Articles Tagged ‘Netherlands’

Blue Air takes off from Bucharest to Amsterdam; route now has 3 carriers

Blue Air takes off from Bucharest to Amsterdam; route now has 3 carriers

Blue Air began Bucharest – Amsterdam on 9 October, with an initial four-weekly offering. The airport-pair had almost 276,000 seats last year.

Transavia has 127 routes + 857 flights in early October

Transavia has 127 routes + 857 flights in early October

Transavia’s two AOCs passed 18m seats last year, with Transavia France up by a 17% CAGR since 2010. This year, they were to begin 60+ routes and many began.

UK - Spain most profitable for Euro LCCs last year with est. €395m, RDC’s Apex platform shows

UK – Spain most profitable for Euro LCCs last year with est. €395m, RDC’s Apex platform shows

Despite tough times, we explore Europe’s top-20 most profitable markets last year. The UK’s quarantine undermines the recovery of the #1 most profitable market, UK – Spain.


EU now ended ‘use it or lose it' slots for summer 2020

EU now ended ‘use it or lose it’ slots for summer 2020

The EU suspended the ‘80% rule’ on 1 April from the current exceptional circumstances. With 88 level three EU airports in S20, we look at what’s happening.

Transavia touches down in Edinburgh

Transavia touches down in Edinburgh

Transavia adds Edinburgh flights from Rotterdam on 27 February.

Peru prospers from continued growth with 12% more seats flown in 2018; Chile overtakes US to become leading international market

Peru prospers from continued growth with 12% more seats flown in 2018; Chile overtakes US to become leading international market

There were 31.30 million two-way seats available on all flights serving Peru in 2018, an impressive 12% increase on the previous year. Nick Preston examines the country’s air service network trends over the past 10 years and identifies its leading airports, airlines and international country markets.


India international capacity up 5.6% in 2018; IndiGo adds most foreign seats while Sri Lanka sees the most growth this year

India international capacity up 5.6% in 2018; IndiGo adds most foreign seats while Sri Lanka sees the most growth this year

There were 80.63 million two-way seats available between India and international destinations in 2018, up 5.6% on the previous year. Nick Preston takes a look at key trends in India’s international connections, including the strongest growing airlines, country markets and individual destinations.

Swedish seats soar by 64% over past 10 years; foreign flights lead growth, Germany is top international destination in S18

Swedish seats soar by 64% over past 10 years; foreign flights lead growth, Germany is top international destination in S18

There are 51.22 million two-way seats scheduled on flights serving Swedish airports in 2018, 2.7% more than last year. The Nordic nation has seen a 64% jump in available seats since 2009. Nick Preston takes a look at the main drivers of this growth, including Sweden’s leading airlines, airports and routes.

Russia rules European capacity growth in 2017; FLAPI airports all see traffic increase, Amsterdam fastest growing last year

Russia rules European capacity growth in 2017; FLAPI airports all see traffic increase, Amsterdam fastest growing last year

Russia led a group of 20 select European nations with a 16% year-on-year increase in departing seat capacity in 2017. Nick Preston examines other European traffic trends, including growth rates at the continent’s five largest hub airports, with Amsterdam seeing the biggest increase in passengers last year.


Mexico traffic up 57% from 2008 to 2017; Puebla fastest growing airport in 2017, Costa Rica sees strongest international increases

Mexico traffic up 57% from 2008 to 2017; Puebla fastest growing airport in 2017, Costa Rica sees strongest international increases

Mexican airports welcomed 136.69 million passengers through their doors in 2017, an 8.5% increase on 2016, and up 57% from 2008 levels. Nick Preston considers the country’s air service trends over the past 10 years including domestic and international capacity increases, plus airport growth rates.

Brazil sees seat slowdown; capacity stagnant in 2017, Colombia is fastest growing international market

Brazil sees seat slowdown; capacity stagnant in 2017, Colombia is fastest growing international market

There were 142.30 million two-way seats serving Brazilian airports in 2017, representing a very marginal 0.1% increase on the previous year. Nick Preston examines some of the main trends taking shape in the South American market over the past 10 years, including international and domestic growth rates.

Europe, Middle East and Africa S18 review; UK biggest market; Jeddah – Riyadh is busiest route

Europe, Middle East and Africa S18 review; UK biggest market; Jeddah – Riyadh is busiest route

This week, in the second instalment of our regional review for S18, we look at Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Nick Preston takes a look at the region’s busiest country markets, airlines and routes for a typical peak week in summer and offers a comparison of this year’s schedules with those of S17.