Over 60 new routes this week from 30 airlines. Countries involved in celebrating new services include Australia, Bahamas, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Fiji, France, Germany, Hungary, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Kuwait, Libya, Lithuania, Netherlands, Nepal, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Russia, Singapore, Switzerland, Syria, Thailand, Turkey, the UAE, the UK, and the USA. Phew, I guess that’s what you’d call global coverage
Filling the void left after Sterling, Transavia.com was one of three LCCs entering Copenhagen about a year ago. How big has the Transavia.com base become? Which destinations are served and how much competition is the airline faced with? How do its fares compare to the competition?
Dozens of pictures and videos (and cakes). Here’s our second tranche of the winter season’s latest routes and again the low-cost carriers are showing their market power. Westjet, Ryanair and easyjet account for three quarters of new air services. The launches have kept cake makers, costume hirers and camel rental lots really busy. We hope the list includes all the routes. As usual, if we have missed anything, please let us know.
Here it is: Analysis, pictures and trivia on over 130 new routes that have started during the last seven days, involving over 40 airlines. Sorry if we’ve missed any. Please let us know and we can include them next week.
Our analysis of European LCCs has been shaken up by recent developments in Slovakia and Spain. How do load factors compare with a year ago and which country’s LCCs are struggling to grow?
Norwegian closes in on 10 million annual passengers; London Gatwick is leading non-Scandinavian airport
In just seven years Norwegian has developed into one of Europe’s biggest LCCs. How reliant is it on its domestic market and how many bases does it now operate across Northern Europe?
This week we counted over 80 new routes launches including 18 from Ryanair. But there are also new routes from the likes of Aeroflot, AirAsia X, airBaltic, Andalus, clickair, Continental, Danubewings, Delta/Northwest, easyJet, firefly, flybe, Mahan Air, Norwegian, Southwest, Tiger Airways, Transaero, US Airways, Volaris, Widerøe, Wind Jet and Wizz Air.
A slightly quieter week but still over 20 new routes from the likes of airberlin, Allegiant Air, B&H Airlines, Carpatair, Cimber Sterling, easyJet, Jet2.com, Norwegian, Southwest, Transavia.com, TUIfly.com and Wind Jet. Next week we have over 100 new routes starting.
Norway’s airports handle nine times the population of the country but which are the leading airports and how much do SAS and Norwegian compete? Which country market is no longer top?
Four-way fight on Copenhagen-Nice; newcomer Transavia.com is apparent price leader