Articles Tagged ‘Ryanair’

Vueling and Ryanair battle for Spanish supremacy; Madrid growing fast once more as UK market set to see significant growth in S16

Vueling and Ryanair battle for Spanish supremacy; Madrid growing fast once more as UK market set to see significant growth in S16

Spanish airports are preparing for a record-breaking 2016 with passenger numbers set to top 220 million. We look at demand since 1999, the leading airlines and the leading country markets to see which carriers and regions are generating growth in Spain this summer.

Nantes Airport traffic doubles in 10 years; easyJet, Transavia, Volotea and Vueling driving growth; Brussels Airlines and CityJet new for S16

Nantes Airport traffic doubles in 10 years; easyJet, Transavia, Volotea and Vueling driving growth; Brussels Airlines and CityJet new for S16

France’s eighth busiest airport now handles well over four million passengers annually. We look at growth over the last decade, the airport’s leading routes and biggest airlines. Plus, we identify a dozen new services for this summer.

Badajoz and Kansas City airports celebrate anna.aero wins

Badajoz and Kansas City airports celebrate anna.aero wins

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, we have route news from Ryanair at the three London airports it serves and infrastructure developments in Birmingham and Dubai. Other news comes from Swedavia, as well as Beijing, Munich and Taipei Taoyuan airports.


Portugal reports double-digit growth again in 2015; Ryanair, easyJet, Transavia and Vueling key players with NIKI and Volotea new for S16

Portugal reports double-digit growth again in 2015; Ryanair, easyJet, Transavia and Vueling key players with NIKI and Volotea new for S16

Faro, Lisbon and Porto airports handled over 36 million passengers in 2015. We look at growth over the last 20 years and reveal which carriers and country markets are the biggest in 2015 and how they compare with 2010. Plus a look at what’s coming in 2016.

Cologne Bonn’s Pobeda cake creation is celebrated at Routes Americas; Friedrichshafen delighted with Route of the Week win

Cologne Bonn’s Pobeda cake creation is celebrated at Routes Americas; Friedrichshafen delighted with Route of the Week win

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Wizz Air announces base #24 at Kutaisi Airport in Georgia while TAP Portugal announces services to Boston and New York JFK. More news also from Ryanair, Emirates, Atlas Atlantique Airlines, Jet2.com as well as Shannon and Las Vegas airports.

SWISS welcomes its first 777 as Boeing kick-starts 2016 with double the deliveries of Airbus

SWISS welcomes its first 777 as Boeing kick-starts 2016 with double the deliveries of Airbus

After delivering 49 units in the month of January, Boeing has opened up a strong lead over its European counterpart of 27 units. The month was also a celebration for SWISS, which became the latest carrier to operate the 777-300ER. Overall both manufacturers delivered a total of 71 aircraft in the first month of the […]


30-Second Interview – Michael O’Leary, CEO, Ryanair

30-Second Interview – Michael O’Leary, CEO, Ryanair

Following the announcement of its second Romanian base at Bucharest (Timisoara being #1), Ryanair held a special press briefing on 16 February in the capital of Romania. We got to talk to the airline’s CEO – the one and only – Michael O’Leary about the ULCC’s recent developments in Romania and other key European markets.

Porto Airport passes 8 million passenger mark in 2015; Turkish Airlines arrived while easyJet and Ryanair expanded their networks

Porto Airport passes 8 million passenger mark in 2015; Turkish Airlines arrived while easyJet and Ryanair expanded their networks

Portugal’s second busiest airport reported impressive growth of 17% in 2015. We reveal the leading airlines and country markets at the airport and what new services are already planned for 2016. Plus which services are being suspended.

Hamburg is base #80 for Ryanair; seven new routes in six countries with two based aircraft starting in November

Hamburg is base #80 for Ryanair; seven new routes in six countries with two based aircraft starting in November

First Nuremberg and now Hamburg. Ryanair is sending a clear message that Germany is a target market next winter. We reveal what competition the carrier will face on its new routes and the history of Ryanair in the region.


New airline route announcements and fascinating facts and figures we came across this week (2016 – week 5)

New airline route announcements and fascinating facts and figures we came across this week (2016 – week 5)

Chinese airport statistics for 2015, Turkish airport statistics for January 2016, Ryanair’s 79th base to be in Nuremberg and British Airways going to London Stansted.

Global seat capacity up 7.3% in 2016 Q1; China and Ryanair see biggest increase in seats compared with 2015 Q1

Global seat capacity up 7.3% in 2016 Q1; China and Ryanair see biggest increase in seats compared with 2015 Q1

We reveal which are the leading airlines and country markets in the first quarter of 2016 and by how much they are growing (or shrinking). Plus a look at which airlines and countries are seeing the biggest increase in capacity.

Ryanair’s Italian base closures analysed; we reveal which routes to Alghero and Pescara will survive into W16/17

Ryanair’s Italian base closures analysed; we reveal which routes to Alghero and Pescara will survive into W16/17

Ryanair recently announced that its bases at Alghero and Pescara will close at the end of the S16 season. We look at the number of destinations served by the airline from these airports over the last decade and which routes have been spared the axe.