Analysis of Amsterdam’s traffic figures show what impact the demise of the departure tax has had – or does it? What’s happening at the other Dutch airports and which are the leading country markets?
Profitable for the last 10 years KLM’s wholly-owned subsidiary Transavia.com has had to set up a foreign base to maintain growth. At which Austrian airport is it the second busiest carrier in winter?
Well it had to happen sooner or later. We could find only three new routes that started this week but we’re not saying which ones. You’ll just have to read our fascinating facts and trivia on each route. Don’t worry, next week it looks like we’ll have about 20 new routes to write about.
We found 15 airlines who this week took the plunge and started (or in some cases re-started) new routes. These include new domestic services in Australia, Russia and the USA plus international routes involving Brazil, Croatia, Germany, India, Italy, Malaysia, Morocco, Netherlands, Panama, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Ukraine, USA and Venezuela.
John Lennon’s home airport is a battleground between easyJet and Ryanair but the airport recently welcomed back a legacy carrier. We take a closer look at competition on the Amsterdam and Belfast routes.
Schiphol hopes to reap benefits of scrapped government tax; over 230 destinations served this summer
The introduction of a departure tax last July for O&D passengers had a significant impact on traffic at Schiphol. Now it’s being abolished and traffic may return. Which routes were lost and which are being added this summer?
Over 40 new routes took to the skies this week. Airlines feeling optimistic included Adria Airways, Aegean, Aer Lingus, Air Arabia, Air Astana, Air Austral, Air Southwest, American Airlines, Armavia, Brussels Airlines, City Airline, Karthago Airlines, LAN Argentina, LAN Ecuador, LOT, Luxair, Mauritania Airways, Northwest/Delta, Norwegian, SAA, Shenzhen Airlines, Sun D’Or, Swiss, Transavia.com, Turkish Airlines, V Australia, Virgin Blue and Wind Jet. Phew!
There has been intense media coverage regarding the UK government’s support for a third runway at Heathrow. However, little of it has focused on presenting clear, basic information about trends at Heathrow and its European rivals. That’s where we come in.
Europe’s major hubs are mostly losing passengers, especially Madrid where things have changed a lot in a short period. Among secondary hubs only three out of 11 are still growing. Can you guess which ones? You may be surprised!
This week’s new routes cover the globe from North to South America, Europe to the Middle East and a lot of activity in Australia. Airlines involved include Air Arabia, Alaska Airlines, Allegiant Air, easyJet, Norwegian, OpenSkies, Pacific Blue, TAM, United Express and Virgin Blue.
KLM flies non-stop to 119 destinations in 58 countries from Amsterdam. How significant are its UK and Norwegian services and which country market has most ASKs? And which three new routes were added by KLM in 2008. And which significant short-haul route is it axing?