Country Feature

UK bans non-stops to Portugal; over 10 million seats in 2019

UK bans non-stops to Portugal; over 10 million seats in 2019

Following the UK ban with Portugal, we see 51 routes are set to operate between the two countries this summer, involving 22 UK and six Portuguese airports.

Doha to Dubai had 39 departures on this day in 2017

Doha to Dubai had 39 departures on this day in 2017

Doha – Dubai is highly interesting from numerous widebodies, high frequency, very short length, and because so many are surprised there’s such service.

UK + EU new traffic rights in place – new AOCs to access single market

UK + EU new traffic rights in place – new AOCs to access single market

Despite the many changes between the UK and EU on aviation, the focus on COVID probably means little difference will be noticed in the short-term.


New entrant Vietravel to initially focus on soaring domestic market

New entrant Vietravel to initially focus on soaring domestic market

Vietravel is Vietnam’s top tour operator. Half of its customers flew last year, so it wants in on the action. We examine the country’s domestic market.

Consultants' Corner: why is Italy's domestic market down by 'only' 30%?

Consultants’ Corner: why is Italy’s domestic market down by ‘only’ 30%?

What has been happening in Italy’s domestic market and why is it performing much better than others despite coronavirus? Enzo Zangrilli, owner of 1Aviation and former Commercial Director at Trieste Airports, looks into it.

Tel Aviv - Dubai coming?  Israel - UAE reach peace agreement; we explore opportunities

Tel Aviv – Dubai coming? Israel – UAE reach peace agreement; we explore opportunities

As Israel – UAE announce peace deal, we see that over 1.9 million flew between Tel Aviv and Africa (East/Southern), Asia, and Australasia last year, with UAE hubs offering more choice and often shorter routings. 


UK - Spain most profitable for Euro LCCs last year with est. €395m, RDC’s Apex platform shows

UK – Spain most profitable for Euro LCCs last year with est. €395m, RDC’s Apex platform shows

Despite tough times, we explore Europe’s top-20 most profitable markets last year. The UK’s quarantine undermines the recovery of the #1 most profitable market, UK – Spain.

Aeroflot’s North America network analysed; New York #1, but where do people connect from Miami?

Aeroflot’s North America network analysed; New York #1, but where do people connect from Miami?

Aeroflot’s North America network had over 1 million seats last year. We examine its development and look in particular at Miami’s connections, with Miami having above-avg SLF + the highest local fare.

Pakistan’s international seats +68% since 2010; domestic seats/population lower than Bangladesh

Pakistan’s international seats +68% since 2010; domestic seats/population lower than Bangladesh

Pakistan is an enormous country and could be a future aviation paradise. We see what’s been happening, noting that it is very underexploited domestically.


Time for ‘Ryanair Turkey’? 250+ unserved routes to Europe, excl. Istanbul, with avg. 11,000 passengers

Time for ‘Ryanair Turkey’? 250+ unserved routes to Europe, excl. Istanbul, with avg. 11,000 passengers

Almost 31 million seats were offered between non-Istanbul Turkey and Europe/Middle East last year, up by over 20 million since 2010. Yet there are many unserved opportunities.

Wuhan, origin of coronavirus, resumes operations; we look at the numbers

Wuhan, origin of coronavirus, resumes operations; we look at the numbers

Wuhan is central China’s key city, shown in being the country’s 9th by GDP. Yet, airport is only China’s 19th, partly from its location & high-speed rail.

Norway’s Avinor scraps charges at 44 airports; RDC Aviation charts savings with AirportCharges tool

Norway’s Avinor scraps charges at 44 airports; RDC Aviation charts savings with AirportCharges tool

We are delighted to announce our new partnership with RDC Aviation, with the first article showing that Norwegian will save €4,780 per B787-8 turnaround.