Articles Tagged ‘Alitalia’

Malta passes six million passenger landmark in 2017; national carrier leads the way this summer, Italy and UK are largest markets

Malta passes six million passenger landmark in 2017; national carrier leads the way this summer, Italy and UK are largest markets

Malta Airport welcomed six million passengers in 2017, 17.5% up on the previous year. Nick Preston examines its recent traffic trends, including the leading airlines, destinations and country markets, while the airport’s CEO and Head of Traffic Development discuss recent route developments and the future focus.

Romania's traffic set to smash 20m in 2018; Wizz Air still #1; domestic market now the biggest

Romania’s traffic set to smash 20m in 2018; Wizz Air still #1; domestic market now the biggest

It has been three years since we last looked at the Romanian country market – and boy haven’t things changed! Marc Watkins takes a look at the south-east European nation’s traffic development, its largest carriers and its most-important destination markets. 

Beirut Airport continues decade-long consistent growth; MEA #1 carrier, but only posts marginal annual capacity increase

Beirut Airport continues decade-long consistent growth; MEA #1 carrier, but only posts marginal annual capacity increase

Beirut Airport has delivered enviable growth over the past 10 years, with no blips in its inexorable traffic increases. Marc Watkins investigates the Lebanese capital city airport’s most-important carriers and city pairs.


Transatlantic treks between Europe and the Americas; US majors lead the way in S18, London Heathrow tops airport table

Transatlantic treks between Europe and the Americas; US majors lead the way in S18, London Heathrow tops airport table

Transatlantic traffic between Europe and the Americas is on the up, with available capacity increasing by 5.9% for a typical peak week in S18, compared to last year. Nick Preston takes a look capacity trends in this important market, including the leading airlines, airports and routes.

Alitalia sets off for South Africa once again

Alitalia sets off for South Africa once again

Alitalia adds Johannesburg back to its Rome Fiumicino network after 16-year absence.

Vote for the best Cake of the Week – S18 Part I

Vote for the best Cake of the Week – S18 Part I

“Cake, we all like a bit of cake don’t we? I know I do. I love a bit of cake. I do. I just like cake.” Not our words, but the words of Marjorie Dawes, a character from noughties British sitcom Little Britain. We couldn’t have put it any better ourselves Marjorie – and here […]


Vote for your favourite Fire Truck Water Arch ‒ S18 Part I

Vote for your favourite Fire Truck Water Arch ‒ S18 Part I

For one of the 27 airports involved in this week’s Arch of Triumph public vote it will be a great start to the summer season, because within seven days one airport will have a new certificate adorning the fire station walls, and the fire crews will be the toast of the airport. Let battle commence!!

Alitalia adds Spanish service

Alitalia adds Spanish service

Alitalia begins new link from Rome Fiumicino to Valencia.

France-Italy market sees slowdown in 2017; Paris CDG is largest airport, Air France is leading airline

France-Italy market sees slowdown in 2017; Paris CDG is largest airport, Air France is leading airline

There were 13.07 million seats available on flights between France and Italy in 2017, down slightly from 13.10 million in 2016. In the latest of a series of features exploring country pairs in Europe, Nick Preston takes a closer look at trends in this market, including those related to the main airports, airlines and routes.


Italian airports handled over 175 million passengers in 2017, up 6.5% on the year before; Naples leads the growth among medium sized airports

Italian airports handled over 175 million passengers in 2017, up 6.5% on the year before; Naples leads the growth among medium sized airports

Italy’s leading airports handled 10.7 million more passengers last year than in 2016, with the biggest net increases in traffic being seen at Milan Malpensa, Naples and Catania. With the LCC sector now occupying 49% of capacity, Jonathan Ford learns how the nation’s aviation landscape has changed in recent times.

Antwerp-Milan is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week" with 45,000 searches; VLM Airlines' next venture?

Antwerp-Milan is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” with 45,000 searches; VLM Airlines’ next venture?

In the last 12 months, Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has shown that over 45,000 potential travellers searched on the leading flight comparison site for flights between Antwerp and Milan ‒ but the city pair is unserved!? Resurgent VLM Airlines, based again at Antwerp, could be a ready-made solution provider, or perhaps someone like bmi regional might […]

Berlin battleground: easyJet's Tegel domestic routes intensify Lufthansa competition; Ryanair set to base nine aircraft too

Berlin battleground: easyJet’s Tegel domestic routes intensify Lufthansa competition; Ryanair set to base nine aircraft too

easyJet has put more than one million seats on sale from Berlin Tegel for its winter season flights up to end-March 2018. The LCC will start four key domestic and 15 international routes, so we take a look at the competitive landscape that the carrier will find in the German capital – including competing with itself!