Darwin Airline launches Cambridge and Leipzig bases

Darwin Airline launched Cambridge, one of two new bases, with new routes to Amsterdam, Geneva, Milan Malpensa and Paris CDG. Cambridge celebrated Darwin’s launches on 2 September with cake, balloons and a water arch salute over the Saab 2000.

Launch date Origin Destination WF* A/c Distance
2 September Cambridge Amsterdam 12 S20 312 km
Geneva 3 790 km
Milan Malpensa 4 960 km
Paris CDG 6 393 km
2 September Leipzig Amsterdam 12 S20 524 km
Paris CDG 12 743 km
Source: Innovata / Diio Mi w/c 26 August 2013. *WF: Weekly Frequencies at launch.

Darwin Airline received a cake and water arch upon arrival at Amsterdam in celebration of the inaugural service from its second new base in Leipzig, Germany. Cutting the cake is Massimo Boni, the Communication and Marketing Director at Darwin Airline and Jasper Spruit, Director Aviation Marketing for Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.


  1. David says:

    CAA provisional statistics are out for September 2013. Passenger numbers are:
    Amsterdam – 1155
    Geneva – 264
    Milan – 333
    Paris – 199

    Allowing for different route frequencies (please verify route frequencies before quoting me on this) and assuming a 50-seat Saab 2000, load factors are:

    Amsterdam – 23%
    Geneva – 22%
    Milan – 26%
    Paris – 8%

    Yes, it is the first month, but Darwin’s commercial director has some work to do at Cambridge… !

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