Eurowings Milan Bergamo to Hannover

Milan Bergamo Airport is expanding its German network this summer with a total of 46-weekly flights to eight destinations as Eurowings becoming the latest airline to add new service to Italy’s third-busiest airport. The LCC inaugurated 2-weeklly flights between Hannover and Milan Bergamo on 6 May, operating on Mondays and Fridays, increasing to 4-weekly on […]

United Airlines Palma launch

The tourist mecca of Palma de Mallorca welcomed 31.1 million passengers last year, meaning it was comfortably Spain’s third-busiest airport. Traffic was nearly 5% higher than in 2019, double the recovery of the country generally. Gaining its first transatlantic service – United Airlines from Newark – in 2022 helped. Palma was Europe’s 15th busiest airport […]

Eurowings launch at Memmingen

Located about 110 kilometres from central Munich, Memmingen is known as a secondary airport for ULCC giants Ryanair and Wizz Air. However, its biggest claim to fame is that it is Germany’s fastest-growing airport. It welcomed 2.82 passengers in 2023, up significantly versus 2019. Memmingen ended 2023 as Germany’s 10th busiest airport. Ryanair and Wizz […]

The Northern Norwegian city of Tromsø is located within the Arctic Circle and plays a vital role in the region’s tourism and economic development. While the vast majority of Tromsø’s capacity is domestic, there has been a considerable increase in new international capacity, including from multiple new routes. According to Cirium schedules information, Tromsø has 172,000 departing international […]

January 30, 2024 | Airports, Europe, News & Analysis, Top Story

German domestic air travel market only just over half the size it was pre-pandemic; LH Group has monopoly

One of the biggest mysteries of post-pandemic air travel in Europe has been the remarkably slow recovery of the German domestic market. According to passenger statistics at German airports published monthly by ADV, domestic passenger numbers started 2023 around 57% down on 2019. In both September and October that figure had improved somewhat but demand […]

2023

With 2023 almost done and dusted, it seems a good time to analyse how European air travel has evolved since 2019. With this year (arguably) the first normal year for travel post-pandemic, how have Europe’s biggest airlines and country markets performed compared with four years ago? Overall, according to our analysis of Cirium schedules data, […]