekly services making it the country’s largest ULCC ahead of Frontier (4,040). Yet Spirit has just 3.2% of the domestic market, rising to 6.4% of the short-haul international market. While […]

Cyprus Airways

The ‘new’ Cyprus Airways launched operations in 2017 and remains a small operator. According to Planespotters, it has five aircraft: three 180-seat A320s and two 133-seat A220-300s. The A220s joined its fleet in June 2023 and entered revenue service in August, although September is the month with much greater activity. Last year, Cyprus Airways said […]

easyJet at Munich

easyJet has 700,000 departing seats from Germany this July-September (Q3), according to Cirium schedules information. It is Germany’s sixth-largest foreign carrier and ninth overall. While the LCC’s entire operation has 9.2% more seats than in 2022, Germany is down by 16.8%. Not helped by typically high costs, high taxes, low yields, a greatly dominant Lufthansa […]

Georgian Airways Nice

Georgian Airways is among the smallest flag carriers to serve Europe. According to Planespotters.net, it has a fleet of just five aircraft. Previously called Airzena, the Tbilisi-based airline has one Boeing 737-800, two 737-700s and two CRJ-200s. It seems that one CRJ is in VIP configuration. Interestingly, analysis of Cirium schedules shows that Georgian Airways […]