Articles Tagged ‘Greece’

Volotea's summer sizzler as 41 new routes announced

Volotea’s summer sizzler as 41 new routes announced

Volotea has put on sale 41 new routes, with all but one domestic. Almost all start in early July, and 66% will have direct competition.

Wizz Air announces 14 new routes from this summer

Wizz Air announces 14 new routes from this summer

As Wizz Air discloses 14 more new routes from July, on top of 12 announced in the past week, we look into what it plans and why.

EU now ended ‘use it or lose it' slots for summer 2020

EU now ended ‘use it or lose it’ slots for summer 2020

The EU suspended the ‘80% rule’ on 1 April from the current exceptional circumstances. With 88 level three EU airports in S20, we look at what’s happening.


Jet2 announce two new routes from Birmingham; to be #2 base

Jet2 announce two new routes from Birmingham; to be #2 base

Jet2 will serve Kalamata and Mytilene from Birmingham. With big growth planned, Birmingham is to be the carrier’s #2 airport this year, from #4.

3,750+ routes launched in 2018; Berlin Tegel, Vienna lead; US widens gap as top new route market

3,750+ routes launched in 2018; Berlin Tegel, Vienna lead; US widens gap as top new route market

The final new route numbers are in for 2018! anna.aero has been busy studying its New Routes Database to highlight the most newsworthy network statistics from last year. We reveal the top airlines, country markets and airports for new routes in 2018, and a take a look ahead to see what is coming in 2019.

Swedish seats soar by 64% over past 10 years; foreign flights lead growth, Germany is top international destination in S18

Swedish seats soar by 64% over past 10 years; foreign flights lead growth, Germany is top international destination in S18

There are 51.22 million two-way seats scheduled on flights serving Swedish airports in 2018, 2.7% more than last year. The Nordic nation has seen a 64% jump in available seats since 2009. Nick Preston takes a look at the main drivers of this growth, including Sweden’s leading airlines, airports and routes.


Russia rules European capacity growth in 2017; FLAPI airports all see traffic increase, Amsterdam fastest growing last year

Russia rules European capacity growth in 2017; FLAPI airports all see traffic increase, Amsterdam fastest growing last year

Russia led a group of 20 select European nations with a 16% year-on-year increase in departing seat capacity in 2017. Nick Preston examines other European traffic trends, including growth rates at the continent’s five largest hub airports, with Amsterdam seeing the biggest increase in passengers last year.

US traffic increases by 19% from 2008 to 2017; Stewart was fastest expanding airport last year, Cuba leads international growth race

US traffic increases by 19% from 2008 to 2017; Stewart was fastest expanding airport last year, Cuba leads international growth race

There were 965 million passengers on flights to and from US airports in 2017, 19% more than the previous year. Nick Preston examines traffic developments in the US over the past 10 years and identifies its domestic and international growth trends, as well the fastest growing airports and international markets.

Canadian capacity increased by 34% from 2008 to 2017; foreign flights account for most seats; Portugal fastest-growing international market

Canadian capacity increased by 34% from 2008 to 2017; foreign flights account for most seats; Portugal fastest-growing international market

There were 139.28 million two-way seats serving Canadian airports in 2017, 34% more than in 2008. Nick Preston examines the main trends in this market over the past 10 years, including a comparison of domestic and international capacity and the fastest-growing airports and international country markets.


Greece's passenger numbers climb 60% between 2012 and 2017; Volotea and Wizz Air expanding fast; leading airports see market share fall

Greece’s passenger numbers climb 60% between 2012 and 2017; Volotea and Wizz Air expanding fast; leading airports see market share fall

A country that has suffered economic issues in recent years, Greece has certainly witnessed a change of fortune within its aviation market, with annual passenger numbers growing from 36.7 million to 58.5 million in the space of five years. Jonathan Ford looks in more detail at the nation’s recent aviation advancement.

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.

Ryanair's French Fancies; biggest potential for new bases in Paris, Marseille and Toulouse?

Ryanair’s French Fancies; biggest potential for new bases in Paris, Marseille and Toulouse?

On 17 January, Ryanair released a number of new routes for W18/19 serving the French market. At the same time it announced that it is in talks with various airports about the possibility of opening bases in the country. anna.aero has considered the ULCC’s current operations in France, alongside its recent approach to network strategy, […]