SAW-SPX

Pegasus Airlines launched flights between Istanbul SAW and Cairo SPX on Friday 15 March. The 1,205-kilometre route will be maintained 5-weekly, on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. The LCC competes directly against 5-weekly rotations by Turkish Airlines’ lower cost unit AnadoluJet, which is in the process of rebranding into AJet. What they said Serhat […]

March 20, 2024 | Latest Route News +

KUL-SAW

Batik Air Malaysia commenced flights between Kuala Lumpur and Istanbul SAW on Friday 9 February. At 8,335-kilometres, it is the carrier’s longest route, operated 4-weekly on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays with the 377-seat A330-300 aircraft. Although it does not face any direct competition, Turkish Airlines maintains 2-daily flights between Istanbul IST and Kuala Lumpur. […]

February 20, 2024 | Latest Route News +

SAW-ZA

Pegasus Airlines inaugurated flights between Istanbul SAW and Zagreb on Thursday 18 January, marking the airline’s entry onto the Croatian market. The 1,200-kilometre route will be maintained 2-weekly, on Thursdays and Sundays, with the A320neo aircraft. The LCC faces no direct competition on the route, although Turkish Airlines maintains a 2-daily service between Istanbul IST […]

January 22, 2024 | Latest Route News +

IST-EWR

Analysis of the latest Cirium airline schedule data indicates that capacity between Europe and all regions outside of Europe is down just 2% in 2023 Q2 versus 2019 Q2. However, this apparent stability hides a number of significant changes at a country, airline and airport level. The US is still by far the biggest country […]

SAW-PDV

Pegasus Airlines, on 18 February introduced flights between Istanbul SAW and Plovdiv in southern central Bulgaria. The 390-kilometre 2-weekly service is maintained each Wednesday and Saturday, with the B737-800 aircraft. PC305 departs Istanbul SAW on Wednesdays at 10:25 local time, arriving at 10:35 local time, while on Saturdays it leaves Istanbul SAW at 15:50, arriving in […]

February 20, 2023 | Latest Route News +

SAW - ODS

AnadoluJet is a brand of Turkish Airlines and is favoured by the Turkish flag-carrier when it comes to operating from Antalya and also Istanbul SAW. Unhelpfully from an analyst’s perspective, it also shares the same “TK” code as its parent company. Although Pegasus Airlines is the biggest carrier at Istanbul’s second airport, Turkish Airlines has […]

Aeroflot A350 at SVO

Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport has become the latest European airport to be the busiest for passengers. In June the Russian airport, which is the main base for flag-carrier Aeroflot, welcomed 2.94 million travellers, beating Istanbul IST into second place. The Turkish mega-hub handled 2.80 million passengers. Moscow Domodedovo, which had led the way in May with […]

August 2, 2021 | Airlines, Airports, Top Story

Domodedova Airport

Passenger statistics collected by The ANKER Report, covering over 340 airports across Europe, reveals that Moscow Domodedovo was Europe’s busiest airport in May, handling just over 2.2 million passengers, down just 11% compared with May 2019. It edged out its city rival Moscow Sheremetyevo which welcomed just under 2.2 million travellers, which was 47% fewer […]

July 1, 2021 | Airlines, Airports, Europe, Top Story

Turkey and Moscow Flag

Airport passenger statistics for well over 400 airports in Europe showed, once again, that Istanbul and Moscow were the busiest cities in Europe for air travel in April. Moscow’s three main airports handled over five million passengers, while Istanbul’s welcomed over three million. However, it was Istanbul’s still relatively new mega-airport that was the busiest […]

June 17, 2021 | Airlines, Airports, Europe, Top Story