Articles Tagged ‘Aer Lingus’
Some interesting new routes started this week. Aegean, Aer Lingus, AirAsia, Air India Express, Bahrain Air, jetBlue, Pacific Blue, Ryanair and SkyExpress have all had cause to keep their PR departments busy with some positive news.
Farewatch returns with a look at a popular UK leisure route. Our analysis reveals which of the LCCs is cheapest and how much more expensive BA is? But how much are the hidden charges and how do airlines revenue manage Bank Holidays?
Over 40 new routes took to the skies this week. Airlines feeling optimistic included Adria Airways, Aegean, Aer Lingus, Air Arabia, Air Astana, Air Austral, Air Southwest, American Airlines, Armavia, Brussels Airlines, City Airline, Karthago Airlines, LAN Argentina, LAN Ecuador, LOT, Luxair, Mauritania Airways, Northwest/Delta, Norwegian, SAA, Shenzhen Airlines, Sun D’Or, Swiss, Transavia.com, Turkish Airlines, V Australia, Virgin Blue and Wind Jet. Phew!
Ireland braces for impact of air travel tax; omens not good as Ryanair reduces Dublin fleet from 22 to 17
Following in the footsteps of some other EU countries Ireland is introducing a tax on air travel to help swell the government’s coffers. Ryanair has plenty to say on the matter, Aer Lingus surprisingly little. How has traffic developed at Irish airports recently?
A modest selection of new routes this week as airlines prepare for the big “summer season” changeover. However, Aer Lingus (Ireland), Bahrain Air (Bahrain), Hainan Airlines (China), Jeju Air (Korea), Mexicana Link (Mexico), Singapore Airlines (Singapore) and Turkish Airlines (Turkey) still choose this week to launch new destinations. But to where?
Major European LCCs; only easyJet, Norwegian and Ryanair still growing in November but load factors are up
Europe’s major LCCs are not immune from the industry’s current problems. Several are no longer growing but the good news is that capacity cutbacks for winter have resulted in improved load factors for most of the carriers examined.
“RyanAer’s” combination in Dublin would have far less impact than Lufthansa’s dominance of Frankfurt
Ryanair has made a second bid for Ireland’s national carrier. But how dominant would the combined airline be at Dublin? Which other capital city airports across Europe have the top two carriers sharing over 80% of seat capacity? Where does one carrier have over 60%? Where else are LCCs ranked second to flag carriers?
jetBlue has now been operating for eight and a half years and grown to over 140 aircraft. With traffic growth almost non-existent we examine where the airline has expanded capacity and where it has cut back. And what new routes are on the horizon?
easyJet is again the fastest growing reporting LCC and the one with the highest load factor. Who else is still growing at more than 10% in September and which European LCCs have seen traffic fall? Has anyone reported better load factors than a year ago?
Aer Lingus facing increasing direct competition from Ryanair in Dublin; UK and US routes account for over 40% of capacity
Aer Lingus is now a low-cost airline, though not as low-cost as arch-rival and investor Ryanair. Aer Lingus now faces direct or indirect competition from Ryanair on over half of its European routes. But where does it still have a monopoly?
This week’s new routes are provided by Aer Lingus, airBaltic, Allegiant Air, easyJet, Indian Airlines, IndiGo, Kingfisher Red and Ryanair. The PR departments at easyJet (five new routes) and IndiGo (four new routes) have been kept busiest. We also report on the start of a new airline, GeorgiaSkies.
Cork airport handled more than three million passengers last year and is growing by over 5% again this year. Passengers to the UK represent around 45% of demand but growth is being driven by routes to continental Europe. To what extent do Irish carriers dominate?