Articles Tagged ‘FCO’

easyJet grows flights 13% this winter; nine airports added

easyJet grows flights 13% this winter; nine airports added

easyJet is growing faster than usual this winter. Which country markets and airports will see most new flights compared with last winter, and which are the nine new airports to see orange aircraft this winter?

Return of the Roman Empire? Rome Fiumicino Airport experiences record year

Return of the Roman Empire? Rome Fiumicino Airport experiences record year

Passenger numbers at Rome’s main airport are up 45% in the last decade, but where does the growth come from? How dominant is Alitalia? Which airlines have announced new routes to the Eternal City and which major airline is rumoured to be next?

New routes launched during the last week<br/> (Tuesday 26 October – Tuesday 2 November)

New routes launched during the last week
(Tuesday 26 October – Tuesday 2 November)

Download the spreadsheet with this week’s 250 new routes and see our fantastic photo coverage of launch celebrations all across the world. Ribbons have been cut in masses, lakes have been emptied for fire brigades to salute the arriving aircraft and the world’s master bakers have worked day and night to bake an amazing selection […]


Alitalia has over half of domestic market but Ryanair is twice as big on international routes; easyJet #1 at Milan Malpensa

Alitalia has over half of domestic market but Ryanair is twice as big on international routes; easyJet #1 at Milan Malpensa

The ‘new’ Alitalia may be a major force on domestic routes but it has less than 15% of international seat capacity. Which airlines are strong at which airports and which are the leading country markets? How many international routes does Alitalia now operate?

New routes launched during the last two weeks<br/> (Tuesday 14 - Monday 27 September):

New routes launched during the last two weeks
(Tuesday 14 – Monday 27 September):

Since we have been reporting from Vancouver, two weeks have passed since we last analysed new routes. This week, we therefore have a comprehensive report to offer. 39 new routes have been launched, eight of which are Mexican domestic routes, filling the void after Mexicana. Read about the new routes started by airlines ranging from […]

British Airways adds Tokyo Haneda, Buenos Aires now non-stop; Alitalia and Air France also adding long-haul routes

British Airways adds Tokyo Haneda, Buenos Aires now non-stop; Alitalia and Air France also adding long-haul routes

It seems that Europe’s flag carriers have suddenly (re-)discovered South America but what other new long-haul destinations have they recently announced and who will they be competing with?


New routes launched during the last week<br/> (Tuesday 7 - Monday 13 September):

New routes launched during the last week
(Tuesday 7 – Monday 13 September):

The world has seen the launch of 19 new routes in the last week, eight of which are US domestic services. The remaining countries that have seen new routes are Australia, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Portugal and the UK. But which is the airline that launched the most new services? And which […]

Italy's airports finally recovering after 2008-09 downturn; Bologna leads way thanks to Ryanair's expanding network

Italy’s airports finally recovering after 2008-09 downturn; Bologna leads way thanks to Ryanair’s expanding network

The good times are back at Italy’s airports now that Alitalia appears to be more stable and LCCs continue to start new routes. Which airports are faring best (and worst) so far this year and how big will Ryanair’s Bologna be this winter?

New routes launched during the last week <br/>(Tuesday 20 July - Monday 26 July):

New routes launched during the last week
(Tuesday 20 July – Monday 26 July):

Although the last week offered a modest 15 new routes, we have fantastic photo coverage to go with our comprehensive report. Several of the new routes are domestic Chinese services to remote regions, reflecting the Chinese government’s ambition to give these areas a greater share of the country’s economic growth.


New routes launched during the last week (Tuesday 13 July - Monday 19 July):

New routes launched during the last week (Tuesday 13 July – Monday 19 July):

This week, UK regional airline flybe has launched the largest number of routes; 10 out of the week’s total 38. Chinese airlines are also prominently featured with rich illustrations from all Chinese launches. Read about all the routes, from airports ranging from Guam in the east to Wyoming in the west.

New routes launched during the last week <br/>(Tuesday 6 July - Monday 12 July):

New routes launched during the last week
(Tuesday 6 July – Monday 12 July):

In the last week, 35 new routes were launched. Notably, there were no route launches in the Americas, but all other continents are represented with great launch celebrations. Which two airlines launched the same route on the same day? Turkish Airlines, which is rumoured to be merging with Serbia’s Jat Airways, has expanded in the […]

New routes launched during the last week <br/>(Tuesday 8 June - Monday 14 June):

New routes launched during the last week
(Tuesday 8 June – Monday 14 June):

The United States dominated the world’s route launches this week, which is detailed in our top story, but a major political breakthrough for flights between Taiwan and mainland China resulted in three airlines launching the same route. The total of 65 new routes involved 60 airports in the US, followed by Germany, China, Spain, the […]