Articles Tagged ‘MRS’

Madagascar capacity jumps 33% over past 10 years; domestic routes lead growth in 2018; Mauritius top international destination

Madagascar capacity jumps 33% over past 10 years; domestic routes lead growth in 2018; Mauritius top international destination

There were 2.11 million two-way seats available on all flights serving Madagascar in 2018, up 8.9% on the previous year. The African Island nation has seen a 33% boost in available seats over the past 10 years, with four consecutive years of growth since 2014. Nick Preston takes a look at recent network trends.

Ryanair launches 45 more routes as W18/19 enters second week

Ryanair launches 45 more routes as W18/19 enters second week

Ryanair launches 45 more routes – only five face direct competition from other carriers.

Ryanair launches 60 routes during first few days of W18/19 season

Ryanair launches 60 routes during first few days of W18/19 season

Ryanair launches services on 60 airport pairs – 13 already served by other carriers.


Air China chooses Milan Malpensa as first international A350 airport

Air China chooses Milan Malpensa as first international A350 airport

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, along with Air China introducing the A350-900 on its service between Beijing and Milan Malpensa, which will grow weekly seat capacity on the route by 32%, Ryanair confirms new routes from Germany in 2019, including Cologne Bonn to Knock and Zadar.

Ryanair to launch French bases at Bordeaux and Marseille in S19; anna.aero's predictions prove correct

Ryanair to launch French bases at Bordeaux and Marseille in S19; anna.aero’s predictions prove correct

In January, Ryanair indicated that France was foremost in its thoughts for potential new operating bases and anna.aero predicted the four French airports most likely to host a hub. On 27 September the ULCC confirmed that two of these airports, Bordeaux and Marseille, will become bases in time for S19.

Paris traffic climbed 2.8% during H1 2018; 19.56 million more passengers than in 2009; Norwegian becoming a major player

Paris traffic climbed 2.8% during H1 2018; 19.56 million more passengers than in 2009; Norwegian becoming a major player

Paris is served by Beauvais, CDG and Orly airports, with the three processing 105.16 million passengers in 2017, up 23% versus 2009. Jonathan Ford highlights which airports are reporting the biggest net gain in passengers, the top destinations, plus the growth patterns of the French capital’s leading airlines.


Gdansk-Zurich is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week" with 40,000 searches; SWISS' fourth Polish route??

Gdansk-Zurich is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” with 40,000 searches; SWISS’ fourth Polish route??

In the past 12 months, Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has shown that over 40,000 potential travellers searched on the leading flight comparison site for services between Gdansk and Zurich ‒ but the city pair is unserved!? SWISS already flies to three points in Poland, will the port city become its fourth??

Air France adds five seasonal services

Air France adds five seasonal services

Air France begins operations from three French airports to seasonal destinations.

UK-France capacity returns to pre-credit crunch levels in 2017; easyJet is leading carrier, Paris CDG tops airport table

UK-France capacity returns to pre-credit crunch levels in 2017; easyJet is leading carrier, Paris CDG tops airport table

There were 15.37 million two-way seats on offer between the UK and France in 2017, a 4.4% increase on the previous year. The European country pair has now enjoyed four consecutive years of growth. Nick Preston examines this mature market’s leading trends, including the top airlines, airports and routes.


Volotea now operates nearly 300 routes; six new destinations in S18, three cities dropped

Volotea now operates nearly 300 routes; six new destinations in S18, three cities dropped

Having begun life in April 2012 this quirky LCC will operate 271 routes in a peak S18 week, that’s 213 more than it did in February. Marc Watkins highlights Volotea’s extreme seasonality, its busiest airports and where it’s growing this summer.

Volotea introduces 10 new routes

Volotea introduces 10 new routes

Volotea adds 10 new low frequency connections across Europe.

Beirut Airport continues decade-long consistent growth; MEA #1 carrier, but only posts marginal annual capacity increase

Beirut Airport continues decade-long consistent growth; MEA #1 carrier, but only posts marginal annual capacity increase

Beirut Airport has delivered enviable growth over the past 10 years, with no blips in its inexorable traffic increases. Marc Watkins investigates the Lebanese capital city airport’s most-important carriers and city pairs.