STN - 5 years

Jet2.com opened its London STN base on 30 March 2017. Alicante, Faro, Lanzarote, and Palma began that first day – routes unsurprisingly still going nearly six years later. In S19, Stansted overtook Leeds Bradford to became Jet2.com’s second largest base, behind Manchester. It had 976,000 departing seats from Stansted in S22, according to Cirium schedules […]

BRS base apron line-up

The latest airport traffic statistics from the UK CAA for August 2022 confirm that none of the country’s top 15 airports has yet seen traffic recover to pre-pandemic levels. Even Germany, which has a significantly lower rate of recovery than the UK, had a few airports that were recording traffic growth compared with three years […]

ATH return ribbon cut

UK leisure airline Jet2.com recently launched its first regular services to Athens, when it began 2-weekly service (Thursdays and Sundays) from both Birmingham and Manchester. The airport serving the Greek capital became the airline’s 15th destination in Greece. Jet2.com faces no competition on the route from Birmingham. However, both easyJet (up to 5-weekly) and Aegean […]

196 new services

In the seven weeks since The ANKER Report was last published, Europe’s airlines have again been busy starting a significant number of new routes. This analysis covers the period of Saturday 24 July to Friday 10 September, a total of 49 days. While The ANKER Report would like to believe that it has identified all of […]

September 14, 2021 | Airlines, Airports, Europe, News & Analysis

BUD - KGS apron letters

Tracking new route launches across Europe this summer, one thing has become abundantly clear. Many of Europe’s leading airlines have been launching new routes to airports serving the most popular tourist destinations in Greece. Analysing Cirium Data and Analytics schedule information for the week commencing 9 August 2021 reveals that scheduled airline seat capacity is […]

July 22, 2021 | Airlines, Airports, Europe, Top Story

ASOne BRS base launch sign

UK leisure carrier Jet2.com has been patiently waiting for the UK government to allow relatively unrestricted travel to destinations in and around the Mediterranean. With the Balearic Islands in Spain recently added to the ‘green list’ of destinations (from which returning travellers do not have to quarantine) the carrier was finally able to launch flights […]