The number of new routes launched at the start of the winter season may be down versus last winter (from 238 to 195) but one airline continues to grow its network rapidly. Ryanair launched 93 new routes this week representing over 45% of the global total. Download our detailed spreadsheet for free!
This week anna.aero made its live debut as part of ACI Europe’s massive Airport Exchange conference and exhibition in Berlin. Delegates attending heard presentations and lively discussion from Air Berlin, Berlin Airports, Blue1, Brussels Airport, Gulf Air, Jacksonville Aviation Authority, jet4you, KLM, LFV, Moscow Domodedovo, Ryanair, S7 and SH&E.
easyJet is again the fastest growing reporting LCC and the one with the highest load factor. Who else is still growing at more than 10% in September and which European LCCs have seen traffic fall? Has anyone reported better load factors than a year ago?
Not all LCCs are the same. We examine average frequency, average sector length, number of routes and airports served to reveal significant differences in network strategy of the world’s most successful LCCs. And just how much bigger is Southwest than all the rest?
Marseille’s growth driven by Ryanair’s international routes; TGV took one million air passengers on Paris route
The opening of Europe’s first dedicated low-cost terminal in late 2006 has helped Marseille attract several LCCs. Ryanair now flies to more destinations than Air France but where has it failed to make an impression? How significant is the North African market?
This week’s new routes are provided by Aer Lingus, airBaltic, Allegiant Air, easyJet, Indian Airlines, IndiGo, Kingfisher Red and Ryanair. The PR departments at easyJet (five new routes) and IndiGo (four new routes) have been kept busiest. We also report on the start of a new airline, GeorgiaSkies.
Wizz Air and Ryanair dominate Polish LCC landscape; Centralwings to end scheduled flights this month
LOT’s decision to scrap scheduled services operated by its LCC Centralwings will have an impact on the fast-growing UK-Poland market. But how many other LCCs operate to Poland? And which are the biggest country markets for LCCs?
Cork airport handled more than three million passengers last year and is growing by over 5% again this year. Passengers to the UK represent around 45% of demand but growth is being driven by routes to continental Europe. To what extent do Irish carriers dominate?
News, commentary and photos on routes launched this week by Aer Arann, Bahrain Air, Etihad, Ryanair and Southwest.
News, commentary and photos on routes launched this week by Blue Air, Etihad, Ryanair, Volareweb and Wizz Air.
News, commentary and photos on routes launched this week by Ryanair, Volareweb and Wizz Air.