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London Southend adds Air Malta operations

London Southend adds Air Malta operations

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, London Southend Airport welcomes the decision that Air Malta will add flights this summer, Riga Airport celebrates 11 million passengers with Ryanair, and Cornwall Airport Newquay secures year-round flights to Alicante.

Bologna-Tel Aviv is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week" with over 115,000 searches; Arkia Israeli Airlines' next Italian job?

Bologna-Tel Aviv is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” with over 115,000 searches; Arkia Israeli Airlines’ next Italian job?

In the past 12 months, Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has shown that over 115,000 potential travellers searched on the leading flight comparison site for flights between Bologna and Tel Aviv ‒ but the city pair is unserved!? Arkia Israeli Airlines may well be better placed than El Al or Israir to take advantage of the potential […]

flydubai sees capacity fall for first time in 2017 after seven years of growth; Saudi Arabia is top destination market

flydubai sees capacity fall for first time in 2017 after seven years of growth; Saudi Arabia is top destination market

flydubai provided more than 15 million seats across its network in 2017, representing a marginal 2.0% reduction compared to the previous year. The Middle Eastern LCC has enjoyed a rapid rise since commencing services in 2009. Nick Preston examines the carrier’s development, including its fleet and network trends.


Italian airports handled over 175 million passengers in 2017, up 6.5% on the year before; Naples leads the growth among medium sized airports

Italian airports handled over 175 million passengers in 2017, up 6.5% on the year before; Naples leads the growth among medium sized airports

Italy’s leading airports handled 10.7 million more passengers last year than in 2016, with the biggest net increases in traffic being seen at Milan Malpensa, Naples and Catania. With the LCC sector now occupying 49% of capacity, Jonathan Ford learns how the nation’s aviation landscape has changed in recent times.

Thomas Cook Group carriers grow seat capacity 11% in two years as US market more than doubles; Birmingham biggest base without long-haul

Thomas Cook Group carriers grow seat capacity 11% in two years as US market more than doubles; Birmingham biggest base without long-haul

The Thomas Cook Group operated just under 19.93 million seats in 2017, up 11% from its offering in 2015. With long-haul growth high on the agenda, will the carrier expand this strategy to more of its bases? Jonathan Ford looks to see where the airline has focused its capacity, and where it’s expanding in 2018.  

Air Malta gives Catania a taste of Vienna

Air Malta gives Catania a taste of Vienna

Air Malta begins a twice-weekly service between the two airports – picking up the route from NIKI.  


easyJet opens its second Berlin base

easyJet opens its second Berlin base

easyJet commences operations at Berlin Tegel with an initial 13 routes.

Berlin battleground: easyJet's Tegel domestic routes intensify Lufthansa competition; Ryanair set to base nine aircraft too

Berlin battleground: easyJet’s Tegel domestic routes intensify Lufthansa competition; Ryanair set to base nine aircraft too

easyJet has put more than one million seats on sale from Berlin Tegel for its winter season flights up to end-March 2018. The LCC will start four key domestic and 15 international routes, so we take a look at the competitive landscape that the carrier will find in the German capital – including competing with itself!

Lufthansa expands its Romanian and Italian offerings from Frankfurt

Lufthansa expands its Romanian and Italian offerings from Frankfurt

Lufthansa links Frankfurt to Bari, Catania, Cluj-Napoca and Timisoara. 


Ryanair launches 25 routes in one week

Ryanair launches 25 routes in one week

Ryanair launches 17 routes from Frankfurt, six from Memmingen and two from London Stansted.

Ryanair adds connecting flights at Milan Bergamo – anna.aero investigates traffic stimulation factor at largest mainland European hub

Ryanair adds connecting flights at Milan Bergamo – anna.aero investigates traffic stimulation factor at largest mainland European hub

Ryanair recently announced that from 3 July passengers will be able to book connecting flights from Milan Bergamo, its second connecting hub operation after Rome Fiumicino. We investigate this part of Ryanair’s “Always Getting Better” programme to see how it will stimulate traffic at its largest mainland European hub.

airBaltic connects with Catania

airBaltic connects with Catania

airBaltic begins a weekly service between Riga and and the Italian island of Sicily.