EY LIS

Despite being a heavily slot-restricted airport, Lisbon’s passenger traffic continues to go from strength to strength. Between January and October 2023, Portugal’s capital welcomed 28.7 million passengers. Traffic has risen by around 8% versus 2019 with 2.1 million passengers added. It is among Europe’s best-recovered airports. Multiple airlines added Particularly notable airline additions since 2022 […]

TP OPO-LAD

The part-privatisation of TAP Portugal continues, with the government keen to sell 51% of the Star Alliance carrier. Part of the appeal may come from TAP’s geographic position on the edge of Europe in relation to key point-to-point and transfer markets. The airline’s Lisbon hub is close to sea level, improving equipment performance, including of […]

easyJet this summer:

Unlike Ryanair and Wizz Air, who have both increased their market share of European air travel since 2019, easyJet’s share has remained virtually unchanged at around 7.5%. This still makes it Europe’s second biggest carrier, well ahead of Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa and Wizz Air. Analysis of Cirium schedule data for 2023 Q2 indicated that easyJet’s […]

ORY - ESB

Air Service One has collected October passenger figures for almost 250 airports across Europe, including the vast majority of major airports. These can be found in our free to download EATS (European Airport Traffic Statistics) file on the Air Service One homepage. We have identified all major airports reporting over one million passengers in October […]

Air Service One, easyJet Recovery

As revealed in last week’s lead story, both easyJet and Ryanair are currently seeing significantly lower capacity recovery figures for November 2022 than for August 2022 (when compared with the same months in 2019). However, while Ryanair’s November capacity is still 13% higher than in 2019, analysis of Cirium schedule data shows that easyJet is […]

September 23, 2022 | Airlines, Airports, Europe, News & Analysis, Top Story

Istanbul’s new airport still Europe’s busiest in October; Heathrow climbs three places to eighth

For the fourth straight month, Istanbul’s main airport was Europe’s busiest in October, handling almost 4.4 million passengers. However, that is still 30% down compared with the same month in 2019. Its nearest rival last month was again another Turkish airport, Antalya. That airport again welcomed over 3.8 million passengers, a decline of just 7% […]

November 30, 2021 | Airports, Europe, News & Analysis, Top Story