Articles Tagged ‘Ryanair’

Ryanair-Aer Lingus: 46-route giveaway is biggest unsolved mystery, ever

Ryanair-Aer Lingus: 46-route giveaway is biggest unsolved mystery, ever

We take a closer look at the route network implications of what Ryanair was trying to achieve with its latest attempt to take over Aer Lingus. We reveal which routes Ryanair would have been left with and wonder what the whole point of the exercise was, apart from potentially destabilising a local rival.

Czech Airlines’ Berlin service turns 65; Ryanair celebrates 1.5 million passengers in Bydgoszcz and 200,000 in Växjö Småland

Czech Airlines’ Berlin service turns 65; Ryanair celebrates 1.5 million passengers in Bydgoszcz and 200,000 in Växjö Småland

In this week’s portion of Network Planning Community News, anna.aero reports from Berlin where the 65th anniversary of Czech Airlines’ Prague service was celebrated, as well as from Bydgoszcz and Växjö Småland.

Morocco's airports see first traffic fall in a decade in 2012; Vueling fastest-growing airline with six new routes in 2013

Morocco’s airports see first traffic fall in a decade in 2012; Vueling fastest-growing airline with six new routes in 2013

The EU ‘open-skies’ agreement has been great for Morocco in recent years, but last year saw airport traffic fall by 4%. We reveal which airport bucked the trend and grew by 7%. Royal Air Maroc is maintaining its dominant market share, but Vueling will face tough competition on its planned new routes.


London to Barcelona: 50%+ seats from Gatwick; two new carriers in S’13

London to Barcelona: 50%+ seats from Gatwick; two new carriers in S’13

Perhaps one of the most popular weekend break destinations from London, Barcelona will be served from all six London airports in summer 2013. As the market grows by a quarter in 2012, two new carriers step in with new services from London Gatwick.

Bristol Airport set to hit 6m passengers again; easyJet rules the roost

Bristol Airport set to hit 6m passengers again; easyJet rules the roost

Bristol boys Shaun Browne and Jason Westcott “work very hard to match the right airline to the right route.” Find out the secrets to their on-going success.

We said they would!!! Ryanair’s Moroccan bases confirmed

We said they would!!! Ryanair’s Moroccan bases confirmed

Bases 56 and 57 for Ryanair are confirmed at Marrakech and Fez, with two and one aircraft respectively.


ROUTEFLASH!!: Ryanair to open its first African bases in Marrakech and Fez

ROUTEFLASH!!: Ryanair to open its first African bases in Marrakech and Fez

Base number 56 and 57 will be in Africa for Ryanair, making it the first European low-cost airline to start operational bases outside of Europe.

World’s airlines already announced over 900 routes for 2013; Barcelona Airport #1 in the world for new services

World’s airlines already announced over 900 routes for 2013; Barcelona Airport #1 in the world for new services

Despite the global economic malaise, 2012 was a record-breaking year for route development. In 2013, Ryanair and Southwest are amongst the airline “usual suspects” with the most additional services on their respective new routes list.

Ryanair starts flights from Dublin to the new Lublin airport; adds ski destinations from both Dublin and London

Ryanair starts flights from Dublin to the new Lublin airport; adds ski destinations from both Dublin and London

Ryanair starts flights from Dublin to Lublin; adds Turin, Grenoble and Salzburg to its Dublin network and Turin from London Stansted.


Grenoble Airport greets Jet2.com, Monarch and Volotea; flights and seats both up over 50%

Grenoble Airport greets Jet2.com, Monarch and Volotea; flights and seats both up over 50%

Winter-only flights and no domestic services (until next week) Grenoble-Is­­ère Airport is almost a unique type of airport in France, if not Europe. It also dominated by UK airlines rather than French ones, with flights from nine UK airports and four British carriers.

Ryanair becomes the first carrier to fly to Poland’s latest airport in Lublin; adds three routes to its Maastricht offering

Ryanair becomes the first carrier to fly to Poland’s latest airport in Lublin; adds three routes to its Maastricht offering

Ryanair expands in Maastricht with services to Dublin, London Stansted, and Venice Treviso; adds a domestic route in France; inaugurates flights to Lublin.

Maastricht-Aachen becomes Ryanair’s first Dutch base; expects to break 500k passengers in 2013 for the first time

Maastricht-Aachen becomes Ryanair’s first Dutch base; expects to break 500k passengers in 2013 for the first time

After launching 50 other bases which had previously avoided the Netherlands, Ryanair’s base #51 and its first in the Netherlands, will add the UK and Ireland to Maastricht Aachen’s network. anna.aero looks at the prospects for the next 12 months at the cross border catchment airport.