Articles Tagged ‘Ryanair’

How European LCC network are fundamentally different from LCCs elsewhere in the world

How European LCC network are fundamentally different from LCCs elsewhere in the world

When it comes to the low-cost carrier ‘rulebook’ it seems that there are basically two versions when it comes to network planning models. One for Europe and one for the rest of the world. We explain all in our unique analysis of the world’s leading low-cost airlines.

London - Berlin market reaches all-time high in 2010, but what's happened to airberlin and Lufthansa?

London – Berlin market reaches all-time high in 2010, but what’s happened to airberlin and Lufthansa?

The London – Berlin market saw growth of 22% in 2010, but which airport-pair markets have seen the biggest growth? How has the German air travel tax introduced this year affected 2011 passenger numbers? And what happened to the German carriers serving the route?

airBaltic continues to dominate Baltic aviation; region’s airports growing fast

airBaltic continues to dominate Baltic aviation; region’s airports growing fast

Since joining the EU in May 2004 the three Baltic countries of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania have had their share of ups and down with regard to airline development. We take a closer look at which airlines currently have the biggest presence in the market and how quickly the region’s biggest airports are growing.


Estonian Air launches Trondheim and returns to Vilnius; scheduled passenger numbers up 16% this year

Estonian Air launches Trondheim and returns to Vilnius; scheduled passenger numbers up 16% this year

Estonian Air serves 18 destinations non-stop from Tallinn using aircraft from three different manufacturers. Which are the airline’s busiest routes and what direct (and indirect) competition does it face on its network? Which new route has already been announced starting next March?

The ‘opposite’ is true – Irish inbound traffic is declining! Letter from Michael Cawley COO & Deputy CEO, Ryanair

The ‘opposite’ is true – Irish inbound traffic is declining! Letter from Michael Cawley COO & Deputy CEO, Ryanair

Michael Cawley, COO & Deputy CEO, Ryanair, writes a fulsome critique of  our analysis “Ryanair vs. Irish Government” in which he tells us that Ryanair’s own figures suggest the complete opposite to the Irish Central Statistics Office trends: that in fact inbound traffic is declining, that Air Passenger Duty is very bad, and that Ryanair […]

Ryanair V Irish govt: Air Passenger Duty and inbound/outbound tourism – an anna.aero unbiased analysis

Ryanair V Irish govt: Air Passenger Duty and inbound/outbound tourism – an anna.aero unbiased analysis

So it looks like the €3 tourism tax is set to stay in Ireland, after the country’s airlines and government failed to reach agreement about new services. We take a closer look at three trends; the development of the inbound / outbound markets, capacity changes by country since 2008, and which country markets generate the […]


Ryanair's Frankfurt Hahn base shrinking gradually; average weekly frequency of routes plummets 60% since 2003

Ryanair’s Frankfurt Hahn base shrinking gradually; average weekly frequency of routes plummets 60% since 2003

Hahn is Ryanair’s second oldest base in mainland Europe (after Charleroi) and it has launched over 80 routes from the German airport. But when did it reach its peak? How quickly is it shrinking and which new routes (all to the same country) began this summer? Which routes are served this summer and at what […]

French airports report healthy growth in 2011 led by Paris Beauvais (+31.3%); easyJet stimulates Lyon - Nice by 70%

French airports report healthy growth in 2011 led by Paris Beauvais (+31.3%); easyJet stimulates Lyon – Nice by 70%

So what’s been happening at French airports in 2011? Which have been growing fastest, and which two have seen passenger numbers fall? How have the top 15 regional domestic routes fared so far in 2011? Which three have seen changes of more than 30%?

Air France's regional offensive; Marseille is first to benefit

Air France’s regional offensive; Marseille is first to benefit

Air France has a new strategy for four major regional airports in France. Marseille is to get 13 new routes starting in October as the airline “competes” with LCCs. But how much is the airline really competing with LCCs? And how has Air France’s traffic developed at Marseille since 2000?


Ryanair launches new London Stansted route to Rhodes in Greece

Ryanair launches new London Stansted route to Rhodes in Greece

Ryanair expanded its Greek network with a new route to Rhodes from London Stansted.

Ryanair returns to Malmö in southern Sweden; Alicante and Malaga now served

Ryanair returns to Malmö in southern Sweden; Alicante and Malaga now served

Ryanair has relaunched operations to Malmö, now serving the Swedish city from Alicante and Malaga.

Czech Airlines' new Bratislava base creates indirect competition with several key Ryanair routes

Czech Airlines’ new Bratislava base creates indirect competition with several key Ryanair routes

Slovakia’s main airport has a great new terminal but traffic peaked in 2008 before SkyEurope collapsed. Now Czech Airlines is basing an aircraft at the airport to serve major airports at major European cities. What competition does it face from Ryanair, and which routes has the Irish LCC giant cut at the airport for this […]