Articles Tagged ‘France’

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?

French airports report healthy growth in 2011 led by Paris Beauvais (+31.3%); easyJet stimulates Lyon - Nice by 70%

French airports report healthy growth in 2011 led by Paris Beauvais (+31.3%); easyJet stimulates Lyon – Nice by 70%

So what’s been happening at French airports in 2011? Which have been growing fastest, and which two have seen passenger numbers fall? How have the top 15 regional domestic routes fared so far in 2011? Which three have seen changes of more than 30%?


Air France's regional offensive; Marseille is first to benefit

Air France’s regional offensive; Marseille is first to benefit

Air France has a new strategy for four major regional airports in France. Marseille is to get 13 new routes starting in October as the airline “competes” with LCCs. But how much is the airline really competing with LCCs? And how has Air France’s traffic developed at Marseille since 2000?

Montpellier airport growing once more as bmibaby and Ryanair add new UK services this summer

Montpellier airport growing once more as bmibaby and Ryanair add new UK services this summer

With almost 1.2 million passengers last year, Montpellier Airport ranks as France’s 10th busiest. But how has traffic evolved in the last 15 years and which airlines are present? What impact has the developing TGV network had on the airport, and which LCCs are adding routes to which destinations?

UK-Spain is biggest intra-European airline market; how much have ‘foreign’ airlines invaded top country-pair markets?

UK-Spain is biggest intra-European airline market; how much have ‘foreign’ airlines invaded top country-pair markets?

Which are the leading intra-European international travel markets this summer? Which country-pairs are most dominated by carriers from just one of the countries? And which country-pairs have seen the biggest invasion of foreign airlines thanks to EU liberalisation?


A game of two halves; easyJet looking to score big during summer to offset winter losses; Gatwick tops growth list

A game of two halves; easyJet looking to score big during summer to offset winter losses; Gatwick tops growth list

easyJet is having a self-confessed tricky winter so needs a good summer to sustain profits. So where has it shifted capacity compared to last summer? Which countries (and airports) are benefiting most, which new destinations have been added and which routes will not be continuing this summer?

Air Corsica (previously CCM Airlines) adds international routes from Marseille; dominates domestic from Corsica

Air Corsica (previously CCM Airlines) adds international routes from Marseille; dominates domestic from Corsica

Newly rebranded Air Corsica links which Corsican airports with which airports in mainland France? What competition does it face? What role does Air France play? Which international routes does it operate and what aircraft does it use?

Aegean/Olympic merger denied due to domestic dominance; but how monopolistic are other domestic EU markets?

Aegean/Olympic merger denied due to domestic dominance; but how monopolistic are other domestic EU markets?

So the EU has thwarted plans to create a single major Greek airline because of the resultant lack of domestic competition. But how do other European domestic markets compare? Which country is currently the most monopolistic? And the least?


Biggest French airports nearly all growing in November; domestic traffic up at Paris CDG but down at Paris Orly

Biggest French airports nearly all growing in November; domestic traffic up at Paris CDG but down at Paris Orly

We take a look at the latest data from French airports including a detailed analysis of how the leading regional domestic routes have performed this year. Two have grown by over 30% but what about the rest? We also look at Paris’ domestic routes.

Ryanair's Marseille base closure – a quick analysis

Ryanair’s Marseille base closure – a quick analysis

Ryanair today announced that it would be closing its only French base next January. However, nearly half of its route network will survive operated by aircraft based elsewhere in Europe. The carrier starts seven new routes from the airport next month. Which ones will be short-lived?

Ireland and UK lag rest of Europe; taxation changes across Europe as Germany launches eco-tax from January

Ireland and UK lag rest of Europe; taxation changes across Europe as Germany launches eco-tax from January

How have Europe’s major country markets performed during the last three years? We look at monthly traffic trends for 12 European countries and identify the winners and losers. What can we expect in 2011?