Articles Tagged ‘VAR’

Varna Airport H1 2017 traffic up 15%; Wizz Air opens base with six new routes; prepares to welcome Ryanair in W17/18 with Belgian link

Varna Airport H1 2017 traffic up 15%; Wizz Air opens base with six new routes; prepares to welcome Ryanair in W17/18 with Belgian link

Varna Airport has had a very successful year, with the airport in 2016 seeing 1.69 million passengers, the highest traffic result it has recorded this decade. Along with this milestone, the airport has seen the arrival of easyJet, plus expansion from the likes of Wizz Air and Norwegian, with Ryanair coming soon.  

Varna Airport soaks up the sun celebrating Route of the Week victory, while Granada is crowned Cake of the Week champion

Varna Airport soaks up the sun celebrating Route of the Week victory, while Granada is crowned Cake of the Week champion

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, along with Varna and Granada celebrating their award wins, London Stansted toasts passing the 25 million annual passenger barrier for the first time, while Bordeaux welcomed Air France’s new Danish capital connection. 

It's the battle of Europe in Week 27 of the 2017 Arch of Triumph competition

It’s the battle of Europe in Week 27 of the 2017 Arch of Triumph competition

Last week it was the turn of the Arch of Triumph’s reigning champions, Lisbon, to claim their second victory of the 2017 competition, with the Portuguese capital now appearing twice in the top 10 leader board. But, has one of the four entrants this week done enough to make it onto the prestigious listing of […]


Despite issues of Brexit, London Luton and Manchester see biggest increase in seats by easyJet in S17; four new airports added

Despite issues of Brexit, London Luton and Manchester see biggest increase in seats by easyJet in S17; four new airports added

In S17 easyJet’s top two airports for seat growth are both, maybe surprisingly, in the UK. Vienna, the location of the carrier’s new EU operation, is only placed 60th when it comes to net seat gains this summer. We take a closer look to see where and how Europe’s #2 LCC is growing. 

Wizz Air opens Varna base

Wizz Air opens Varna base

Wizz Air opens six new routes and bases one A320 in the Black Sea city – eight routes served in total.  

easyJet debuts a dozen new routes

easyJet debuts a dozen new routes

easyJet adds new services from bases in France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland and UK.


Norwegian commences low-cost long-haul between Ireland and the US

Norwegian commences low-cost long-haul between Ireland and the US

Norwegian now links Belfast International, Cork, Dublin and Shannon to the US – Bergen also connected.

Norwegian expands its Finnish and Danish networks

Norwegian expands its Finnish and Danish networks

Norwegian links Helsinki to Pristina and connects Copenhagen to Preveza and Varna.  

Copenhagen Airport receives its Arch of Triumph certificate at KL Slots

Copenhagen Airport receives its Arch of Triumph certificate at KL Slots

Why not fly half-way around the world just to get a picture with Copenhagen Airport’s marketing team attending the 140th IATA Slot Conference in Kuala Lumpur this week. Oh, ok…we did. Find out which of the eight entries wins the prestigious accolade this week.


easyJet enters 10 new markets with focus on France

easyJet enters 10 new markets with focus on France

easyJet begins five new routes from Lille in the last seven days.

Germania starts three new routes linking five countries

Germania starts three new routes linking five countries

Germania adds connections between Germany and Bulgaria, Spain and France, as well as Germany and Austria.

Wizz Air commences 13 routes from eight different bases

Wizz Air commences 13 routes from eight different bases

Wizz Air starts 13 new routes with only one, a connection from Sofia to Varna, facing direct competition.