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

WestJet Minneapolis

Minneapolis had 3.33 million two-way revenue passengers in July 2023, based on the most recent statistics report from the Metropolitan Airports Commission. There were about 111,000 passengers daily. Domestic traffic was enormous, accounting for about 93% of the total. While passengers rose by 15.9% year-on-year, they were 10.8% lower than in 2019; the recovery continues. […]

September 18, 2023 | Airlines, Airports, Europe, News & Analysis, Top Story

Air China Munich

Thanks to Lufthansa and Star Alliance, Frankfurt and Munich are important long-haul airports, where ‘long-haul’ is defined as any destination located 4,500+ kilometres away. Frankfurt has 3.34 million departing long-haul seats this July-September (Q3), according to Cirium schedules data. It is Europe’s third-busiest long-haul airport and the sixth globally. Munich has 1.10 million and is […]

FRA-BIQ

Lufthansa introduced seasonal flights between Frankfurt and Biarritz in France’s Basque Country on Saturday 29 April. The new 1,060-kilometre service will be maintained weekly with the A320-series aircraft. The carrier faces no competition between the two cities. Flight LH1150 departs Frankfurt at 15:25 local time, arriving in Biarritz at 17:35. The return service, operating as […]

May 4, 2023 | Latest Route News +

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) […]

AYT - NCL

SunExpress (IATA code XQ) is a joint venture between Star Alliance partners Lufthansa and Turkish Airlines, founded as long ago as 1989. A German-based subsidiary, SunExpress Deutschland (IATA code XG) operated between 2011 and 2020. According to planespotters.net SunExpress currently has a fleet of 50 737s, a mix of 41 -800s and nine MAX 8s. […]

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 […]

Helsinki - Billund

Busy terminals, new airline partners and dozens more destinations to choose from – Billund Airport is flying high as it enters 2023. Last year marked a welcome return to form for the Danish airport following the Covid slump, with passenger numbers bouncing back to pre-pandemic levels. Returning passengers have even more destinations to choose from […]

February 20, 2023 | Air Service Event News

TK and Corendon

Last year, Hannover welcomed almost four million passengers, making it Germany’s eighth busiest airport. Pre-pandemic, in both 2018 and 2019, the airport handled 6.3 million passengers, so last year’s demand is still 37% lower than in 2019. With little stimulation from (U)LCCs, Hannover’s share of the total German air travel market has fallen significantly from […]

February 17, 2023 | Airports, Europe, News & Analysis, Top Story