While Lufthansa struggles to complete its takeover of Austrian we take a look at how unique (or not) Austrian’s routes to the east are. How has traffic fared in the first six months compared with other European destinations?
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 sees the launch of over 30 new routes from the likes of AeroSvit, Air China, Air Europa, Air Italy, AirTran, Alaska Airlines, blu-express, BlueWings, China Southern, clickair, CSA Czech Airlines, Delta, easyJet, Flybe, Jazeera, JetStar, Kingfisher, Lufthansa, MIAT Mongolian, Pegasus, Pluna, Porter, Transavia and Zambezi Airlines. That pretty much covers all four corners of the globe!
Competition intensifies between Lufthansa and airberlin; airlines now going head-to-head on 17 routes from Dűsseldorf
When not busy acquiring new airlines and forging new international tie-ups Germany’s two biggest airlines have started bumping into each other on international routes. On how many of Germany’s leading domestic routes do they compete?
Lufthansa and Lufthansa Italia started 10 new routes this week. Lufthansa is taking on easyJet on more routes from Milan Malpensa (including domestic ones) but what role has new subsidiary bmi played in the airline’s new routes?
Zagreb Airport maintains double-digit growth for 4th straight year; Spanish services start this summer
Croatia’s busiest airport continues to show robust growth thanks to growth by its national airline. Germany is the leading country market and LCCs are represented by Germanwings and Wizz Air. Several new routes start this summer including two to Spain
Hamburg maintains fifth place in Germany; routes to Munich and Frankfurt generate 25% of all traffic
Hamburg is not really a base for either Lufthansa or Air Berlin, but when easyJet came calling Lufthansa responded vigorously. On which route of over one million passengers does Lufthansa have a monopoly and which are the most popular international destinations?
Linz is a designated European City of Culture in 2009 and its airport saw traffic grow last year to just over 800,000 passengers. Just three airlines (including one LCC) operate scheduled services to 10 destinations this winter. Which are the key routes and which destinations are served by charter flights?
Lufthansa Italia launches at Milan Malpensa. The launch of services from Milan Malpensa to Barcelona and Paris represents the first time a European flag carrier has embraced the opportunity presented by European liberalisation and set up an overseas base. Which further routes will be launched over the next two months? Click here for more.
Wroclaw’s traffic has boomed in recent years thanks to low-cost carriers, especially Ryanair. Which routes have been started (and dropped) in the last year? Which two country markets account for 60% of traffic? Which other carriers have flights at the airport?
Despite having two runways Dűsseldorf airport has a movement limit of just 45 per hour. This has suppressed demand at the airport but also means traffic has fallen less than at many other airports. Which routes have been won and lost in the last year?