Ryanair’s 50 new routes include opening of Zadar base, seven new routes from Girona, and six new routes from Trapani.
Darwin Airline now flies from Palermo and Trapani in Sicily to Lampedusa and Pantelleria.
Alitalia opens route to Tbilisi in Georgia from Rome Fiumicino Airport. The SkyTeam airline now also serves Trapani in Sicily.
Ryanair now flies to Groningen Airport Eelde in the Netherlands, after the low-cost airline was welcomed with a cake.
Ryanair launches major Greek offensive. Alexandroupolis, Araxos/Patras, Chania, Corfu, Kefalonia, Kos, Rhodes and Thessaloniki all benefit.
Ryanair’s new route launches are spread out over two weeks but this week’s 12 new routes are good news in particular for Italian airports.
Italian airport traffic up 9.3% so far in 2011; Ryanair (and Libyan conflict) help Palermo grow 17%; Rimini up 78%
Italian airports are having a good 2011 with most of the country’s airports reporting solid growth. Ryanair continues to be a major driver of growth with Palermo benefiting from a host of winter route launches. But which airport has seen traffic fall by almost 80% in May?
It has been a very busy week with an entire 86 new routes launched. We have all the analysis – and the cakes – of routes ranging from Emirates’ 26th destination in Europe to LOT Polish Airlines’ fourth Ukrainian route. But which European airline launched routes to both Asia and South America? And which US airline became the first to serve Iceland? Don’t forget to download the spreadsheet for a full overview.
Does Ryanair’s EURO ANNIE mark the day that the low cost model changed forever? (Ryanair and successful partner airports celebrate prizes)
Ryanair’s CEO, and several of its successful partner airports, celebrated winning anna.aero EURO ANNIE prizes and, while the airline itself painted a future of slowed growth and hinted that it would withdraw from some markets, it mixed this in with assertions that it would open 6-10 more bases, including its first in North Africa.
Italy again featured high in the airport prizes – Venice Marco Polo for the most new carriers, while Bari and Trapani both secured Traffic Growth Prizes. Moscow Domodedovo gained the Most New Routes, while Istanbul Atatürk and Schiphol share the valuable title for Most New Non-European Routes.
Half of this week’s new routes were launched by the low-cost carrier Ryanair, which among others added routes to Kos, Rhodes and Thessaloniki in Greece.