A - 10 years

On 5 April 2022, Volotea celebrated ten years of successfully flying people between Europe’s medium-sized cities. Despite being headquartered in Barcelona, the airline’s first base was at Venice Marco Polo Airport in Italy, with the first flights on 5 April 2012 being to Brindisi, Cagliari and Palermo. Since then, the carrier has gone on to […]

VCE

Wizz Air this week opened its latest base in Italy at Venice Marco Polo Airport. The carrier has been operating domestic routes to Bari, Catania, Naples and Palermo for several months, operated by aircraft based at other Italian airports. Now the carrier has started the first of some 17 new routes it plans to launch […]

LIL A319 terminal

According to analysis of Cirium data, Volotea’s scheduled seat capacity during the second half of 2021 was up 14% compared with the second half of 2019. This equates to an additional 685,000 seats. For comparison, among Europe’s top 50 airlines, the next best performing carrier in western Europe was Transavia (the Dutch and French parts […]

February 16, 2022 | Airlines, Europe, News & Analysis, Top Story

STR - GRZ

There are several ‘rules’ that have defined how Europe’s low-cost carriers operate. These include high aircraft utilisation and no night-stopping of crews. To satisfy both of these rules that has usually meant trying to operate three return flights (or six sectors) in a day, airport curfews permitting. As a result, you might imagine that the […]

January 14, 2022 | Airlines, Europe, News & Analysis, Top Story

ADR

In 2019, Italy’s Rome Fiumicino Airport ranked as Europe’s 11th busiest airport, handling 43.4 million passengers. Since 2000 total traffic had grown by 68% but there was a significant difference between domestic and international demand. While developments in the national high-speed rail network had contributed to domestic air travel falling by 11%, international passengers had […]

November 3, 2021 | Airlines, Airports, Europe, News & Analysis