Spanish Bank Holiday boosts weekend break demand

Image: FarewatchTwo of Europe’s most stylish and attractive cities are now linked not only by their flag carriers, but also by four different low-cost carriers (easyJet, Ryanair, Transavia and Vueling). How do fares for the next fortnight compare between the LCCs and what is causing the fares peak around next weekend?

SAS undercut by two local LCCs

Article Thumbnail: FarewatchPassengers wanting to travel between the two busiest airports in Scandinavia have a choice of three carriers – SAS, Sterling and FlyNordic. How are the two LCCs combining to provide a serious alternative? Who has the cheapest fares for day return trips for the next fortnight? Does it matter if your journey begins in Stockholm or Copenhagen?

Westjet undercuts competition on Canada’s busiest route

Article Thumbnail: FarewatchCanada’s busiest domestic route sees Air Canada taking on Westjet and more recently Porter Airlines. Westjet should be cheaper than Air Canada but is it? And how much more does Porter charge for the privilege of travelling from Toronto’s downtown harbourfront airport? We struggle through some unfriendly websites to bring you the figures.

Southwest exploits Chicago late-bookers who want to avoid O’Hare and get some Florida sun

Article Thumbnail: FarewatchFour airlines compete on this route from America’s Midwest to the Floridian sun. American, Spirit and Ted all operate from Chicago’s O’Hare, while Southwest operates from Midway. Is Southwest the cheapest airline on the route for travel in the next two weeks? How does American compare against the three LCCs? The answers may surprise you.

Air Berlin enters high-growth route to take on Lufthansa and friends

Article Thumbnail: FarewatchTraffic on this route has more than doubled in five years thanks to Germanwings taking on Lufthansa and Austrian. Now Air Berlin has entered this short-haul market and unlike the other airlines has no links to Lufthansa. How much do German and Austrian businessmen pay for day return trips in August? How clearly is the market segmented?

easyJet cheaper than Ryanair on route between Spanish and Italian capitals

Article Thumbnail: FarewatchPassengers have a choice of six airlines connecting the capitals of Spain and Italy, including three LCCs in Vueling, easyJet and Ryanair. Which is the cheapest and what impact does schedule quality play in pricing? Which of the legacy carriers has such a confusing website that fare data was impossible to collect?

Escape from London!

Article Thumbnail: FarewatchSo how much would it cost to escape the dreary British weather at short notice? anna.aero compares fares between Ryanair at Stansted and easyJet at Gatwick to see where you can catch some sun at a reasonable price. Where’s the cheapest place for a quick trip abroad? Do the fares available indicate which routes may be most profitable?

Germanwings sees off TUIfly in battle of LCCs on Germany’s most competitive domestic route

Article Thumbnail: FarewatchGermany’s most competitive domestic route sees Lufthansa go up against three LCCs, including Germanwings which it basically runs. Is LH the most expensive on the route? Which of Germanwings and TUIfly has the lowest fares? And where does Air Berlin fit in?

Kingfisher aims for fare premium with quality service

Article Thumbnail: FarewatchThe Indian domestic market is highly competitive with many LCCs fighting to establish themselves and survive. We look at the fares available on one route where six of the key players go head-to-head. Is Air Deccan the cheapest? Is Kingfisher able to charge a premium? We reveal all!

easyJet and Ryanair fight for French fliers

Article Thumbnail: FarewatcheasyJet takes on Ryanair with its new Gatwick service. How is this affecting fares on the route? Is Ryanair always cheapest? How do the different capacities offered at weekends affect fares during the week? Just how cheaply can you get to the French Atlantic coast this summer?

AirTran beats JetBlue on weekdays, but not at weekends

Article Thumbnail: FarewatchThe US east coast is a highly competitive market. How much are airlines charging for a chance to catch some Florida sunshine? We compare the fares and schedules of AirTran, Delta and JetBlue who are all competing in this market.

Ryanair facing tough competition on Krakow from easyJet and Centralwings

Article Thumbnail: FarewatchThe UK-Poland market continues to boom with immigrant travel. This route has three LCCs and BA fighting for a piece of the action. Who do you think is cheapest? How is BA competing in such a market?