Articles Tagged ‘AGP’

London Southend bounces back with 25% growth in 2017; two new carriers announced; Dublin and Amsterdam are top destinations

London Southend bounces back with 25% growth in 2017; two new carriers announced; Dublin and Amsterdam are top destinations

London Southend has been rejuvenated under the stewardship of Stobart Group, and handled 1.09 million passengers last year, an impressive 25% increase on the figures of 2016. With the airport set to welcome two new carriers in 2018, Nick Preston looks at its recent network trends and upcoming route launches.

Bratislava gains Georgian Airways Cake of the Week public vote victory

Bratislava gains Georgian Airways Cake of the Week public vote victory

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Flybe celebrates one-year anniversary at London Heathrow and Wizz Air announces its latest route from Bucharest to Kutaisi. More news also from Air Malta at Malaga, Georgian Airways at Barcelona, Flybe at London Southend, Braathens Regional Airlines at Berlin Tegel and Hainan Airlines at Vienna.

Eindhoven meets five million passenger milestone in 2017; Ryanair is largest carrier, Spain tops destination leaderboard

Eindhoven meets five million passenger milestone in 2017; Ryanair is largest carrier, Spain tops destination leaderboard

Eindhoven Airport handled 5.65 million passengers in 2017, 19% up on the previous year. If the recent rate of growth continues, the Dutch facility will pass the 6.0 million passenger mark in 2018. Nick Preston takes a look at Eindhoven’s recent network trends including its top airlines and routes.


Vote for the best Cake of the Week – 34 yummy treats from S18 Part II

Vote for the best Cake of the Week – 34 yummy treats from S18 Part II

With over 2,500 votes cast, it was far from being a close-run thing, as a well-promoted Bratislava Airport campaign saw off all challengers to win Part I of anna.aero’s legendary Cake of the Week public vote. It’s your chance to vote for your favourite baked treat – including this offering from Riga ‒ here in […]

Wizz Air stations second aircraft in Wroclaw

Wizz Air stations second aircraft in Wroclaw

Wizz Air opens five routes from Wroclaw with second-based unit – five other routes also added to network.

airBaltic takes flight on new services from Riga and Tallinn

airBaltic takes flight on new services from Riga and Tallinn

airBaltic links Riga to Gdansk, Lisbon and Malaga, while Tallinn is connected to London Gatwick. 


Air Malta makes a move for Casablanca, Lisbon, Malaga and Venice

Air Malta makes a move for Casablanca, Lisbon, Malaga and Venice

Air Malta links its hub to Casablanca, Lisbon, Malaga and Venice Marco Polo – all served twice-weekly. 

Volotea opens Bilbao base

Volotea opens Bilbao base

Volotea starts two new routes from its new base – the hosts of Routes Europe.

easyJet's biggest base London Gatwick analysed; AMS #1 route and Spain remains biggest market

easyJet’s biggest base London Gatwick analysed; AMS #1 route and Spain remains biggest market

With nearly 230,000 seats during its peak weeks, London Gatwick is easyJet’s biggest base – more than double the size of the LCC’s next largest hubs at Milan Malpensa, London Luton and Geneva. Marc Watkins gets under the skin of this +100-destination operation to reveal the bones of its recent growth, its typical daily flight […]


Newcastle-Venice is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week" with 90,000 searches; any of three potential carriers to take this on

Newcastle-Venice is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” with 90,000 searches; any of three potential carriers to take this on

In the last year, Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has shown that nearly 90,000 potential travellers searched on the leading flight comparison site for flights between Newcastle and Venice ‒ but the city pair is unserved!? With easyJet and Ryanair big players in the Italian city already, and dominant in the UK-Venice market, will they take this […]

France-Spain capacity up by more than one-quarter in past four years; large hubs are top airports, Vueling is leading airline

France-Spain capacity up by more than one-quarter in past four years; large hubs are top airports, Vueling is leading airline

The available capacity between France and Spain increased by 5.2% in 2017, with the number of two-way seats passing 14.33 million. The market has now experienced healthy growth for the past four years. Nick Preston examines recent trends in this country pair, including the largest airlines, airports and routes.

Doha Airport on recovery path from ongoing operational restrictions; Qatar #1 carrier, IndiGo leaps from nowhere to second biggest airline

Doha Airport on recovery path from ongoing operational restrictions; Qatar #1 carrier, IndiGo leaps from nowhere to second biggest airline

Doha Airport’s recent growth trajectory has faltered as a result of flying restrictions imposed by its Middle Eastern neighbours. However, its not all bad news, as other carriers, like India’s LCC IndiGo, have rushed in to fill the capacity void left by others – Marc Watkins gets all cuddly with the data.