Articles Tagged ‘BOD’

Franco-German market returns to growth after several years of decline, Lufthansa is the largest carrier but LCCs lead the charge

Franco-German market returns to growth after several years of decline, Lufthansa is the largest carrier but LCCs lead the charge

The market for air services between near neighbours and European heavyweights France and Germany is one of the most mature on the continent. Seat capacity between the two countries increased by 3% from 2016 to 2017. Franco-German network development trends are analysed here, with the fastest growing airlines and airports identified.

Bergerac-Dublin is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week" with 16,000 searches; Ryanair's sixth route from French airport for S18??

Bergerac-Dublin is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” with 16,000 searches; Ryanair’s sixth route from French airport for S18??

Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has shown that in the last year 16,000 potential travellers searched on the leading flight comparison site for flights between Bergerac and Dublin ‒ but the route is unserved!? Ryanair is both airports’ biggest operator, so will a new Dordogne route from the ULCC debut in S18? Or will Aer Lingus, CityJet […]

HOP! jumps into German market

HOP! jumps into German market

HOP! commences services from Bordeaux to Düsseldorf and Nantes to Hamburg.


easyJet announces new Bordeaux base with three stationed A320s; double-digit growth at airport every year since introduced to network

easyJet announces new Bordeaux base with three stationed A320s; double-digit growth at airport every year since introduced to network

On 23 October, easyJet announced that it would open its newest base in Bordeaux for the start of 2018, with the carrier confirming it will station three A320s at the French airport. The airline has stated that it will open more than five routes with the new aircraft, while also enhancing connectivity on existing services.  

Wizz Air opens up Budapest to Bordeaux

Wizz Air opens up Budapest to Bordeaux

Wizz Air begins a twice-weekly service between the Hungarian capital and French city. 

Varna Airport soaks up the sun celebrating Route of the Week victory, while Granada is crowned Cake of the Week champion

Varna Airport soaks up the sun celebrating Route of the Week victory, while Granada is crowned Cake of the Week champion

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, along with Varna and Granada celebrating their award wins, London Stansted toasts passing the 25 million annual passenger barrier for the first time, while Bordeaux welcomed Air France’s new Danish capital connection. 


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.  

Blue Air begins eight new routes

Blue Air begins eight new routes

Blue Air expands from its Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca, Iasi and Turin bases. 

Volotea celebrates five years of flying; fleet of 28 aircraft expected to carry 4.3 million passengers on over 240 routes in 2017

Volotea celebrates five years of flying; fleet of 28 aircraft expected to carry 4.3 million passengers on over 240 routes in 2017

With its fleet of 717s and A319s, Volotea is big in France and Italy. With nine operating bases this summer, the LCC serves almost 80 airports across Europe. We reveal its extreme seasonality, rapid growth, leading airports and range of route frequencies.


Lufthansa adds spokes to Frankfurt and Munich hubs

Lufthansa adds spokes to Frankfurt and Munich hubs

Lufthansa begins flights to Bordeaux and Nantes from its biggest bases.

easyJet opens seasonal Palma de Mallorca base

easyJet opens seasonal Palma de Mallorca base

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, easyJet opens its first base in the Balearic Islands, stationing one A320 at Palma de Mallorca. 

Blue Air adds Oslo Gardermoen and Helsinki to its network; 32 new sectors planned for S17 so far; soon to pass 100-route milestone

Blue Air adds Oslo Gardermoen and Helsinki to its network; 32 new sectors planned for S17 so far; soon to pass 100-route milestone

Blue Air has announced this week it will begin flights to the capitals of Norway and Finland from its Bucharest hub for S17, with many more new routes planned for summer from seven of the carrier’s eight bases. We take a closer look behind the scenes of the Romanian carrier’s expansion plans.