Europe Promo

For the fifth straight month, Istanbul’s main airport was Europe’s busiest in November, handling 3.84 million passengers. However, that is still 30% down compared with the same month in 2019. Its nearest rival last month was Paris CDG with 3.35 million passengers, 41% fewer than it handled two years earlier. In October, the French airport […]

easyJet, Ryanair and Wizz Air

As the Omicron variant threatens to create additional uncertainty around the demand for air travel this winter, we take a closer look at Europe’s three biggest low-cost carriers; easyJet, Ryanair and Wizz Air. In particular, we examine their leading country markets in December 2021 and how this compares with the pre-pandemic month of December 2019. […]

Istanbul’s new airport still Europe’s busiest in October; Heathrow climbs three places to eighth

For the fourth straight month, Istanbul’s main airport was Europe’s busiest in October, handling almost 4.4 million passengers. However, that is still 30% down compared with the same month in 2019. Its nearest rival last month was again another Turkish airport, Antalya. That airport again welcomed over 3.8 million passengers, a decline of just 7% […]

November 30, 2021 | Airports, Europe, News & Analysis, Top Story

Europe on the up

In the five weeks since The ANKER Report was last published, Europe’s airlines have again been busy starting a significant number of new routes. This analysis covers the period of Saturday 9 October to Friday 12 November. This timeframe included the start of the northern hemisphere W21/22 season, which officially began on Sunday 31 October. […]

November 16, 2021 | Airlines, Airports, Europe, News & Analysis

KGS launch Liverpool

“We have service to several leisure orientated destinations in Europe. However, we still see significant levels of leakage to other UK airports,” comments Jonny Ford, Aviation Development Manager, Liverpool John Lennon Airport. “One example is Tenerife, where despite having two carriers serving the market, it is only capturing 15% of the primary catchment demand for […]

October 8, 2021 | Airports, Europe, News & Analysis