Articles Tagged ‘Italy’

Bologna serves almost 6 million passengers thanks to Ryanair; Aeroflot latest new flag carrier

Bologna serves almost 6 million passengers thanks to Ryanair; Aeroflot latest new flag carrier

Bologna’s traffic has boomed since Ryanair established a base in 2009, but which other airlines serve the northern Italian airport? Which is the airport’s biggest country market, and which market is growing the fastest? And which are the four new airlines to have launched flights to the airport in the last year?

Sicily's Palermo Airport grew by 14% in 2011; Ryanair ranks second after Alitalia; Volotea latest new airline

Sicily’s Palermo Airport grew by 14% in 2011; Ryanair ranks second after Alitalia; Volotea latest new airline

The airport serving Sicily’s capital grew by 14% last year, but why the sudden increase? By how much does domestic traffic dominate the airport traffic? Just how few are the network carriers serving Palermo? And why is the Spanish market growing so fast?

Alitalia plans small increase in international capacity from Rome, but 5% cut in domestic capacity this summer

Alitalia plans small increase in international capacity from Rome, but 5% cut in domestic capacity this summer

The new, privatised Alitalia continues to evolve its Rome-based network, but which leading country markets will see the greatest changes this June compared with last June? How dominant is the domestic market and which planned new destinations for this summer have had their launch date pushed back to July?


Italian airport traffic up 8.6% so far in 2011; Venice gets big boost from Treviso's temporary closure

Italian airport traffic up 8.6% so far in 2011; Venice gets big boost from Treviso’s temporary closure

Despite a delicate economy Italy’s airports are having a good year. How have the leading airports performed in recent months? Which airlines have been ‘forced’ to discover the joys of Venice Marco Polo, and which new routes have helped Perugia report 65% growth so far this year?

Italian airport traffic up 9.3% so far in 2011; Ryanair (and Libyan conflict) help Palermo grow 17%; Rimini up 78%

Italian airport traffic up 9.3% so far in 2011; Ryanair (and Libyan conflict) help Palermo grow 17%; Rimini up 78%

Italian airports are having a good 2011 with most of the country’s airports reporting solid growth. Ryanair continues to be a major driver of growth with Palermo benefiting from a host of winter route launches. But which airport has seen traffic fall by almost 80% in May?

Lufthansa Italia’s Milan Malpensa exit in October: easyJet and Alitalia/AirOne will benefit most

Lufthansa Italia’s Milan Malpensa exit in October: easyJet and Alitalia/AirOne will benefit most

Having launched in February 2009, Lufthansa Italia will be no more after October. Which routes has it operated since it started and what competition does it currently face? Which route only started in March and which two routes will start in July? What role will Air Dolomiti now play in Lufthansa’s Italian plans?


Bari celebrates EURO ANNIE success; traffic up 20% as germanwings, Ryanair and Wizz Air all launch new routes

Bari celebrates EURO ANNIE success; traffic up 20% as germanwings, Ryanair and Wizz Air all launch new routes

After just missing out on a EURO ANNIE last year, Bari Airport went one better this year. How has traffic evolved in the last 15 years? Which airlines have been busy starting new routes? Which is the bigger market – domestic or international? And which is faster growing?

UK-Spain is biggest intra-European airline market; how much have ‘foreign’ airlines invaded top country-pair markets?

UK-Spain is biggest intra-European airline market; how much have ‘foreign’ airlines invaded top country-pair markets?

Which are the leading intra-European international travel markets this summer? Which country-pairs are most dominated by carriers from just one of the countries? And which country-pairs have seen the biggest invasion of foreign airlines thanks to EU liberalisation?

Aegean/Olympic merger denied due to domestic dominance; but how monopolistic are other domestic EU markets?

Aegean/Olympic merger denied due to domestic dominance; but how monopolistic are other domestic EU markets?

So the EU has thwarted plans to create a single major Greek airline because of the resultant lack of domestic competition. But how do other European domestic markets compare? Which country is currently the most monopolistic? And the least?


Trapani trebles traffic in two years as Ryanair helps Sicily’s third airport handle 1.7 million passengers in 2010

Trapani trebles traffic in two years as Ryanair helps Sicily’s third airport handle 1.7 million passengers in 2010

Ryanair now dominates Sicily’s third airport. How quickly has it developed its base there and which routes are year-round and which are seasonal? Which new routes started this week and which destinations have been dropped since operations began?

New Alitalia celebrates 2nd birthday; 23 million passengers carried in 2010; 137 routes and 79 destinations this winter

New Alitalia celebrates 2nd birthday; 23 million passengers carried in 2010; 137 routes and 79 destinations this winter

The re-born Alitalia is 2 years old this week. How have passenger numbers and load factors this year compared with 2009? What new routes has it started from which Italian airports in the last 12 months? What’s coming up in 2011 and which major European markets are still being avoided?

Turin and Bologna lead Italian airport growth in 2010

Turin and Bologna lead Italian airport growth in 2010

Demand for air travel to, from and within Italy has recovered well in 2010 after falling in 2008 and 2009. For the last few months Turin has seen the highest growth among bigger airports thanks to two airlines. Can you guess which ones and which routes they have started? And which smaller airports are growing […]