KWI-BCN

Kuwait Airways inaugurated flights between Kuwait City and Barcelona on Tuesday 31 October. The 4,330-kilometre route will be maintained 3-weekly on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays with the 134-seat A320neo aircraft. The Gulf carrier faces no competition between the city-pair. Flight KU135 takes off from Kuwait City at 07:15 local time, arriving in Barcelona at 12:30 […]

November 8, 2023 | Latest Route News +

AOI-VIE

Aerotalia opened its new base in Ancona on Sunday 1 October, launching several new routes. Rome FCO (2-daily) Milan LIN (12-weekly) Naples (daily) Vienna (2-weekly) Barcelona (2-weekly) Bucharest BBU (3-weekly) All flights will be operated by the 68-seat ATR72 turboprop aircraft wet-leased from Romania’s Air Connect. The three domestic services are operated as Public Service Obligation flights. […]

October 4, 2023 | Latest Route News +

Vueling Birmingham

Vueling is Europe’s fourth largest (U)LCC, behind Ryanair, easyJet and Wizz Air. Vueling has 11.7 million seats in July-September 2023 (Q3), and about 3.4% of the European short-haul market. According to Cirium data, the carrier’s capacity has fallen by 1.7% versus the same three months last year, despite opening a base at London LGW in […]

September 21, 2023 | Airlines, Airports, Europe, News & Analysis, Top Story

American-DFW-DUB

Despite being the world’s largest airline, American is only the third largest operator between the US and Europe. Cirium schedules information shows that it has 3.41 million available seats in S23, behind United (4.59 million) and Delta (4.53 million). Curiously, while United and Delta have both exceeded their S19 capacity by healthy amounts, American remains down […]

ORY 30m pax

Vueling is Europe’s fourth biggest (U)LCC, behind Ryanair, easyJet and Wizz Air, but around 50% larger than Eurowings, Norwegian and Transavia who are in a tight battle for fifth place. However, it seems to get very little media coverage compared to its rivals. One of the reasons for this may be that while many of […]

November 25, 2022 | Airlines, Europe, News & Analysis, Top Story

Spanish Airport traffic trends

Passenger data for July from Aena reveals that Spain’s airports handled just over 27 million passengers. That is only 8% fewer than in July 2019. Among the top 16 airports (all of which handled at least 350,000 passengers in July) almost half actually saw an increase in passenger throughput compared with three years earlier. Leading […]

During a presentation at FITUR 22 in Madrid earlier this week, Vueling confirmed that its summer 2022 capacity will be comparable with that offered in summer 2019, and that it will be operating over 320 routes (100 domestic and 220 international) across 30 countries. The airline also revealed that it would be launching five additional […]