Articles Tagged ‘FCO’

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 […]

China Southern Airlines opens three new markets

China Southern Airlines opens three new markets

China Southern Airlines launches new international routes from Guangzhou, Sanya and Shenzhen.

Jet2.com's biggest base Manchester analysed; capacity set to grow 19% this year to 1.57 million one-way seats; Turkish market growing fast

Jet2.com’s biggest base Manchester analysed; capacity set to grow 19% this year to 1.57 million one-way seats; Turkish market growing fast

With over 50,000 one-way seats during its peak weeks, Manchester Airport has worked its way to become Jet2.com’s biggest base – nearly double the size of the LCC’s next largest hub at Leeds Bradford. Marc Watkins analyses this +40-destination operation to reveal the areas of its recent growth, as well as its biggest routes and […]


Europe, Middle East and Africa S18 review; UK biggest market; Jeddah – Riyadh is busiest route

Europe, Middle East and Africa S18 review; UK biggest market; Jeddah – Riyadh is busiest route

This week, in the second instalment of our regional review for S18, we look at Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Nick Preston takes a look at the region’s busiest country markets, airlines and routes for a typical peak week in summer and offers a comparison of this year’s schedules with those of S17.

UK – Italy market on the up-and-up; London Gatwick is largest airport, Ryanair is top airline

UK – Italy market on the up-and-up; London Gatwick is largest airport, Ryanair is top airline

There were 17.38 million two-way seats available between the UK and Italy in 2017, a 5.0% increase over the previous year. The Anglo-Italian market has now enjoyed four consecutive years of capacity growth. Nick Preston takes a look at recent trends in terms of its leading airlines, airports and routes.

Ernest enters eight routes and two new country markets

Ernest enters eight routes and two new country markets

Ernest launches services from seven different Italian airports – includes first flights to Romania and Spain.


Lisbon scores second Portuguese hat-trick in a week

Lisbon scores second Portuguese hat-trick in a week

The FTWA competition is continuing to hot up with another 21 entries received this week. There’s strong representation from Europe, plus examples from North America and the Caribbean. This week’s result sees a previous 2018 winner extend a remarkable winning run. Find out more here.

Wizz Air launches first phase of Vienna-based operations

Wizz Air launches first phase of Vienna-based operations

Wizz Air stations first aircraft in Vienna, opening five routes – also adds five routes from other bases.

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.


Wizz Air stations second aircraft in Kutaisi

Wizz Air stations second aircraft in Kutaisi

Wizz Air bases second A320 in Georgia, allowing it to open five new routes. 

Seville-Vienna is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week" with 60,000 searches; Vueling's fourth route to Vienna??

Seville-Vienna is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” with 60,000 searches; Vueling’s fourth route to Vienna??

In the past 12 months, Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has shown that nearly 60,000 potential travellers searched on the leading flight comparison site for flights between Seville and Vienna ‒ but the city pair is unserved!? Vueling and Eurowings would seem the most likely choices of operating carrier, but who will make the jump to serve […]

Transatlantic treks between Europe and the Americas; US majors lead the way in S18, London Heathrow tops airport table

Transatlantic treks between Europe and the Americas; US majors lead the way in S18, London Heathrow tops airport table

Transatlantic traffic between Europe and the Americas is on the up, with available capacity increasing by 5.9% for a typical peak week in S18, compared to last year. Nick Preston takes a look capacity trends in this important market, including the leading airlines, airports and routes.