Leading airlines on intercontinental long-haul routes from Europe revealed

Europe is blessed with many non-stop flights to Africa, Asia, the Middle East, North and South America. Most of these are, not surprisingly, long-haul flights (defined here as those over 4,000 kilometres). This analysis of Cirium schedules data focuses on these intercontinental, long-haul routes and how this summer compares with last summer (August 2024 versus […]

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, […]

DEN-MUC United Airlines

United is the fourth-largest US carrier by October-December (Q4) seats. According to Cirium data, it has 51.2 million available, against 64.5 million for American, 61.4 million for Southwest and 57.5 million for Delta. Yet comparing Q4 2023 to 2019 shows that United has exceeded its pre-pandemic capacity (+2.7%), surpassing American (-2.2%) and Delta (-3.7%), although […]

JetBlue AMS

Amsterdam is one of 53 airports with non-stop United States flights in September, based on Cirium schedules information data. With about 309,000 departing seats, it ranks fourth, behind London LHR, Paris CDG and Frankfurt. However, with available capacity 10.0% below that of September 2019, Amsterdam remains less recovered than the three larger airports and Europe-US […]

September 12, 2023 | Airlines, Airports, Europe, News & Analysis, Top Story

Tokyo NRT-San Francisco

Asia is large and important market from the United States, including its Pacific Ocean territories. According to Cirium schedules data, there are 4,881 departing non-stop flights across August, excluding the Middle East. This makes Asia the US’s third largest continent/region after Europe (17,218) and the Caribbean (10,338). However, flights remain a third lower than in […]

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 […]

Washington IAD celebrated its 60th anniversary last year. Serving the District of Columbia, Virginia and more, Dulles is renowned for being a United hub and an important Star Alliance airport. According to Dulles’ own statistics, it welcomed 21.3 passengers in 2022, of which international traffic accounted for more than a third (34.7%). Despite the pandemic, […]

Virgin Atlanitc MCO-EDI

Over half of all passengers flying between Scotland and North America flew indirectly last year, a proportion common in most years. It will not be much different this summer, with Cirium schedules information data indicating that available non-stop seats are still a quarter lower than they were at their peak in S17. In a reversal […]

COLORADO SPRINGS AIRPORT

Situated about 100 kilometres south of Denver, Colorado Springs welcomed over 2.1 million passengers in 2022, according to the airport’s statistics. Its best year since 2001, traffic exceeded 2019 figures by 27%. It is primarily due to one key development: the arrival of Southwest. The airline, which launched Colorado Springs almost two years ago in […]

Earlier this month, on 3 December, Australian flag-carrier Qantas began 3-weekly service on the 14,440-kilometre route between Melbourne and Dallas/Fort Worth. This brought to 17 the number of non-stop airline services between the US and Australia. Back at the end of October, United had introduced 3-weekly service between San Francisco and Brisbane. Between 2004 and […]