Route network update for easyJet Europe
easyJet Switzerland will add five A320neos to 4T21
06.05.2021 – 10:24 am UTC
easyJet Switzerland (DS, Geneva) has announced that it will take delivery of its first five A320-200Ns in the fourth quarter of 2021. While the aircraft will be based at the two LCC bases, Geneva and Basel / Mulhouse / Friborg, CH, the carrier did not provide a breakdown of their allocation.
Currently, the Swiss unit of easyJet (U2, London Luton) operates five A319-100s and twenty-two A320-200s, the advanced ch-aviation fleets module shows. easyJet Europe (CE, Vienna), the group’s Austrian technical subsidiary, operates four A321-200NX in parallel with 115 A320ceo family aircraft, while easyJet UK (U2, London Luton) has thirty-seven A320-200N and ten A321 -200NX in its fleet, alongside 133 aircraft of the A320ceo family. The group’s parent airline no longer directly operates any aircraft.
easyJet has ninety-two A320-200N and sixteen A321-200NX on firm order from Airbus.
In Switzerland, Swiss already operates three A320-200N and two A321-200NX as part of its narrowbody fleet, with fourteen and six other units of the respective types on …
Spain Volotea opens seasonal base in Olbia
23.03.2021 – 03:24 UTC
Volotea (V7, Asturias) has announced that it will open a seasonal base only in summer in northern Sardinia, basing a single A319-100 departing from Olbia airport from June 4, 2021.
“We confirm again that Sardinia is one of the most important regions of our development strategy and we are very happy to announce the opening of our new summer base in Olbia: with this important investment we want support the local economy and help restart tourism, ”said President Carlos Muñoz.
The low-cost Spanish airline will add two new domestic routes, to Cuneo and Catania, once the base opens. Volotea already has 17 routes planned from Olbia, although none of them are currently active. The first six inland routes are expected to restart on April 1, ch-aviation schedules modules, while international flights to Strasbourg, Bordeaux, Marseille and Nantes should gradually resume in the second half of April.
Although the exact market shares are fluid due to the high number of seasonal …
Eurowings will open a base in Berlin in 2Q21
09.03.2021 – 17:22 UTC
Eurowings (EW, Düsseldorf Int’l) is strengthening its presence in the German capital with the opening on April 1 of a new base in Berlin Brandenburg Int’l, where it will park three A320-200s, the Lufthansa subsidiary announced.
“Others are leaving, we are staying here,” said Jens Bischof, CEO of Eurowings, referring to competitors who pulled out of the German market during the COVID-19 pandemic. easyJet Europe (CE, Vienna) and Ryanair (FR, Dublin Int’l) reduced frequencies to the German capital following the pandemic, while the disappearance of Air Berlin (AB, Berlin Tegel) and Germania ( ST, Berlin Schönefeld)) in 2017 and 2019 respectively left a gap in the market. The Lufthansa Group claimed a market share of over 30% at the airport when it opened in October 2020. Bischof said Eurowings had made more than 1,000 departures from Berlin Brandenburg since then, in February 2021, each time third departure from the airport.
“Berlin is and will remain an absolute …
Efforts to relax EU property rules after Brexit have been rejected
12/24/2020 – 12:33 PM UTC
The impact of Brexit on the airline industry is still not clear a few days before the end of the transition, on December 31, France and Germany are said to have rejected a relaxation of European Union rules which oblige airlines flying the European flag to screen more than 50 EU nationals. % of their ownership and voting rights.
Spain-led efforts, backed by support from Ireland and Hungary, failed to relax EU airline ownership rules in a draft post-Brexit air deal with the UK as part of a broader trade deal, two sources told Reuters. They are concerned about the impact of Brexit on IAG International Airlines Group as well as Ryanair (FR, Dublin Int’l) and Wizz Air (W6, Budapest).
As previously reported, UK investors will no longer be considered European investors after the Brexit transition ends next week. This poses a dilemma for airline groups that have a predominantly British shareholder base as well as for EU licensed carriers.
“There was a last ditch effort on the part of a few member states to get something more liberal in the deal …