Winter-only flights and no domestic services (until next week) Grenoble-Isère Airport is almost a unique type of airport in France, if not Europe. It also dominated by UK airlines rather than French ones, with flights from nine UK airports and four British carriers.
Ryanair becomes the first carrier to fly to Poland’s latest airport in Lublin; adds three routes to its Maastricht offering
Ryanair expands in Maastricht with services to Dublin, London Stansted, and Venice Treviso; adds a domestic route in France; inaugurates flights to Lublin.
Maastricht-Aachen becomes Ryanair’s first Dutch base; expects to break 500k passengers in 2013 for the first time
After launching 50 other bases which had previously avoided the Netherlands, Ryanair’s base #51 and its first in the Netherlands, will add the UK and Ireland to Maastricht Aachen’s network. anna.aero looks at the prospects for the next 12 months at the cross border catchment airport.
Less than 24 hours after announcing the airline’s 52nd base in Eindhoven, and its second in the Netherlands, Michael Cawley hopped onto the Ryanair corporate jet — one of its 737-800s — and announces today that Kraków will become base #53. anna.aero investigates the impact on the Polish airport’s operations.
In this week’s portion of Network Planning Community News, anna.aero reports from Lourdes, where Ryanair just established another milestone, as well as from Newquay in Cornwall, which saw a major announcement from another low-cost carrier, easyJet.
Volotea’s arrival to the Nantes Atlantique Airport in June 2012, helped boost the airport’s route network significantly, and the growth to-date this year is just about to hit 10%. anna.aero examines, how the airport’s business has changed in effect, and what new routes will be launching soon.
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.
Ryanair reconnects Riga and Bremen with thrice-weekly services after 10 months.
Ryanair now flies 20 new routes; adds five services to Vilnius.
Ryanair adds flights from Bristol, East Midlands and Glasgow Prestwick to its Warsaw Modlin offering.
Ryanair now flies to Warsaw Modlin from Frankfurt Hahn, Liverpool, Eindhoven and Paris Beauvais; connects Reus and Santiago de Compostela