Articles Tagged ‘SKG’

Larnaca-Madrid is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week" with 120,000 annual searches; will it be easyJet orange or Cobalt blue to serve?

Larnaca-Madrid is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” with 120,000 annual searches; will it be easyJet orange or Cobalt blue to serve?

Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has revealed that in the last year over 117,000 potential travellers searched the leading flight comparison site for flights between Larnaca and Madrid ‒ but the route is unserved!? With Cyprus having no national carrier as such (Aegean Airlines and Cobalt are trying to fill the vacuum), will it be left to the LCCs […]

The "best, most and worst" Ryanair airports 2007-17; 2,800 air services, from over 250 airports including 80+ bases

The “best, most and worst” Ryanair airports 2007-17; 2,800 air services, from over 250 airports including 80+ bases

Ryanair is Europe’s leading (U)LCC and the regular winner of anna.aero awards for most routes launched each year. But this week, we focus on which of its 80-plus bases have seen the lowest and highest turnover of routes during the last decade. Plus we identify 24 airports which have only ever had one Ryanair service.

Thessaloniki Airport's traffic is up 8.1% in 2016; handling 43% more passengers than it did in 2012; expansion plans delayed

Thessaloniki Airport’s traffic is up 8.1% in 2016; handling 43% more passengers than it did in 2012; expansion plans delayed

Thessaloniki Airport in Greece between January and November last year welcomed 5.62 million passengers, an increase of 8.1% when compared to the same period of 2015. We take a closer look at Thessaloniki’s traffic and airline developments, plus we delve deeper into the expansion issues of Greece’s third largest airport.  


Eurowings opens its latest base in Salzburg, its second in Austria after Vienna; one stationed A320 and 10 routes served this summer

Eurowings opens its latest base in Salzburg, its second in Austria after Vienna; one stationed A320 and 10 routes served this summer

Eurowings opened its latest base in Salzburg on 12 January, initially stationing one A320 at the Austrian airport. The Lufthansa in-house LCC will initially offer 21 weekly flights from Salzburg to five destinations. A further five routes will be added for the summer season. We take a closer look at the carrier’s new operation from […]

Astra Airlines goes international with Romanian connection

Astra Airlines goes international with Romanian connection

Astra Airlines ventures into the international market with a link to Bucharest from Thessaloniki. 

Frankfurt Airport should just make 60m passengers this year; Lufthansa still #1 but falling

Frankfurt Airport should just make 60m passengers this year; Lufthansa still #1 but falling

Frankfurt Airport’s growth has slowed down of late, while others around them like Amsterdam have continued to pile-up the high monthly traffic increases. We look at the hub’s passenger figures, its biggest carriers (any guesses?), routes and country markets to understand what is happening inside Germany’s busiest airport .


Ellinair adds Christmas flights for W16/17; will serve 15 destinations in Russia next summer; currently ranked #4 at home base in Thessaloniki

Ellinair adds Christmas flights for W16/17; will serve 15 destinations in Russia next summer; currently ranked #4 at home base in Thessaloniki

Launched in 2014, Ellinair operates a seasonal fleet primarily on domestic routes and to destinations in Russia. We reveal the airline’s rate of growth and leading routes in 2016. Plus a look ahead at what’s coming next for the Greek carrier.

Wizz Air opens base #25 in Kutaisi

Wizz Air opens base #25 in Kutaisi

Wizz Air opens up seven routes from its newest base in Georgia – also adds a new route from both Budapest and Kaunas.

Cobalt, Munich and Orlando Melbourne all celebrate award wins

Cobalt, Munich and Orlando Melbourne all celebrate award wins

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Air Arabia Maroc celebrates its five-year anniversary of flights between Cologne Bonn and Nador, while Nile Air is welcomed at Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen from Cairo. Finally Leeds Bradford and Newcastle airports welcome S17 expansion from Ryanair, while Georgian Airways commences charter flights between Tbilisi and Dammam.


Cobalt takes to the skies from Cyprus

Cobalt takes to the skies from Cyprus

Cobalt takes flight from Larnaca to Athens, Chania, Dublin, Heraklion, London Stansted, Manchester and Thessaloniki.

Seventh annual Euro ANNIES – Part I; three out of four Euro 2016 semi-finalists claim top spots

Seventh annual Euro ANNIES – Part I; three out of four Euro 2016 semi-finalists claim top spots

While the whole of Europe is focussed on the Euro 2016 championship, it seemed fitting to reveal the winners of this year’s Euro ANNIES in 10 airport awards. Airports in France, Germany and Portugal all have something to celebrate before the football semi-finals, but unfortunately not in Wales.

Ryanair commences 41 new routes

Ryanair commences 41 new routes

Ryanair launches 41 new routes across its network – Belfast International, Newquay and Palanga added to route map.