SkyAlps

SkyAlps is an Italian regional airline (IATA code: BQ). According to Planespotters.net, it has 11 Dash 8-Q400s. Seven aircraft are operational, all with a Maltese registration. The remaining four aircraft, which have Slovakian registrations, are parked in Slovakia ahead of delivery. SkyAlps’ Q400s are a good choice of aircraft for different reasons, including speed, range […]

Ryanair BGY-RVN

Ryanair became the largest airline to serve Italy in 2014. Analysis of Cirium schedules information shows that the ULCC overtook Alitalia as the largest international carrier in 2008. While the pan-European carrier was always smaller than Alitalia domestically, it became numero uno in 2021. It followed the end of the Italian flag carrier and its […]

Vueling Birmingham

Vueling is Europe’s fourth largest (U)LCC, behind Ryanair, easyJet and Wizz Air. Vueling has 11.7 million seats in July-September 2023 (Q3), and about 3.4% of the European short-haul market. According to Cirium data, the carrier’s capacity has fallen by 1.7% versus the same three months last year, despite opening a base at London LGW in […]

September 21, 2023 | Airlines, Airports, Europe, News & Analysis, Top Story

United Airlines Rome-San Francisco

Rome FCO is by far Italy’s busiest long-haul airport this July-September (Q3), where long-haul is taken to mean flights 5,000km+. According to Cirium schedules data, it has a total of 4,215 non-stop departures and 332 weekly in August. As the hub of ITA Airways, an important SkyTeam airport, a crucial tourism destination, and Italy’s largest […]

ITA AIrways

ITA Airways has 12.29 billion ASKs to, from and within Italy this summer, according to Cirium schedules information data. It is behind only Ryanair as the largest airline serving the southern European nation. Replacing Alitalia, ITA’s first commercial flight was on 15 October 2021. Eighteen months later, it remains 30% smaller by ASKs than perpetually […]

During a presentation at FITUR 22 in Madrid earlier this week, Vueling confirmed that its summer 2022 capacity will be comparable with that offered in summer 2019, and that it will be operating over 320 routes (100 domestic and 220 international) across 30 countries. The airline also revealed that it would be launching five additional […]