Articles Tagged ‘Palermo’

Consultants' Corner: why is Italy's domestic market down by 'only' 30%?

Consultants’ Corner: why is Italy’s domestic market down by ‘only’ 30%?

What has been happening in Italy’s domestic market and why is it performing much better than others despite coronavirus? Enzo Zangrilli, owner of 1Aviation and former Commercial Director at Trieste Airports, looks into it.

Wizz Air reveals 8 new routes, including its only domestic services

Wizz Air reveals 8 new routes, including its only domestic services

With six new Wizz Air routes from Doncaster and two from Milan Malpensa, we examine what is happening. There’s a clear reason for its new domestic routes.

Air Dolomiti announces Verona to Berlin + Düsseldorf; carrier’s seats increased 63% YOY

Air Dolomiti announces Verona to Berlin + Düsseldorf; carrier’s seats increased 63% YOY

With a million more seats last year, Air Dolomiti’s growth continues this year with these two new routes + a further five, including within Italy.


Transavia France takes off from Montpellier Méditerranée with new base and routes

Transavia France takes off from Montpellier Méditerranée with new base and routes

Transavia France has opened its new Montpellier Méditerranée base on 26 June, its fourth in France, and began its first three of 15 routes this summer.

Italy to have new scheduled services by operator Tayaranjet; 3 routes in competition with Ryanair

Italy to have new scheduled services by operator Tayaranjet; 3 routes in competition with Ryanair

Tayaranjet has announced four new routes, each from Sicily, from next month.

Lauda adds Palermo to its growing European network

Lauda adds Palermo to its growing European network

Lauda introduces new European services from Düsseldorf, Stuttgart and Vienna.


Wind Jet collapse bad news for Catania; Alitalia, easyJet, blu-express, Meridiana fly and Ryanair all set to benefit

Wind Jet collapse bad news for Catania; Alitalia, easyJet, blu-express, Meridiana fly and Ryanair all set to benefit

Alitalia was supposed to ‘rescue’ Wind Jet but the deal fell through at the last minute. What competition did Wind Jet face on its busiest routes and which international markets did the airline serve? From how many Italian airports did the carrier serve various Russian destinations?

Sicily's Palermo Airport grew by 14% in 2011; Ryanair ranks second after Alitalia; Volotea latest new airline

Sicily’s Palermo Airport grew by 14% in 2011; Ryanair ranks second after Alitalia; Volotea latest new airline

The airport serving Sicily’s capital grew by 14% last year, but why the sudden increase? By how much does domestic traffic dominate the airport traffic? Just how few are the network carriers serving Palermo? And why is the Spanish market growing so fast?

Venice launch for Europe’s newest LCC Volotea; 76 routes planned this summer across 53 airports in 10 countries

Venice launch for Europe’s newest LCC Volotea; 76 routes planned this summer across 53 airports in 10 countries

Southern Europe’s economies may be struggling, so is this a good time to launch a new low-cost airline in the region? With bases in France, Italy and Spain, we take a closer look at which markets will benefit most from Volotea’s planned 76 route network using seven 717s this summer.


Alitalia + Blue Panorama + Wind Jet = 30m passenger airline

Alitalia + Blue Panorama + Wind Jet = 30m passenger airline

So Alitalia has proposed in principle to merge with two smaller Italian airlines. At which airports will Alitalia grow its market share the most? And which major domestic route might cause competition authorities to worry as the current choice of three carriers (each with at least three daily flights) would be replaced by a monopoly?

Italian airport traffic up 9.3% so far in 2011; Ryanair (and Libyan conflict) help Palermo grow 17%; Rimini up 78%

Italian airport traffic up 9.3% so far in 2011; Ryanair (and Libyan conflict) help Palermo grow 17%; Rimini up 78%

Italian airports are having a good 2011 with most of the country’s airports reporting solid growth. Ryanair continues to be a major driver of growth with Palermo benefiting from a host of winter route launches. But which airport has seen traffic fall by almost 80% in May?

Italy's airports finally recovering after 2008-09 downturn; Bologna leads way thanks to Ryanair's expanding network

Italy’s airports finally recovering after 2008-09 downturn; Bologna leads way thanks to Ryanair’s expanding network

The good times are back at Italy’s airports now that Alitalia appears to be more stable and LCCs continue to start new routes. Which airports are faring best (and worst) so far this year and how big will Ryanair’s Bologna be this winter?