Articles Tagged ‘OPO’

USB3 hubs in 2017 – American Airlines chops, Delta Air Lines stagnates, United Airlines...is doing O.K.

USB3 hubs in 2017 – American Airlines chops, Delta Air Lines stagnates, United Airlines…is doing O.K.

It has certainly being an interesting year for the USB3 – American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines – in terms of marketing and public image, passenger experience and 747 farewells, so we decided to compare the airlines’ hub growth to see which airports are the winners and losers.  

Bournemouth Airport joins Regional and City Airports family

Bournemouth Airport joins Regional and City Airports family

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, along with Regional and City Airports’ expansion, Belfast City announces new domestic service with Flybe, while Sofia Airport welcomes its 6,000,000th passenger in 2017. More news from Atlasglobal and Cobalt Air, as well as Berlin Tegel, Barcelona, Glasgow, Naples, St. Petersburg and Paris CDG airports. 

Ryanair launches 83 new routes for W17/18 season

Ryanair launches 83 new routes for W17/18 season

Ryanair commences services on 83 new routes in two days across 29 and 30 October.


Royal Air Maroc turns 60 years old; latest reports suggest passenger traffic growth of 10% to 6.7 million; average load factor of 65%

Royal Air Maroc turns 60 years old; latest reports suggest passenger traffic growth of 10% to 6.7 million; average load factor of 65%

Royal Air Maroc is the national carrier of Morocco and between November 2015 and October 2016 the carrier flew 6.7 million passengers with an average load factor of 65%. We take a closer look at the development of the carrier’s annual capacity, and which airports are seeing the greatest gains. 

Ryanair launches 25 routes in one week

Ryanair launches 25 routes in one week

Ryanair launches 17 routes from Frankfurt, six from Memmingen and two from London Stansted.

Portugal leads European traffic growth in Q1 2017; Russia and Poland also reporting strong increases; Turkey starting to recover

Portugal leads European traffic growth in Q1 2017; Russia and Poland also reporting strong increases; Turkey starting to recover

With Portugal recording an average monthly increase in traffic for Q1 2017 of over 20%, it means that the country is the fastest-growing in Europe for that period. Along with Q1 analysis, we have also examined the 10 nations that have also posted Q2 2017 results to see how the growth has changed heading into […]


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. 

Monarch Airlines adds five new destinations for 2017; 13 new routes from five UK bases as Boeing 737 MAXs replace Airbus fleet by 2022

Monarch Airlines adds five new destinations for 2017; 13 new routes from five UK bases as Boeing 737 MAXs replace Airbus fleet by 2022

Monarch Airlines operates over 100 routes across five UK bases (Birmingham, Leeds Bradford, London Gatwick, London Luton and Manchester) with a fleet of 35 Airbus. We look at the airline’s growth, seasonality, current route network and future fleet plans.

TAP Portugal takes off into five new markets

TAP Portugal takes off into five new markets

TAP Portugal launches four routes from Lisbon and one from Porto. 


Nuremberg Airport witnesses Q1 2017 traffic grow 23%; Germany's fastest-growing top 10 airport; getting set for Krakow connection

Nuremberg Airport witnesses Q1 2017 traffic grow 23%; Germany’s fastest-growing top 10 airport; getting set for Krakow connection

Nuremberg Airport in Germany last year welcomed 3.5 million passengers. However, with the impressive growth being seen already this year, it will easily top four million in 2017. We take a look at the trends behind the airport’s success, and what significant routes are launching later this year.   

Europe passes 100 entries in 2017 Arch of Triumph competition

Europe passes 100 entries in 2017 Arch of Triumph competition

Nine airports battle it out for this week’s Arch of Triumph trophy, including a coloured FTWA from one airport. Was it in honour of the inaugural airline or merely to the city’s football team? Also Europe passes the 100-mark in terms of the number of entries so far this year.

KLM begins flights to Gdansk, Graz and Porto

KLM begins flights to Gdansk, Graz and Porto

KLM begins daily flights from Amsterdam to the Polish, Austrian and Portuguese cities.