According to our diligent research over the course of 2023, Air Service One estimates that airlines last year launched over 1,400 new routes involving at least one European airport. This is over 20% down compared with 2022 when we identified over 1,800 new European routes. Again, it should be noted that following Russia’s invasion of […]

January 19, 2024 | Airlines, Europe, News & Analysis, Top Story


Aerotalia opened its new base in Ancona on Sunday 1 October, launching several new routes. Rome FCO (2-daily) Milan LIN (12-weekly) Naples (daily) Vienna (2-weekly) Barcelona (2-weekly) Bucharest BBU (3-weekly) All flights will be operated by the 68-seat ATR72 turboprop aircraft wet-leased from Romania’s Air Connect. The three domestic services are operated as Public Service Obligation flights. […]

October 4, 2023 | Latest Route News +


ITA Airways introduced a new transatlantic service on Saturday 1 July between Rome FCO and San Francisco. The 10,080-kilometre route will initially be maintained 3-weekly on Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, after which frequencies will be increased to 5-weekly from 1 August. A 334-seat A350-900 is being utilised on the service. The SkyTeam member will compete […]

July 10, 2023 | Latest Route News +


Norse Atlantic has launched operations from Rome FCO with a long-haul service to New York JFK on Monday 19 June. The airline is using its 338-seat 787-9 on the 6,885-kilometre service, which will be maintained daily. The route from the Italian capital becomes the airline’s fifth to New York JFK alongside services from Berlin, London LGW, Oslo and Paris CDG. Flight […]

June 23, 2023 | Latest Route News +

Aeroporti Di Roma

Summer is off to a bright start for Rome Fiumicino Airport. The headline figures are: 35 new routes; 10 new destinations; 100 plus airlines (including seven new entrants). It means the airport is now directly linked to more than 200 destinations in 70 countries, and every continent except Antarctica. As of this summer, North America […]

June 13, 2023 | Air Service Community News

Italy Country Focus

According to figures recently published by Assaeroporti, Italy’s airports welcomed over 164 million passengers in 2022. That is more than twice as many as were handled in 2021 and, more impressively, only 15% fewer than the 193 million achieved in 2019. In September and October, the number of passengers passing through the country’s airports was […]

February 14, 2023 | Airports, Europe, News & Analysis, Top Story