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 […]

Tui comes to Teeside

The UK’s 35 busiest airports had 28.5 million two-way passengers in July 2023, according to Civil Aviation Authority statistics. Traffic was 6.4% lower than in 2019, a difference of about two million passengers. Only six of the 35 airports exceeded pre-pandemic figures. The UK’s winning airports The following figure provides the 10 most recovered airports […]

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 +

European Domestic Market Analysis

The last week has sadly seen the collapse of two European airlines, Flybe version 2 and Flyr. Both carriers were launched since the start of the pandemic and focussed, at least initially, on their respective domestic markets of the UK and Norway. While the revived Flybe remained focussed on the domestic market for all of […]

February 3, 2023 | Airlines, Europe, News & Analysis, Top Story

AUH - ESB

Turkey’s capital and the country’s second-biggest city, Ankara, saw its airport welcome 8.6 million passengers in 2022, based on statistics from airport operator TAV. That was just 62% of its 2019 traffic. The airport is dominated by AnadoluJet, a unit that is supposedly to be spun off from Turkish Airlines to operate independently. According to […]

January 25, 2023 | Airports, Europe, Top Story

Ankara to Kazakhstan

On 1 November, Pegasus Airlines commenced Ankara to Almaty service with 2-weekly flights. It connected the Turkish capital to Kazakhstan for the first time, while again providing Ankara – a city of six million – with Central Asia flights, after Turkmenistan ended in 2020. Perhaps inevitably, Pegasus’ Almaty non-stop was joined on 19 November by […]

November 30, 2022 | Airlines, Europe, News & Analysis