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SunExpress introduced flights between Antalya and Sarajevo on Sunday 3 March, marking the carrier’s entry onto the Bosnia and Herzegovina market. The 1,305-kilometre service will be maintained 2-weekly on Thursdays and Sundays with the 737-800 aircraft. SunExpress currently faces no competition on the route, however, Pegasus Airlines will introduce 2-weekly flights between the two cities […]

March 7, 2024 | Latest Route News +

2023

With 2023 almost done and dusted, it seems a good time to analyse how European air travel has evolved since 2019. With this year (arguably) the first normal year for travel post-pandemic, how have Europe’s biggest airlines and country markets performed compared with four years ago? Overall, according to our analysis of Cirium schedules data, […]

German Market still down.

With this summer having been the first ‘normal’ travel summer since 2019, a look at airport passenger statistics across this period for the major European air travel markets (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Türkiye and the UK), reveals some interesting results. Comparing passenger demand for April to September in 2023 versus the same period in 2019 […]

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SunExpress introduced seasonal flights between Izmir, on Turkiye’s west coast, and Edinburgh on Tuesday 29 August. The 2,990-kilometre service will be maintained weekly until 24 October with the 189-seat 737-800 aircraft. It will compete directly against Jet2.com’s weekly flight. Flight XQ832 departs Izmir at 15:30 local time, arriving in Edinburgh at 18:10 local time. The […]

August 30, 2023 | Latest Route News +

easyJet Belfast Antalya

The renowned resort area and big city of Antalya was Europe’s 10th busiest airport in 2022. The airport’s figures shows that it had 31.2 million passengers, fewer than half a million above Istanbul SAW and surpassing the likes of Rome FCO. Despite the significance of leisure travel during the pandemic, Antalya’s traffic was 12.6% lower […]

Newcastle 1 million

Serving England’s Northeast, Newcastle welcomed its one millionth passenger of the year in early May. The airport has seen multiple new carriers and other developments in the past two years. Lufthansa arrived in July 2021, while Ryanair opened a two aircraft base in March 2022. Corendon started in April 2022, while the second iteration of […]

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SunExpress (IATA code XQ) is a joint venture between Star Alliance partners Lufthansa and Turkish Airlines, founded as long ago as 1989. A German-based subsidiary, SunExpress Deutschland (IATA code XG) operated between 2011 and 2020. According to planespotters.net SunExpress currently has a fleet of 50 737s, a mix of 41 -800s and nine MAX 8s. […]

Bristol airport with Corendo Airlines

Bristol ended 2022 with 7.95 million passengers, according to the UK Civil Aviation Authority. Traffic was down by 11.3% versus 2019; Bristol performed much better than UK airports generally (-25.2%). As the following figure shows, it was Bristol’s lowest passenger volume since 2016 (excluding 2020/2021). Nonetheless, it had the best recovery of all UK airports with […]

TK and Corendon

Last year, Hannover welcomed almost four million passengers, making it Germany’s eighth busiest airport. Pre-pandemic, in both 2018 and 2019, the airport handled 6.3 million passengers, so last year’s demand is still 37% lower than in 2019. With little stimulation from (U)LCCs, Hannover’s share of the total German air travel market has fallen significantly from […]

February 17, 2023 | Airports, Europe, News & Analysis, Top Story