Ryanair Cologne

With the all-important Q3 (July-September) period fast approaching, Ryanair – Europe’s largest airline – has planned 56.7 million seats. According to Cirium schedules information data, its network-wide capacity has increased from 44.5 million in Q3 2019 – up by more than a quarter (+27.4%). The following figure shows how capacity has changed at Ryanair’s top […]

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 […]

Air Force Two

Booming passenger numbers, a refurbished runway, and a visit from G7 leaders made 2022 a milestone year for Münster/Osnabrück Airport (FMO). Stats show that 834,000 passengers travelled through the airport in northwest Germany last year – an increase of 130 per cent compared to 2021. The airport’s post-pandemic recovery has been far more pronounced than […]

February 20, 2023 | Air Service Community News

A - 30 years EW

Lufthansa’s lower-cost subsidiary Eurowings can trace its origins back to 1993 and has just celebrated its 30thanniversary. A brief history of the airline’s evolution from regional carrier to its current incarnation can be found on the Eurowings corporate website. The basic Eurowings brand (IATA code EW) has been joined in recent times by the long-haul […]

February 10, 2023 | Airlines, Europe, News & Analysis, Top Story

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

Germany’s airports handled just over 12.6 million passengers in November 2022 according to ADV statistics published recently. While this is 42% more than in November 2021, it is 27.8% fewer than in November 2019. The traffic recovery rate of 72.2% does not compare favourably with that of the other major European air travel markets. Spain […]

German network analysis

Latest airport traffic data from Germany confirms that in August the recovery rate versus 2019 stood at just 75%. Although the airports handled more than 18.4 million passengers (up 56% compared with August 2021), that was still 25% fewer than in August 2019. What was particularly significant was that domestic air traffic was down 55% […]

September 29, 2022 | Airlines, Airports, Europe, News & Analysis, Top Story

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 […]