AEGEAN AIRLINES: Profitable 2nd quarter following recovery in passenger traffic | Strong trend in demand continues in the 3rd quarter.

AEGEAN announces its financial and operating results for the second quarter and the first half of the year. Passenger traffic has significantly increased by 171% in the second quarter of 2022, reaching 3,3 mil. passengers from 1,2 mil. in the corresponding quarter of 2021. Load factors have also improved, at 79,2%, 23 p.p. higher compared […]

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Airports Council International launches brand new event “Airports Innovate”

• Event will be delivered in partnership with ACI Asia-Pacific, ACI EUROPE and ACI World • Oman Airports to host the event in Muscat • Register now and take advantage of the 15% early bird discount Airports Council International’s annual global trade show is returning in a new format after a two-year hiatus. Branded as […]

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Ryanair launches rescue fares as Blue Air suspends flights

Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, today (6 Sept) launched rescue fares starting from €49.99 to accommodate customers affected by Blue Air’s suspension of operations. Families who booked to fly on now-cancelled Blue Air flights can travel on one of Ryanair’s reliable and low-fare flights, including routes from Bucharest, Cluj, Oradea, Sibiu, Suceava, Timisoara in Romania or […]

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Ryanair to close Athens base for winter as Greek government fails to respond to tourism recovery plan

Ryanair confirmed today (1st Sept) that it will close its Athens base on 29 Oct for the winter season, a loss of over $200M investment in Athens Airport, a vital gateway for the Greek economy. Athens Airport along with other Greek Airports owned by German monopoly FRAPORT offer no incentive to stimulate traffic in the […]

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European airports handle an additional 660 million passengers in the first half of 2022

European airport trade body ACI EUROPE today released its air traffic report covering the month of June, as well as Q2 and the first half (H1) of 2022. Passenger traffic in the European airport network jumped by +247% in H1 2022 compared to the same period last year -resulting in airports across the continent handling […]

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Airports welcome EC proposal to return to normal slot usage rules

ACI EUROPE has today welcomed the European Commission’s proposal to finally reinstate standard airport slot usage rules for the upcoming Winter 22/23 season. Accordingly, airlines will be required to use airport slots they have been allocated for 80% of the time in order to keep them during the following corresponding season – putting an end […]

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Mabrian: Top 10 European countries by flight cancellations

Further to Mabrian’s recent analysis on the top 10 airlines by cancellations for European flights, the travel intelligence provider has now carried out a study to examine European flight cancellations by country.  The data compares the number of flights scheduled on June 14 to fly between 1 and 15 July, with flights scheduled as of […]

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International travel drives May air traffic recovery

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced passenger data for May 2022 showing that the recovery in air travel accelerated heading into the busy Northern Hemisphere summer travel season. Total traffic in May 2022 (measured in revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) was up 83.1% compared to May 2021, largely driven by the strong recovery in […]

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Mabrian: Top 10 airlines by flight cancellations in Europe

Leading travel intelligence provider Mabrian has analysed data relating to European airline scheduling over the last few weeks in response to the operational challenges that many are facing – comparing how many flights were scheduled on 14 June to operate between 1 and 15 July, compared to scheduled flights for the same period as of […]

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