The Czech-Russian bilateral is about to be liberalised, but what are the developments leading to this decision? How has the Prague-Moscow route developed? And which airports have received traffic spill?
Japan’s new low-cost airline Peach celebrated winning anna.aero’s Route of the Week award for its recently launched first international route, while two European airports baked cakes for two different celebrations. Pula Airport welcomed another new airline, Jet2.com, to the Croatian airport, while Budapest Airport celebrated that CSA Czech Airlines has served the Hungarian capital for 75 years (!).
Central European airport traffic up 180% in 10 years; Budapest and Warsaw still trying to catch Prague
Central Europe’s three big airports at Budapest, Prague and Warsaw have all been in the news this year, but how do their growth rates compare if we look at the period 1998-2011? How have other capital city airports in Central Europe developed in recent years? Which airport has seen an eight-fold increase in traffic thanks to which airline?
Prague still #1 in Central Europe as traffic grows 5% this year; Czech Airlines launches Abu Dhabi service this week
Prague airport has grown rapidly during the last decade. Which are the airport’s biggest carriers in terms of seats and flights? Which LCCs have been and gone from the airport and which are the airport’s leading destinations and how fast are they growing? And what’s happened to the UK market?
Ryanair serves 19 destinations from Slovakia; ice-hockey world championships will boost traffic in April and May
Slovakia is still recovering from the demise of its de facto flag carrier SkyEurope in 2009. But which destinations has Ryanair added during the last year and which countries does it now serve? Which other airlines are present and which route is likely to benefit most from the forthcoming ice-hockey world championships?
Czech Airlines’ major network overhaul leaves room for return to Asia? UK & Ireland no longer served
As European competition authorities take a closer look at the Czech state carrier, we look at how the airline has developed over time. What changes are currently made to its network? Which countries are gaining and which are losing? Does there seem to be a new strategy behind these moves? And which Asian destination looks likely to be the airline’s next target?
Prague-based LCC SmartWings adds Antalya, Nantes, Nice and Pescara for S11; Icelandair now minority shareholder
It has been around since 2004 but smartWings still only operates two aircraft in its own colours. Whose aircraft does it use the rest of the time? Which are its biggest country markets this summer and which destinations does it no longer serve?
Delta ramps up Raleigh-Durham; CSA Czech Airlines prunes Prague and pulls out of UK; Ryanair’s ‘Best’ no longer acceptable; Zagreb announces expansion plans
Delta takes on Southwest from Raleigh-Durham, CSA Czech Airlines abandons UK market, Ryanair says farewell to Belfast and Zagreb looks at providing capacity for future growth.
Central European (CE) carriers abandon many long-haul routes; Delta, LOT leading long-haul airlines at CE airports
Many Central European airports have benefited from increased short-haul services as a result of becoming EU members but what about long-haul services? Which routes are currently offered and which have disappeared in recent years?
After seven and a half unprofitable years Central Europe’s second biggest LCC has ceased flying. Which airports will notice its disappearance most and what can be learnt from the airline’s demise?
Wizz Air now has two A320s based in the Czech capital. How are they scheduled and what competition does the airline face on its routes? Which new routes are yet to start?