Airlines launch over 1,800 new routes across Europe in 2022

According to our research over the course of 2022, Air Service One estimates that airlines this year launched over 1,800 new routes involving at least one European airport. This compares with almost 2,100 that we identified in 2021. However, it should be noted that following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February we stopped tracking new […]


Royal Jordanian can trace its origins back to 1963, which means that it will celebrate its 60th anniversary next year. Based in Amman, the capital of Jordan, the airline currently has a fleet of 24 active passenger aircraft according to This comprises seven 787s, 13 A320-series aircraft and four Embraer E-jets (two ERJ-170s and […]

October 6, 2022 | Airlines, News & Analysis, Top Story

Brussels Airport

New airlines, new destinations and pent-up demand for travel will see Brussels Airport (BRU) return to its pre-pandemic form in 2022. From this summer, BRU will be connected to 185 destinations, via 60 passenger airlines. That’s just shy of the 200 destinations it served before Covid. Helping drive the revival is Air Belgium, which introduced […]

May 17, 2022 | Airports, Europe, News & Analysis

US Market

The latest daily figures provided by the US TSA show that average weekly passenger numbers passing through US airports have stabilised at around 75%-80% of the level they were back in 2019, with that figure rising to around 85% on national holidays such as Independence Day (4 July) and Labor Day (6 September). Airlines launch […]

Europe on the up

In the five weeks since The ANKER Report was last published, Europe’s airlines have again been busy starting a significant number of new routes. This analysis covers the period of Saturday 9 October to Friday 12 November. This timeframe included the start of the northern hemisphere W21/22 season, which officially began on Sunday 31 October. […]

November 16, 2021 | Airlines, Airports, Europe, News & Analysis