From this week’s 153 route launches, our data elves have selected eight more breathtaking cakes for our Cake of the Week Summer Seasons Part 2 public online vote. These include those from airBaltic, S7 Airlines and Tiger Airways Australia.
Ryanair launches 45 new routes across Europe; opens new bases in Chania and Kraków.
Norwegian inaugurates nine routes from London Gatwick; launches Copenhagen to Liverpool and nine other routes.
Alitalia resumes services on the route from Rome Fiumicino to Kraków in Poland.
Poland’s second largest city and main tourist attraction, Kraków attracted a record nine million visitors in 2012. anna.aero examines the impact of this influx on Kraków Balice, the country’s largest regional airport, in the wake of major infrastructure development.
Less than 24 hours after announcing the airline’s 52nd base in Eindhoven, and its second in the Netherlands, Michael Cawley hopped onto the Ryanair corporate jet — one of its 737-800s — and announces today that Kraków will become base #53. anna.aero investigates the impact on the Polish airport’s operations.
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.
Ryanair now flies 20 new routes; adds five services to Vilnius.
eurolot again flies between Krakow Airport and Poznan Airport in Poland.
Polish air traffic booming in 2012; Emirates launching flights to Warsaw next February as Warsaw Modlin opens for LCCs
While many EU countries are reporting either modest or no growth in 2012, Poland’s airports have seen passenger numbers grow by an impressive 17% so far this year. What’s going on in the Polish market and where is all this growth coming from? Which airports and carriers are behind this boom?
OLT Express starts flying from Bydgoszcz to Krakow in southern Poland.