Articles Tagged ‘Central Europe’
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 […]
Ryanair serves 19 destinations from Slovakia; ice-hockey world championships will boost traffic in April and May
Slovakia is still recovering from the demise of its de facto flag carrier SkyEurope in 2009. But which destinations has Ryanair added during the last year and which countries does it now serve? Which other airlines are present and which route is likely to benefit most from the forthcoming ice-hockey world championships?
Czech Airlines’ major network overhaul leaves room for return to Asia? UK & Ireland no longer served
As European competition authorities take a closer look at the Czech state carrier, we look at how the airline has developed over time. What changes are currently made to its network? Which countries are gaining and which are losing? Does there seem to be a new strategy behind these moves? And which Asian destination looks […]
LOT, Ryanair and Wizz Air still vying for #1 on international routes from Poland; Warsaw to get second airport in 2012
After explosive post EU-accession growth the Polish market is maturing. How are the major airports developing and which country markets are growing (and shrinking). Which LCCs have cut services and just how dominant is LOT in the domestic market?
Non-EU Croatia seeing growth from Europe’s major LCCs; easyJet, germanwings, Norwegian and Ryanair all expanding
Europe’s major LCCs are making in-roads into the Croatian market. Which are the country’s busiest airports and which have been growing fastest? Which are the leading country markets and are there any non-European services?
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?
Bulgaria’s airport traffic trebles in eight years; Sofia traffic down just 3% in 2009; Wizz Air still gaining on Bulgaria Air
Bulgaria has three main airports, but how seasonal is demand? Which are the leading airlines at the country’s main airport serving the capital Sofia and who, apart from Wizz Air, is adding new routes in 2010?
Charter traffic helps LOT grow in 2009; US is second biggest of 28 country markets; four new routes starting in 2010
Poland’s LOT serves the biggest country in Central Europe but how critical is its domestic network? How big and varied is its fleet and how many non-Warsaw routes does it operate? And what’s new in 2010?
Budapest forecasts modest growth for 2010; Wizz Air now flying 20 routes; Delta and Hainan Airlines offer long-haul
Hungary’s only major airport is the third busiest in Central Europe, but how dominant is Malev? Which other carriers have a significant presence and how many services have been gained and lost in the last two years?
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?
The national airline of Bosnia & Herzegovina has just acquired its third aircraft to help launch longer-haul European routes from Sarajevo. Where else does it fly and who does it compete with at its home airport?