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germanwings launches Italian offensive with nine new routes from Cologne/Bonn, Stuttgart and Hannover in 2011
While the Brits love to get away to France, the Germans prefer Italy. Lufthansa’s LCC announces nine new routes for next summer but who are the leading airlines in the market? And just how small is Alitalia’s share of traffic?
flydubai adds Armenia and another route to Iraq; 26 routes but still only 5% of capacity at Dubai airport
It has only been operating for 16 months but flydubai is already flying to more than 20 destinations. It announced two more this week and starts two more in the next couple of weeks, but it’s still a niche player in Dubai.
Budapest gets a second US carrier from next April and will also welcome Qatar Airways and welcome back KLM. But which are the leading airlines at the airport and which non-local carrier operates more weekly flights than Wizz Air? And which three destinations is the airport about to lose as Ryanair terminates flights?
Ryanair today announced that it would be closing its only French base next January. However, nearly half of its route network will survive operated by aircraft based elsewhere in Europe. The carrier starts seven new routes from the airport next month. Which ones will be short-lived?
Ryanair may be cutting capacity at many airports this winter, but Tallinn will get seven new routes generating 21 weekly departures. What competition will Ryanair face on these routes and how does its presence compare with airBaltic and Estonian Air?
Air Canada finally able to take on Porter Airlines at Toronto City Airport; YTZ is now 9th busiest airport in Canada
Thanks to Porter Airlines, Toronto City Airport is now a Top 10 airport in Canada. Air Canada has found a way to get back into the airport by using which airline’s aircraft? What do Porter’s latest traffic figures reveal about their profitability last year?
Norwegian latest LCC to try its luck basing aircraft in Helsinki; three 737s will operate 13 routes next summer
Helsinki and LCCs. Not, so far, a marriage made in heaven. But Norwegian is getting serious and hopes to succeed where Buzz, clickair, FlyMe, Flying Finn, Sterling, vbird and Volareweb (remember all of them?) failed. What competition will it face on its planned network?
Sooner or later someone had to back down. With up to five carriers competing on some leisure routes from Copenhagen it was inevitable that not all would succeed. Good news for Cimber Sterling and Norwegian as Transavia.com plans to close its Danish base by April.
British Airways adds Tokyo Haneda, Buenos Aires now non-stop; Alitalia and Air France also adding long-haul routes
It seems that Europe’s flag carriers have suddenly (re-)discovered South America but what other new long-haul destinations have they recently announced and who will they be competing with?
Allegiant adds more low-frequency leisure routes to Arizona and Florida; will add 16 seats to all 150-seat MD80s
What do Americans like to do in winter given half a chance? Enjoy some sun and play golf according to Allegiant which has announced seven new routes in just a matter of days. But which cities will benefit from these new routes?
Air India is currently the second biggest non-German carrier at Frankfurt (as measured by seat capacity) but all that will change this winter as it dismantles its scissor hub leaving just a single route. How does it compare with Jet Airways’ similar operation at Brussels?
Leeds/Bradford based Jet2.com has announced Glasgow as its second base in Scotland and eighth overall. How often will it serve each destination, what competition will it face and which is the only route on which it may have a monopoly?