Articles Tagged ‘BCN’

TAP Air Portugal sees strong growth in 2017; Lisbon-Porto is busiest route, Spain is main international market

TAP Air Portugal sees strong growth in 2017; Lisbon-Porto is busiest route, Spain is main international market

There were 18.33 million two-way seats available across TAP Air Portugal’s network in 2017, a 16.2% increase compared to the previous year. Nick Preston reveals the Portuguese operator’s main market trends over the past ten years, including its largest Lisbon links and international country markets. 

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.


TAP Portugal tempts Porto with four new connections

TAP Portugal tempts Porto with four new connections

TAP Portugal now links Porto to Barcelona, London City, Milan Malpensa and Ponto Delgada. 

Ryanair adds 29 services in S18 new route rush

Ryanair adds 29 services in S18 new route rush

Ryanair kicks off first week of S18 with 29 new routes.

Georgian Airways connects Tbilisi to the Bs

Georgian Airways connects Tbilisi to the Bs

Georgian Airways links Georgia’s capital to Barcelona, Berlin Schönefeld, Bratislava and Brussels. 


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.


anna.aero is rewarded by CONNECT in Tbilisi

anna.aero is rewarded by CONNECT in Tbilisi

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Primera Air promotes its new low-cost long-haul services from Birmingham to local business leaders, while Tampa Airport celebrates the start of Air Transat flights to Canada. More news also from Wizz Air in Dortmund, plus Manchester Airport.  

S18 airport analysis; Paris CDG and Frankfurt lead the way in early standings with strong presence from European hubs

S18 airport analysis; Paris CDG and Frankfurt lead the way in early standings with strong presence from European hubs

The start of S18 is now less than one month away, and having already considered early airline trends, our next sneak preview focuses on airports. Nick Preston finds out which airports are scheduled to serve the most destinations and country markets and welcome the most airlines during a peak week this summer. 

Alicante smashes 13m passenger milestone; Ryanair is #1 carrier

Alicante smashes 13m passenger milestone; Ryanair is #1 carrier

Alicante is Spain’s fifth largest airport, but there are times of the year when it drops down to seventh busiest, falling behind Gran Canaria and Tenerife South. Marc Watkins takes a peek at the airport’s recent passenger figures, its traffic profile, as well as its biggest carriers and routes.