NIKI inaugurates thrice-weekly schedule from its Vienna Airport base to Thessaloniki Airport.
germanwings inaugurates new summer services from Cologne Bonn Airport, Hamburg Airport, Hannover Airport and Stuttgart Airport.
Aeroflot inaugurates thrice-weekly flights from Moscow Sheremetyevo to Thessaloniki in Greece.
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.
Cyprus Airways now flies between Athens, Heraklion, Rhodes and Thessaloniki in Greece.
Greece’s tourism airports doing reasonably well this summer helped by over 80 new services from Europe’s LCCs
Tourism is critical to the ailing Greek economy so what do passenger figures for July for the country’s airports tell us about the industry? How seasonal is demand, which airports are shrinking, which are growing, and which of Europe’s LCCs have been particularly busy launching new services?
Polet Airlines commences seasonal services from Voronezh in Russia to Heraklion, Rhodes and Thessaloniki in Greece.
Volotea expands network from Bordeaux, Nantes, Palermo and Venice.
Astra Airlines launches services from Thessaloniki to Munich and Nuremberg.
Aegean Airlines starts seasonal services from Thessaloniki in Greece to Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport in Israel.
Ryanair now serves Cologne/Bonn Airport in Germany from Girona and Palma de Mallorca in Spain.