Romania’s capital now has all commercial flights operating from a single airport, which also has a lovely new departures terminal. We show how traffic has evolved in recent years and how Wizz Air is already bigger than TAROM at the airport by one measure. Plus we reveal which carriers have added which destinations during the last 12 months.
Wizz Air still #1 LCC in most of its ‘home’ markets; fighting hard with Ryanair for leadership in Hungary and Poland
Wizz Air’s fleet will reach 40 aircraft this summer but how are they distributed across the airline’s 15 bases? Which country markets are the most popular from the bases and how much competition does the airline face from easyJet and Ryanair in its ‘home’ markets?
Central European airport traffic up 180% in 10 years; Budapest and Warsaw still trying to catch Prague
Central Europe’s three big airports at Budapest, Prague and Warsaw have all been in the news this year, but how do their growth rates compare if we look at the period 1998-2011? How have other capital city airports in Central Europe developed in recent years? Which airport has seen an eight-fold increase in traffic thanks to which airline?
A year ago, we reported on how Romania’s low-cost carrier was reducing its route network. But how has Blue Air’s development continued? And what grand plans does it and its parent company have for Bucharest’s low-cost airline market within only two years?
Wizz Air’s 11 new routes will generate an additional 25 weekly rotations next summer. So how many airports does Wizz Air now operate from? And which are its busiest airports this winter? Curiously, the busiest is not even in Central Europe.
Central European (CE) carriers abandon many long-haul routes; Delta, LOT leading long-haul airlines at CE airports
Many Central European airports have benefited from increased short-haul services as a result of becoming EU members but what about long-haul services? Which routes are currently offered and which have disappeared in recent years?
Ten for Tuesday: announcements from Sun Country, Kingfisher, airBaltic, bmi, Carpatair, Jin Air, Lufthansa, Mango, Spanair, and Virgin America
Which airlines have decided to start routes identified recently by anna.aero as having potential? Who’s going transatlantic with a 737-800? Which is airBaltic’s latest ‘country of the week’ and whose second international route is to Guam?
Blue Air price leader on Vienna – Bucharest route; NIKI just beats Austrian as TAROM lags behind for cheap seats
Last week NIKI became the fourth carrier to link Vienna and Bucharest, but how do its fares compare for a two-night trip for the remainder of Feruary? How much extra is a hold bag with Blue Air?
The Romanian state-owned carrier has seen its passenger numbers grow over the last decade, but how has the performance of the airline developed? How does it compare to the emerging low-cost carriers on the market? What is its position on the important Italian market? And which new routes has the airline started in the last year?
EU membership grows Romanian air travel market by 60% in two years; Blue Air and Wizz Air lead LCC charge
The Romanian air travel market has grown rapidly since 2007. Tarom may be struggling but Romania has its own LCC and two airports serving Bucharest. But which are the leading (and fastest growing) country markets?
Newest EU member Romania already has its own LCC which began operations in 2004. Blue Air is based at Bucharest’s second airport, Baneasa. Now it is entering the UK market and developing routes from other Romanian airports. We look at the airline’s network for this winter and its range of fare classes.