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Ryanair pulls five aircraft from Girona as government deal falls through; 18 routes to be axed, 17 reduced

Ryanair pulls five aircraft from Girona as government deal falls through; 18 routes to be axed, 17 reduced

This morning, Ryanair announced it is pulling five aircraft from Girona, but how has the base developed lately? How dominant is Ryanair at the Spanish airport? And which routes are affected by the new move?

Alitalia uses Air One to get a bigger Pisa the action in Tuscany

Alitalia uses Air One to get a bigger Pisa the action in Tuscany

Alitalia is gradually re-discovering Italy’s regional airports with Pisa the latest to benefit. But which routes is it launching and what competition will it face? How has traffic grown at the airport in the last 15 years and just how many routes did Ryanair operate from the airport last summer?

Swedish regional carrier Skyways expands internationally

Swedish regional carrier Skyways expands internationally

Skyways is under new ownership and expands its fleet with jet aircraft. But to which neighbour country will it launch three new routes? And from which regional Swedish airport will it launch services to continental Europe?


bmi makes changes at Heathrow; Glasgow service axed but four new international routes to Morocco and Norway added

bmi makes changes at Heathrow; Glasgow service axed but four new international routes to Morocco and Norway added

The German management at British Midland International (bmi) has decided to drop one domestic route and add four new international ones. What proportion of flights are currently on domestic routes and how much competition will bmi face on its new routes from existing services across London’s airports?

Ryanair takes firm hold of northern England - and Spain

Ryanair takes firm hold of northern England – and Spain

This morning, Ryanair announced an expansion in Manchester. But from where are the routes operated? And is the airline indirectly competing with itself?

Gulf War breaks out in Copenhagen; Emirates next to serve Danish capital

Gulf War breaks out in Copenhagen; Emirates next to serve Danish capital

Emirates will become the second of the MEB3 carriers to serve Copenhagen when it launches services this summer. How has Qatar Airways performed since becoming the first MEB3 airline to serve the Danish capital? And which airlines will Emirates compete with on the Dubai route?


Indonesia’s 6th biggest domestic airline grounded; Mandala Airlines has 45 days to find new investors to keep flying

Indonesia’s 6th biggest domestic airline grounded; Mandala Airlines has 45 days to find new investors to keep flying

Indonesia’s highly competitive domestic market appears to have claimed another victim. What share of the market did Mandala Airlines have and how many routes did it operate? What competition did it face on its busiest route?

More trips to Tripoli from Europe this summer; Air France joins bmi and Spanair in serving Libya

More trips to Tripoli from Europe this summer; Air France joins bmi and Spanair in serving Libya

While tourism takes a turn for the worse in neighbouring Tunisia, Libya will welcome more flights from Western Europe this summer. But which routes are already served and which non-Libyan airlines are already present in the country?

Monarch doubles Cyprus network; Paphos joins Larnaca in summer schedule; passenger numbers down 8% in 2010

Monarch doubles Cyprus network; Paphos joins Larnaca in summer schedule; passenger numbers down 8% in 2010

UK-based leisure airline Monarch has announced plans to offer scheduled flights to Paphos this summer. But which UK airlines already offer flights to Paphos from which UK airports? And who’s taken over as boss of the airline for 2011?


Lufthansa promises 20% growth at 100-year-old Hamburg Airport

Lufthansa promises 20% growth at 100-year-old Hamburg Airport

100-year-old Hamburg Airport seems to defeat the effect of the German eco-tax as Lufthansa announces capacity growth. But how will the airline even increase capacity without the need to change its network? And to where has it already announced capacity growth?

Mamma Mia! Ryanair takes a chance on three little-known Swedish airports; hopes to be winner taking all

Mamma Mia! Ryanair takes a chance on three little-known Swedish airports; hopes to be winner taking all

Finding underserved regional airports is the name of the game for Ryanair. It has found three new ones in Sweden which it will be linking with Girona in Spain this summer in the hopes of making lots of money, money, money.

TAP plugs gaps in European network with addition of Athens, Düsseldorf, Manchester and Vienna

TAP plugs gaps in European network with addition of Athens, Düsseldorf, Manchester and Vienna

Portugal’s flag-carrier announced six new European destinations last week. Four of them filled major gaps in the airline’s network. But which three major European air travel destinations does the airline still not serve (although it has in the past)?