Athens Cake of the Week

Overview Athens International Airport is a thriving aviation hub that plays a pivotal role in Greece’s economy and contributes significantly to the country’s development. Its commitment to innovation, sustainability, and customer satisfaction positions Athens as a leading airport operator in Europe and beyond. During 2023, Athens achieved a new record in passenger traffic, reaching 28.17 […]

June 6, 2024 | Air Service Event News

VNO-ATH

The Greek flag carrier Aegean ended 2023 with 15.7 million passengers. It was its best year to date, with traffic up by 5% versus 2019, although the load factor fell to 83.4%. The passenger growth was entirely because of the international market, while the domestic market was lower than before. According to Planespotters.net, Aegean (excluding […]

Athens focus

Long gone are the days of the economic and financial crises that gripped Greece 15 years ago, having had a significant impact on the country’s aviation and tourism sectors. Greece has rebounded strongly since and has emerged from the coronavirus pandemic as one of the strongest aviation markets in Europe. Athens International Airport (AIA) has […]

April 22, 2024 | Airports, Europe, News & Analysis

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 […]

Sky Express at Milan 2022

Sky Express has nearly 1.7 million available seats in Q2 2024 (April-June), based on Cirium schedules information. It is Greece’s second-largest operator behind Aegean. Mainly due to the international market, Sky Express’ capacity has risen by 8% year-on-year to a record high. Planespotters.net shows that the carrier has 25 aircraft: 10 ATR 72s, nine A320neos […]

2023

With 2023 almost done and dusted, it seems a good time to analyse how European air travel has evolved since 2019. With this year (arguably) the first normal year for travel post-pandemic, how have Europe’s biggest airlines and country markets performed compared with four years ago? Overall, according to our analysis of Cirium schedules data, […]

Jet2 Athens

Athens is among Europe’s fastest-growing airports, based on traffic growth since 2019. It welcomed 24.4 million passengers in the 10 months to October 2023. Traffic grew by an astonishing 9.6% to the highest volume ever. And it has not slowed down. In October, passengers rose by 18.8% versus four years ago. Why has it grown […]

German Market still down.

With this summer having been the first ‘normal’ travel summer since 2019, a look at airport passenger statistics across this period for the major European air travel markets (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Türkiye and the UK), reveals some interesting results. Comparing passenger demand for April to September in 2023 versus the same period in 2019 […]

Athens Airport

In the ever-evolving landscape of global aviation, Athens International Airport (AIA) has emerged as a prominent player, securing its position among Europe’s top 10 Airport Megahubs. This recognition comes from the Megahubs Index 2023, a report recently unveiled by the influential data platform for the global travel industry, OAG. Despite the tumultuous nature of the […]

November 8, 2023 | Air Service Event News

Tui comes to Teeside

The UK’s 35 busiest airports had 28.5 million two-way passengers in July 2023, according to Civil Aviation Authority statistics. Traffic was 6.4% lower than in 2019, a difference of about two million passengers. Only six of the 35 airports exceeded pre-pandemic figures. The UK’s winning airports The following figure provides the 10 most recovered airports […]

Aegean

One of the most important tourist hotspots in Europe, Greece has seen fast growth recently. According to data collected by Air Service One, the country’s airports had 31.67 two-way passengers between April and July. Despite no Russian flights, traffic rose by a very healthy 10.97% versus the previous record held in the same months in […]

Air Serbia and Chania

Chania is the second most populous city on the Greek island of Crete. Enormously revolving around inbound tourism, Chania – 150 kilometres from the capital Heraklion – welcomed 3.29 million passengers last year. It was the country’s sixth-busiest airport. Never before had it had so many passengers, exceeding its previous traffic record – held in […]