PEK-IST

Air China inaugurated flights between Beijing PEK and Istanbul IST on Friday 29 December. The 7,080-kilometre service will be maintained 3-weekly, on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, with the 237-seat A330-200 aircraft. The carrier will complement daily flights by its Star Alliance partner Turkish Airlines on the route. Air China becomes the 100thcarrier to serve Istanbul […]

January 3, 2024 | Latest Route News +

2023 air service one

Europe’s big three (U)LCCs – easyJet, Ryanair and Wizz Air – continued to evolve their networks in 2023. In this analysis of Cirium schedules data Air Service One reveals which airports these carriers chose to serve for the first time this year, which airports have seen a resumption of services and identifies those airports that […]

IST-DTW

Turkish Airlines introduced flights between Istanbul IST and Detroit on Wednesday 15 November. The 8,525-kilometre service will be maintained 3-weekly on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays with the 787-9 aircraft. It will increase to 4-weekly from 25 December, adding Saturdays to the schedule. The carrier faces no competition on the route. Flight TK205 departs Istanbul IST […]

November 23, 2023 | Latest Route News +

TFU-IST

Sichuan Airlines introduced flights between its Chengdu hub and Istanbul IST on Wednesday 21 June, marking the route’s resumption following a three-year hiatus. The service will operate 2-weekly on Mondays and Wednesdays, with the 301-seat A330-300 aircraft. It faces no competition on the route. Flight 3U3827 departs Chengdu at 01:25 local time, arriving in Istanbul […]

June 27, 2023 | Latest Route News +

IST-PMO

Turkish Airlines launched flights between its Istanbul IST hub and Palermo on Friday 5 May. The 1,380-kilometre service becomes the carrier’s ninth destination in Italy and will be served 4-weekly on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays with the 737-800 aircraft. Turkish Airlines faces no competition on the route. Palermo joins the Turkish flag carrier’s existing […]

May 15, 2023 | Latest Route News +

IST-EWR

Analysis of the latest Cirium airline schedule data indicates that capacity between Europe and all regions outside of Europe is down just 2% in 2023 Q2 versus 2019 Q2. However, this apparent stability hides a number of significant changes at a country, airline and airport level. The US is still by far the biggest country […]

Europe’s six major airport

Airport data collected for 2022 reveals that Europe’s six busiest airports all handled at least 48 million passengers last year. Istanbul IST led the way with 64.3 million followed by London LHR (61.6m), Paris CDG (57.5m), Amsterdam (52.5m), Madrid (50.6m) and Frankfurt (48.9m). Seventh placed Barcelona was some way behind with 41.6m passengers while eighth […]