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Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport: Delta keeps Cincinnati the most expensive US airport

Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport: Delta keeps Cincinnati the most expensive US airportFor two years Cincinnati has topped the US DOT’s analysis of air fares at US airports. Delta’s experiment with Simplifares back in 2005 helped, but last year average fares were over 80% higher than the national average. Yet airport charges are below the national average.

Milan Bergamo to Bucharest Baneasa: Blue Air, MyAir.com and Wizz Air battle it out

Milan Bergamo to Bucharest Baneasa: Blue Air, MyAir.com and Wizz Air battle it outAmazingly there are three LCCs competing head-to-head on this route connecting two secondary airports. Blue Air, MyAir.com and Wizz Air each operate between four and six weekly flights. Who is cheapest for flights booked now for travel in the next fortnight? What happens on days when all three carriers operate? We reveal all!

New Heathrow to US carriers – Competition keeps New York fares in check

New Heathrow to US carriers - Competition keeps New York fares in checkWith four new US carriers finally breaking into ‘Fortress Heathrow’ we look at how business and leisure fares vary on the new routes being offered by Continental, Delta, Northwest and US Airways. Which route is the most expensive and which two airlines offer identical fares on similar routes? How do fares compare for US and UK residents?


Air fares in Texas are surprisingly expensive despite Southwest’s presence

Air fares in Texas are surprisingly expensive despite Southwest’s presenceSouthwest may have been born in Texas and be dominant at several of the state’s smaller airports but what are fares like at the two largest airports in the state, Dallas/Fort Worth and Houston Bush? What according to the US DOT have been the fare premiums at the airports during the first three quarters of 2007?

AirBaltic beaten by LCCs on top four Riga routes

AirBaltic beaten by LCCs on top four Riga routesThis week we look at the four busiest routes from Riga Airport – Berlin, Dublin, London and Stockholm. AirBaltic competes against either easyJet or Ryanair on each of these routes though often to different airports. Can AirBaltic match the two leading European LCCs? Does Easter have an impact on fares?

Bordeaux tops easyJet pricing from Luton

Bordeaux tops easyJet pricing from LutonBeing an off-peak month there are plenty of cheap flights to be had with easyJet in February, even if booked at relatively short notice. Which markets are currently the most expensive and where are there bargains to be had? How much of a factor is sector length and what impact is Wizz Air having on some routes?


Austrian v SkyEurope at Vienna – SkyEurope undercuts Austrian by over 50%

FarewatchSkyEurope has rapidly established itself as the second biggest carrier at Vienna airport. It competes with Austrian on nearly every destination it serves. Does Austrian’s pricing vary significantly on routes where it does not face competition from SkyEurope? We investigate!

Southwest’s $101 average fare from Love Field

farewatch.gifUsing US DOT data we look to see what Southwest’s average one-way fare has been over a 12-month period on each of the 15 routes it operates from Dallas Love Field. We then plot the results against sector length to see which routes are relatively the most expensive and which are the best value for money.

Doncaster/Sheffield: Cheap flights to Ireland, Poland and Spain from UK’s newest airport

Doncaster/Sheffield: Cheap flights to Ireland, Poland and Spain from UK’s newest airportFlybe, Ryanair and Wizz Air have joined Thomsonfly in offering scheduled services from Robin Hood Airport. Which are the cheapest destinations for a quick trip away in early February? How do Ryanair and Thomsonfly compare on flights to Alicante? How different are fares to Dublin (with Ryanair) and Belfast (with Flybe)?


Liberalisation unleashes three LCCs into SIN-KUL market

Liberalisation unleashes three LCCs into SIN-KUL marketThrough government agreements three LCCs will start competing on this route from 1 February. Which of AirAsia, Jetstar Asia and Tiger Airways is the cheapest, and does it matter from which end of the route you book? We look at the first two weeks of flights and see what impact the timing of Chinese New Year is having on fares.

Aer Lingus provides serious opposition to easyJet and Ryanair on London-Belfast route

farewatch.pngBy entering the Belfast – London market this week Aer Lingus has voluntarily taken on competing against Ryanair, easyJet, flybe, bmi and CityJet. We look to see who’s undercutting who as we compare day return fares for the next two weeks. How competitive are Aer Lingus against Ryanair and easyJet? You may be surprised!

VLM fares fall by 50% if bookings can be planned a fortnight in advance

VLM fares fall by 50% if bookings can be planned a fortnight in advanceAs the ultimate pure business airport you would think that air fares from London City would be ultra expensive. But day return fares for next day travel are under £400 and if you can plan two weeks ahead this falls to around £150. Which route is the best value for money in terms of cost per kilometre? We reveal all!