Ryanair sets up bases in Chania (Greece), Fez and Marrakech (both Morocco); adds a combined 17 routes.
Ryanair’s 50 new routes include opening of Zadar base, seven new routes from Girona, and six new routes from Trapani.
Wizz Air connects Katowice, Poznan and Riga to Bergen; adds services from Tigru Mures in Romania to Memmingen.
InterSky launched 18-weekly flights from Salzburg to Zürich and a weekly service from Memmingen to Naples.
Germany’s biggest airports all grew in 2012; regional airports mostly lost traffic; over 120 new routes in 2013
Germany’s relatively robust economy could still only support a 1% growth in total airport passengers in 2012, while domestic demand dipped by almost 4%. But anna.aero has identified over 120 new services starting from the country’s airports in 2013. See which airlines are banking on the German economy for generating new revenues this summer.
In this week’s portion of network planning community news, anna.aero reports from Memmingen/Allgäu Airport in Germany and Mysore in India.
Last week Ryanair blamed Budapest Airport’s “increased charges” for deep 40% capacity cuts involving axing 10 routes and withdrawing two based aircraft. On closer examination anna.aero found indicators that the main reason seems to have been ‘good’ old-fashioned under-performance.
Wizz Air now flies to Dortmund, Eindhoven, Malmo, Memmingen and Milan Bergamo from Skopje.
Ryanair celebrates in Denmark and Baltics; Vueling welcomes 50-millionth passenger; Memmingen turns five
As if celebrations for the more than 100 routes that have been launched around the world last week wasn’t enough, airlines and airports have found more reasons to celebrate. Which low-cost airline passed the 50-millionth passenger mark with a huge “gracias!” painted on one of its aircraft? Which European airport celebrated 60 years of SAA services? And what are the odds that two sets of four-year-old twins in two different countries will happen to be your five- and ten-millionth passengers in one week?
Wizz Air expands its route network in Romania, and adds Arad and Verona.
flytouropa starts flying domestic routes in Germany from Memmingen Allgäu Airport to Hamburg and Berlin Schönefeld.