Articles Tagged ‘Lufthansa’

Competition intensifies between Lufthansa and airberlin; airlines now going head-to-head on 17 routes from Dűsseldorf

Article Thumbnail: Lead StoryWhen 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 adds routes in Germany and Italy; makes use of bmi slots at Heathrow

Article Thumbnail: Airline AnalysisLufthansa 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

Article Thumbnail: Airport FocusCroatia’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

Article Thumbnail: Airport FocusHamburg 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 welcomes ACI EUROPE/SMAG conference; traffic up nearly 4% in 2008

Article Thumbnail: Airport FocusLinz 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 at Milan Malpensa: 1st-ever ‘legacy’ base starts eight new routes

Article Thumbnail: Lead StoryLufthansa 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 airport’s five-fold traffic growth in five years; LOT and Ryanair are leading carriers

Article Thumbnail: Base AnalysisWroclaw’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?

Dűsseldorf reaches 18 million passengers; airberlin and Lufthansa vie for supremacy

Article Thumbnail: Airport AnalysisDespite 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?

“RyanAer’s” combination in Dublin would have far less impact than Lufthansa’s dominance of Frankfurt

Article Thumbnail: Lead StoryRyanair has made a second bid for Ireland’s national carrier. But how dominant would the combined airline be at Dublin? Which other capital city airports across Europe have the top two carriers sharing over 80% of seat capacity? Where does one carrier have over 60%? Where else are LCCs ranked second to flag carriers?


jetBlue’s growth slows dramatically in 2008; new routes to Colombia and Caribbean on way

Article Thumbnail: Base AnalysisjetBlue has now been operating for eight and a half years and grown to over 140 aircraft. With traffic growth almost non-existent we examine where the airline has expanded capacity and where it has cut back. And what new routes are on the horizon?

Bishop pawns bmi to make Lufthansa queen of Heathrow

Article Thumbnail: Lead StorySir Michael Bishop has finally obliged Lufthansa to buy his majority share in bmi. What is Lufthansa getting for its investment apart from over 11% of slots at Heathrow? Where does bmi currently fly from LHR? What will happen to bmibaby and bmi regional?

Berlin capitalising on German low-cost growth; historic Tempelhof closes this month; new BBI ready in 2011

Article Thumbnail: Airport AnalysisHistoric Tempelhof closes this month leaving Berlin with just two airports. How has traffic developed in recent years and what role have LCCs played? Which are the leading carriers at the remaining airports and which new routes have started this year?