Articles Tagged ‘niki’

Germany-Spain market grows for fifth straight year; Ryanair is largest carrier, while Palma de Mallorca is top airport

Germany-Spain market grows for fifth straight year; Ryanair is largest carrier, while Palma de Mallorca is top airport

There were more than 32.2 million seats available between Germany and Spain in 2017, up from 31.4 million the previous year. The market has now experienced five consecutive years of growth, after an inconsistent start to the decade. Nick Preston takes a closer look at this country pair to reveal its top network trends in […]

IAG set to buy NIKI to grow Vueling's presence in Germany, Austria and Switzerland; could become Palma de Mallorca's number one airline

IAG set to buy NIKI to grow Vueling’s presence in Germany, Austria and Switzerland; could become Palma de Mallorca’s number one airline

IAG has announced its intention to purchase NIKI as it seeks to enhance Vueling’s presence in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. The former airberlin unit appears to be a perfect fit for this strategy, with most of its top airports being among Vueling’s leading destinations in the region, plus it gives IAG a foothold into a […]

Gran Canaria on course to topple 13m; BinterCanarias is #1 carrier

Gran Canaria on course to topple 13m; BinterCanarias is #1 carrier

Gran Canaria is Spain’s sixth largest airport, but there are times of the year when it becomes the nation’s third busiest, behind Madrid and Barcelona. We take a look at the airport’s traffic figures, its relatively flat traffic profile, as well as its biggest carriers and routes.


Berlin battleground: easyJet's Tegel domestic routes intensify Lufthansa competition; Ryanair set to base nine aircraft too

Berlin battleground: easyJet’s Tegel domestic routes intensify Lufthansa competition; Ryanair set to base nine aircraft too

easyJet has put more than one million seats on sale from Berlin Tegel for its winter season flights up to end-March 2018. The LCC will start four key domestic and 15 international routes, so we take a look at the competitive landscape that the carrier will find in the German capital – including competing with itself!

Auf Wiedersehen airberlin? Germany's third largest airline will leave a dent of over 25 million seats and a prospering transatlantic network

Auf Wiedersehen airberlin? Germany’s third largest airline will leave a dent of over 25 million seats and a prospering transatlantic network

While the future for airberlin is looking uncertain, the carrier is certainly going to leave behind a sizable gap in Germany’s market. However, the carrier in recent years has built-up a respected transatlantic network to the US which now has 12 routes and handles over one million passengers a year.  

Eindhoven-Berlin is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week"+75,000 searches; Ryanair's 38th destination from its 29th biggest operation??

Eindhoven-Berlin is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week”+75,000 searches; Ryanair’s 38th destination from its 29th biggest operation??

Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has shown that in the last 12 months over 75,000 potential travellers searched on the leading flight comparison site for flights between Eindhoven and Berlin ‒ but the route is unserved!? Could this be Transavia’s 22nd destination from Eindhoven or easyJet’s second Dutch route from its Berlin Schönefeld base?


Milan Linate still handling close to 10 million annual passengers; Alitalia has 55% of seats and monopoly on busiest route to Rome

Milan Linate still handling close to 10 million annual passengers; Alitalia has 55% of seats and monopoly on busiest route to Rome

Milan’s third busiest airport is the closest to downtown. Flights are capped at Milan Linate so growth has been negligible in recent years. We look at the leading airlines and routes, seasonality and the pattern of daily operations. Plus we reveal which routes Alitalia has dropped in the last 18 months.

Eurowings opens its latest base in Salzburg, its second in Austria after Vienna; one stationed A320 and 10 routes served this summer

Eurowings opens its latest base in Salzburg, its second in Austria after Vienna; one stationed A320 and 10 routes served this summer

Eurowings opened its latest base in Salzburg on 12 January, initially stationing one A320 at the Austrian airport. The Lufthansa in-house LCC will initially offer 21 weekly flights from Salzburg to five destinations. A further five routes will be added for the summer season. We take a closer look at the carrier’s new operation from […]

German demand falls below Spain in 2016; airberlin, Eurowings and TUIfly still finalising S17 as Germania, Ryanair and Wizz Air attack

German demand falls below Spain in 2016; airberlin, Eurowings and TUIfly still finalising S17 as Germania, Ryanair and Wizz Air attack

Passenger figures for the country’s airports are up just 3% in 2016 but this year is set to see fundamental changes in the German airline landscape. We look at current data for 2017 Q2 and take a closer look at Eurowings’ known plans.


Vienna's passenger share of monthly traffic in Austria ranges between 73% and 88% due to ski demand; Linz and Klagenfurt declining fast

Vienna’s passenger share of monthly traffic in Austria ranges between 73% and 88% due to ski demand; Linz and Klagenfurt declining fast

In 2015 over 27 million passengers travelled through the six largest airports in Austria, with Vienna welcoming a little over 83% of the nation’s passengers. However, the ski tourism industry in Austria greatly influences the passenger share throughout the year from the country’s capital. We take a closer look at Austria’s seasonality as a destination, […]

Reykjavik/Keflavik Airport on course to break 6.5 million passengers; Icelandair and WOW air growing at explosive rates

Reykjavik/Keflavik Airport on course to break 6.5 million passengers; Icelandair and WOW air growing at explosive rates

Seats to Canada from Reykjavik/Keflavik Airport have grown faster than any other country over the last 12 months, up by 138%, helped by the introduction of new routes like Montreal. Our data elves delve deep into the lava-filled bowels of this volcanic island to find out if this market is ready to blow!

Vienna-SFO is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week" with 120,000 annual searches; Austrian Airlines and United should operate in alliance

Vienna-SFO is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” with 120,000 annual searches; Austrian Airlines and United should operate in alliance

Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software reveals that in the last year 120,000 potential travellers searched for flights between Vienna and San Francisco ‒ but the route is unserved! After launching Miami in 2015, surely Austrian Airlines should now add San Francisco in S17 as its next US service?