Articles Tagged ‘Italy’

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?

New Alitalia celebrates 1st birthday; 21 million passengers in 2009 across 73 destinations

New Alitalia celebrates 1st birthday; 21 million passengers in 2009 across 73 destinationsYes, we know the Alitalia brand has been around for ages but the airline bearing that name now is technically only a year old. What have been its monthly load factors and which destinations and routes have been added and dropped?

Ryanair’s new Bari base opens this week; 10 new routes and two dedicated aircraft

Article Thumbnail: Airline AnalysisRyanair opened another base in Italy this week in the heel of Italy. How has Bari airport developed in recent and how is Ryanair scheduling its two based aircraft? What competition does it face at the airport?


Italian airport traffic up 8% in November; Bologna and Bergamo lead the way

Italian airport traffic up 8% in November; Bologna and Bergamo lead the wayItalian demand for air travel appears to be rebounding strongly but the latest figures are deceptive. Why? Which airline has been driving growth at Bologna? Which is growing faster; domestic or international traffic?

Turin attracts new international routes this month from both Alitalia and Ryanair

Turin attracts new routes from the two leading carriers Alitalia and RyanairIt is now ski season at the airport by the Italian Alps and the two largest airlines at the airport are launching a range of new routes. Which ones? How was the airport traffic affected by the 2006 Winter Olympics? And why is LOT’s only route to Turin from Katowice?

Italy: Alitalia still dominant on domestic routes; 3rd behind Ryanair/easyJet on intl/EU

Article ThumbAlitalia recently reported some traffic and financial results for the first half of 2009. But what are its network strengths and weaknesses? Which are the leading country markets from Italy and which airports are growing in 2009?


MyAir’s suspension bad news for Italian airports and Bucharest Baneasa

Article Thumbnail: Airline AnalysisItalian MyAir.com has become the first low-cost casualty of 2009 as Italian authorities suspended its licence. How many airports did it serve across Europe and which will see the biggest drop in flights?

Wind Jet still focused on Sicily but new Bologna Forli base will soon have 20 routes including first UK destination

Article Thumbnail: Airline AnalysisCatania-based Wind Jet has been going for more than five years now with a dozen Airbus’. Which are its busiest airports and which non-Italian destinations has it recently added to its network?

Italian airports get 91 new routes; Lufthansa and Wind Jet lag behind Ryanair

Article Thumbnail: Country FocusSome 23 airports across Italy have welcomed new services this week but very few are provided by the new Alitalia. Which airports were kept busiest and just how many new Italian routes did Ryanair start this week?


Venice now #1 base for MyAir; also big in Bari, Bergamo and Bucharest

Article Thumbnail: Airline AnalysisItalian LCC MyAir has struggled to develop a coherent network strategy since it launched four years ago. Many routes have been started and stopped again after short periods. What are its current strengths and what aircraft does it have at its disposal? A base at little-used Foggia is an interesting recent development.

Albanian LCC Belle Air focuses on Italian routes and link to Pristina

Article Thumbnail: Base AnalysisFrance may not have any indigenous LCCs but Albania does. Belle Air has been operating since 2006 with a varied fleet and a focus on Italian routes. What is its share of traffic at Tirana airport and which route did it recently start and then quickly drop? Which are its newest routes?

Alitalia re-born with smaller network; drops six EU capitals among 30 cities no longer served; now controls over 50% of domestic capacity

Article Thumbnail: Lead StoryAlitalia started life as a private company this week with a considerably smaller network than a year ago, despite merging with Air One. Which EU capital cities are among 30 destinations no longer served and how dominant will it be in the domestic market?