Articles Tagged ‘Ryanair’

Eco-tax impacts German routes as Spain’s summer markets get off to strong start; Ryanair now clear #1 with 42% growth

Eco-tax impacts German routes as Spain’s summer markets get off to strong start; Ryanair now clear #1 with 42% growth

Using May data from AENA we take a closer look at the trends in the Spanish market. Which airlines, airports and country markets are growing, and which are shrinking? How quickly is Vueling catching Iberia and which airport’s traffic is down 40% year-on-year?

New airline routes launched (7 - 13 June 2011)

New airline routes launched (7 – 13 June 2011)

53 new routes saw the light of day in the last week. But which low-cost airline took on three network carriers? And which airline returned to Baghdad after 21 years of absence? We have lots of pictures to go with the analysis and of course the downloadable spreadsheet detailing all the routes.

Gothenburg airports on track for best ever year; city prepares to welcome world’s airline schedulers to IATA conference

Gothenburg airports on track for best ever year; city prepares to welcome world’s airline schedulers to IATA conference

Gothenburg is one of Europe’s smaller cities to be served by two airports, but how have passenger numbers developed in recent years? Which are the biggest carriers at both airports and which are the busiest routes from Landvetter? Which routes should see significant growth in 2011?


New airline routes launched (31 May – 6 June 2011)

New airline routes launched (31 May – 6 June 2011)

It has been a very busy week with an entire 86 new routes launched. We have all the analysis – and the cakes – of routes ranging from Emirates’ 26th destination in Europe to LOT Polish Airlines’ fourth Ukrainian route. But which European airline launched routes to both Asia and South America? And which US […]

Montpellier airport growing once more as bmibaby and Ryanair add new UK services this summer

Montpellier airport growing once more as bmibaby and Ryanair add new UK services this summer

With almost 1.2 million passengers last year, Montpellier Airport ranks as France’s 10th busiest. But how has traffic evolved in the last 15 years and which airlines are present? What impact has the developing TGV network had on the airport, and which LCCs are adding routes to which destinations?

Portugal benefiting from not being in North Africa; in-bound traffic still growing

Portugal benefiting from not being in North Africa; in-bound traffic still growing

The problems of the Portuguese economy do not appear to be impacting air traffic as much as has happened in Greece and Ireland. How are its three busiest airports performing this year? Which destinations has TAP added this year, and what other significant routes have been launched in the last year across the country?


Norwegian joins airberlin, germanwings, Ryanair and SAS in serving Berlin-Stockholm market

Norwegian joins airberlin, germanwings, Ryanair and SAS in serving Berlin-Stockholm market

The capitals of Germany and Sweden are now connected by five different airlines. How do one-way fares for the next eight weeks compare and what “extras” do passengers have to pay for? Can you guess the ranking of the carriers in terms of average ‘basic’ fare? Probably, but exactly how wide is the range of […]

Which routes have Air France, British Airways and Lufthansa stopped operating during the last year?

Which routes have Air France, British Airways and Lufthansa stopped operating during the last year?

Airlines are very good at promoting new routes but rather less forthcoming when it comes to dropping routes. We take a look at which routes Europe’s top three legacy airlines have considered surplus to requirements during the last 12 months and examine how much of this was down to competition.

New airline routes launched (24 – 30 May 2011)

New airline routes launched (24 – 30 May 2011)

49 routes started in the last week, eight of which were to the Spanish island Ibiza. But which two airlines launched the same US domestic route? Which Asian low-cost carrier continued expanding with its third international route? And how come there is a new link between Baku in Azerbaijan and Aberdeen in Scotland?


Ireland West Airport Knock celebrates 25th anniversary; served by Aer Lingus, bmibaby, Flybe and Ryanair

Ireland West Airport Knock celebrates 25th anniversary; served by Aer Lingus, bmibaby, Flybe and Ryanair

Celebrating a quarter of a century this week is Ireland’s Knock airport. How has traffic developed since 1986 and how seasonal is demand? Which UK routes are the busiest and have the highest (and lowest) load factors? Which international destinations have been added in recent years?

Sweden - Lithuania market grows by 700% in a year!

Sweden – Lithuania market grows by 700% in a year!

Proving that some intra-European country markets are still anything but mature, we take a look at developments during the last year between Sweden and Lithuania. Which carriers have started, stopped and in some cases re-started services between these two northern European countries?

Does Ryanair’s EURO ANNIE mark the day that the low cost model changed forever? (Ryanair and successful partner airports celebrate prizes)

Does Ryanair’s EURO ANNIE mark the day that the low cost model changed forever? (Ryanair and successful partner airports celebrate prizes)

Ryanair’s CEO, and several of its successful partner airports, celebrated winning anna.aero EURO ANNIE prizes and, while the airline itself painted a future of slowed growth and hinted that it would withdraw from some markets, it mixed this in with assertions that it would open 6-10 more bases, including its first in North Africa.