2023 air service one

Europe’s big three (U)LCCs – easyJet, Ryanair and Wizz Air – continued to evolve their networks in 2023. In this analysis of Cirium schedules data Air Service One reveals which airports these carriers chose to serve for the first time this year, which airports have seen a resumption of services and identifies those airports that […]

EY LIS

Despite being a heavily slot-restricted airport, Lisbon’s passenger traffic continues to go from strength to strength. Between January and October 2023, Portugal’s capital welcomed 28.7 million passengers. Traffic has risen by around 8% versus 2019 with 2.1 million passengers added. It is among Europe’s best-recovered airports. Multiple airlines added Particularly notable airline additions since 2022 […]

Egypt Air at Manchester

Serving a great slice of northern England, Manchester welcomed 24.2 million passengers in the first 10 months of 2023. This included 2.6 million in October, up by more than 5% versus the same month in 2019. It was the first month to have seen traffic exceed pre-pandemic levels. Not surprisingly, the airport’s own statistics shows […]

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 […]

Ryanair at Luton airport

Just over 30 minutes by train from central London and minutes from the important M1 motorway, London Luton is the UK’s fifth-busiest airport by passenger traffic. Well positioned geographically, it was constrained by an 18 million passenger cap and was full in 2019. However, it now has permission to handle 19 million passengers annually, which […]

PLAY at Glasgow

Glasgow welcomed 766,000 passengers in July, meaning it had about half the volume of rival Edinburgh. Glasgow’s passengers were down by about a fifth versus July 2019. Analysis of European Airport Traffic Statistics (EATS) data shows that while it was not among the UK’s bottom 10 airports by recovery, it was still nearly three times […]

Ryanair, easyjet, Wizz Air Churn

While announcing and launching new routes is what might be called the glamorous side of airline network planning, arguably a far more important role is to keep track of the profitability of all routes. When, for whatever reason, routes become consistently unprofitable, airlines will need to consider whether or not to continue to operate them. […]

Volotea inaugural flight Nantes

Located in Northwest France, Nantes has the country’s sixth most populous metro area. The airport welcomed 4.34 million passengers in the first eight months of 2023. While traffic was up by 13% versus last year but down by 12% versus 2019, it was still the second-best year on record. According to Cirium schedules information, Nantes […]

LYS-PRG

easyJet launched a new service between Lyon and Prague on Monday 4 September. The 840-kilometre service will be maintained 2-weekly on Mondays and Fridays with the 156-seat A319 aircraft. The LCC will compete directly against Volotea’s 2-weekly rotation. What they said Manuel Guening, Manager for Corporate Communications at easyJet, said: “This new connection offers Lyonnais […]

September 7, 2023 | Latest Route News +