German Market still down.

With this summer having been the first ‘normal’ travel summer since 2019, a look at airport passenger statistics across this period for the major European air travel markets (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Türkiye and the UK), reveals some interesting results. Comparing passenger demand for April to September in 2023 versus the same period in 2019 […]

Swiss airlines in Zurich

Despite passenger traffic growing by three-quarters between 2005 and 2019, few of Europe’s busier airports remain as affected by the pandemic as Zurich. It welcomed 22.6 million passengers last year, down by 28% versus 2019 and the lowest level (excluding 2020/2021) since 2009, according to the airport’s own figures. Zurich’s recovery has not been helped […]

MAD - SCU

Cuba has welcomed its latest route from Europe. On 11 November, Spain’s charter carrier Iberojet introduced a weekly operation from Madrid to Santiago de Cuba, the country’s second city. It joins Cubana on the 7,120-kilometre route. Six Cuban airports have European flights Six airports in Cuba have flights to Europe this winter, down from eight […]

November 23, 2022 | Airlines, Airports, News & Analysis

Eurowings_Flugsteig

With 25.5 million passengers in 2019, Düsseldorf Airport was Germany’s third busiest airport that year. However, with the opening of the new airport in Berlin (which in effect combined the traffic from Schönefeld and Tegel), Düsseldorf slipped to fourth in Germany in 2020 and 2021. Last year, the airport welcomed almost eight million passengers, 21% […]

A330

German leisure airline Condor was Europe’s 34th biggest in 2019, based on departing seats from European airports. According to Cirium data, the airline offered over 8.6 million seats from European airports, as well as 1.6 million seats from non-European airports. In Germany, it ranked fifth with just over five million departing seats, behind Lufthansa (56.6m), […]

HAM - SMI - Air Service One

German leisure carrier Condor increased its holiday offering from Hamburg on Tuesday 24 August by launching a weekly flight to Samos in Greece. The inaugural service on the 2,197-kilometre route (flight number DE 1700 operated by an Airbus A320, registration D-ATCH) departed Hamburg at 06:18 and touched down at the Greek airport just under three […]

September 1, 2021 | Latest Route News +

A332 at FRA gate

Germany’s Luthansa Group already has a wholly-owned, lower-cost subsidiary, Eurowings (IATA code EW). It even used the airline prior to the pandemic to launch long-haul services from Frankfurt. Cirium Data and Analytics shows that in late October 2019, Eurowings was offering flights from Frankfurt to Barbados, Las Vegas, Mauritius and Windhoek in Namibia. So why […]