Articles Tagged ‘Vueling’
This week, in the second instalment of our regional review for S18, we look at Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Nick Preston takes a look at the region’s busiest country markets, airlines and routes for a typical peak week in summer and offers a comparison of this year’s schedules with those of S17.
There were 17.38 million two-way seats available between the UK and Italy in 2017, a 5.0% increase over the previous year. The Anglo-Italian market has now enjoyed four consecutive years of capacity growth. Nick Preston takes a look at recent trends in terms of its leading airlines, airports and routes.
LEVEL announces its intention to start 14 routes from Vienna Airport – with six to start later this month. Marc Watkins takes a look at the airline rankings at the Austrian capital city airport and the competition on the routes it has announced so far.
Netherlands traffic surpassed 76 million passengers in 2017; Amsterdam market share drops below 90%; Eindhoven grows by +1500% since 2000
Last year 76.20 million passengers passed through the five leading commercial airports in the Netherlands, however Amsterdam has seen its market share steadily drop year-on-year since 2004, when it peaked at over 97%. Jonathan Ford takes a closer look at the nation’s market development in recent years.
Having begun life in April 2012 this quirky LCC will operate 271 routes in a peak S18 week, that’s 213 more than it did in February. Marc Watkins highlights Volotea’s extreme seasonality, its busiest airports and where it’s growing this summer.
Malta passes six million passenger landmark in 2017; national carrier leads the way this summer, Italy and UK are largest markets
Malta Airport welcomed six million passengers in 2017, 17.5% up on the previous year. Nick Preston examines its recent traffic trends, including the leading airlines, destinations and country markets, while the airport’s CEO and Head of Traffic Development discuss recent route developments and the future focus.
Vueling introduces three new routes from Palma de Mallorca.
Seville-Vienna is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” with 60,000 searches; Vueling’s fourth route to Vienna??
In the past 12 months, Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has shown that nearly 60,000 potential travellers searched on the leading flight comparison site for flights between Seville and Vienna ‒ but the city pair is unserved!? Vueling and Eurowings would seem the most likely choices of operating carrier, but who will make the jump to serve […]
Beirut Airport continues decade-long consistent growth; MEA #1 carrier, but only posts marginal annual capacity increase
Beirut Airport has delivered enviable growth over the past 10 years, with no blips in its inexorable traffic increases. Marc Watkins investigates the Lebanese capital city airport’s most-important carriers and city pairs.
IAG considers bid for Norwegian; Gatwick would become bigger hub than Dublin; deal would strengthen market lead over Ryanair in Spain
International Airlines Group (IAG) has announced its interest in pursuing options for Norwegian. With this in mind, Jonathan Ford has looked to see where the LCC currently competes directly with IAG carriers, and how its network fits, plus strengthens, the IAG business model.
Airbus and Boeing’s productivity rate dropped 13% in February; Ryanair takes hold of eight 737-800s as Qatar Airways gets first-ever A350-1000
Airbus and Boeing in February handed over 87 units between them in February, down from a total of 100 aircraft in the same month of 2017. While the result is not great, historic moments did occur in month two of this year, with Qatar Airways getting its first A350-100 and Ryanair picking up eight 737-800s.
Bratislava Airport beats opposition to win Part I of Arch of Triumph public vote; now it’s S18 launches – Part II
Over 1,100 votes were cast to determine who the aviation world thinks crafted the best Arch of Triumph to mark the start of S18 ‒ with Bratislava Airport’s firefighters emerging as the victors. Europe’s fire stations still reign supreme, as the Slovakian airport becomes the region’s 16th straight winner in the public votes where the […]