Air Malta - Nice

Long-established Air Malta is expected to cease to exist at the end of this year. The loss-making carrier, which could not secure more state aid, is to be replaced by a brand-new operator; one without historic shackles. The purpose is to be considerably more efficient, lower-cost and competitive. Given Air Malta’s big route removal recently, […]

American Jackson Hole 2022 redone runway

Jackson Hole enjoys a world-class location. Situated in Grand Teton National Park and not too far from Yellowstone, Jackson Hole is Wyoming’s busiest airport. Well placed to capitalise on the pandemic-driven desire for outdoor activities, including skiing, Jackson Hole welcomed more than one million passengers in 2021. As the following figure shows, it was the […]

Volaris at Houston

The market between the El Salvadorian capital San Salvador and the US has grown considerably. According to Cirium schedules information data, there are 1.12 million one-way seats in S23, as shown in the following figure. It has exceeded the one million milestone for the first time. It has surpassed the previous summer record – held […]

Ryanair 10 years

Ryanair has celebrated 10 years of serving Nuremberg. It is one of 14 German airports in its network in S23, of which eight are bases. With two stationed aircraft, the airport is Ryanair’s 74th most-served network-wide this summer, according to Cirium schedules information data. Nuremberg is unusual for the ULCC: it is one of only […]

April 11, 2023 | Airlines, Airports, Europe, News & Analysis

Bristol airport with Corendo Airlines

Bristol ended 2022 with 7.95 million passengers, according to the UK Civil Aviation Authority. Traffic was down by 11.3% versus 2019; Bristol performed much better than UK airports generally (-25.2%). As the following figure shows, it was Bristol’s lowest passenger volume since 2016 (excluding 2020/2021). Nonetheless, it had the best recovery of all UK airports with […]

Air India LGW

The UK is India’s largest second-largest long-haul market by passenger traffic, behind the US. In 2019, approximately 3.5 million point-to-point passengers flew to/from the UK. While that reduced to around 3.1 million last year, it still had more than 8,000 passengers daily. Invariably, many travelled indirectly, especially through the Middle East to secondary destinations. They […]

AirConnect - Budpaest Cake

Having operated a series of charter flights in S22, Romania’s AirConnect started its own scheduled services on 27 March. As they were expected to begin last summer, the delay meant the regional carrier performed many wet-lease flights for other operators. It has two ATR-72-600s but is also leasing in a Saab 340, with talk of […]

US - Europe Routes

Some 43 US airports have non-stop Europe flights this summer, according to Cirium schedules information data. When each airport’s network is examined, they have a median of four Europe routes. With 37, it is perhaps surprising that New York JFK does not have the most – Newark does (39), as shown in the following figure. […]

Norse Atlantic CDG-JFK

Some 47 European airports have non-stop flights to New York JFK and/or Newark this summer. Between them, they have 8.8 million one-way seats for sale, according to Cirium schedules information data. That is 14.0% more than in S22 and 1.3% more than in S19. Of the 47 airports, Paris CDG ranks second while Paris ORY […]

easyJet add Belfast

Belfast BHD (known locally as George Best Belfast City Airport) ended 2022 with 1.66 million passengers and was the UK’s 17th busiest airport, according to the UK Civil Aviation Authority. It accounted for a quarter of all Northern Ireland air passengers. Traffic was down by 32.4% over 2019, less recovered than UK airports generally (-25.2%). […]