Category: Europe

2015 Set New Highs For Wizz Air

Reading Time: 2 minutes Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, made great strides in calendar year 2015 and established itself as one of the best-performing ultra-low-cost carriers. Milestones for 2015 include a successful listing on the London Stock Exchange, a major brand refresh and livery update for its aircraft, a record aircraft order from […]

Etihad Extends Codeshare with Swiss Partner

Reading Time: < 1 minute Switzerland’s Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA) has approved plans by Swiss carrier Darwin Airline to extend its codeshare arrangement with Etihad Airways until the end of April 2022. Lugano-based Darwin, which operates as Etihad Regional and Abu Dhabi-based Etihad has a 33.3% stake, has a network of routes between secondary and tertiary points in […]

Airbus in 2015 – The Year in Review

Reading Time: < 1 minute This video recaps a wide range of commercial and operational achievements for Airbus during 2015. Highlights for the year included the company’s 9,000th total aircraft delivery, the official inauguration of the new U.S.-based A320 Family final assembly line in Mobile, Alabama, as well as key milestones for the company’s market-leading product line of advanced and […]

Idea of Low Cost Carriers Connecting with Legacy Carriers

Reading Time: 3 minutes This week, the Financial Times looked at the purportedly novel idea that Ryanair and easyJet may try to cooperate with legacy carriers to transfer passengers. This would be news for those two airlines, but it’s not a surprise. While it’s certainly not something without precedent, this plan is a little different. It’s going to be […]

“Starman” Takes a David Bowie With British Airways

Reading Time: 2 minutes British Airways customers will be able to watch a specially made TV tribute about rock icon David Bowie on board the airline’s long-haul flights from next week. ‘David Bowie – Five Years In The Making of an Icon’, which was shown just a few days ago on BBC 2, features a wealth of previously unseen […]

Top 20 Airlines and Countries Started New Routes in 2015

Reading Time: 4 minutes According to anna.aero’s New Route Database, 359 of the world’s airlines launched over 3,100 new services across 173 countries in 2015, which works out as an average of almost 60 new services per week. This is over 500 more than we logged in 2014. Around 44% of these new services were on routes already operated […]

Record Number of Passengers Achieved by Lufthansa Group in 2015

Reading Time: < 1 minute Seat load factor of 80.4 per cent is a historical high The airlines of the Lufthansa Group transported 107.7 million passengers in 2015, which is a new record. The Group carried 1.6 per cent more passengers than in the previous year. At the same time the company carried out more than one million flights and […]

Greece and Israel Could Replace Turkey

Reading Time: 2 minutes As Turkey has virtually stopped being a tourist destination for Russians, the demand for vacationing in Greece, Cyprus, Bulgaria, and Israel could grow in 2016, says Maya Lomidze, executive director of the Association of Tour Operators of Russia (ATOR). “It’s so far difficult to anticipate the 2016 summer season, and the summer prices will be […]

New Airbus Aircraft Price List For 2016

Reading Time: < 1 minute Airbus has increased the average list prices of its aircraft by 1.1 per cent across the product line. The new pricing is effective from January 1st 2016. The 1.1 per cent price increase has been calculated according to Airbus’ standard escalation formula over the January 2015 to January 2016 period and takes into account the […]

Airbus Delivers Record 635 Planes in 2015

Reading Time: 2 minutes Airbus, the French plane-manufacturing rival to Boeing, reported Tuesday that it delivered a company record 635 aircraft last year to 85 customers. Airbus said the total represented its 13th year of gains, surpassing 629 in 2014. “This commercial and industry performance unequivocally proves that global demand for our aircraft has remained resilient,” said Fabrice Bregier, […]