Ryanair takes another step towards overhauling Iberia as Spain’s number one airline with the opening of another Spanish base. Which new destinations have been added and who will Ryanair compete with head-to-head from Spain’s fourth busiest airport?
Low-cost rivalry hots up in Barcelona; Ryanair launches El Prat base with five aircraft and 20 routes from September
It’s tried North Barcelona (Girona) and South Barcelona (Reus) but now it’s time to take on Vueling, Spanair and easyJet at Barcelona’s main airport. How has Iberia’s influence waned at the airport and which carriers is Ryanair targeting?
Ryanair ups presence in Malta to 19 routes with first based aircraft; direct competition limited to just three routes
Ryanair will now operate 58 weekly flights from Malta, 21 of which will be operated by a Maltese based 737-800. Which routes have been dropped and which have been dropped and then re-instated? Which is the only daily service?
Ryanair makes Faro base; expands network to 30 routes this summer; overtakes easyJet as busiest carrier
Ryanair has set up a second base in Portugal with six 737-800s, and will overtake easyJet as Faro’s leading airline. What routes will it operate at what frequency and who will provide direct competition?
Ryanair adds seven new summer destinations from Reus base (near Barcelona) but cuts winter capacity by 40%
Ryanair’s other Barcelona base (after Girona) has seen dramatic growth at the expense of load factors in 2009. Winter capacity has been cut dramatically to raise load factors but which new destinations will be added this summer?
Jet2.com will soon be seven years old and has helped grow traffic but which routes have not been a success? How many routes will see competition this summer as Ryanair expands? And who’s flying to London these days?
Ryanair marked the launch of its new Portuguese base with five new routes. But which routes does it serve daily and which new destinations will it be adding this winter? How long before it’s bigger than TAP Portugal at the airport?
Sardinia to get major boost in 2009 with two new Ryanair bases; Meridiana and Air One under pressure
Ryanair is going to base three aircraft in Sardinia next spring. What share does it currently have at each of the three main airports and who are its biggest competitors? What presence does Alitalia have on the island?
Ryanair closes Valencia base; nine routes added to “Routes Recycle Bin” but 12 routes may have escaped axe
After a row with the local authority Ryanair has carried out its threat to close its Valencia base. Nine routes have been axed but others served from other bases have survived. How did the dropped routes perform in 2008?
Famous for its leaning tower Pisa’s traffic grew by 30% in 2006 and 24% in 2007 despite the presence of the Italian Air Force. LCCs have been the catalyst for growth but which carriers other than Ryanair have helped stimulate traffic? Which is by far the leading country market?
Milan’s third airport has seen traffic increase tenfold in 10 years thanks to LCCs and in particular Ryanair. But 11 other LCCs are also present, though one is about to move to Milan Malpensa. Which one? Which ‘legacy’ carriers are also present and which routes has Ryanair dropped over the years?