“RyanAer’s” combination in Dublin would have far less impact than Lufthansa’s dominance of Frankfurt
Ryanair 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 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?
Sir 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
Historic 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?
Alitalia’s rivals ready to pounce at Rome; easyJet and Air One already exploiting opportunities at Malpensa
What might happen in Rome if Alitalia were to collapse? What can we learn from what has happened at Malpensa since Alitalia axed 70% of flights in April? Which airlines stand to gain most if Alitalia were to disappear?
Air Berlin gaining ground on Lufthansa in Germany by acquisition and mergers; more consolidation likely as airport traffic falls 1% in August for first time in 6 years
Germany’s airports suffered a drop in demand in August for the first time in six years. With consolidation still ongoing how dominant is Lufthansa in the domestic market and which country markets are growing fastest?
With flights to over 150 destinations and over 60% of scheduled seat capacity Lufthansa enjoys a dominant position in Frankfurt. Only two other carriers have at least a 2% share of capacity and little LCC competition. What is the significance of the airline’s US routes and how many new routes has it started in 2008?
Alitalia has axed 75% of its capacity at MXP and is no longer the leading airline at the airport. Who is? Which routes that Alitalia dumped are served by other airlines and which have been lost? Which carrier has burst onto the scene and what is Lufthansa planning?
Lufthansa, Ryanair and Southwest were kept busy with the arrival of new aircraft in March. Airbus and Boeing delivered 90 new aircraft to their global customers, up from 77 in February. Single-aisle aircraft represented 80% of all deliveries. So who’s taking delivery of widebody aircraft these days?
Germanwings + TUIfly.com = Germanfly.com?
(And catching up with Lufthansa measured by routes served)
Under pressure from the rapidly expanding Air Berlin, there are industry rumours that Germanwings and TUIfly.com might be merger candidates. What would the combined airline look like in terms of size, fleet, network strengths and weaknesses? Would it overtake Air Berlin for the #2 slot behind Lufthansa?
Traffic on this route has more than doubled in five years thanks to Germanwings taking on Lufthansa and Austrian. Now Air Berlin has entered this short-haul market and unlike the other airlines has no links to Lufthansa. How much do German and Austrian businessmen pay for day return trips in August? How clearly is the market segmented?