Articles Tagged ‘France’

French aviation market to be discussed in detail in Bordeaux at French Connect this week; anna.aero will be "live"

French aviation market to be discussed in detail in Bordeaux at French Connect this week; anna.aero will be “live”

The French market has outperformed its major European rivals in both 2011 and 2012. On the eve of the 10th French Connect, anna.aero takes a detailed look at the French market. We reveal which airports are growing fastest, which country markets are growing (and which are not), and which airlines are generating growth.

Biarritz: Beating the French market for growth

Biarritz: Beating the French market for growth

Growing by 6% in May and by 4% for the year to date, Biarritz Anglet Bayonne Airport, located less than 20 kilometres from the Spanish border, continues to post passengers statistics which are embarrassing most other major French Airports. With French Connect just over a week away, we investigate why this airport on France’s southwest […]

Air France’s HOP! leaves CityJet without a leg to stand on

Air France’s HOP! leaves CityJet without a leg to stand on

From S’13, HOP! will operate 530 daily flights to 136 destinations across 15 countries for parent Air France.


Nantes Atlantique: 10% growth already in 2012; Volotea adds the most routes

Nantes Atlantique: 10% growth already in 2012; Volotea adds the most routes

Volotea’s arrival to the Nantes Atlantique Airport in June 2012, helped boost the airport’s route network significantly, and the growth to-date this year is just about to hit 10%. anna.aero examines, how the airport’s business has changed in effect, and what new routes will be launching soon.

Bordeaux reporting 10% growth in 2012 as easyJet, Ryanair take on Air France and Volotea launches seven routes

Bordeaux reporting 10% growth in 2012 as easyJet, Ryanair take on Air France and Volotea launches seven routes

Bordeaux’s dedicated LCC terminal ‘billi’ has helped the airport grow its international traffic by 50% in just two years. Which new LCC has launched multiple new routes this summer? Which have been the fastest-growing major routes in 2012 and what has stimulated the growth?

Nice on target for 11 million passengers in 2012 helped by easyJet base; over 25 new services launched this year

Nice on target for 11 million passengers in 2012 helped by easyJet base; over 25 new services launched this year

France’s busiest regional airport is set for a record year. How has traffic grown in recent years, how seasonal is demand, and which airlines have launched new services during the last year? And which routes have seen the biggest growth in passenger demand so far in 2012?


Lyon plans next phase of terminal development as it looks to grow LCC share to 30%; Emirates coming soon

Lyon plans next phase of terminal development as it looks to grow LCC share to 30%; Emirates coming soon

France’s fourth busiest airport handled a record 8.4 million passengers in 2011. anna.aero visited the airport last week to hear what the airport plans for the future. Which are the leading airlines, routes and country markets and how much did they grow (or shrink) in 2011? What are the latest trends in 2012 and which […]

Exclusive interview with easyJet CEO Carolyn McCall; key opportunities in Switzerland, France and Italy

Exclusive interview with easyJet CEO Carolyn McCall; key opportunities in Switzerland, France and Italy

At the Lisbon base launch, the anna.aero fan and easyJet CEO Carolyn McCall set aside time to speak exclusively to anna.aero about the new base and the airline’s overall network plans.

Paris-Vatry welcomes new domestic routes from jetairfly and Ryanair this summer; targets 100,000 pax in 2012

Paris-Vatry welcomes new domestic routes from jetairfly and Ryanair this summer; targets 100,000 pax in 2012

anna.aero recently got to visit Paris-Vatry Airport (by helicopter!) to see for ourselves what the airport offers airlines and passengers. When did scheduled services start at the airport and what new routes is it offering this summer?


easyJet and Ryanair increasingly challenging Air France on regional domestic service in France

easyJet and Ryanair increasingly challenging Air France on regional domestic service in France

anna.aero’s Editor will be at FrenchConnect next week and here’s a sneak peak at part of his presentation, looking at recent developments in the French regional domestic market. Which routes have been stimulated the most by easyJet, Ryanair and Vueling daring to take on the Air France juggernaut.

Vueling plans major network expansion at Barcelona for summer 2012; 13 new destinations announced, six in France

Vueling plans major network expansion at Barcelona for summer 2012; 13 new destinations announced, six in France

With Ryanair now the third biggest airline in Barcelona, local carrier Vueling has announced a raft of new routes to help it defend its position as the leading airline at the airport. New routes for next summer include less familiar low-cost destinations such as Groningen and Strasbourg, as well as the airline’s first service to […]

easyJet announces new bases at Nice and Toulouse

easyJet announces new bases at Nice and Toulouse

easyJet already has three bases in France (two in Paris and one in Lyon) and has now announced two more for next summer. But how have its operations at Nice and Toulouse developed in recent years? Which new routes has it already announced and how big is the current market on these routes?