Articles Tagged ‘France’

easyJet adds 10th aircraft to Paris CDG base; now operates over 50 routes across two Paris bases

easyJet adds 10th aircraft to Paris CDG base; now operates over 50 routes across two Paris bases

easyJet’s Paris base is growing. Which new routes have been added this summer from CDG? And which new routes have been added from Orly? What new routes will be starting this winter? And which are the only destinations served from both bases?

Growth in UK-France market coming from non-Paris routes; Ryanair cuts back as Air France and Flybe forge closer links

Growth in UK-France market coming from non-Paris routes; Ryanair cuts back as Air France and Flybe forge closer links

France was once the second biggest European air travel market in Europe from the UK. Then the Channel Tunnel opened in 1994. How has the market evolved since? Which are the leading carriers and what are Air France and Flybe up to?

Deauville anticipates growth in visiting tourists flying in with CityJet’s new service from London City Airport

Deauville anticipates growth in visiting tourists flying in with CityJet’s new service from London City Airport

We were on board last week’s familiarisation flight from London City to Deauville and enjoyed a guided tour of the seaside resort town in Normandy. But which other destinations are served as charter routes from the airport?


Postcard from 'billi' Bordeaux

Postcard from ‘billi’ Bordeaux

anna.aero’s Jon Lassetter joined a group of low-cost airlines – germanwings, Ryanair, Cimber Sterling, Jet2.com, Vueling, WindJet and easyJet –  for a tour of billi, the first purpose-built low-cost terminal in France, which opens on 26 May. Cimber Sterling will be the next low-cost carrier to start services to the airport with a Copenhagen route […]

Most French regional airports heavily reliant on foreign carriers for links to major EU cities

Most French regional airports heavily reliant on foreign carriers for links to major EU cities

Air France operates few international routes from French regional airports with a couple of notable exceptions. Which major EU cities can be reached non-stop from the six biggest French regional airports? Which airport will see several new services this summer?

Will Toulouse’s new Hall D attract more foreign airlines? Paris 50% of current demand

Article Thumbnail: Airport FocusToulouse has a new terminal to help it expand beyond six million passengers. How critical is the Paris route and what competition does Air France face on domestic flights? Which routes have been added and lost in the last two years?


easyJet traffic up 34% in Lyon; new services to Brussels and Edinburgh begin this week

easyJet traffic up 34% in Lyon; new services to Brussels and Edinburgh begin this weekThe big Orange is expanding in the French regions and will carry over one million passengers through Lyon this year. How does it schedule its three aircraft and what competition does it face across its Lyon network?

French airport traffic down less than 3% in Q3; LCCs generating regional growth

Market TrendsFrance’s economy has suffered less than others in Europe during the recession, and the same can be said of its airports. We look at traffic trends this year at the top 15 airports, and also how passenger numbers in September compare with those of two years ago.

Nice airport welcomes 11 airlines starting new routes since early 2008

Article Thumbnail: Airport FocusFrance’s biggest regional airport served 10 million passengers last year but how is traffic developing in 2009? Which airlines have started new routes in the last year and to which destinations? What is it about Copenhagen? And what the heck is MIPIM and why is it important?


Sacre bleu! Air France dominates French short-haul market with over 50% of scheduled capacity

Article Thumbnail: Lead StoryUnlike British Airways Air France has managed to robustly defend its short-haul route network from the all-conquering threat of LCCs. But LCCs are making significant inroads in some country markets. What share of new short-haul routes have been started by easyJet and Ryanair alone?

Corsican airports report fourth straight year of growth; easyJet gradually making inroads

Article ThumbThe Mediterranean island of Corsica has four commercial airports which handled over 2.5 million passengers last year. Three cities in France dominate the island’s route network but LCCs such as easyJet and Germanwings are helping to stimulate international growth.

Air France maintains Paris dominance especially on domestic route

Article ThumbDespite easyJet’s best efforts Air France still dominates both major Parisian airports. How does it split its operations between CDG and Orly and what competition does it face on domestic routes? Which country markets are best served from CDG and which international routes does it operate from Orly?