BEG-OPO

Porto is the second most populous city in Portugal and a growing tourist hotspot. It welcomed 15.2 million passengers in 2023, 16% higher than its previous record. It was especially because of the fast growth of easyJet and Ryanair, although other airlines grew strongly too. It gained multiple airlines last year, including airBaltic, Air Serbia, […]

February 29, 2024 | Airports, Europe, News & Analysis, Top Story

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 […]

CPH-OPO

SAS on Friday 1 September introduced a new 2-weekly service between Copenhagen and Porto. The 2,225-kilometre route will be maintained on Mondays and Fridays with the 180-seat A320neo aircraft. The airline will compete directly against 2-weekly Norwegian flights, as well as 2-weekly rotations by Ryanair. Flight SK2773 departs Copenhagen at 06:50 local time, arriving in […]

September 4, 2023 | Latest Route News +

VIE-OPO Austrian Crew

Austrian Airlines added its second destination in Portugal with the introduction of seasonal flights between Vienna and Porto on Saturday 1 April. The 2,130-kilometre service is maintained 3-weekly on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, with the 200-seat A321 aircraft. The airline competes directly against Ryanair’s 5-weekly rotations between the two cities. Porto joins Funchal as the second […]

April 4, 2023 | Latest Route News +

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 […]

OSL - OPO

Norwegian carrier Flyr celebrated one year of scheduled services on 30 June 2022. The following day it launched a new 2-weekly service on the 2,510-kilometre route between Oslo and Porto. This appears to be the first time that these two airports have ever been connected with non-stop service. Flyr, which initially operated primarily on domestic […]

July 7, 2022 | Latest Route News +