Italian Market review

As the world steadily emerged from the shadows of the Covid-19 pandemic, Italy’s aviation sector witnessed a significant resurgence. The previous year marked a robust rebound in passenger traffic, with airlines and airports bustling with renewed activity. Low-cost carriers played a pivotal role in boosting frequencies, expanding capacity, and launching numerous new routes in the […]

February 7, 2024 | Airlines, Airports, Europe, News & Analysis

Norwegian was one of four new airlines to commence flights to Milan Bergamo Airport in 2023.

Milan Bergamo Airport concluded 2023 with unprecedented success, achieving historic milestones in passenger numbers and flight operations, while continuing to develop its infrastructure to cater for the record volume of traffic. The airport welcomed a total of 15,974,386 passengers through its doors in 2023, marking a notable year-on-year increase of 21.4%. This figure not only […]

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Venice VCE is Italy’s fifth-busiest airport. Between January and November 2023, it welcomed 10.6 million passengers. Despite a good recovery – traffic was about 2% lower than in 2019 – it fell by one place in the country’s rankings as Catania, which was fifth, grew by 6%. Ryanair is VCE’s largest carrier Historically, Ryanair – […]

14 NEW ROUTES

According to our diligent research over the course of 2023, Air Service One estimates that airlines last year launched over 1,400 new routes involving at least one European airport. This is over 20% down compared with 2022 when we identified over 1,800 new European routes. Again, it should be noted that following Russia’s invasion of […]

January 19, 2024 | Airlines, Europe, News & Analysis, Top Story

Milan Bergamo Airport surpasses 15 million passengers and expands global connectivity

Milan Bergamo Airport handled a record 15.97 million passengers in 2023, showcasing an exceptional recovery and expansion from pre-pandemic operations. This represents a notable year-on-year increase of 24.4%, and an improvement of 15.3% compared to the previous record set in 2019. The success story extends beyond passenger numbers, with aircraft movements exceeding 100,000 for the […]

January 8, 2024 | Airports, Europe, News & Analysis

Ryanair BGY-RVN

Ryanair became the largest airline to serve Italy in 2014. Analysis of Cirium schedules information shows that the ULCC overtook Alitalia as the largest international carrier in 2008. While the pan-European carrier was always smaller than Alitalia domestically, it became numero uno in 2021. It followed the end of the Italian flag carrier and its […]

BGY - RVN

Milan Bergamo Airport will see a range of new routes and enhanced frequencies during the 2023/24 winter season, which is expected to be its busiest yet. The airport will boast a blend of new destinations, new airlines, and improved connectivity on existing routes in Europe and beyond. Milan Bergamo Airport’s largest carrier, Ryanair, has expanded […]

November 7, 2023 | Airports, Europe, News & Analysis

Lambourghini at Bologna airport

The capital of foodie Emilia-Romagna in northern Italy and one of Europe’s wealthiest areas, Bologna is the country’s sixth-busiest airport. Famous for manufacturing Lamborghinis, Bologna welcomed 1.07 million passengers in July, with traffic surpassing one million for the first time. Passenger numbers grew by 16.6% versus 2019, in contrast to the average +3.6% of the […]

September 28, 2023 | Airlines, Airports, Europe, News & Analysis, Top Story