Articles Tagged ‘Venice’

Venice Airport welcomes over 50 new services in 2012; Volotea leads way followed by Air One and easyJet

Venice Airport welcomes over 50 new services in 2012; Volotea leads way followed by Air One and easyJet

After a traffic boost last summer due to the temporary closure (for repairs) of nearby Treviso airport, Venice is now welcoming over 50 new services in its own right this summer. But how has traffic developed over the last decade, and which airlines are starting which services this summer?

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.

Volotea out to shake-up Venice market starting in April; plans to be #1 at Marco Polo by end of summer

Volotea out to shake-up Venice market starting in April; plans to be #1 at Marco Polo by end of summer

Volotea is the name of a new Spanish-based start-up airline whose first operational base will be Venice Marco Polo airport in Italy. Using 717s it plans to grow quickly but which routes has it announced so far and what competition will it face in the region?


Alitalia's low-cost "smart carrier" Air One to launch third base with international flights from Venice Marco Polo

Alitalia’s low-cost “smart carrier” Air One to launch third base with international flights from Venice Marco Polo

Alitalia is using its low-cost subsidiary Air One to launch international services from Venice Marco Polo airport. Which are the leading airlines at the airport this summer, and what competition at Marco Polo and Treviso will Air One face on its 11 new international routes?

Italian airport traffic up 8.6% so far in 2011; Venice gets big boost from Treviso's temporary closure

Italian airport traffic up 8.6% so far in 2011; Venice gets big boost from Treviso’s temporary closure

Despite a delicate economy Italy’s airports are having a good year. How have the leading airports performed in recent months? Which airlines have been ‘forced’ to discover the joys of Venice Marco Polo, and which new routes have helped Perugia report 65% growth so far this year?

Eagles Airlines become PRIMA; currently operating just four Italian domestic routes plus Rome to Nimes (France)

Eagles Airlines become PRIMA; currently operating just four Italian domestic routes plus Rome to Nimes (France)

Italy continues to be home to a number of niche carriers and PRIMA with its fleet of three Fokker 100s is one of them. Which is the only route it serves daily and who does it compete with on this route? Which other destinations might the carrier be considering?


EURO ANNIES 2011: Airport Awards

EURO ANNIES 2011: Airport Awards

Italy again featured high in the airport prizes – Venice Marco Polo for the most new carriers, while Bari and Trapani both secured Traffic Growth Prizes. Moscow Domodedovo gained the Most New Routes, while Istanbul Atatürk and Schiphol share the valuable title for Most New Non-European Routes.

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?

Comparison of London-Rome/Venice Valentine's Day fares for 'last minute' romantics; what's the cheapest option?

Comparison of London-Rome/Venice Valentine’s Day fares for ‘last minute’ romantics; what’s the cheapest option?

This year Valentine’s Day falls on a Sunday so you don’t even have to take a day off work to treat someone you love. But what are Alitalia, British Airways, easyJet and Ryanair charging for the chance to impress your loved one in Italy?


MyAir’s suspension bad news for Italian airports and Bucharest Baneasa

Article Thumbnail: Airline AnalysisItalian MyAir.com has become the first low-cost casualty of 2009 as Italian authorities suspended its licence. How many airports did it serve across Europe and which will see the biggest drop in flights?

Venice now #1 base for MyAir; also big in Bari, Bergamo and Bucharest

Article Thumbnail: Airline AnalysisItalian LCC MyAir has struggled to develop a coherent network strategy since it launched four years ago. Many routes have been started and stopped again after short periods. What are its current strengths and what aircraft does it have at its disposal? A base at little-used Foggia is an interesting recent development.