Articles Tagged ‘European airlines’

Norway’s Widerøe expecting more than three million passengers in 2014; 10th busiest airline in Europe on Tuesdays in February

Norway’s Widerøe expecting more than three million passengers in 2014; 10th busiest airline in Europe on Tuesdays in February

Widerøe is no longer a subsidiary of SAS, but it continues to be a major player in the Norwegian domestic market, operating more flights than any other airline. We take a look at the airline’s growth over the last decade and reveal which are its busiest airports. Plus a summary of the airline’s international network.

TAP Portugal to launch 10 new routes in 2014; biggest carrier by far for European World Cup fans heading for Brazil

TAP Portugal to launch 10 new routes in 2014; biggest carrier by far for European World Cup fans heading for Brazil

TAP Portugal may be based in one of Europe’s economically challenged southern countries but that hasn’t stopped it reporting record passenger numbers in 2013. This year promises to be even more exciting, with 10 new destinations from Lisbon (including four in the Americas), and a great opportunity to benefit from Brazil’s hosting of the FIFA […]

30-second interview with Simonas Bartkus, CCO, Air Lituanica

30-second interview with Simonas Bartkus, CCO, Air Lituanica

Simonas Bartkus, Air Lituanica’s CCO, found some time to talk to anna.aero’s associate editor Tadas Juozonis before the airline’s first scheduled flight between Lithuania and Belgium.


bmi regional: CEO Cathal O’Connell talks about life without bmi

bmi regional: CEO Cathal O’Connell talks about life without bmi

Already improving aircraft utilisation, and with just one in five of its 24 routes having direct competition, bmi regional is working on creating a sustainable business model with its fleet of 18 ERJ regional jets.

Croatia Airlines: EU-centred growth; Jat takes advantage in the Serbia market

Croatia Airlines: EU-centred growth; Jat takes advantage in the Serbia market

As Croatia readies up for the EU accession, its flag carrier prepares for a busy summer with six new routes in the pipeline, as it struggles to recover financially.

Air France’s HOP! leaves CityJet without a leg to stand on

Air France’s HOP! leaves CityJet without a leg to stand on

From S’13, HOP! will operate 530 daily flights to 136 destinations across 15 countries for parent Air France.


European and North American airlines prepare for minimal winter growth as Asia's airlines schedule for 8% more ASKs

European and North American airlines prepare for minimal winter growth as Asia’s airlines schedule for 8% more ASKs

With the start of the (northern) winter scheduling season just days away we take a look at the three biggest aviation regions on the planet and see which major airlines are adding capacity and which are cutting capacity this winter.

Grounding planes in winter improves profitability: The new network planning reality explored among Europe’s airlines

Grounding planes in winter improves profitability: The new network planning reality explored among Europe’s airlines

We all know about Ryanair grounding 80 aircraft last winter but by how much did other European LCCs cut their capacity between July 2011 and January 2012? How does this compare with the year before? And how much have Europe’s legacy carriers started to follow this behaviour?

AEA member airlines report passenger growth of 7.1% in 2011; load factors down from 77.9% to 77.3%

AEA member airlines report passenger growth of 7.1% in 2011; load factors down from 77.9% to 77.3%

Europe’s flag carriers had a fairly decent 2011 in terms of passenger growth. But which geographic markets performed best and worst? Which airlines grew fastest in terms of passengers and ASKs? And which carriers improved their load factors the most? Which four carriers managed to achieve greater than 80% load factors for the whole year?


Aer Lingus adapts to new home in Dublin’s T2; adding Aberdeen, Izmir, Perpignan and Stuttgart for S11

Aer Lingus adapts to new home in Dublin’s T2; adding Aberdeen, Izmir, Perpignan and Stuttgart for S11

How has the airline developed in recent years and which are its biggest airports after Dublin? On which routes does it face competition from Ryanair and how do fares compare with Ryanair on a basket of routes for an imminent weekend break?

AEA passenger numbers up 1.7% in first nine months of 2010; Tarom growing fastest with improved load factors

AEA passenger numbers up 1.7% in first nine months of 2010; Tarom growing fastest with improved load factors

Which AEA airlines are reporting double-digit growth and which are averaging load factors above 80% this year? Demand for travel to which region is growing fastest this year, and which regional market is shrinking? Are load factors generally improving or declining?

Aegean and Tarom latest European carriers to join alliances; 20 of top 35 airlines in Europe now alliance members

Aegean and Tarom latest European carriers to join alliances; 20 of top 35 airlines in Europe now alliance members

How many airlines are now members of one of the three major alliances? How many of them are in Europe and which are the biggest airlines operating in Europe that are not members of an alliance?