Home of Ryanair and Aer Lingus, but what else is happening in the Irish market? Just how dominant are the ‘big 2′ in Dublin? Where has the growth in Dublin traffic come from in recent years? (Clue: It’s not the UK!) We also look at the rise of Aer Arann and the progress of the regional airports.
The merger of Virgin Express and SNBA to create Brussels Airlines seems to have triggered renewed interest from other LCCs in the Belgian market. Transatlantic traffic is growing too with new services and the Indian market is also set to boom. We also take a look at what else is happening at Belgian airports.
Helsinki has proved a tough nut to crack for LCCs. Even Finnair’s own FlyNordic is based in Sweden! How dominant is Finnair in Finland? How competitive is the domestic market? Just what went wrong for LCCs in Helsinki? And how has Ryanair found a way into the market? We reveal the answers.