Viva Aerobus

Viva Aerobus carried 11.34 million passengers in the first half of 2023 (January-June). Helped by the cessation of Interjet in 2020, Viva Aerobus has grown enormously. Traffic rose by 20%+ versus 1H 2022 – its previous record – and by 110% over the pre-pandemic 2019. The huge domestic market remained Viva Aerobus’ foundation, with around […]

Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways has 1,880 departing passenger flights each week from its Doha hub in August, based on Cirium schedules information. Some 522 are to Europe, making it the airline’s second-largest region behind Asia-Pacific. Europe accounts for just over one in four flights (27.8%), down by almost nine percentage points versus August 2019. Europe remains by […]

Luxair Budapest

Flag carrier of small but wealthy Luxembourg, Luxair has 22 aircraft: 11 Dash 8-Q400s, four 737-700s, four 737-800s and one 737 MAX 8, along with two wet-leased Embraer E190s. According to Cirium schedules information, it has 353 weekly one-way flights in August. After years of effectively no growth, flights are 17.3% above August 2019 and […]

Norse SFo - LGW

Norse Atlantic’s first commercial flight was on 14 June 2022 from Oslo to New York JFK. Between then and May 2023, the long-haul operator transported approximately 512,000 scheduled passengers. Consisting of two units – the original Norwegian entity (IATA code N0) and the UK subsidiary (Z0) – they have 10 Boeing 787s. Five others are […]

Copa launches Baltimore

The US is a crucially important part of Copa Airlines’ network. According to Cirium schedules information, it has 195-weekly one-way flights to the country in August, more than to any other country. This is helped by serving more destinations than anywhere else. Without the US, Copa’s extensive Central American and South American network would be […]

American DFW-DUB

American Airlines is the world’s largest airline by multiple measures, including fleet. According to, the carrier and its regional partner have nearly 1,400 aircraft (not all active). Using these, they have more than 24,000 weekly one-way flights in July, based on Cirium information data (one-way avoids double counting). Its July offering is at 85% of what it had in […]


KLM is the 11th largest airline serving Europe this summer. According to Cirium schedules information, it has 11.72 million one-way seats, of which around one in ten is by Cityhopper, its Embraer-operating regional partner. KLM is Europe’s sixth largest flag carrier, after Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa, British Airways, Air France and SAS. It faces the implementation of Amsterdam’s […]

Gulf air Nice Inauguration

Gulf Air has a very long history of serving Europe, including when it was the flag carrier of other Middle East nations. Now focused on Bahrain, the carrier’s share of the Middle East-Europe market is tiny. In the all-important July-September (Q3), it has 202,000 one-way seats, according to Cirium schedules information. While that is its […]

Allegiant Nashville

ULCCs are renowned for fast growth, but that is not presently the case for the USA’s Allegiant. Data supplied by the airline to Cirium for April-September (Q2/Q3) shows that it has 10.48 million available seats, -2.6% versus the same six months in 2022. In contrast, US domestic seats are +9.1%. While Allegiant has far exceeded […]

Turkish Airlines

Palermo is among the better recovered of Italy’s busier airports. According to the airport’s figures, it welcomed 7.12 million passengers in 2022, up by 1.4% versus 2019. In the first quarter of 2023, it had 1.31 million, an increase of 5.3% versus the same three months in the pre-pandemic 2019. July-September 2023 seats are up […]