Articles Tagged ‘BCN’

Spain overtakes Sweden to become Norwegian's #2 market; long-haul routes only account for 4.6% of seats in S17 but growing fast

Spain overtakes Sweden to become Norwegian’s #2 market; long-haul routes only account for 4.6% of seats in S17 but growing fast

Norwegian has increased its presence greatly in Spain during the past year, with the southern European nation now being the airline’s second biggest market after Norway. We take a closer look to see how the carrier has spread its capacity over the past year, and how much of it is now on transcontinental links.  

Ryanair is Spain's leading airline with 17% market share; Reus, La Palma and Santander fastest growing airports in H1 2017; domestic market #1

Ryanair is Spain’s leading airline with 17% market share; Reus, La Palma and Santander fastest growing airports in H1 2017; domestic market #1

In 2016 over 230 million people travelled from Spain, an increase of 11% when compared to 2015. This growth looks set to continue, with H1 2017 traffic up 9.1% on H1 2016. In the run-up to World Routes in Barcelona later this month, we review which airports and country markets are growing fastest and how […]

Cathay Pacific Airways announces Brussels, Copenhagen and Dublin; Geneva, Birmingham and Lisbon now top unserved European markets

Cathay Pacific Airways announces Brussels, Copenhagen and Dublin; Geneva, Birmingham and Lisbon now top unserved European markets

Cathay Pacific Airways has announced that from S18 it will start serving Brussels, Copenhagen and Dublin from Hong Kong. Now that these European capital cities have been announced, it means that Geneva, Birmingham and Lisbon have become the top unserved destinations in Europe from Hong Kong.  


Auf Wiedersehen airberlin? Germany's third largest airline will leave a dent of over 25 million seats and a prospering transatlantic network

Auf Wiedersehen airberlin? Germany’s third largest airline will leave a dent of over 25 million seats and a prospering transatlantic network

While the future for airberlin is looking uncertain, the carrier is certainly going to leave behind a sizable gap in Germany’s market. However, the carrier in recent years has built-up a respected transatlantic network to the US which now has 12 routes and handles over one million passengers a year.  

Eindhoven-Berlin is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week"+75,000 searches; Ryanair's 38th destination from its 29th biggest operation??

Eindhoven-Berlin is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week”+75,000 searches; Ryanair’s 38th destination from its 29th biggest operation??

Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has shown that in the last 12 months over 75,000 potential travellers searched on the leading flight comparison site for flights between Eindhoven and Berlin ‒ but the route is unserved!? Could this be Transavia’s 22nd destination from Eindhoven or easyJet’s second Dutch route from its Berlin Schönefeld base?

Eighth annual Euro ANNIES – Part II; No blues in Bucharest – Blue Air CEO loves his most new airports award

Eighth annual Euro ANNIES – Part II; No blues in Bucharest – Blue Air CEO loves his most new airports award

Well the cleverest of you will have worked out the first of the four airline winners in Part II of the Euro ANNIES awards (for the slow ones – it’s Romania’s Blue Air). But will Wizz Air, Norwegian or LOT Polish Airlines secure back-to-back wins or will the awards be soon gathering dust in the trophy […]


American Airlines' international capacity drops 41% from Chicago O'Hare; shifts to domestic growth; strengthening against United

American Airlines’ international capacity drops 41% from Chicago O’Hare; shifts to domestic growth; strengthening against United

American Airlines is Chicago O’Hare’s second largest airline after United Airlines, with the oneworld member operating 35% of weekly seat capacity from the US hub this summer. Overall the carrier has increased its seats from O’Hare by 3.4% this year, however the level of growth varies in different sectors.  

Eighth annual Euro ANNIES – Part I; eight countries share the honours

Eighth annual Euro ANNIES – Part I; eight countries share the honours

While the whole of Europe is either already on holiday or just about to go, we thought it would be good time to reveal the winners of the last of our three annual competitions – the Euro ANNIES. With winning airports in Bulgaria, France, Germany, Iceland, Russia, Spain, Turkey and the UK there is a […]

Plus Ultra adds weekly Havana service

Plus Ultra adds weekly Havana service

Plus Ultra augments Barcelona offer with Cuban route.


Cathay Pacific Airways starts second service to Spain

Cathay Pacific Airways starts second service to Spain

Cathay Pacific Airways connects Hong Kong and Barcelona four times weekly – already serves Madrid.

Ryanair adds connecting flights at Milan Bergamo – anna.aero investigates traffic stimulation factor at largest mainland European hub

Ryanair adds connecting flights at Milan Bergamo – anna.aero investigates traffic stimulation factor at largest mainland European hub

Ryanair recently announced that from 3 July passengers will be able to book connecting flights from Milan Bergamo, its second connecting hub operation after Rome Fiumicino. We investigate this part of Ryanair’s “Always Getting Better” programme to see how it will stimulate traffic at its largest mainland European hub.

Edinburgh Airport's elated with Route of the Week victory while Cluj-Napoca celebrates 100 years of aviation

Edinburgh Airport’s elated with Route of the Week victory while Cluj-Napoca celebrates 100 years of aviation

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Frankfurt welcomes the arrival of Air Astana’s newest route from Uralsk, while Vueling celebrates passing 500,000 passengers from Bordeaux. More news also from Southampton, Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen and Vienna airports.