Articles Tagged ‘Ryanair’

Marseille expecting record 2012 as Air France and Ryanair lead network expansion of over 30 new services

Marseille expecting record 2012 as Air France and Ryanair lead network expansion of over 30 new services

France’s fifth busiest airport had an eventful 2011. Ryanair cut capacity, but Air France established a base with a dozen new routes. How has the airport’s traffic mix evolved since 2000, and how much extra traffic has the new Air France base generated? Which other airlines are helping to generate 30 new routes this summer […]

UK airports anticipate over 130 new routes in 2012 as Olympic 'fever' grips the nation; Manchester and Ryanair lead way

UK airports anticipate over 130 new routes in 2012 as Olympic ‘fever’ grips the nation; Manchester and Ryanair lead way

The UK is gearing up for a high-profile 2012, but what does the year hold for the country’s airports? How many of the nation’s 20 airports that handle over one million passengers per annum are currently growing? Which airlines and airports will be launching most new routes this year?

Ryanair selects Paphos in Cyprus as 50th base; two aircraft to serve 14 destinations, Greece and Italy targeted

Ryanair selects Paphos in Cyprus as 50th base; two aircraft to serve 14 destinations, Greece and Italy targeted

A major milestone is reached by Ryanair with the announcement of its 50th base. And unusually the new base is also a new airport for the airline. What frequencies will be offered on each route and which two country markets account for half of the routes? What indirect competition will there be from Cyprus’ other […]


World’s airlines already plan over 830 new routes for 2012

World’s airlines already plan over 830 new routes for 2012

Our preview of 2012 reveals that the world’s airlines have already announced plans to start over 830 new routes this year. How does this compare with this time last year? Which airlines are leading the way with new route initiatives? And which countries will see the most new route celebrations based on current data?

Ryanair makes Palma de Mallorca a base; will increase route network from 30 to 47 routes next summer

Ryanair makes Palma de Mallorca a base; will increase route network from 30 to 47 routes next summer

Last week we reported on airberlin’s reduction in Palma services this winter, now Ryanair announces major expansion at the airport for next summer. On which new Ryanair routes will the airline compete with airberlin head-to-head? Which are the only destinations Ryanair currently offers year round from the airport? And where is the focus of Ryanair’s […]

easyJet and Ryanair can both claim to operate biggest low-cost base in Europe (depending on what is measured)

easyJet and Ryanair can both claim to operate biggest low-cost base in Europe (depending on what is measured)

So which are the biggest low-cost airline bases in Europe? We rank them both in terms of destinations served and number of flights offered. Which other carriers apart from easyJet and Ryanair make it into the top 12? Which airport/airline combinations make it into only one of the two rankings?


Ryanair builds up Danish presence with new base in Billund

Ryanair builds up Danish presence with new base in Billund

Michael O’Leary dressed as a Lego brick? Well, what did you expect when Ryanair announced that it would station two aircraft at the Danish airport next March? But how many additional flights will Ryanair be offering with these new aircraft? And which seven destinations has Ryanair previously operated and then abandoned from the airport?

Ryanair competes with easyJet to Barcelona from London Stansted

Ryanair competes with easyJet to Barcelona from London Stansted

Ryanair now flies from London Stansted Airport to Barcelona, competing with easyJet.

Birmingham welcomes return of Berlin flights thanks to Lufthansa; Monarch to start five leisure routes next summer

Birmingham welcomes return of Berlin flights thanks to Lufthansa; Monarch to start five leisure routes next summer

Birmingham Airport in the UK has seen a dramatic change in its mix of airlines during the last decade, with once dominant British Airways no longer on the scene. Which carriers filled the gap left by the departing flag-carrier and what is particularly impressive about Emirates’ double-daily service to Dubai?


GOOOOOOAL!!!!! Ryanair’s Manchester-Katowice stadium cake scores with over 1,000 votes

GOOOOOOAL!!!!! Ryanair’s Manchester-Katowice stadium cake scores with over 1,000 votes

Surely even the losers can agree that Katowice Airport’s football stadium cake is a worthy winner in the record public Cake of the Week vote for the Winter Season Route Launches Part II. 12 route launch cakes were submitted but, despite tweeting campaigns by others, Katowice’s cake, symbolising the hopes for next year’s Poland/Ukraine-hosted EURO […]

BAD mistake in Ryanair half-year results

BAD mistake in Ryanair half-year results

Here’s a curious one. When Michael O’Leary presented Ryanair’s impressive 20% half year profit jump, he also showcased future developments including a new two aircraft base at “BAD” opening next March. BAD is the IATA three-letter code for Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana – the base of the US Air Force 2nd Bomb Wing and […]

Ryanair launches 22 new routes from 24 airports in 12 countries

Ryanair launches 22 new routes from 24 airports in 12 countries

New Manchester base accounts for 12 of Ryanair’s 22 new routes launched this week. Leipzig/Halle is new destination.