The Spanish low-cost airline Vueling now flies to Mallorca from Amsterdam Schiphol and Paris Orly, competing with airberlin, Transavia.com and Air Europa.
51 new routes were launched across the world in the last week, with Russian, German and Canadian airports represented the most. But which airport had 500 people celebrate the arrival of its first international passenger service? And in which country did three airlines launch domestic, regional services?
Despite air transport liberalisation in the EU, it seems that only LCCs have embraced the idea of setting up ‘foreign’ bases. The latest example is Spain’s Vueling, which last week set up a base in Toulouse, France. Which routes has it selected and on which one will it face most competition? What hours will the single A320 have to work each day?
Although ‘only’ 38 new routes launched in the last week, we have witnessed an unusually busy week for cakes. It seems Easter gave a sweet tooth for the world’s route launch celebrations. But which airline launched a new international route last week with its single aircraft?
The Spanish low-cost airline Vueling now flies between its Barcelona base and Bordeaux in southern France, where it operates to the low-cost terminal billi.
Europe’s LCCs face challenging market; growth slowing in 2011 as market conditions conspire against them
What strange statistical phenomenon relating to Europe’s biggest LCCs took place in February and March which hadn’t been seen before? Which LCCs are growing (and which aren’t) and what key network developments have there been recently? What are the key highlights in the coming weeks and months?
The world’s airlines are again busy, having launched 93 routes in the last week. Ryanair contributes with 46 of them, but the rest were launched in all corners of the world. Which low-cost airline launched a new base? Which airline added a new South American country market to its network and which airline became the next to serve a dedicated low-cost terminal?
The summer season has started with a bang! Although only two days of the new season make it into our report of the latest new routes, we report on an entire 160 new routes. Accompanying the analysis is a downloadable spreadsheet, pictures of 11 gorgeous cakes and a long list of more amazing photos from launch celebrations.
31 new routes have seen the light of day in the last week, but which two Asian carriers entered a new country market each? Which European charter carrier changed business models and began scheduled operations? And which US state capital got its second route with big jets?
Zurich traffic up 4.7% in 2010; Swiss’ San Francisco service stimulates North American traffic by 11%
Zurich looks set to break its now 10-year-old passenger record this year. What have been the demand trends in 2010? Which regions are growing fastest and how is transfer traffic evolving? What new routes were started in 2010 and what’s coming in 2011?
Schiphol slot speculation: Is Amsterdam Vueling’s next base? Is Qatar Airways launching passenger flights?
We have had a look at the detailed Dutch slot allocations and speculate what they will mean for Amsterdam next summer season. We have indications of several airlines either expanding greatly or even being entirely new to Schiphol, before any such developments have been announced.