Articles Tagged ‘Italy’

ItAli Airlines launches routes to Rome FCO versus Alitalia using MD-82s; first Sukhoi Superjet coming in 2011

ItAli Airlines launches routes to Rome FCO versus Alitalia using MD-82s; first Sukhoi Superjet coming in 2011

Who knew that a little-known Italian carrier was the first in Western Europe to order Sukhoi Superjets? In the mean time the carrier has launched three domestic routes (and one international) using MD-82s. We take a closer look.

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?

Ryanair re-allocates winter capacity; Spain now #1 market with 26% growth; France and UK suffer 20% cuts in flights

Ryanair re-allocates winter capacity; Spain now #1 market with 26% growth; France and UK suffer 20% cuts in flights

Ryanair’s ruthless approach towards routes, bases and even countries means that its network is constantly evolving. We take a closer look at how its winter capacity this year will differ from last year to reveal which countries are gaining Ryanair services and which are losing them.


germanwings launches Italian offensive with nine new routes from Cologne/Bonn, Stuttgart and Hannover in 2011

germanwings launches Italian offensive with nine new routes from Cologne/Bonn, Stuttgart and Hannover in 2011

While the Brits love to get away to France, the Germans prefer Italy. Lufthansa’s LCC announces nine new routes for next summer but who are the leading airlines in the market? And just how small is Alitalia’s share of traffic?

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?

Ireland and UK lag rest of Europe; taxation changes across Europe as Germany launches eco-tax from January

Ireland and UK lag rest of Europe; taxation changes across Europe as Germany launches eco-tax from January

How have Europe’s major country markets performed during the last three years? We look at monthly traffic trends for 12 European countries and identify the winners and losers. What can we expect in 2011?


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?

Alitalia maintains Air One brand as ‘smart carrier’ to attack easyJet at Milan Malpensa; five A320s serve 14 destinations

Alitalia maintains Air One brand as ‘smart carrier’ to attack easyJet at Milan Malpensa; five A320s serve 14 destinations

Anyone who thought the Air One brand would disappear after the merger with Alitalia appears to be mistaken. It is alive and well and being used to help Alitalia fight for a presence at Milan Malpensa? But will it last?

Italian LCC Wind Jet still heavily focussed on domestic market; just 20% of scheduled flights are international

Italian LCC Wind Jet still heavily focussed on domestic market; just 20% of scheduled flights are international

Based in Sicily this LCC has been around for seven years yet still has just 12 Airbus aircraft in its fleet. So which are its busiest airports and routes and which unusual international destinations does it serve?


Rimini benefits from new scheduled services including Rome; Russian charter flights account for significant traffic

Rimini benefits from new scheduled services including Rome; Russian charter flights account for significant traffic

Demand for travel to Rimini airport on the Adriatic coast is extremely seasonal, but which airlines have recently added routes to stimulate traffic? Who operates the Russian charter flights (and where from) and which European ‘city’ destinations are also offered?

Introducing the Euro annies – proper awards based on science, statistics and evidence

Introducing the Euro annies – proper awards based on science, statistics and evidence

Want some airport (and airline) awards that are based on transparent analysis of numerical data? You got it. Will it throw up some unusual winners? You bet.

Over 150 new routes get summer 2010 season underway; Ryanair launches two new bases; Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, Kingfisher and Singapore Airlines add new Europe-Asia links

Over 150 new routes get summer 2010 season underway; Ryanair launches two new bases; Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, Kingfisher and Singapore Airlines add new Europe-Asia links

Yes, summer’s here apparently. The world’s airlines celebrate with over 150 new routes and we have a free, downloadable, sortable, spreadsheet for you to analyse at your leisure. Which airports get the most new weekly flights?