Articles Tagged ‘Ryanair’

Airports in Bulgaria seeing fastest growth for over a decade; Bourgas and Varna up 20% in S16; Ryanair opened Sofia base in September

Airports in Bulgaria seeing fastest growth for over a decade; Bourgas and Varna up 20% in S16; Ryanair opened Sofia base in September

Bulgaria joined the EU almost 10 years ago but only now is the demand for air travel really showing signs of significant growth. We analyse the country’s three main airports and which are the busiest scheduled carriers serving the capital.

Boeing and Airbus pass 1,000 deliveries for 2016; Jet2.com welcomes first brand-new 737-800 while China Airlines receives first A350

Boeing and Airbus pass 1,000 deliveries for 2016; Jet2.com welcomes first brand-new 737-800 while China Airlines receives first A350

In the ninth month of 2016 Airbus and Boeing passed the milestone of 1,000 unit deliveries, with a total of 1,025 aircraft having been delivered by both companies between January and September. Overall Boeing handed over 10 more aircraft than its European counterpart last month. However Airbus is catching up in regards to narrow-body units.

Italy set to pass 160 million passengers in 2016; Ryanair now bigger than Alitalia as LCC share gets close to 50%; Germany still #1 market

Italy set to pass 160 million passengers in 2016; Ryanair now bigger than Alitalia as LCC share gets close to 50%; Germany still #1 market

Italian airport traffic is up 4.4% so far in 2016, with international growth outstripping domestic. Ryanair is growing faster than Alitalia, but not as fast as Volotea. Growth at top 15 country markets compared.


Jet2.com looks to London Stansted; 21 routes in S17 but will face competition on 20 of them; Ryanair likely to compete aggressively

Jet2.com looks to London Stansted; 21 routes in S17 but will face competition on 20 of them; Ryanair likely to compete aggressively

Jet2.com is looking to shake things up at London Stansted next summer by basing six aircraft at the airport. We look at the airline’s network growth for S17, the Ryanair/easyJet domination at Stansted and what competition Jet2.com will face on its new routes.

Cork-Rome is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week" with 75,000+ searches; Ryanair or Aer Lingus' next Roman holiday?

Cork-Rome is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” with 75,000+ searches; Ryanair or Aer Lingus’ next Roman holiday?

Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has revealed that in the last 12 months 75,000 potential travellers searched for flights between Cork and Rome ‒ but the route is unserved! Which airline will be popping the ‘corks’ first on this potential city pair – Ryanair or Aer Lingus?

Impact of Norwegian air passenger tax not yet discernible in airport passenger statistics; Oslo Gardermoen traffic up 4% in 2016

Impact of Norwegian air passenger tax not yet discernible in airport passenger statistics; Oslo Gardermoen traffic up 4% in 2016

The new government tax, introduced at the beginning of June, has yet to have a noticeable impact on traffic looking at monthly data for the top 10 airports. We reveal which airlines have grown (and shrunk) capacity in the Norwegian market this summer.


JetBlue Airways celebrates historic Route of the Week win while Southampton Airport showcases its Cake of the Week title

JetBlue Airways celebrates historic Route of the Week win while Southampton Airport showcases its Cake of the Week title

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Ryanair announces an increased summer programme from Liverpool for S17 while Columbus Airport in the US welcomes its first all-female veteran honor flight.

UK domestic market sees fastest growth for a decade; British Airways, easyJet and Flybe dominate; London-Scotland routes are busiest

UK domestic market sees fastest growth for a decade; British Airways, easyJet and Flybe dominate; London-Scotland routes are busiest

The UK domestic market is still 16% smaller than it was at its peak in 2005, but last year saw demand grow by 5%. We reveal how the market has developed in the last 15 years, the busiest routes, the leading airlines and the newest services.

Ryanair opens Sofia base

Ryanair opens Sofia base

Ryanair launches 15 routes from Sofia as it opens its first Bulgarian base – a third of the new routes compete directly with Wizz Air.


Madrid once more on track for 50 million passengers; Iberia, Iberia Express, Norwegian and Ryanair driving traffic growth

Madrid once more on track for 50 million passengers; Iberia, Iberia Express, Norwegian and Ryanair driving traffic growth

Spain’s busiest airport was also the fastest-growing airport among Europe’s top 10 in 2015. Traffic is up 8% in 2016. We look at traffic growth since 1997, the airport’s growing seasonality, its top airlines, routes and country markets.

Milan/Bergamo is Ryanair’s biggest base in mainland Europe and third biggest overall; over 70 destinations served across 25 countries

Milan/Bergamo is Ryanair’s biggest base in mainland Europe and third biggest overall; over 70 destinations served across 25 countries

First served in 2002, Milan/Bergamo became a Ryanair base in 2003 and has since offered flights to almost 120 destinations. We look at growth rates in the leading country markets and which will be Ryanair’s next new destinations.

Find out which European airport wins its third Arch of Triumph in 2016

Find out which European airport wins its third Arch of Triumph in 2016

Handling less than 1.5 million annual passengers in 2015, this small European airport joins Sydney in becoming the only two airports to have won three Arch of Triumph titles in one year. Find out which airport it is here.