Volotea 60 million passengers

The first commercial flight of Spanish-headquartered Volotea was in April 2012. It has grown considerably in the subsequent 12 years, with its 60 millionth passenger carried in 2024. It continues to focus on thin, mainly unserved leisure destinations. According to Planespotters.net, it has 43 aircraft: 23 A320ceos and 20 A319s. They average 17 years. Like […]

ORY-LEI

Paris ORY is France’s second-busiest airport after CDG. It ended the year 2023 with about 32.3 million passengers, 1.4% above 2019. It was considerably above France’s top 15 airports (-7.2%) and CDG (-11.5%). However, traffic has not exceeded the record set in 2018. ORY’s growth was despite the loss of multiple airlines since 2019, such […]

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 […]

JFK-CDG

Paris CDG was crowned the overall winner of the Routes Awards 2023, while also winning the over 20 million passengers airport award. Many congratulations! The airport says it added 71 ‘new’ routes and 23 ‘new’ destinations last year, a phenomenal achievement. According to data collected by Air Service One, CDG had 6.52 million passengers in […]

Volotea inaugural flight Nantes

Located in Northwest France, Nantes has the country’s sixth most populous metro area. The airport welcomed 4.34 million passengers in the first eight months of 2023. While traffic was up by 13% versus last year but down by 12% versus 2019, it was still the second-best year on record. According to Cirium schedules information, Nantes […]

Bordeaux AIrport

Bordeaux has had a strong start to the year. The airport continues to rebuild its route network, developing quality markets to support tourism and the economy in the New Aquitaine region. With 134 direct connections to 94 destinations, including 19 new routes, the airport’s 27 partner airlines have renewed their confidence in Bordeaux. Indeed, the […]

June 13, 2023 | Air Service Community News

Algeria has 1.1 million one-way Europe seats this April-June (Q2), according to Cirium data. Primarily revolving around Algerian diaspora, which totals around five million people in France alone, it is smaller than Morocco (3.0 million), Egypt (2.0 million) and Tunisia (1.3 million), each partly influenced by strong inbound tourism. While Algeria-Europe has surpassed Q2 2019 […]

mont-airport

Montpellier Méditerranée Airport (MPL) is not your average Mediterranean airport. Rather than having seasonal spikes, it sees a steady flow of passengers all year round, with winter traffic just a third lower than during the busy summer months. Little wonder it was one of the fastest recovering French airports for the second year running in 2022, […]