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Located in southwest Ireland, Cork is the country’s second most populous city. It welcomed 2.24 million passengers in 2022, making it the Republic of Ireland’s second busiest airport. It accounted for almost 7% the nation’s traffic. While Cork’s passengers were 13.5% below 2019, it outperformed Dublin in the recovery (-14.7%). In August 2023, Cork had […]

September 20, 2023 | Airlines, Airports, Europe, News & Analysis, Top Story

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 […]

ZRH - AMMAQ

Self-described as Switzerland’s leading holiday airline, you would think that Edelweiss is the nation’s second-biggest carrier by seat capacity after SWISS. But that is not the case, easyJet is. However, while easyJet serves Geneva, Basel and Zurich, Edelweiss focuses only on Zurich. The airline has 1.3 million departing seats from the airport this summer – […]

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 […]