Vueling Route Launch Spain

Vueling is Europe’s fourth largest (U)LCC, behind Ryanair, easyJet and Wizz Air. Part of IAG and with a pan-European network, Planespotters.net shows that it has 125 aircraft. There are six A319s, mainly for use from Florence, along with 22 A321ceos/neos and 97 A320ceos/neos. Peak summer capacity is up by just 2% year-on-year Analysis of Cirium […]

Leading airlines on intercontinental long-haul routes from Europe revealed

Europe is blessed with many non-stop flights to Africa, Asia, the Middle East, North and South America. Most of these are, not surprisingly, long-haul flights (defined here as those over 4,000 kilometres). This analysis of Cirium schedules data focuses on these intercontinental, long-haul routes and how this summer compares with last summer (August 2024 versus […]

BHX 5 million pax easyJet

easyJet only serves Birmingham in the English Midlands. While Cirium data shows that the West Midlands airport only ranks as the LCC’s ninth most-served UK airport this summer by available seats, it is nonetheless increasingly important, as its base there opens in March. It will be the carrier’s only base in the Midlands since it […]

Condor Airlines

Condor is famous for its striking and highly controversial stripey livery. According to Planespotters.net, the leisure carrier’s fleet consists of 49 aircraft: 12 A320s, 13 A321s, 13 A330-900s, nine 757-300s and two 767-300ERs. Its A330neos were all delivered between December 2022 and January 2024. The last of its 767s will be retired in March ahead […]

March 4, 2024 | Airlines, Europe, North America, Top Story

BEG-OPO

Porto is the second most populous city in Portugal and a growing tourist hotspot. It welcomed 15.2 million passengers in 2023, 16% higher than its previous record. It was especially because of the fast growth of easyJet and Ryanair, although other airlines grew strongly too. It gained multiple airlines last year, including airBaltic, Air Serbia, […]

February 29, 2024 | Airports, Europe, News & Analysis, Top Story

BMA - AAR

Braathens Regional Airlines (BRA) has existed for eight years. The first commercial flight by the Swedish carrier was in February 2016. According to Planespotters.net, it now has 14 72-seat ATR 72-600s. Confusingly, they are operated by Braathens Regional Airways (also BRA), which is a Norwegian-owned Swedish operator. Both are separate from Braathens International Airways, which […]

February 26, 2024 | Airlines, Europe, News & Analysis, Top Story