Articles Tagged ‘Ryanair’

London Stansted now serving over 150 destinations as Ryanair continues to grow network

London Stansted now serving over 150 destinations as Ryanair continues to grow network

London’s third busiest airport (and the UK’s fourth) is still growing its range of destinations even as passenger numbers continue to fall. Just how dominant is Ryanair at Stansted these days and when did easyJet last launch a new route from the airport?

Sicily's Palermo Airport grew by 14% in 2011; Ryanair ranks second after Alitalia; Volotea latest new airline

Sicily’s Palermo Airport grew by 14% in 2011; Ryanair ranks second after Alitalia; Volotea latest new airline

The airport serving Sicily’s capital grew by 14% last year, but why the sudden increase? By how much does domestic traffic dominate the airport traffic? Just how few are the network carriers serving Palermo? And why is the Spanish market growing so fast?

Ryanair celebrates in Denmark and Baltics; Vueling welcomes 50-millionth passenger; Memmingen turns five

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 […]


Ryanair announces first Dutch base in Maastricht

Ryanair announces first Dutch base in Maastricht

Ryanair has selected Maastricht Airport in the Netherlands to be the airline’s 51st designated base starting in December with one aircraft. How has Ryanair developed its presence at the airport and how much flying did it do there last winter? And which other Ryanair base might be a little worried?

Moroccan growth stalls after traffic doubles in six years; Ryanair still #2 despite plans to cut 34 flights this winter

Moroccan growth stalls after traffic doubles in six years; Ryanair still #2 despite plans to cut 34 flights this winter

Passenger numbers at Morocco’s airports have been falling in recent months but which market segments have been suffering the most? Which are the country’s leading airports and airlines and which new routes have already been announced for 2012? And what do Ryanair’s cutbacks really mean for the country?

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?


Ryanair launches two routes from Canary Islands to Oviedo; adds Zadar to East Midlands network

Ryanair launches two routes from Canary Islands to Oviedo; adds Zadar to East Midlands network

Ryanair starts flying from both Gran Canaria and Tenerife Sur to Oviedo in Asturias; launches flights to Zadar in Croatia from East Midlands.

Ryanair launches three new domestic routes in Spain

Ryanair launches three new domestic routes in Spain

Ryanair grows in the Spanish market, launching three new domestic routes.

Cologne/Bonn welcomes six new airlines including Ryanair and Norwegian; germanwings now serving 67 destinations

Cologne/Bonn welcomes six new airlines including Ryanair and Norwegian; germanwings now serving 67 destinations

Germany’s Cologne/Bonn airport is still dominated by Lufthansa’s LCC germanwings but it has attracted six new airlines this summer including Norwegian and Ryanair. Which country markets have gained (and lost) ground in recent years and which destinations have been added (and dropped) since last summer?


The Ryanair offer for Aer Lingus – how do the two airlines’ networks at Dublin compare?

The Ryanair offer for Aer Lingus – how do the two airlines’ networks at Dublin compare?

So Ryanair is making another attempt at acquiring Aer Lingus. The aviation environment has changed considerably in the last five years but how much do the networks of the two carriers already overlap in the key Dublin market? Which major European airports does Aer Lingus not already serve?

Ryanair connects two non-base airports; Eindhoven and Carcassonne

Ryanair connects two non-base airports; Eindhoven and Carcassonne

Ryanair makes Eindhoven its 11th route from Carcassonne, the French town less than 100 kilometres from Toulouse.

Lufthansa’s 747-8I in scheduled service; Weeze celebrates five years as Ryanair base; Liverpool Airport welcomes Ryanair’s 18-millionth passenger

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?