Articles Tagged ‘Ryanair’
Major European LCCs; Ryanair growth slows to single digits while easyJet carried fewer passengers in February
Even Europe’s LCCs are finding life tough at present. Only two reported growth in February and easyJet was not one of them. Which airlines are shrinking fastest and how did reported load factors in February compare with January?
Having developed Girona to the north of Barcelona, Ryanair is now building a presence at Reus, to the south. In the summer there are charter flights from the UK and Ireland, but how are Ryanair’s new domestic routes performing? We have the figures. And what other new destinations are starting soon?
Linz is a designated European City of Culture in 2009 and its airport saw traffic grow last year to just over 800,000 passengers. Just three airlines (including one LCC) operate scheduled services to 10 destinations this winter. Which are the key routes and which destinations are served by charter flights?
We identified 20 new routes from 13 airlines, including Air Canada, American Airlines, Garuda Indonesia, Interjet, jetBlue, Lufthansa Italia, Mahan Air, Northwest, Ryanair, Transaero, Uzbekistan Airways, Volaris and WestJet. Click here for more.
Ryanair usurps LOT as leading international carrier; regional airports now handle more than 50% of all Polish traffic
We last looked at Poland in detail some 18 months ago. Since then LOT has slipped from first to third among carriers on international routes. Which carriers (and airports) have flourished and which have seen their fortunes wane?
Wroclaw’s traffic has boomed in recent years thanks to low-cost carriers, especially Ryanair. Which routes have been started (and dropped) in the last year? Which two country markets account for 60% of traffic? Which other carriers have flights at the airport?
Fuel price collapse triggers hopes that 2009 might not be so bad after all; Ryanair still likely to start more new routes than anyone else
So what does 2009 hold in store for the world’s airline network planners? Probably rather fewer new routes than in 2008, even if Ryanair is still likely to start more of them than anybody else. What else do we think will make 2009 interesting?
We look back over the last three weeks and discover that over 50 new routes have started operating during the Christmas and New Year period. Ryanair led the way once more with 21 new routes but there were also ventures into the unknown for Aer Arann, Air Azul, Air Canada, Air Southwest, AirTran, British Airways Cityflyer, Delta, Helvetic, jetBlue, Kingfisher, Mihin Lanka, Northwest, Transavia, United, WestJet, Wizz Air and Yamal Airlines.
Major European LCCs; only easyJet, Norwegian and Ryanair still growing in November but load factors are up
Europe’s major LCCs are not immune from the industry’s current problems. Several are no longer growing but the good news is that capacity cutbacks for winter have resulted in improved load factors for most of the carriers examined.
A very busy week as many airlines launched new routes aimed at the winter leisure market, whether it be skiing in Europe or sunshine in the US. We tracked almost 50 new routes that started this week operated by 24 different airlines including: airBaltic, Arik Air, British Airways, Copa, easyJet, Emirates, jetBlue, Ryanair, SAS, Singapore Airlines, TACA, Transavia.com, Turkish Airlines, WestJet and Wizz Air.
“RyanAer’s” combination in Dublin would have far less impact than Lufthansa’s dominance of Frankfurt
Ryanair has made a second bid for Ireland’s national carrier. But how dominant would the combined airline be at Dublin? Which other capital city airports across Europe have the top two carriers sharing over 80% of seat capacity? Where does one carrier have over 60%? Where else are LCCs ranked second to flag carriers?
One of three former Russian Baltic states to join the EU in 2004 Lithuania’s two leading carriers each have around one-third of capacity and Vilnius traffic has grown 20% this year. But both airlines have cut capacity significantly this winter to reduce direct competition.