Star Feature

What would the Italian market look like without Alitalia?

Article Thumbnail: Lead StoryAlitalia is in trouble. So what’s new? Latest attempts to find a buyer have failed. We look at Alitalia’s contribution to the Italian aviation scene. How much of the Italian market does it have domestically? What about internationally? Which airlines could fill the void if Alitalia were to disappear? We take a closer look at the Italian market.

The German domestic market and Lufthansa thought the LCCs would never be interested!

Article Thumbnail: Lead StoryLufthansa may once have claimed that it wasn’t worried about LCCs, but its share of the German domestic market is shrinking as Air Berlin gets serious having taken over dba. We look at developments and see which routes have responded best to low-cost competition.

The competition for Middle East hub traffic intensifies

Article Thumbnail: Lead StoryHow much are Emirates, Qatar Airways and Etihad competing for the same markets as they plan to more than double their fleets? We look at their network strategies and find out which routes are still monopolies and which destinations all three carriers are looking to gain the upper hand on.

Skybus – re-inventing the US LCC (as Ryanair)

Article Thumbnail: Lead StoryTaking Ryanair as its inspiration, rather than Southwest, Columbus-based Skybus is up and running. Read about its mix of routes to airports known and virtually unknown, the competition it will face in Columbus and how its scheduling gets the most out of its Airbus fleet.