MUC-MLE

Premium leisure carrier Beond operated its first commercial flight on Wednesday 15 November between Munich and Malé in the Maldives, which includes a refuelling stop in Dubai DWC. The route is maintained by a premium-configured 44-seat A319 aircraft. The service will run 2-weekly on Wednesdays and Sundays. No other airline operates flights between the two […]

November 22, 2023 | Latest Route News +

German Market still down.

With this summer having been the first ‘normal’ travel summer since 2019, a look at airport passenger statistics across this period for the major European air travel markets (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Türkiye and the UK), reveals some interesting results. Comparing passenger demand for April to September in 2023 versus the same period in 2019 […]

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 […]

PEK-MUC

Air China is one of 25 passenger airlines with non-stop flights between China and Europe this August, based on Cirium schedules information data. It has 125 weekly departures and 29.1% of the total, although they remain down by a quarter versus 2019. However, partly because it continues to overfly Russia rather than undertaking more costly […]

easyJet at Munich

easyJet has 700,000 departing seats from Germany this July-September (Q3), according to Cirium schedules information. It is Germany’s sixth-largest foreign carrier and ninth overall. While the LCC’s entire operation has 9.2% more seats than in 2022, Germany is down by 16.8%. Not helped by typically high costs, high taxes, low yields, a greatly dominant Lufthansa […]

MUC-JER

Air Dolomiti (IATA code EN), a wholly-owned Italian subsidiary of Lufthansa, launched seasonal flights between Munich and Jersey on Saturday 27 May. The airline has taken over the route from its parent company. Previously, Lufthansa maintained the service with Air Dolomiti equipment, but now the flights are being operated exclusively by the Italian subsidiary. The […]

June 1, 2023 | Latest Route News +

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 Community News

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

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 […]