Articles Tagged ‘Dropped routes’

Ryanair’s Italian base closures analysed; we reveal which routes to Alghero and Pescara will survive into W16/17

Ryanair’s Italian base closures analysed; we reveal which routes to Alghero and Pescara will survive into W16/17

Ryanair recently announced that its bases at Alghero and Pescara will close at the end of the S16 season. We look at the number of destinations served by the airline from these airports over the last decade and which routes have been spared the axe.

Route droppings this winter at Europe’s biggest airlines

Route droppings this winter at Europe’s biggest airlines

We love to see airlines celebrate route launches, but route droppings are also a fact of life, though less advertised. We got our data elves to rummage through lots of schedule data to see what routes some of Europe’s leading airlines will be saying goodbye to this winter.

Ryanair growing again in Madrid, its sixth biggest base; over 70 routes launched since 2006 but over 30 dropped

Ryanair growing again in Madrid, its sixth biggest base; over 70 routes launched since 2006 but over 30 dropped

Ryanair has its sixth biggest base at Europe’s sixth busiest airport. We reveal which routes have been started there since 2006, which routes have been dropped and when the airline’s operations peaked in Madrid.


Europe’s airports ‘lose’ over 50 daily routes this winter

Europe’s airports ‘lose’ over 50 daily routes this winter

This winter will see the loss of over 50 airport pairs in Europe that supported at least a daily flight last winter. We list all of them and present additional information on each. Will your airline see an opportunity amongst them?

Alitalia awaits deal with Etihad Airways; capacity stable but Milan Linate sees significant growth

Alitalia awaits deal with Etihad Airways; capacity stable but Milan Linate sees significant growth

As Alitalia tries to conclude its life-saving deal with Etihad Airways, we analyse how the Italian carrier’s network has changed during the last 12 months. We reveal which airports are growing (and which are shrinking) and some of the major route droppings. Plus a look at the airline’s limited long-haul network.

Europe’s airports ‘lose’ 40 daily routes; big opportunities for other airlines to snap up!

Europe’s airports ‘lose’ 40 daily routes; big opportunities for other airlines to snap up!

We love new routes, but all dropped routes have their own stories to tell. We reveal 40 airport pairs involving European airports which had daily flights in the summer of 2013, but which are not connected in the summer of 2014. Air France, bmi regional, Lufthansa, Minoan Air and Ryanair feature at least three times […]


AirAsia Group still growing at 20% but drops 11 routes; most new routes in Indonesia, Zest Air merger in the Philippines

AirAsia Group still growing at 20% but drops 11 routes; most new routes in Indonesia, Zest Air merger in the Philippines

Asia’s biggest LCC is still highly profitable, and growing quickly. But along the way even the AirAsia group of airlines has dropped a few routes in the last 12 months, and we reveal which ones. However, it is also starting more than twice as many as it is dropping.

Air France's latest network strategy sees creation of HOP!, growth at transavia.com France, and axing of 29 routes

Air France’s latest network strategy sees creation of HOP!, growth at transavia.com France, and axing of 29 routes

This week’s “route droppings” analysis focuses on Air France. We pick our way through the complexities of airline codes to reveal which 29 routes have been dumped, and how the loss of one of these routes has had an unexpected impact at one of the airports involved.

Wizz Air shrinking in Poland and Czech Republic, growing in Hungary, Macedonia, Romania, Serbia and Ukraine

Wizz Air shrinking in Poland and Czech Republic, growing in Hungary, Macedonia, Romania, Serbia and Ukraine

Wizz Air’s capacity is up 9% this summer, but 25 routes have left the network completely to help make room for over 60 new ones. A further 26 routes have relocated to nearby airports. Most of Wizz Air’s network growth is coming from markets where Ryanair does not have much of a presence, if any, […]


Southwest’s 34 dropped routes revealed (but 58 new routes and bigger 737-800s mean capacity up 3% this summer)

Southwest’s 34 dropped routes revealed (but 58 new routes and bigger 737-800s mean capacity up 3% this summer)

After our extremely popular analysis last week of which routes easyJet has dropped for this summer, this week we take a look at legendary Southwest Airlines of the US. It has dropped routes this summer from 39 airports with Orlando and Philadelphia hardest hit. But ASKs are still up 5%.

easyJet's 39 dropped routes revealed; but 64 new routes mean capacity is still up almost 3% this summer

easyJet’s 39 dropped routes revealed; but 64 new routes mean capacity is still up almost 3% this summer

LCCs are notoriously ruthless when it comes to unprofitable routes, but tend to keep rather quiet about which routes get dropped, and when. This week in a new, regular feature we examine which are the latest routes to have failed easyJet’s route profitability criteria.

airberlin: ‘Shape & Size’ – which routes have been cut since last summer, and which have been added?

airberlin: ‘Shape & Size’ – which routes have been cut since last summer, and which have been added?

Among Europe’s biggest airlines the only one carrying fewer passengers than last summer is airberlin. We take a close look at which routes have been dropped from which German airports, and which have been added. And why has one destination in particular has been added from so many airports?