Articles Tagged ‘Italy’

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?

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?