Articles Tagged ‘PDL’

Norwegian parties its way to Portugal from Billund

Norwegian parties its way to Portugal from Billund

Norwegian launches operations from its new Billund base to Faro and Ponta Delgada in the Azores. 

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.

Ryanair launches two more Manchester routes

Ryanair launches two more Manchester routes

Ryanair begins services from Manchester to Ponta Delgada and Venice Treviso.


2016 Arch of Triumph champions go to the top of the 2018 leaderboard

2016 Arch of Triumph champions go to the top of the 2018 leaderboard

13 airports do battle for Week 21 Arch of Triumph glory, with entries from Europe, plus North and South America. With an average score of 30.2 out of 40, it has certainly been a week of high-standard FTWAs. However, a past champion has clinched pole position for its sublime efforts in welcoming yet another transatlantic service. […]

Delta Air Lines goes long-haul from Indianapolis

Delta Air Lines goes long-haul from Indianapolis

Delta Air Lines adds Paris CDG route from Indianapolis – also expands at Atlanta and New York JFK. 

Germania gets going on 30 new routes

Germania gets going on 30 new routes

Germania begins European and African services from nine German bases.


TAP Portugal tempts Porto with four new connections

TAP Portugal tempts Porto with four new connections

TAP Portugal now links Porto to Barcelona, London City, Milan Malpensa and Ponto Delgada. 

Ryanair begins its foray in Frankfurt among 37 new routes launched this week

Ryanair begins its foray in Frankfurt among 37 new routes launched this week

Ryanair adds another 37 routes to its growing network, including most importantly, four from new base Frankfurt.

SATA Azores Airlines boosts Barcelona with Boston route

SATA Azores Airlines boosts Barcelona with Boston route

SATA Azores Airlines starts Spain-US service via Ponta Delgada home.


Ponta Delgada traffic jumps 55% since 2014; Ryanair to add fourth route to Frankfurt Hahn for S17; easyJet and Ryanair impact shows

Ponta Delgada traffic jumps 55% since 2014; Ryanair to add fourth route to Frankfurt Hahn for S17; easyJet and Ryanair impact shows

Ponta Delgada in the Azores welcomed 1.52 million passengers in 2016, up from the 0.98 million that passed through the airport two years previous. During that two-year window, both Ryanair and easyJet have joined the carrier line-up, helping the airport to achieve a 55% growth rate in passengers. 

Seventh annual Euro ANNIES – Part I; three out of four Euro 2016 semi-finalists claim top spots

Seventh annual Euro ANNIES – Part I; three out of four Euro 2016 semi-finalists claim top spots

While the whole of Europe is focussed on the Euro 2016 championship, it seemed fitting to reveal the winners of this year’s Euro ANNIES in 10 airport awards. Airports in France, Germany and Portugal all have something to celebrate before the football semi-finals, but unfortunately not in Wales.

Ryanair strengthens European network with 18 new routes

Ryanair strengthens European network with 18 new routes

Ryanair commences 18 European routes during the second week of the summer season using its 737-800s. Directly competes on six of the new additions.