European Domestic Market Analysis

The last week has sadly seen the collapse of two European airlines, Flybe version 2 and Flyr. Both carriers were launched since the start of the pandemic and focussed, at least initially, on their respective domestic markets of the UK and Norway. While the revived Flybe remained focussed on the domestic market for all of […]

February 3, 2023 | Airlines, Europe, News & Analysis, Top Story


Norwegian carrier Flyr began commercial operations from Oslo on 30 June 2021, focussing on domestic services. That remained the case during winter 2021/22, although by then the airline was offering several international routes from the Norwegian capital. However, last summer saw Flyr launch almost 30 international routes, not only from Oslo, but also from Bergen […]

January 26, 2023 | Airlines, Europe, News & Analysis, Top Story


Norwegian carrier Flyr celebrated one year of scheduled services on 30 June 2022. The following day it launched a new 2-weekly service on the 2,510-kilometre route between Oslo and Porto. This appears to be the first time that these two airports have ever been connected with non-stop service. Flyr, which initially operated primarily on domestic […]

July 7, 2022 | Latest Route News +


Flyr celebrated the launch of another international route on Saturday 11 June at Montpellier in the south of France. Operations on the 1,910-kilometre route from Oslo OSL will operate 2-weekly until Saturday 13 August, according to the airline’s website booking tool. No other carrier connects these two airports. This summer, Flyr will also serve Nice […]

June 21, 2022 | Latest Route News +


Norway’s distinctive topography and terrain mean that air travel is far more important in keeping communities connected than in most other countries. Travelling by land between the major towns and communities, scattered mostly up Norway’s west coast, can be a time-consuming business. Sea journeys, although more direct, are also relatively slow. Norway is therefore heavily […]


Norwegian (relative) newcomer Flyr has launched its first route to Belgium, with the start of 4-weekly service between Oslo and Brussels BRU on Friday 6 May. The 1,115-kilometre route will be flown every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday for the rest of the summer season using Flyr’s fleet of 737s. However, according to the airline’s […]

May 12, 2022 | Latest Route News +


Flyr (IATA code FS) continues to expand its international network from Oslo. On Thursday 7 April the carrier began 2-weekly service to Prague. The 1,140-kilometre route will initially be operated on Thursdays and Sundays with an additional Tuesday service set to start on 14 June. Competition on the route comes from Norwegian which currently connects […]

April 13, 2022 | Latest Route News +


Flyr (IATA code FS) now serves Germany after introducing service on Friday 25 March between Oslo and Berlin. The 885-kilometre route will be flown 4-weekly on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Frequency increases to 6-weekly (daily except Saturday) from 15 August. The route will be flown using the airline’s 737-800s. Competition on the route comes […]

March 28, 2022 | Latest Route News +

196 new services

In the seven 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 24 July to Friday 10 September, a total of 49 days. While The ANKER Report would like to believe that it has identified all of […]

September 14, 2021 | Airlines, Airports, Europe, News & Analysis