Articles Tagged ‘Alitalia’

London Luton and Southampton airports receive awards for La Compagnie and VLM Airlines

London Luton and Southampton airports receive awards for La Compagnie and VLM Airlines

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Ohrid Airport welcomes its first Dutch tourists arriving with a charter flight from Amsterdam, while Thomas Cook Airlines confirms its on-going commitment to Manchester, London Stansted and East Midlands airports for a further five years. More news from Malta Airport, Wizz Air and Alitalia.

Vote for the best of 17 Fire Truck Water Arches; S15 Launches Part I

Vote for the best of 17 Fire Truck Water Arches; S15 Launches Part I

Airport firefighters around the world want the ‘Arch of Triumph’ certificate on their wall more than a new pool table or indeed a new volleyball net. To have that achievement endorsed by the ‘public’ will make them ecstatic. If you want your airport’s fire station to have this accolade – get tweeting and mobilise your […]

Alitalia expands with four new routes

Alitalia expands with four new routes

Alitalia introduces four new links from Milan Linate, Milan Malpensa, Pisa and Venice Marco Polo.


Airlines starting over 450 new routes in first three weeks of S15 season; Ryanair leads way (again!) as FIGUS countries dominate

Airlines starting over 450 new routes in first three weeks of S15 season; Ryanair leads way (again!) as FIGUS countries dominate

The start of the (northern) summer season always heralds a surge in new route launches. And this year is no exception, with over 140 airlines, launching over 450 new routes across over 90 countries in the first three weeks alone.

easyJet still growing in Rome despite Vueling’s rapid expansion; nine new routes added, five dropped in last 12 months

easyJet still growing in Rome despite Vueling’s rapid expansion; nine new routes added, five dropped in last 12 months

easyJet has now slipped behind Vueling at Italy’s busiest airport. The two carriers overlap on 24 routes from Rome’s Fiumicino airport. We look at how easyJet’s Rome operations have evolved and what other competition it now faces.

Association of European Airlines (AEA) members report 2.9% increase in passenger numbers in 2014

Association of European Airlines (AEA) members report 2.9% increase in passenger numbers in 2014

In 2014, Europe’s flag-carriers reported traffic growth of 2.9%, according to the AEA. All geographic markets were up except for North Africa (down 3.5%), with North Atlantic and the Middle East leading the way (both +5.1%).


Casablanca Airport to break 8m for the first time in 2015; RAM commands 65% of weekly seats

Casablanca Airport to break 8m for the first time in 2015; RAM commands 65% of weekly seats

Things have moved on a bit at Casablanca Airport since one of the most famous films ever was released in 1942. For one, the airport’s #1 carrier – Royal Air Maroc – was not formed until 15 years later. Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman ‒ in the picture) famously boards a plane to Lisbon – a city […]

Romania sees traffic grow by 11% (CAGR) in 10 years; Wizz Air is #1 carrier

Romania sees traffic grow by 11% (CAGR) in 10 years; Wizz Air is #1 carrier

Since joining the European Union at the beginning of 2007 the demand for air travel to and from Romania has increased considerably. Liberalisation of the market has enabled competition to flourish and helped Blue Air and Wizz Air to develop their local bases, while easyJet and Ryanair have also entered this market. anna.aero investigates the […]

London City Airport gets growth plans go-ahead; British Airways still leading airline; Dublin now busiest route

London City Airport gets growth plans go-ahead; British Airways still leading airline; Dublin now busiest route

Having handled a record-breaking 3.65 million annual passengers in 2014, London City Airport received the green light last week to expand facilities to accommodate up to six million passengers. anna.aero takes a look at the key players and top routes at the downtown London airport.


30-Second Interview - Raffaele Pasquini, Responsible for Aviation Marketing Development on Asian and Middle East markets, Aeroporti di Roma

30-Second Interview – Raffaele Pasquini, Responsible for Aviation Marketing Development on Asian and Middle East markets, Aeroporti di Roma

anna.aero catches up for a chat with Aeroporti di Roma’s Head of aviation marketing development for the Asian and Middle East markets to chat about Rome’s rapid growth in 2014 and what Alitalia, Etihad Airways, Vueling and Ryanair have in store for 2015.

Vueling cuts domestic flights at Rome FCO base in battle with Alitalia and Ryanair

Vueling cuts domestic flights at Rome FCO base in battle with Alitalia and Ryanair

Vueling’s Rome base is still expanding this summer but it seems to be re-thinking its strategy with regard to domestic flights as it axes service to Bari, Brindisi and Lamezia Terme. Competitors Alitalia and Ryanair will not be upset.

Alitalia adds two German airports from three Italian bases

Alitalia adds two German airports from three Italian bases

Alitalia connects Berlin Tegel and Düsseldorf to Milan Linate, Rome Fiumicino, and Venice Marco Polo with daily flights.