Articles Tagged ‘BGO’

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.

WestJet shakes things up on the transatlantic front from Halifax by announcing its first 737 MAX 8 routes – London Gatwick and Paris CDG

WestJet shakes things up on the transatlantic front from Halifax by announcing its first 737 MAX 8 routes – London Gatwick and Paris CDG

WestJet has announced that from April it will begin daily flights from Halifax to London Gatwick and Paris CDG, marking its first operations to the French capital. The news means that the carrier will be the first to link North America to mainland Europe using 737 MAX 8s. Jonathan Ford investigates further. 

SWISS grew annual traffic by 19% between 2010 and 2017, however it is still losing home market share to easyJet despite increased capacity

SWISS grew annual traffic by 19% between 2010 and 2017, however it is still losing home market share to easyJet despite increased capacity

SWISS transported 16.9 million passengers last year, up 2.3% on 2016. Yet despite enhanced capacity, plus rising passenger numbers, the carrier is still losing market share to easyJet. We look in more detail at the Star Alliance member to see how it has developed in recent years.   


Wizz Air to open Vienna base with three based aircraft and 17 new routes; appears at first not to target easyJet or Eurowings

Wizz Air to open Vienna base with three based aircraft and 17 new routes; appears at first not to target easyJet or Eurowings

Wizz Air has announced that it will begin serving Vienna from April, with the base opening in June when it will station one A320, with two A321s joining the new operation from November. While the airline is planning 17 routes from Vienna, it appears its strategy is to avoid easyJet and Eurowings. 

Tampere-Malaga is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week" with over 16,000 searches; Finnair's next regional route??

Tampere-Malaga is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” with over 16,000 searches; Finnair’s next regional route??

Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has shown that in the last year over 16,000 potential travellers searched on the leading flight comparison site for flights between Tampere and Malaga ‒ but the route is unserved!? With Finnair adding a Palma de Mallorca to Oulu service in S18, could this airport pair be the next route linking ‘little […]

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 […]


Norwegian commences low-cost long-haul between Ireland and the US

Norwegian commences low-cost long-haul between Ireland and the US

Norwegian now links Belfast International, Cork, Dublin and Shannon to the US – Bergen also connected.

Belfast City is crowned Cake of the Week champion for the volcanic creation baked to welcome the arrival of Icelandair

Belfast City is crowned Cake of the Week champion for the volcanic creation baked to welcome the arrival of Icelandair

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Cork is voted Best Airport in Europe under 5 million passengers at the ACI EUROPE General Assembly in Paris, plus an ‘Individual Award for Outstanding Contribution to Route Development’ will be launched at World Routes in Barcelona. More news also from Bergen Airport as it welcomes the arrival […]

SWISS starts second Norwegian route from Zurich

SWISS starts second Norwegian route from Zurich

SWISS starts seasonal service from its home base to Bergen.


Ryanair announces connecting flights and that it will sell Air Europa long-haul flights as part of its 'Always Getting Better' programme

Ryanair announces connecting flights and that it will sell Air Europa long-haul flights as part of its ‘Always Getting Better’ programme

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Miami Airport hosts Japan Airlines as it advances its efforts to increase non-stop connectivity to Asia, while Frontier Airlines celebrates two million passengers from Cincinnati. More news also from Kirkwall Airport and Routes as it announces a new partnership for this year’s World Routes in Barcelona.  

Ukraine International Airlines links Kiev Boryspil to Milan Bergamo

Ukraine International Airlines links Kiev Boryspil to Milan Bergamo

Ukraine International Airlines begins its second route to Milan Bergamo with daily flights from Kiev. 

Barcelona Airport celebrates winning the anna.aero Route of the Week award for Air China's Shanghai service

Barcelona Airport celebrates winning the anna.aero Route of the Week award for Air China’s Shanghai service

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, WOW air announces that it is to begin flights to Tel Aviv from 12 September, while Bergen heralds the arrival of Loganair’s new route from Glasgow. More news also from Seville as it welcomes Ryanair’s latest route.