Airlines launch over 1,800 new routes across Europe in 2022

According to our research over the course of 2022, Air Service One estimates that airlines this year launched over 1,800 new routes involving at least one European airport. This compares with almost 2,100 that we identified in 2021. However, it should be noted that following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February we stopped tracking new […]

Italian Traffic report

Passenger data for July from Assaeroporti reveals that Italy’s airports handled 18.8 million passengers. That is only 8% fewer than in July 2019. Among the top 20 airports (all of which handled at least 250,000 passengers in July) almost half actually saw an increase in passenger throughput compared with three years earlier. Brindisi and Turin […]

September 8, 2022 | Airports, Europe, News & Analysis, Top Story

ADR

In 2019, Italy’s Rome Fiumicino Airport ranked as Europe’s 11th busiest airport, handling 43.4 million passengers. Since 2000 total traffic had grown by 68% but there was a significant difference between domestic and international demand. While developments in the national high-speed rail network had contributed to domestic air travel falling by 11%, international passengers had […]

November 3, 2021 | Airlines, Airports, Europe, News & Analysis

New look plane ITA Airways

Italy’s ‘new’, government-owned airline, ITA Airways (IATA code AZ, same as its predecessor Alitalia), officially launched operations on Friday 15 October. The airline plans to operate with 52 Airbus aircraft this winter (seven A330-200s, 27 A320s and 18 A319s). The airline’s future fleet plans appear to be 100% focussed on Airbus aircraft, including the A220-series. […]

October 18, 2021 | Airlines, Europe, News & Analysis, Top Story