Articles Tagged ‘Portugal’

Porto Airport passes 8 million passenger mark in 2015; Turkish Airlines arrived while easyJet and Ryanair expanded their networks

Porto Airport passes 8 million passenger mark in 2015; Turkish Airlines arrived while easyJet and Ryanair expanded their networks

Portugal’s second busiest airport reported impressive growth of 17% in 2015. We reveal the leading airlines and country markets at the airport and what new services are already planned for 2016. Plus which services are being suspended.

Airport traffic across Europe growing solidly in 2015; Ireland and Greece lead way with Nordic countries and Russia facing challenges

Airport traffic across Europe growing solidly in 2015; Ireland and Greece lead way with Nordic countries and Russia facing challenges

We’ve collected airport traffic data for 20 European countries and plotted the growth over the last 18/30 months. We reveal the winners and losers and illustrate the impact of the re-timing of Easter.

UK airports see international passenger numbers grow by 4.5% in 2014 H1; Canary Islands lead ‘summer sun’ surge

UK airports see international passenger numbers grow by 4.5% in 2014 H1; Canary Islands lead ‘summer sun’ surge

International air travel from the UK grew faster in the first half of 2014 than in the previous year. Popular summer sun destinations such as the Canary Islands, Greece and Portugal have been performing well, but one major EU country market (which grew rapidly last year) has seen a decline this year.


Ryanair reaches Lisbon Airport; easyJet and Norwegian also add new routes in 2013 as passenger numbers grow by almost 4%

Ryanair reaches Lisbon Airport; easyJet and Norwegian also add new routes in 2013 as passenger numbers grow by almost 4%

Lisbon Airport may still be dominated by TAP Portugal, but all four of Europe’s leading LCCs now serve the Portuguese capital, with Ryanair arriving for the first time last week. We examine how the airport’s traffic has grown in recent years, its seasonality profile and which airlines have already announced plans to start new services […]

anna.aero reports from Lisbon: easyJet’s base launch in pictures

anna.aero reports from Lisbon: easyJet’s base launch in pictures

Following from a personal invitation to travel to Lisbon together with the airline’s CEO Carolyn McCall for the opening of the low-cost carrier’s new base in the Portuguese capital, anna.aero reports from the celebrations.

easyJet opens base in Lisbon; network grows by five to 21 destinations with TAP Portugal competing directly on 14

easyJet opens base in Lisbon; network grows by five to 21 destinations with TAP Portugal competing directly on 14

easyJet’s first base in Portugal opened last week (with two aircraft) and heralded the launch of five new routes, but to which destinations? How much did easyJet grow traffic in Lisbon last year? How quickly has its network at the airport grown and on which routes will it face competition with local flag-carrier TAP Portugal?


Exclusive interview with easyJet CEO Carolyn McCall; key opportunities in Switzerland, France and Italy

Exclusive interview with easyJet CEO Carolyn McCall; key opportunities in Switzerland, France and Italy

At the Lisbon base launch, the anna.aero fan and easyJet CEO Carolyn McCall set aside time to speak exclusively to anna.aero about the new base and the airline’s overall network plans.

Emirates to start daily Lisbon service from July

Emirates to start daily Lisbon service from July

Emirates hopes to generate significant long-haul traffic out of Lisbon starting in July. But which were the airport’s leading non-European country markets in 2011 and how fast are they growing? What’s currently the best option for passengers wanting to travel between Portugal and Asia?

Portugal benefiting from not being in North Africa; in-bound traffic still growing

Portugal benefiting from not being in North Africa; in-bound traffic still growing

The problems of the Portuguese economy do not appear to be impacting air traffic as much as has happened in Greece and Ireland. How are its three busiest airports performing this year? Which destinations has TAP added this year, and what other significant routes have been launched in the last year across the country?


A game of two halves; easyJet looking to score big during summer to offset winter losses; Gatwick tops growth list

A game of two halves; easyJet looking to score big during summer to offset winter losses; Gatwick tops growth list

easyJet is having a self-confessed tricky winter so needs a good summer to sustain profits. So where has it shifted capacity compared to last summer? Which countries (and airports) are benefiting most, which new destinations have been added and which routes will not be continuing this summer?

TAP plugs gaps in European network with addition of Athens, Düsseldorf, Manchester and Vienna

TAP plugs gaps in European network with addition of Athens, Düsseldorf, Manchester and Vienna

Portugal’s flag-carrier announced six new European destinations last week. Four of them filled major gaps in the airline’s network. But which three major European air travel destinations does the airline still not serve (although it has in the past)?

easyJet picks Portugal for 20th base; in 2011 Lisbon will become first new base since Lyon and Paris CDG in 2008

easyJet picks Portugal for 20th base; in 2011 Lisbon will become first new base since Lyon and Paris CDG in 2008

easyJet’s new CEO got to announce a new base this week even though it won’t open for over a year. Which destinations does easyJet already serve from Lisbon, when did they start and what competition does it face?