Articles Tagged ‘PRG’

easyJet vs. Ryanair in the UK; low-level route duplication at shared hubs, Spanish sun routes see most competition

easyJet vs. Ryanair in the UK; low-level route duplication at shared hubs, Spanish sun routes see most competition

On 13 June Ryanair announced its plans to open a base at London Southend with three aircraft operating 13 routes from April 2019. Southend is already a base for easyJet. Nick Preston decided to take a look at how the two low-cost heavyweights compete at the eight UK airports they both already consider home.

Lisbon Lions roar with pride over Arch of Triumph win

Lisbon Lions roar with pride over Arch of Triumph win

Winners don’t get prouder than this, as 15 members of last week’s victors from Lisbon Airport’s fire crew take centre stage – including Miguel Moreira with the certificate. It is a record week of entries, with 23 FTWAs battling it out to get that little piece of paper on their airport’s fire station walls.

Kansas City and London Gatwick toast anna.aero award wins

Kansas City and London Gatwick toast anna.aero award wins

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Verona Airport welcomes its newest airline partner Cyprus Airways, while Cardiff Airport and Flybe celebrate the airline’s three-year anniversary of its base opening, and there is news from Montpellier, Austin, Rochester, St. Petersburg and Birmingham airports.


Cyprus Airways charms its way into the Czech Republic

Cyprus Airways charms its way into the Czech Republic

Cyprus Airways commences flights between Larnaca and Prague. 

Wizz Air stations second aircraft in Kutaisi

Wizz Air stations second aircraft in Kutaisi

Wizz Air bases second A320 in Georgia, allowing it to open five new routes. 

Wizz Air to expand by 18% at its biggest base this year; Budapest link #1; Slovakia growing fast

Wizz Air to expand by 18% at its biggest base this year; Budapest link #1; Slovakia growing fast

London Luton is Wizz Air’s biggest operation, passing some time ago its home base in Budapest. Marc Watkins reviews the carrier’s capacity expansion over the last 10 years, its biggest routes and country markets from the UK capital city airport.


First Caribbean Arch of Triumph finally arrives

First Caribbean Arch of Triumph finally arrives

There are 18 airports from around the world competing for Arch of Triumph glory this week. The question is, did this FTWA in Lviv to mark the start of Wizz Air’s new London Luton service get better than this? Jump inside to find out.

American Airlines expands from Chicago and Philadelphia

American Airlines expands from Chicago and Philadelphia

American Airlines add both long- and short-haul services from Chicago O’Hare and Philadelphia. 

London Southend bounces back with 25% growth in 2017; two new carriers announced; Dublin and Amsterdam are top destinations

London Southend bounces back with 25% growth in 2017; two new carriers announced; Dublin and Amsterdam are top destinations

London Southend has been rejuvenated under the stewardship of Stobart Group, and handled 1.09 million passengers last year, an impressive 25% increase on the figures of 2016. With the airport set to welcome two new carriers in 2018, Nick Preston looks at its recent network trends and upcoming route launches.


Eindhoven meets five million passenger milestone in 2017; Ryanair is largest carrier, Spain tops destination leaderboard

Eindhoven meets five million passenger milestone in 2017; Ryanair is largest carrier, Spain tops destination leaderboard

Eindhoven Airport handled 5.65 million passengers in 2017, 19% up on the previous year. If the recent rate of growth continues, the Dutch facility will pass the 6.0 million passenger mark in 2018. Nick Preston takes a look at Eindhoven’s recent network trends including its top airlines and routes.

Ryanair set to become Jordan's third largest airline once all routes to Amman and Aqaba have begun; carrier's second Middle Eastern market

Ryanair set to become Jordan’s third largest airline once all routes to Amman and Aqaba have begun; carrier’s second Middle Eastern market

Ryanair on 4 February announced that it will begin its first operations to Jordan in March with a route from Paphos to Amman, followed with a further 13 services at the start of W18/19. Jonathan Ford looks to see what state the Jordan to European market is currently in, and what Ryanair’s impact will be […]

Tbilisi-Copenhagen is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week" with 32,000 searches; Georgian Airways' next growth sector?

Tbilisi-Copenhagen is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” with 32,000 searches; Georgian Airways’ next growth sector?

In the last year, Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has shown that nearly 32,000 potential travellers searched on the leading flight comparison site for flights between Tbilisi and Copenhagen ‒ but the city pair is unserved!? With the Georgian capital hosting next month’s CONNECT route development conference it would be good if the local flag carrier could […]