Articles Tagged ‘Alitalia’

Luxembourg sees 19% leap in passengers in 2017; 72 destinations served in S18, Porto is busiest route

Luxembourg sees 19% leap in passengers in 2017; 72 destinations served in S18, Porto is busiest route

Luxembourg Airport handled 3.58 million passengers in 2017, a 19% increase on the previous year. It has seen its traffic double since 2011. Nick Preston examines Luxembourg’s key network trends over the past 10 years, including the leading airlines, routes and country markets.

Ryanair to grow 3.5% from Bologna in 2018, offering 4.22 million seats; 46 destinations in S18; Amman and Kaunas launching for winter

Ryanair to grow 3.5% from Bologna in 2018, offering 4.22 million seats; 46 destinations in S18; Amman and Kaunas launching for winter

Ryanair opened its Bologna base in 2009, and since then the carrier’s annual seat capacity from the Italian city has grown by 200%. Jonathan Ford investigates the airline’s expansion from its third biggest base in Italy, including how many based aircraft it has this summer and its top destinations.

Alitalia's biggest base Rome Fiumicino analysed; capacity set to grow 6.3%; Brazil market growing fast

Alitalia’s biggest base Rome Fiumicino analysed; capacity set to grow 6.3%; Brazil market growing fast

Rome Fiumicino Airport has long been established as Alitalia’s biggest base, with over 240,000 one-way weekly seats – more than double the size of the flag carrier’s next largest operation at Milan Linate. Marc Watkins analyses this 80-destination hub to reveal the areas of its recent growth, as well as its biggest routes and country […]


UK – Italy market on the up-and-up; London Gatwick is largest airport, Ryanair is top airline

UK – Italy market on the up-and-up; London Gatwick is largest airport, Ryanair is top airline

There were 17.38 million two-way seats available between the UK and Italy in 2017, a 5.0% increase over the previous year. The Anglo-Italian market has now enjoyed four consecutive years of capacity growth. Nick Preston takes a look at recent trends in terms of its leading airlines, airports and routes.

Malta passes six million passenger landmark in 2017; national carrier leads the way this summer, Italy and UK are largest markets

Malta passes six million passenger landmark in 2017; national carrier leads the way this summer, Italy and UK are largest markets

Malta Airport welcomed six million passengers in 2017, 17.5% up on the previous year. Nick Preston examines its recent traffic trends, including the leading airlines, destinations and country markets, while the airport’s CEO and Head of Traffic Development discuss recent route developments and the future focus.

Romania's traffic set to smash 20m in 2018; Wizz Air still #1; domestic market now the biggest

Romania’s traffic set to smash 20m in 2018; Wizz Air still #1; domestic market now the biggest

It has been three years since we last looked at the Romanian country market – and boy haven’t things changed! Marc Watkins takes a look at the south-east European nation’s traffic development, its largest carriers and its most-important destination markets. 


Beirut Airport continues decade-long consistent growth; MEA #1 carrier, but only posts marginal annual capacity increase

Beirut Airport continues decade-long consistent growth; MEA #1 carrier, but only posts marginal annual capacity increase

Beirut Airport has delivered enviable growth over the past 10 years, with no blips in its inexorable traffic increases. Marc Watkins investigates the Lebanese capital city airport’s most-important carriers and city pairs.

Transatlantic treks between Europe and the Americas; US majors lead the way in S18, London Heathrow tops airport table

Transatlantic treks between Europe and the Americas; US majors lead the way in S18, London Heathrow tops airport table

Transatlantic traffic between Europe and the Americas is on the up, with available capacity increasing by 5.9% for a typical peak week in S18, compared to last year. Nick Preston takes a look capacity trends in this important market, including the leading airlines, airports and routes.

Alitalia sets off for South Africa once again

Alitalia sets off for South Africa once again

Alitalia adds Johannesburg back to its Rome Fiumicino network after 16-year absence.


Vote for the best Cake of the Week – S18 Part I

Vote for the best Cake of the Week – S18 Part I

“Cake, we all like a bit of cake don’t we? I know I do. I love a bit of cake. I do. I just like cake.” Not our words, but the words of Marjorie Dawes, a character from noughties British sitcom Little Britain. We couldn’t have put it any better ourselves Marjorie – and here […]

Vote for your favourite Fire Truck Water Arch ‒ S18 Part I

Vote for your favourite Fire Truck Water Arch ‒ S18 Part I

For one of the 27 airports involved in this week’s Arch of Triumph public vote it will be a great start to the summer season, because within seven days one airport will have a new certificate adorning the fire station walls, and the fire crews will be the toast of the airport. Let battle commence!!

Alitalia adds Spanish service

Alitalia adds Spanish service

Alitalia begins new link from Rome Fiumicino to Valencia.