Air Service One Germany Italy

After the COVID pandemic struck and impacted air travel in March 2020, international travel was seriously impacted for a long time due to the restrictive and ever-changing travel rules imposed, somewhat arbitrarily, by governments around the world. In Europe it was noticeable that in many countries, it was easier to maintain domestic services as these […]

LDE base

Tarbes Lourdes Pyrénées Airport (IATA code LDE) has become the latest French base for Volotea. On Friday 1 July the airline based a single A319 at the airport and launched routes to Paris ORY (2-daily) and Strasbourg (2-weekly). The following day saw the start of service to Naples and Palermo (both 2-weekly), with 2-weekly service […]

Bordeaux Airport Logo

The summer season has got off to a flying start at Bordeaux Airport (BOD). Its latest flight schedule reveals 123 direct routes – including 13 new ones – which is an increase of more than 20% compared to 2021. “Among the novelties, our passengers will have the pleasure of discovering Florence, Zadar, Pisa, Trapani, Santiago […]

May 16, 2022 | Airports, Europe, News & Analysis

A - 10 years

On 5 April 2022, Volotea celebrated ten years of successfully flying people between Europe’s medium-sized cities. Despite being headquartered in Barcelona, the airline’s first base was at Venice Marco Polo Airport in Italy, with the first flights on 5 April 2012 being to Brindisi, Cagliari and Palermo. Since then, the carrier has gone on to […]

Transavia apron Team

The Air France/KLM Group has its own in-house LCC, Transavia. Although it has just a single brand, there are actually two separate airlines, the Dutch-based carrier (IATA code HV) and the French-based carrier (IATA code TO). This analysis focuses on the French subsidiary, sometimes also referred to as Transavia France. Launched from Paris ORY in […]

easyJet, Ryanair and Wizz Air

As the Omicron variant threatens to create additional uncertainty around the demand for air travel this winter, we take a closer look at Europe’s three biggest low-cost carriers; easyJet, Ryanair and Wizz Air. In particular, we examine their leading country markets in December 2021 and how this compares with the pre-pandemic month of December 2019. […]

Map of new routes S21

The Spanish carrier Binter Canarias (IATA code NT) is, as the name suggests, focussed on serving the Spanish Canary Islands. In July 2019, the vast majority of its flights connected five airports in the Canary Islands; Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote and Tenerife TFN. It also offered service from three other Canary Islands airports; El Hierro, […]