Ryanair launches 45 new routes across Europe; opens new bases in Chania and Kraków.
Ryanair’s 50 new routes include opening of Zadar base, seven new routes from Girona, and six new routes from Trapani.
Ryanair starts a total of five new routes from Alghero, Brussels Charleroi, Weeze, East Midlands and Manchester.
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.
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.
Transavia.com starts flying from Weeze to both Alicante and Malaga; adds twice-weekly flights from Amsterdam to Dubai.
Ryanair connects Barcelona, Bologna, Manchester and Weeze with Warsaw Modlin Airport.
Lufthansa’s 747-8I in scheduled service; Weeze celebrates five years as Ryanair base; Liverpool Airport welcomes Ryanair’s 18-millionth passenger
Almost 150 routes were launched this week around the world, but they were not the only occasions for airlines and airports to celebrate. Which European airline celebrated twice last week? And how did Washington Dulles and Lufthansa celebrate the 747-8I’s first scheduled service?
Ryanair now serves Cologne/Bonn Airport in Germany from Girona and Palma de Mallorca in Spain.
Ryanair celebrates 5 years at Weeze base with 7 new routes; over 2 million passengers handled last year
After cutting back flights and capacity in 2011, Ryanair is once more growing at its second biggest base in Germany. Which routes had the highest (and lowest) load factors last year, which destinations are served this summer, and which airports are no longer served from the airport close to the Dutch border?
Ryanair now flies to Groningen Airport Eelde in the Netherlands, after the low-cost airline was welcomed with a cake.