Norwegian at 20

Last week, on 1 September 2022, Norwegian celebrated its 20th anniversary as a scheduled airline. In those 20 years it has carried over 300 million passengers, developed and abandoned a long-haul, low-cost network from various European airports, set up operations in Argentina and come close to collapse as a result of COVID. However, latest traffic […]

September 9, 2022 | Airlines, Europe, News & Analysis, Top Story


Swedish regional carrier Air Leap has begun non-stop service between Stockholm ARN and Halmstad. The 450-kilometre route is currently being flown daily (except Saturdays) using the airline’s Saab 340s and ATR 72s and faces no direct competition. The airline previously served Halmstad from Stockholm BMA in competition with BRA Braathens, who will continue to operate […]

November 30, 2021 | Latest Route News +

Europe on the up

In the five weeks since The ANKER Report was last published, Europe’s airlines have again been busy starting a significant number of new routes. This analysis covers the period of Saturday 9 October to Friday 12 November. This timeframe included the start of the northern hemisphere W21/22 season, which officially began on Sunday 31 October. […]

November 16, 2021 | Airlines, Airports, Europe, News & Analysis

ARN - INI apron banner, Air Service One

In case anyone thought that Wizz Air had become the new champion of new route launches across Europe, Ryanair has apparently made it clear that it is still Europe’s leading airline when it comes to starting new services. Research by The ANKER Report indicates that Europe’s biggest (U)LCC will be launching almost 250, yes 250, […]