Articles Tagged ‘CAG’
Milan Linate still handling close to 10 million annual passengers; Alitalia has 55% of seats and monopoly on busiest route to Rome
Milan’s third busiest airport is the closest to downtown. Flights are capped at Milan Linate so growth has been negligible in recent years. We look at the leading airlines and routes, seasonality and the pattern of daily operations. Plus we reveal which routes Alitalia has dropped in the last 18 months.
Italy set to pass 160 million passengers in 2016; Ryanair now bigger than Alitalia as LCC share gets close to 50%; Germany still #1 market
Italian airport traffic is up 4.4% so far in 2016, with international growth outstripping domestic. Ryanair is growing faster than Alitalia, but not as fast as Volotea. Growth at top 15 country markets compared.
Qatar Airways confirms 49% purchase of Meridiana; anna.aero analyses the Italian carrier’s current network; 59% of capacity on domestic links
On 14 July Qatar Airways said it would purchase a 49% stake in Italy’s Meridiana, days after it announced plans to buy 10% of LATAM Airlines Group. anna.aero takes a closer look at the Italian carrier’s current network, fleet breakdown and most popular routes.
easyJet starts flights from 12 bases to 11 different destinations across Europe.
Volotea launches eight new routes from destinations in Greece, Spain and Italy.
Meridiana links three Italian cities with Greek and Ukrainian destinations.
Meridiana begins three seasonal routes – all of which will cease operations by first week in September.
Brussels Airlines links Brussels to Malta and Cagliari with twice-weekly flights, using A319s. Competes against Air Malta on the sector to Malta.
Meridiana adds London Gatwick, Brussels, Menorca, Heraklion and Santorini routes to its S14 offering.
Meridiana to slug it out against easyJet with seasonal flights to Milan Malpensa.
Vueling adds three Italian domestic routes, four Spanish domestic routes, and Leipzig and Porto from Barcelona.
Despite gaining access to Milan Linate last March, using its specially-painted aircraft, easyJet is a loser in the battle for the Italian domestic market. anna.aero takes a look at the dynamics in a near-60 million annual passenger market.