TRS Munich

Nearly 50 Norwegian airports handle scheduled passenger flights, many serving small communities inaccessible or at least challenging to reach with another transport mode. The country’s third-busiest airport is Trondheim. According to Avinor, it had just over four million passengers last year, about 6% more than in 2022 but still down by 9% versus the record […]

Ryanair

Located in southwest Ireland, Cork is the country’s second most populous city. It welcomed 2.24 million passengers in 2022, making it the Republic of Ireland’s second busiest airport. It accounted for almost 7% the nation’s traffic. While Cork’s passengers were 13.5% below 2019, it outperformed Dublin in the recovery (-14.7%). In August 2023, Cork had […]

September 20, 2023 | Airlines, Airports, Europe, News & Analysis, Top Story

JetBlue AMS

Amsterdam is one of 53 airports with non-stop United States flights in September, based on Cirium schedules information data. With about 309,000 departing seats, it ranks fourth, behind London LHR, Paris CDG and Frankfurt. However, with available capacity 10.0% below that of September 2019, Amsterdam remains less recovered than the three larger airports and Europe-US […]

September 12, 2023 | Airlines, Airports, Europe, News & Analysis, Top Story

China Airlines

Taiwan to Europe is a sizeable market. In the pre-pandemic 2019, it had around 1.8 million passengers, nearly 5,000 a day. However, two-thirds were indirect, reflecting a relative lack of non-stop flights. According to Cirium data, there are 14 routes in August 2023. All but two are by Taiwanese carriers, with the Asian country the […]

KLM NEW ROUTE

KLM is the 11th largest airline serving Europe this summer. According to Cirium schedules information, it has 11.72 million one-way seats, of which around one in ten is by Cityhopper, its Embraer-operating regional partner. KLM is Europe’s sixth largest flag carrier, after Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa, British Airways, Air France and SAS. It faces the implementation of Amsterdam’s […]

Air Service One

Air Service One has identified 15 European flag-carriers that operate a mix of narrow-body (NB) and wide-body (WB) aircraft, and plan to operate at least 1,000 flights with WB aircraft in 2023 Q2. Typically, WB aircraft tend to be used primarily on long-haul, intercontinental services. This analysis, using Cirium schedules data, compares the capacity (seat) […]

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 […]

UK Air recovery 2022

Since the arrival of COVID, the UK’s recovery in air travel demand has been well below the European average with the country adopting severe travel restrictions in the early days and waiting longer than many of its European neighbours before removing the majority of restrictions. It has consistently lagged behind its major European rivals France, […]

LHR - NUE

The winter period is always difficult for Europe’s airlines. Profits are hard to come by and this winter the industry faces the additional challenges of Russia’s war in Ukraine, rising energy costs and concerns about a possible recession. This week we take a closer look at which routes western Europe’s major legacy carriers have added […]

IST - EWR

From Europe there are non-stop flights to many other continents, such as Africa, the Americas, Asia and the Middle East. While many intercontinental flights would be considered long-haul, some can be really short, such as from Spain to Morocco. Analysis of the leading airlines operating intercontinental flights from Europe (as measured by ASKs – Available […]

November 4, 2022 | Airlines, Europe, News & Analysis, Top Story

JED - AMS

The recent announcement by the Dutch government that it plans to limit Amsterdam Airport Schiphol’s annual aircraft movements to 440,000 has come as a shock to just about everyone, not least the airport itself. The government is justifying this decision on environmental (noise and pollution) grounds, though negotiations involving the airport are expected to continue […]

July 7, 2022 | Airports, Europe, News & Analysis