Articles Tagged ‘France’

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?

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 […]