Tirana Air Service with Wizz Air

Albania has emerged as Europe’s fastest growing aviation market with passenger numbers at its gateway in the capital of Tirana more than doubling compared to the pre-pandemic 2019. The country’s thriving tourism industry, a new airport operator and an ensuing battle between ULCC juggernauts, have secured the country’s position as star performer in the European […]

October 23, 2023 | Airlines, Airports, Europe, News & Analysis

Ryanair at Dublin

On 21 September Ryanair published a press release on its website with the headline “Dublin Airport loses 17 routes and 19 enviro friendly aircraft due to DAA 45% increase in costs”. This sounds like a massive reduction in capacity at the Irish airport this winter. However, using Cirium data Air Service One has taken a […]

Ryanair, easyjet, Wizz Air Churn

While announcing and launching new routes is what might be called the glamorous side of airline network planning, arguably a far more important role is to keep track of the profitability of all routes. When, for whatever reason, routes become consistently unprofitable, airlines will need to consider whether or not to continue to operate them. […]

UA returns to SNN

Shannon welcomed a record 1.34 million passengers in January-August 2023, up by about 14% versus 2019 and 5% over its previous peak in 2018. Comparing the recovery versus 2019 shows other Irish airports have bounced back slower: Cork’s traffic was +5.6%, Knock +1.9% and Dublin +1.2%. Shannon made history in several months so far this year, […]

Lambourghini at Bologna airport

The capital of foodie Emilia-Romagna in northern Italy and one of Europe’s wealthiest areas, Bologna is the country’s sixth-busiest airport. Famous for manufacturing Lamborghinis, Bologna welcomed 1.07 million passengers in July, with traffic surpassing one million for the first time. Passenger numbers grew by 16.6% versus 2019, in contrast to the average +3.6% of the […]

September 28, 2023 | Airlines, Airports, Europe, News & Analysis, Top Story

Ryanair

Located in southwest Ireland, Cork is the country’s second most populous city. It welcomed 2.24 million passengers in 2022, making it the Republic of Ireland’s second busiest airport. It accounted for almost 7% the nation’s traffic. While Cork’s passengers were 13.5% below 2019, it outperformed Dublin in the recovery (-14.7%). In August 2023, Cork had […]

September 20, 2023 | Airlines, Airports, Europe, News & Analysis, Top Story

Zadar 1 million passengers

Zadar is located on the Croatian coast nearly equidistant between Split and Rijeka. The country’s fifth most populous city at the municipal level, data collected by European Airport Traffic Statistics (EATS) shows that Zadar welcomed 582,000 passengers in the peak summer months of July and August 2023. (August was the airport’s best month to date.) […]

September 14, 2023 | Airlines, Airports, Europe, News & Analysis, Top Story

Aegean

One of the most important tourist hotspots in Europe, Greece has seen fast growth recently. According to data collected by Air Service One, the country’s airports had 31.67 two-way passengers between April and July. Despite no Russian flights, traffic rose by a very healthy 10.97% versus the previous record held in the same months in […]

Ryanair CPH Base

Check out the Ryanair, Copenhagen Airport base opening video HERE Copenhagen will become Ryanair’s latest base when two aircraft are stationed there this December. The ULCC will have 24 routes using both based and non-based equipment. Copenhagen will join other bases in the Nordics: Billund – also in Denmark – and Gothenburg and Stockholm ARN […]

Australia Vienna-Valencia

Located nearly halfway down Spain’s long coastline, Valencia is the country’s third most populous city and metro area. While less ‘touristy’ than better known cities and destinations, it has grown enormously recently. According to Aena figures, passengers exceeded one million for the first time in the airport’s history. Traffic rose by more than a fifth […]

Ryanair new Shannon route

Naples welcomed a record 10.90 million passengers in 2022, according to the airport’s own statistics. Traffic exceeded 2019 by 0.48%. In contrast, passengers across Italy’s airports generally were down by 15.17%, based on data collected by Air Service One’s European Airport Traffic Statistics. Naples was Italy’s fourth-busiest airport last year, its highest position to date. The […]