European Domestic Market Analysis

The last week has sadly seen the collapse of two European airlines, Flybe version 2 and Flyr. Both carriers were launched since the start of the pandemic and focussed, at least initially, on their respective domestic markets of the UK and Norway. While the revived Flybe remained focussed on the domestic market for all of […]

February 3, 2023 | Airlines, Europe, News & Analysis, Top Story

FRA-INN

Based in Verona, Air Dolomiti (IATA code EN) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lufthansa. It currently has a fleet of 17 active aircraft comprising 15 122-seat E195s and two 100-seat E190s (according to planespotters.net). The two E190s have only just joined the fleet having previously been operated by Lufthansa CityLine for Lufthansa Regional. Air Dolomiti’s […]

January 31, 2023 | Airlines, Europe, News & Analysis, Top Story

Germany’s airports handled just over 12.6 million passengers in November 2022 according to ADV statistics published recently. While this is 42% more than in November 2021, it is 27.8% fewer than in November 2019. The traffic recovery rate of 72.2% does not compare favourably with that of the other major European air travel markets. Spain […]

Ryanair at OVD

Situated in northern Spain, the Principality of Asturias is part of the so-called Green Spain, a far cry from the stereotypical dry and hot southern Spain. A mountainous area, the principality is served by Asturias Airport. It welcomed 1.45m passengers in 2022, according to Aena data. Asturias traffic rose by 2.6% versus 2019, helped by […]

January 16, 2023 | Airports, Europe, News & Analysis, Top Story

Five hundred plus new routes in 2023

Air Service One recently estimated that airlines started around 1,850 new routes across Europe (excluding Russia) in 2022. Analysis of Cirium schedules data suggests that airlines have already revealed plans for at least 500 more new routes starting in 2023. However, with airlines announcing additional new routes almost every day at the moment, that number […]

Lufthansa adds Belfast BHD and London LGW; its UK airport network reaches 12

Belfast BHD is set to receive flights from Germany for the first time. On 23 April 2023, Lufthansa CityLine will begin Frankfurt, with the 4-weekly, 1,110-kilometre service using the 100-seat Embraer E190. It will provide an additional option to reach the wider world from Northern Ireland, will be the country’s sole German route following Ryanair’s […]

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

German network analysis

Latest airport traffic data from Germany confirms that in August the recovery rate versus 2019 stood at just 75%. Although the airports handled more than 18.4 million passengers (up 56% compared with August 2021), that was still 25% fewer than in August 2019. What was particularly significant was that domestic air traffic was down 55% […]

September 29, 2022 | Airlines, Airports, Europe, News & Analysis, Top Story