Portugal has increasingly embraced LCCs but which airlines are dominant in Faro, Lisbon and Porto? How seasonal is demand at each airport and which new routes have been added in the last 12 months?
Eastern, Gill Air, Go and Jet2.com have all served this market in recent years but now there are just three airlines each using a different London airport. When did demand peak and how much has it fallen in recent years?
The start of the winter season is just a couple of weeks away so airlines are holding back on new route launches. But we’ve still found some interesting new routes starting this week involving airports in Germany, Greece, India, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Montenegro, Nepal, Netherlands, the Philippines, Qatar, the USA and Vietnam.
Our analysis of European LCCs has been shaken up by recent developments in Slovakia and Spain. How do load factors compare with a year ago and which country’s LCCs are struggling to grow?
Ryanair now has 200 aircraft but in which EU countries is it providing most competition to the national carrier? We take a look across 17 European markets to see what market share the national airlines have and who their biggest competitors are.
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.
Italy and Greece have been the main beneficiaries of new route launches (from Air Italy, blu-express, easyJet and Wizz Air) this week as we head into the peak of the European summer season. Other interesting new routes are provided by Estonian Air, Tiger Airways and yet another new route from Turkish Airlines.
Italy the focus for much of Ryanair and easyJet’s expansion in last 12 months; Spanish flights up over 20%
Europe’s two leading LCCs may have grown at quite different rates in the last year but their network strategies have had something in common. But how have they developed in their home markets?
Things are starting to calm down a bit as we move into the peak summer season period. But we still found airline starting over 30 new routes this week including Air Arabia Maroc, AirAsia Indonesia, Armavia, Blue Air, China Eastern, easyJet, firefly, flydubai, Levriero Fly, Lufthansa, Ryanair, Turkish Airlines, Volaris, Wind Jet and Wizz Air.
This week we counted over 60 new routes though Ryanair accounted for over half of them. But Air Canada, Air New Zealand, airBaltic, Bahrain Air, Eastern Airways, easyJet, Iberia, Levriero Fly (a new airline), LOT and vivaaerobus were among those carriers with something to celebrate this week
Aegean and Athens Airways providing growing competition to Olympic; Athens welcomes Air Arabia and Etihad
Greece is seeing growing airline competition but which new routes have Aegean and Athens Airways started in the last year? Which LCCs serve the airport and who operates to where?