Articles Tagged ‘MRS’

Alicante smashes 13m passenger milestone; Ryanair is #1 carrier

Alicante smashes 13m passenger milestone; Ryanair is #1 carrier

Alicante is Spain’s fifth largest airport, but there are times of the year when it drops down to seventh busiest, falling behind Gran Canaria and Tenerife South. Marc Watkins takes a peek at the airport’s recent passenger figures, its traffic profile, as well as its biggest carriers and routes.

France-Italy market sees slowdown in 2017; Paris CDG is largest airport, Air France is leading airline

France-Italy market sees slowdown in 2017; Paris CDG is largest airport, Air France is leading airline

There were 13.07 million seats available on flights between France and Italy in 2017, down slightly from 13.10 million in 2016. In the latest of a series of features exploring country pairs in Europe, Nick Preston takes a closer look at trends in this market, including those related to the main airports, airlines and routes.

Ryanair's French Fancies; biggest potential for new bases in Paris, Marseille and Toulouse?

Ryanair’s French Fancies; biggest potential for new bases in Paris, Marseille and Toulouse?

On 17 January, Ryanair released a number of new routes for W18/19 serving the French market. At the same time it announced that it is in talks with various airports about the possibility of opening bases in the country. anna.aero has considered the ULCC’s current operations in France, alongside its recent approach to network strategy, […]


SWISS grew annual traffic by 19% between 2010 and 2017, however it is still losing home market share to easyJet despite increased capacity

SWISS grew annual traffic by 19% between 2010 and 2017, however it is still losing home market share to easyJet despite increased capacity

SWISS transported 16.9 million passengers last year, up 2.3% on 2016. Yet despite enhanced capacity, plus rising passenger numbers, the carrier is still losing market share to easyJet. We look in more detail at the Star Alliance member to see how it has developed in recent years.   

Franco-German market returns to growth after several years of decline, Lufthansa is the largest carrier but LCCs lead the charge

Franco-German market returns to growth after several years of decline, Lufthansa is the largest carrier but LCCs lead the charge

The market for air services between near neighbours and European heavyweights France and Germany is one of the most mature on the continent. Seat capacity between the two countries increased by 3% from 2016 to 2017. Franco-German network development trends are analysed here, with the fastest growing airlines and airports identified.

Bergerac-Dublin is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week" with 16,000 searches; Ryanair's sixth route from French airport for S18??

Bergerac-Dublin is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” with 16,000 searches; Ryanair’s sixth route from French airport for S18??

Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has shown that in the last year 16,000 potential travellers searched on the leading flight comparison site for flights between Bergerac and Dublin ‒ but the route is unserved!? Ryanair is both airports’ biggest operator, so will a new Dordogne route from the ULCC debut in S18? Or will Aer Lingus, CityJet […]


easyJet announces new Bordeaux base with three stationed A320s; double-digit growth at airport every year since introduced to network

easyJet announces new Bordeaux base with three stationed A320s; double-digit growth at airport every year since introduced to network

On 23 October, easyJet announced that it would open its newest base in Bordeaux for the start of 2018, with the carrier confirming it will station three A320s at the French airport. The airline has stated that it will open more than five routes with the new aircraft, while also enhancing connectivity on existing services.  

Battle for second spot in inter-regional Arch of Triumph competition hots-up as Asia and North America slug-it out

Battle for second spot in inter-regional Arch of Triumph competition hots-up as Asia and North America slug-it out

Although Europe effectively won its fourth consecutive inter-regional Arch of Triumph title in the summer, the tussle for runner-up still has a way to go it would seem. Will 2013 overall champion North America succeed in securing second spot from Asia, which has taken this slot every year since 2014?

Air Austral adds Marseille link

Air Austral adds Marseille link

Air Austral has introduced a new service from Reunion to Southern France.


Montreal is Air Canada's fastest growing hub in S17; mainline and Rouge indicating double-digit growth while Express shows capacity cuts

Montreal is Air Canada’s fastest growing hub in S17; mainline and Rouge indicating double-digit growth while Express shows capacity cuts

While Air Canada has shown significant growth from Montreal during the past few years, its additional capacity has not been distributed evenly among the domestic, transborder and international sectors. anna.aero investigates where the focus of the airline’s growth has been, and highlights what routes are being launched next.  

Air Algérie seat capacity up 7.5% in 12 months; Budapest and Porto among new destinations; 31% of traffic flown on domestic routes

Air Algérie seat capacity up 7.5% in 12 months; Budapest and Porto among new destinations; 31% of traffic flown on domestic routes

Air Algérie is the national airline of Algeria, operating to destinations across Africa, Europe, North America and Asia. Its biggest airport operation is Algiers, with the capital airport occupying 34% of the airline’s weekly seat capacity. We take a closer look at the carrier’s development and growth in recent years. 

Aena's Route of the Week win opens up LEVEL playing field in Barcelona

Aena’s Route of the Week win opens up LEVEL playing field in Barcelona

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Marseille welcomes the arrival of Air Canada Rouge while Jet2holidays celebrates 10 years of operation and seven million passengers carried. More news also from Krasnodar and Stockholm Arlanda airports.