Articles Tagged ‘OPO’

Vueling continues to grow at Paris Orly; fourth largest carrier in 2018, Barcelona is biggest route

Vueling continues to grow at Paris Orly; fourth largest carrier in 2018, Barcelona is biggest route

Vueling will offer 3.59 million seats on flights serving Paris Orly in 2018, a 3.8% increase on 2017. Since beginning flights to the French capital’s secondary hub in 2009, it has consistently grown its annual capacity proposition from the airport. Nick Preston examines recent developments in the LCC’s Orly network.

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.

Luxembourg sees 19% leap in passengers in 2017; 72 destinations served in S18, Porto is busiest route

Luxembourg sees 19% leap in passengers in 2017; 72 destinations served in S18, Porto is busiest route

Luxembourg Airport handled 3.58 million passengers in 2017, a 19% increase on the previous year. It has seen its traffic double since 2011. Nick Preston examines Luxembourg’s key network trends over the past 10 years, including the leading airlines, routes and country markets.


Ryanair to grow 3.5% from Bologna in 2018, offering 4.22 million seats; 46 destinations in S18; Amman and Kaunas launching for winter

Ryanair to grow 3.5% from Bologna in 2018, offering 4.22 million seats; 46 destinations in S18; Amman and Kaunas launching for winter

Ryanair opened its Bologna base in 2009, and since then the carrier’s annual seat capacity from the Italian city has grown by 200%. Jonathan Ford investigates the airline’s expansion from its third biggest base in Italy, including how many based aircraft it has this summer and its top destinations.

Jet2.com's biggest base Manchester analysed; capacity set to grow 19% this year to 1.57 million one-way seats; Turkish market growing fast

Jet2.com’s biggest base Manchester analysed; capacity set to grow 19% this year to 1.57 million one-way seats; Turkish market growing fast

With over 50,000 one-way seats during its peak weeks, Manchester Airport has worked its way to become Jet2.com’s biggest base – nearly double the size of the LCC’s next largest hub at Leeds Bradford. Marc Watkins analyses this +40-destination operation to reveal the areas of its recent growth, as well as its biggest routes and […]

Wizz Air expands at three bases and adds Estonia to its network

Wizz Air expands at three bases and adds Estonia to its network

Wizz Air adds routes from Katowice, Kiev Zhulyany and Sibiu – also launches flights to Tallinn.


Lisbon Lions take second title in three weeks

Lisbon Lions take second title in three weeks

It has been another record-breaking seven days in the Arch of Triumph competition, with last week’s tally of 23 entries being matched by this week’s haul. As a result, the 250 FTWA mark has been passed a month earlier than in 2017.

Air Canada Rouge expands further in Europe

Air Canada Rouge expands further in Europe

Air Canada Rouge links Montreal and Toronto Pearson to Bucharest – also adds Porto from Toronto.

Aegean Airlines adds Porto and Turin

Aegean Airlines adds Porto and Turin

Aegean Airlines begins seasonal services from Athens to Porto and Turin. 


Ryanair opens its 86th European base

Ryanair opens its 86th European base

Ryanair commences services from its 11th German base – Düsseldorf.

Heathrow Expansion – 25 top unserved European airports: Bordeaux, Ankara, Riga etc make their case

Heathrow Expansion – 25 top unserved European airports: Bordeaux, Ankara, Riga etc make their case

In the lead up to the anna.aero-RABA Heathrow HubLAB Conference next month, we look at Heathrow’s underserved potential for routes to Europe. The top 25 European airports without services to Heathrow are identified, including five in Turkey and four each in Italy and Spain.

United Airlines ushers in two new routes

United Airlines ushers in two new routes

United Airlines starts new domestic and international sectors from two different hubs.