Wizz Air Vs Ryanair

Cirium data shows that Europe’s two large and fast-growing ULCCs, Ryanair and Wizz Air, collectively have 81 million seats in the all-important Q3 (July-September). The duo has added 26 million seats compared to Q3 2019 (+47%). The growth means that they now have more than one in five (22%) of Europe’s short-haul peak summer capacity, […]

Uzbekistan Airways inaugurated flights between Tashkent and Rome in March

Rome Fiumicino Airport (FCO) has solidified its status as a key player in Europe’s aviation landscape by handling 40.5 million passengers in 2023, fully recovering its pre-pandemic volume by October and experiencing a notable 6% increase in December compared to 2019. The forward-looking projections for 2024 remain highly optimistic, indicating continued growth and development. March […]

June 6, 2024 | Air Service Event News

With over 120,000 daily passengers, Dublin Airport will provide a more smoother and enjoyable travel experience

Dublin Airport is in the midst of an exciting summer with a slew of enhancements across both terminals. The airport’s management has unveiled eight major commitments aimed at significantly improving the passenger experience, building on the successful implementation of its 15-point “Better Dub” improvement plan last year. In a bid to minimise wait times, Dublin […]

Air Baltic and Billund

Billund Airport, the principal international gateway in West Denmark, reported a 7% increase in passenger numbers in 2023, setting a new record. This growth is attributed to the rapid rebound of the business traveller segment, which fully recovered by October of the previous year. Jesper Klausholm, the Director of Airline Relations at Billund Airport, highlighted […]

Air Service One

Airline capacity across the European airport network during the all-important second and third quarters of 2024 are up 6.4% over the same period last year, bringing the total volume of seats 1.2% above pre-pandemic levels (2019). Analysis of capacity data provided by airlines to Cirium shows that Europe has a record 915 million available seats […]

VNO-ATH

The Greek flag carrier Aegean ended 2023 with 15.7 million passengers. It was its best year to date, with traffic up by 5% versus 2019, although the load factor fell to 83.4%. The passenger growth was entirely because of the international market, while the domestic market was lower than before. According to Planespotters.net, Aegean (excluding […]

BHX - TIV

Leeds Bradford-headquartered Jet2.com has existed for more than two decades. The leisure airline, which developed from Channel Express, first took off from Leeds Bradford to Amsterdam in February 2003. Twenty-one years later, it opened its 11th base at Liverpool in early 2024, with its 12th base at Bournemouth starting in 2025. Leeds Bradford: base opened […]

Discover Airlines

  When the first flight took off in 2021, it was called Eurowings Discover (IATA code 4Y). However, the Lufthansa Group carrier changed its name to Discover Airlines in 2023 (same IATA code). Partially set up to compete with Condor, which was once owned by Lufthansa, Planespotters.net shows that leisure operator Discover now has 26 […]

Croatia Airlines SPLIT

Split is Croatia’s second-most populous city. It is situated roughly halfway down the country’s coast in-between Zadar and Dubrovnik. Split is closer to Sarajevo and Podgorica than it is to Zagreb. In 2023, Split had almost 3.4 million passengers, its best year to date. Traffic was only about 10% lower than Zagreb’s. Analyzing Cirium schedules […]

United Airlines at Brussels

United Airlines is the number-one airline between North America and Europe by available seat kilometers (ASK) in Q3 (July-September) 2024, according to Cirium data. It is also first by the number of flights, but it is second to Delta Air Lines for available seats. Focusing on ASKs, which reflect distance, United’s capacity is at a […]