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, […]

Gulf Air Nice launch

Gateway to world-renowned Côte d’Azur, France’s top tourist destination after Paris, Nice welcomed 12.12 million passengers in 2022. It was country’s third busiest airport, based on data collected by Air Service One. The airport’s traffic is shown below. France’s fifth most populous city, Nice’s passenger volume was 83.7% of that in 2019, according to the […]

Volotea

Spanish headquartered Volotea operated its first commercial flights on 5 April 2012, from its first base at Venice VCE to Brindisi, Cagliari and Palermo. It just celebrated its 11th birthday and recently announced that it had carried 50 million passengers. It reached 40 million passengers in March 2022, 25 million in July 2019 and 15 […]

Brest Chalair

Located in Brittany in the far northwest of France, Brest’s recovery continues. Brest welcomed 801,000 passengers in 2022, over a third lower than in 2019, its record year to date. Analysis of Brest’s passenger statistics reveals that this was primarily because of the domestic market, which was down by an estimated 293,000 passengers (-28%) versus […]

March 14, 2023 | Airports, Europe, News & Analysis

easyJet this summer:

Unlike Ryanair and Wizz Air, who have both increased their market share of European air travel since 2019, easyJet’s share has remained virtually unchanged at around 7.5%. This still makes it Europe’s second biggest carrier, well ahead of Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa and Wizz Air. Analysis of Cirium schedule data for 2023 Q2 indicated that easyJet’s […]

Bordeaux AIrport

It looks set to be a stellar summer season for Bordeaux Airport, which has just released its flight schedule. The headline stats are: 128 direct routes (including 11 new routes), 93 destinations and 25 airline partners. The airport’s expanding route network is partly down to the densification programmes of major hub airlines, including IAG group […]

February 21, 2023 | Air Service Community News

easyJet Promotion

For many years France was seen as a challenging market for Europe’s low-cost carriers. A combination of high airport charges, high social costs for staff employed there and a perceived belief that the French were not keen on low-cost airlines, helped keep Air France in a dominant position. Originally, it was only easyJet (with its […]

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