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Does Indonesia’s competitive aviation market need another carrier? Local private equity company Saratoga Capital and Singapore’s Tiger Airways seem to think so. But what competition will the resuscitated Mandala Airlines face on the only three routes it has announced so far?
Following the Caribbean low-cost airline REDjet’s unexpected suspension of operations last Friday, it’s back to business as usual for the region’s flag carriers. But which routes are left behind and who are the potential beneficiaries? Who is to blame? And most importantly, is REDjet coming back?
The Greek airline created in 2009 has gradually moved out of the Western European market, but which country markets has it departed from and when? And which is the final route the airline now drops? Where has Olympic instead added routes to?
Etihad names Washington as third US destination starting in March 2013; will become 12th MEB3 service to US
Since Emirates launched New York flights in 2004 the number of US services operated by Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways has grown relatively slowly. Next year’s Washington service from Etihad will only be the 12th such route. But which airports are served by more than one of the MEB3 carriers?
OLT Express announces 17 new domestic routes in Poland; at least six of them will be operated with Airbus aircraft
After a recent rebranding exercise, Poland’s OLT Express goes full out, announcing as many as 17 new domestic routes earlier today. But what threat does it pose to LOT Polish Airlines at its Warsaw hub? How many routes will by-pass the capital? And what is the main factor to make it a daring enterprise?
Emirates hopes to generate significant long-haul traffic out of Lisbon starting in July. But which were the airport’s leading non-European country markets in 2011 and how fast are they growing? What’s currently the best option for passengers wanting to travel between Portugal and Asia?
Just one week after Malev ceased operating we’ve compiled a list of some 44 new services that have already been announced. This includes 26 by Ryanair which at present are still not 100% confirmed. But which other carriers have stepped up and which country markets look set to benefit most?
Ryanair announces eight routes to Warsaw Modlin; seven of them compete directly or indirectly with Wizz Air
Finally it seems that Ryanair and Wizz Air are going to find themselves fighting for the same passengers. Ryanair’s just announced eight new routes to Warsaw Modlin place it on a collision course with Wizz Air. Which destinations will see direct competition and which cities are both airlines serving but from different airports?
Here’s something you won’t see anywhere else: Wizz Air’s rotation plans for Modlin (moving from Warsaw in July)
Wizz Air has become the first airline to confirm that it will use the new ‘secondary’ airport serving Warsaw, starting in July. But which are the leading country markets it will serve? How early do the flights to Forli and Madrid depart and by what time are all the aircraft back at base? And how do you squeeze four return flights out of one aircraft in a day?
Cebu Pacific next low-cost long-haul operator in Asia; follows AirAsia X, Jetstar, Scoot and Norwegian
Low-cost long-haul seems to be the latest trend in Asia as Cebu Pacific announces that it will lease A330s from next year, but which markets is the Philippine airline looking at? And which market does it provide as an example of the viability of the strategic move?
Times are tough for regional airlines in Germany. Former Lufthansa partner Cirrus Airlines grounded its fleet last Friday. How many aircraft and of what type were grounded? Which routes was it serving and which German airports will feel particular pain at the airline’s decision?
Ryanair returns to Budapest with five routes for summer; wants additional incentive to grow network further
According to Ryanair their relationship with some airports is a bit like a marriage. You fall out, you make up. Budapest would appear to have ‘kissed and made up’ as Ryanair returns after an 18 month hiatus. Three of the five new routes are to the UK but how has the UK – Hungary market developed since the mid-90s?