BOG - YUL

The US/Canada to Colombia market is enormous. In 2023, approximately 5.1 million people flew between them, equivalent to about 14,000 daily. The US had about 95% of the traffic. Examining Cirium schedules information shows that non-stop departing seats in S24 have surpassed two million, passing this milestone for the first time. Capacity has risen by […]

Hartford to Europe

Hartford is by far the largest commercial airport in the US state of Connecticut. According to its own statistics, it had almost 4.7 million passengers between January and September 2023. Traffic rose by nearly 10% versus the same nine months in 2022 but remained down by more than 7% versus 2019. While Hartford’s recovery continues, […]

US-EUROPE

Some 56 airports in Europe will have scheduled non-stop flights to the US in 2024, based on Cirium schedules information. This is the case whether they are year-round or seasonal. But what of Europe’s busiest airports without US service? Some airports have never had them, while others have lost them. Some are surprising but others […]

TK DTW

Detroit welcomed its fourth new airline of the year on 15 November. It was Turkish Airlines, which began a 3-weekly service from Istanbul, rising to 4-weekly shortly and 5-weekly next summer. It followed the 18 May launch of Icelandair from Keflavik, with a summer seasonal 4-weekly service. While not long-haul, they joined the 5 May […]

LGW-ADD

Ethiopian Airlines inaugurated its third UK route on 21 November with the launch of Addis Ababa to London LGW. It is served 3-weekly using the A350-900, the carrier’s aircraft of choice to Europe. It marks the first time since 2008 that the 5,880-kilometre airport pair has been served. Copenhagen, London LGW and Madrid added this year […]

Tampa Airport to Pittsburgh and San Diego.

Tampa is Florida’s fourth-busiest airport and has welcomed multiple carriers in recent years. In 2021, Breeze, Avelo and Eurowings Discover (now called Discover Airlines) started; Discover replaced Lufthansa. Virgin Atlantic joined them in 2022, with Lynx Air and Porter starting in late 2023. Tampa gains 25 new routes since May 2023 The following routes are brand-new […]

Spirit RNO

The “Biggest Little City In The World”, Reno welcomed 2.18 million passengers in the first half of 2023 – its highest number in 15 years. It was particularly driven by the arrival of Spirit and Sun Country and good growth by incumbent Southwest. The Nevada city is located near popular attractions including Lake Tahoe and […]

JumPStart 2022

Since the start of the pandemic, domestic air travel in many countries has recovered more quickly than international air travel, as many countries put in place severe travel restrictions aimed at reducing the number of imported cases of Covid. Countries with large domestic markets (such as the US, Turkey and Mexico), or where domestic air […]

A330

German leisure airline Condor was Europe’s 34th biggest in 2019, based on departing seats from European airports. According to Cirium data, the airline offered over 8.6 million seats from European airports, as well as 1.6 million seats from non-European airports. In Germany, it ranked fifth with just over five million departing seats, behind Lufthansa (56.6m), […]

UK - USA

Last week JetBlue became the latest airline to venture into what was, pre-pandemic, the apparently highly lucrative air travel market between the UK and the US. Travel restrictions were recently eased for US citizens wanting to visit the UK. Sadly, there remain major restrictions for UK citizens wishing to travel to the US. Despite this, […]

August 17, 2021 | Airlines, Airports, North America, Top Story

North America welcomes 184 routes

Latest daily figures provided by the US TSA show that average weekly passenger numbers passing through US airports are now at around 80% of the level they were back in 2019. With Independence Day falling on a Sunday this year, passenger numbers peaked on 4 July at 85% of the level reported in 2019. However, while […]