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Wizz Air opens nine more routes

Wizz Air opens nine more routes

Wizz Air launches nine new services including seven more from Vienna.

Wizz Air to open Krakow base, stationing two A321s and opening 12 routes; leading airport in CEE nations not yet served by carrier

Wizz Air to open Krakow base, stationing two A321s and opening 12 routes; leading airport in CEE nations not yet served by carrier

On 21 November Wizz Air announced that it will begin its first-ever flights from Krakow Airport, commencing in 2019. It will base two A321s and open up 12 new routes. Jonathan Ford looks further into the base details, and highlights some reasons as to why Wizz Air has made this move. 

Ryanair launches 60 routes during first few days of W18/19 season

Ryanair launches 60 routes during first few days of W18/19 season

Ryanair launches services on 60 airport pairs – 13 already served by other carriers.


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.

easyJet's Nice operation doubles in size between 2008 and 2018; has a 27% market share of all seats; Tenerife South next new destination

easyJet’s Nice operation doubles in size between 2008 and 2018; has a 27% market share of all seats; Tenerife South next new destination

One of easyJet’s first non-UK destinations was Nice, an airport it started serving in 1996. This summer the airline is offering 38 destinations from the French Riviera hub, with a 39th service launching in September. Jonathan Ford looks at the carrier’s developments from its 12th biggest airport operation this summer.

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 […]


Zurich's charming Chengdu Cake of the Week creation is celebrated

Zurich’s charming Chengdu Cake of the Week creation is celebrated

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Manchester Airport welcomes Aviation Minister Baroness Sugg as part of its 80th birthday celebrations, while Routes Europe 2019 host Hannover welcomes the first Azur Air charter service from Antalya. More news from Iasi, Catania, Memmingen and Yangon airports. 

easyJet begins four new routes from Belfast International

easyJet begins four new routes from Belfast International

easyJet also bases a sixth aircraft in Northern Ireland and expands from more bases in France and Italy.

Volotea now operates nearly 300 routes; six new destinations in S18, three cities dropped

Volotea now operates nearly 300 routes; six new destinations in S18, three cities dropped

Having begun life in April 2012 this quirky LCC will operate 271 routes in a peak S18 week, that’s 213 more than it did in February. Marc Watkins highlights Volotea’s extreme seasonality, its busiest airports and where it’s growing this summer.


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.

Volotea introduces 10 new routes

Volotea introduces 10 new routes

Volotea adds 10 new low frequency connections across Europe.

Heathrow Expansion – 25 top unserved European airports: Bordeaux, Ankara, Riga etc make their case

Heathrow Expansion – 25 top unserved European airports: Bordeaux, Ankara, Riga etc make their case

In the lead up to the anna.aero-RABA Heathrow HubLAB Conference next month, we look at Heathrow’s underserved potential for routes to Europe. The top 25 European airports without services to Heathrow are identified, including five in Turkey and four each in Italy and Spain.