AEGEAN set a new passenger traffic record with over 15 million passengers and a 7% increase in total passenger traffic for 2019.
Ryanair is now Europe’s biggest airline. the Irish low-cost carrier flew 152.4 million people in 2019, a 9% increase.
Aegean Airlines and Spain’s Air Nostrum have submitted non-binding bids for the acquisition of Croatia Airlines.
Last week Ryanair announced its Greek Summer 2020 schedule which includes 14 new summer routes to destinations in France, Italy, and Germany.
Ryanair has told employees to prepare for hundreds of job cuts in the coming weeks because it has more staff than it currently needs. CEO Michael O’Leary told his staff that the airline has 900 more people than the airline needs to operate.
Aegean Airlines will start flight service to seven new international destinations from Athens in 2019.
Latvia’s airBaltic’s passengers grew by 18% for the first ten months of 2018 according to a report from the airline. Overall, the airline carried some 3, 553 386 passengers across its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS, and the Middle East. In October 2018, 384,493 passengers or 21% more than last year traveled with airBaltic.
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Latvian airline airBaltic has announced having flown 18% more passengers during the first nine months of 2018 than in the same period last year.
News that low-cost carrier Primera Air ceased operations as of Monday night comes as a shock to those who watched the small airline budding and expanding its reach across Europe last year.
Eurowings is adding flights from Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf, Munich and Vienna to the summer lineup of departures to Tunisia and Greece.
This week JetBlue announced a “first of” offer for complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi for every seat on every aircraft in the fleet. The free Wi-Fi offer will allow all domestic passengers Internet access and streaming for their devices once onboard JefBlue’s aircraft.
According to the news, the flights will operate three times a week, on Tuesday, Thursdays and Saturday, uitilizing the ‘Boeing 738 aircraft. In other Ryanair news, the low cost champions resumed flights between Riga-Brussels (Charleroi) and Riga-Bradford (Leeds) earlier this month. on October 26.
Lufthansa pilots have given notice they may yet take further action against the airline’s failed bid to end their strike. The court in Frankfurt ruled yesterday in favor of the pilots, saying there were no legal grounds for Lufthansa’s action.
According to news from Finnair, the airline will be launching flights to Split in Croatia starting in May of next year. The twice weekly (Tuesdays and Saturdays) flights will operate with the A320 aircraft, according to the airline.