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 […]

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 […]

Athens 365

During 2022 the overall aviation environment remained extremely volatile throughout the year, as it continued to be impacted by high-risk factors. Under the umbrella of a well-designed policy for safe travelling and Athens International Airport’s strong efforts, total traffic reached 22.73 million passengers, which exceeded 2021 levels by 84.1% and showcasing the airport’s best 3rd […]

June 13, 2023 | Air Service Community News

Pegasus from London Stansted

Pegasus calls itself a ‘network LCC’. This is because it carries transfer passengers, mainly over its main airport at Istanbul SAW, as well as point-to-point traffic. With 100 aircraft, its fleet comprises 54 A320ceos/neos, 31 A321neos and 15 Boeing 737-800s. It expects 103 aircraft by the end of 2023. In the first three months of […]

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 […]