Articles Tagged ‘Rome’

easyJet still growing in Rome despite Vueling’s rapid expansion; nine new routes added, five dropped in last 12 months

easyJet still growing in Rome despite Vueling’s rapid expansion; nine new routes added, five dropped in last 12 months

easyJet has now slipped behind Vueling at Italy’s busiest airport. The two carriers overlap on 24 routes from Rome’s Fiumicino airport. We look at how easyJet’s Rome operations have evolved and what other competition it now faces.

Valentine’s Day fares for weekend in Rome revealed; easyJet, germanwings, Norwegian, Ryanair, Vueling and Wizz Air routes tested

Valentine’s Day fares for weekend in Rome revealed; easyJet, germanwings, Norwegian, Ryanair, Vueling and Wizz Air routes tested

With Valentine’s Day on a Saturday this year what better time to escape the cold of northern Europe for a romantic weekend away. We test 40 services on Europe’s six biggest LCCs to see where you should live to get the best deal.

Ryanair network re-invention begins with bases at main Brussels and Rome airports

Ryanair network re-invention begins with bases at main Brussels and Rome airports

As Ryanair decides to become a business-friendly, family-friendly, caring airline, we find the strategic difference in network planning is also striking.


Boeing 787 reaches both Italy and India

Boeing 787 reaches both Italy and India

Both Air India and Ethiopian Airlines were busy showing off their brand new 787s last week. But which two airports, one in Europe and one in Asia, welcomed the Dreamliner?

Riga Airport welcomes its seven millionth transit passenger since 1991; United celebrates 15 years in Birmingham; London City handles its one millionth aircraft movement

Riga Airport welcomes its seven millionth transit passenger since 1991; United celebrates 15 years in Birmingham; London City handles its one millionth aircraft movement

Latvia celebrated its independence over 20 years ago, but how many transfer passengers passed through Riga Airport since then? Which airline performed the one millionth movement ever at London City Airport? And why did Marilyn Monroe visit Birmingham?

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?


ItAli Airlines launches routes to Rome FCO versus Alitalia using MD-82s; first Sukhoi Superjet coming in 2011

ItAli Airlines launches routes to Rome FCO versus Alitalia using MD-82s; first Sukhoi Superjet coming in 2011

Who knew that a little-known Italian carrier was the first in Western Europe to order Sukhoi Superjets? In the mean time the carrier has launched three domestic routes (and one international) using MD-82s. We take a closer look.

Return of the Roman Empire? Rome Fiumicino Airport experiences record year

Return of the Roman Empire? Rome Fiumicino Airport experiences record year

Passenger numbers at Rome’s main airport are up 45% in the last decade, but where does the growth come from? How dominant is Alitalia? Which airlines have announced new routes to the Eternal City and which major airline is rumoured to be next?

The great anna.aero European domestic fare comparison; 30 routes in seven countries on seven city-pairs compared

The great anna.aero European domestic fare comparison; 30 routes in seven countries on seven city-pairs compared

We compare day return air fares for this week and next February across seven European countries and see if LCCs are really that much cheaper than legacy carriers. Which route has the cheapest fares and which airline is the most expensive?


Alitalia has over half of domestic market but Ryanair is twice as big on international routes; easyJet #1 at Milan Malpensa

Alitalia has over half of domestic market but Ryanair is twice as big on international routes; easyJet #1 at Milan Malpensa

The ‘new’ Alitalia may be a major force on domestic routes but it has less than 15% of international seat capacity. Which airlines are strong at which airports and which are the leading country markets? How many international routes does Alitalia now operate?

British Airways adds Tokyo Haneda, Buenos Aires now non-stop; Alitalia and Air France also adding long-haul routes

British Airways adds Tokyo Haneda, Buenos Aires now non-stop; Alitalia and Air France also adding long-haul routes

It seems that Europe’s flag carriers have suddenly (re-)discovered South America but what other new long-haul destinations have they recently announced and who will they be competing with?

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?