Articles Tagged ‘Air France’

St Maarten grows slowly; jetBlue and WestJet latest Caribbean arrivals

St Maarten grows slowly; jetBlue and WestJet latest Caribbean arrivals

The Caribbean island of St Maarten is divided between a Dutch and a French part, but to which European nation are the most flights offered from the island? And which airline opens up a completely new market when it launched flights later this month?

AEA passenger numbers up 1.7% in first nine months of 2010; Tarom growing fastest with improved load factors

AEA passenger numbers up 1.7% in first nine months of 2010; Tarom growing fastest with improved load factors

Which AEA airlines are reporting double-digit growth and which are averaging load factors above 80% this year? Demand for travel to which region is growing fastest this year, and which regional market is shrinking? Are load factors generally improving or declining?

LOT's return to Asia follows Air France withdrawal; Hanoi route instant success

LOT’s return to Asia follows Air France withdrawal; Hanoi route instant success

LOT Polish Airlines’ big step to begin flying to Hanoi comes after Air France dropped its route to the Vietnamese capital. Which other two airlines increase their Europe-Hanoi operations? And which market segment is LOT targeting?


New routes launched during the last week<br/> (Tuesday 26 October – Tuesday 2 November)

New routes launched during the last week
(Tuesday 26 October – Tuesday 2 November)

Download the spreadsheet with this week’s 250 new routes and see our fantastic photo coverage of launch celebrations all across the world. Ribbons have been cut in masses, lakes have been emptied for fire brigades to salute the arriving aircraft and the world’s master bakers have worked day and night to bake an amazing selection […]

US international growth outstrips domestic; China and UK lead way with British Airways and Virgin Atlantic adding seats

US international growth outstrips domestic; China and UK lead way with British Airways and Virgin Atlantic adding seats

The US domestic market is fairly sluggish at present but international demand is growing. Which are the leading country markets and which are the leading airlines serving international routes to and from the US? And what developments have there been in the last 12 months?

British Airways adds Tokyo Haneda, Buenos Aires now non-stop; Alitalia and Air France also adding long-haul routes

British Airways adds Tokyo Haneda, Buenos Aires now non-stop; Alitalia and Air France also adding long-haul routes

It seems that Europe’s flag carriers have suddenly (re-)discovered South America but what other new long-haul destinations have they recently announced and who will they be competing with?


Air France doubles international network from Toulouse with addition of two new German routes to Hamburg and Düsseldorf

Air France doubles international network from Toulouse with addition of two new German routes to Hamburg and Düsseldorf

Air France may be the biggest carrier at Toulouse Blagnac airport but it currently only operates two international routes (both to Italy). From November it will add two German routes. On which one will it face low-cost competition?

Growth in UK-France market coming from non-Paris routes; Ryanair cuts back as Air France and Flybe forge closer links

Growth in UK-France market coming from non-Paris routes; Ryanair cuts back as Air France and Flybe forge closer links

France was once the second biggest European air travel market in Europe from the UK. Then the Channel Tunnel opened in 1994. How has the market evolved since? Which are the leading carriers and what are Air France and Flybe up to?

New routes launched during the last week <br/>(Tuesday 15 June - Monday 21 June):

New routes launched during the last week
(Tuesday 15 June – Monday 21 June):

39 new routes were launched by 28 airlines in the last week. Although several new routes started in the Middle East, it is notable that none of them were launched by the ‘MEB3’ Gulf carriers. Launching the most new routes are Wizz Air from London Luton, Hamburg International from Cologne/Bonn and flydubai from Dubai. Read […]


Transatlantic capacity up 2.4% this summer; at least 24 new routes starting with ‘new’ United battling Delta for #1 status

Transatlantic capacity up 2.4% this summer; at least 24 new routes starting with ‘new’ United battling Delta for #1 status

Things are picking up on the historically lucrative transatlantic market with capacity up this summer and over two dozen new routes. But which are the leading country-pair markets and which airlines are expanding (and reducing) their presence.

New routes launched during the last week<br/> (Tuesday 27 April - Monday 3 May):

New routes launched during the last week
(Tuesday 27 April – Monday 3 May):

A staggering 118 new routes in 46 of the world’s countries have been launched in the last week. We have all the information about them, along with pictures of the cakes and celebrations. Read about the routes launched to and from 26 European countries, Australia, Bermuda, Canada, China, Egypt, Hong Kong, Israel, India, Japan, Kuwait, […]

Iberia-British Airways merger creates third European mega-legacy carrier; each has different global network focus

Iberia-British Airways merger creates third European mega-legacy carrier; each has different global network focus

How do the non-European networks of Europe’s three legacy mega-carriers compare? Who serves most non-European destinations? What’s special about New York JFK and who is the only carrier to make it down under?