Articles Tagged ‘Alitalia’

Will Blu-Express be booted off competitive “toe of Italy” Reggio Calabria routes?

Will Blu-Express be booted off competitive “toe of Italy” Reggio Calabria routes?

One of Italy’s LCCs has announced plans to compete with Alitalia on flights linking the airport on the toe of Italy to the country’s two biggest cities. What other services are already provided at Reggio Calabria and how does this fit in with Blu-Express’ Rome-based network strategy?

New airline routes launched (22-28 March 2011)

New airline routes launched (22-28 March 2011)

The summer season has started with a bang! Although only two days of the new season make it into our report of the latest new routes, we report on an entire 160 new routes. Accompanying the analysis is a downloadable spreadsheet, pictures of 11 gorgeous cakes and a long list of more amazing photos from […]

Alitalia uses Air One to get a bigger Pisa the action in Tuscany

Alitalia uses Air One to get a bigger Pisa the action in Tuscany

Alitalia is gradually re-discovering Italy’s regional airports with Pisa the latest to benefit. But which routes is it launching and what competition will it face? How has traffic grown at the airport in the last 15 years and just how many routes did Ryanair operate from the airport last summer?


Aegean/Olympic merger denied due to domestic dominance; but how monopolistic are other domestic EU markets?

Aegean/Olympic merger denied due to domestic dominance; but how monopolistic are other domestic EU markets?

So the EU has thwarted plans to create a single major Greek airline because of the resultant lack of domestic competition. But how do other European domestic markets compare? Which country is currently the most monopolistic? And the least?

New Alitalia celebrates 2nd birthday; 23 million passengers carried in 2010; 137 routes and 79 destinations this winter

New Alitalia celebrates 2nd birthday; 23 million passengers carried in 2010; 137 routes and 79 destinations this winter

The re-born Alitalia is 2 years old this week. How have passenger numbers and load factors this year compared with 2009? What new routes has it started from which Italian airports in the last 12 months? What’s coming up in 2011 and which major European markets are still being avoided?

Turin and Bologna lead Italian airport growth in 2010

Turin and Bologna lead Italian airport growth in 2010

Demand for air travel to, from and within Italy has recovered well in 2010 after falling in 2008 and 2009. For the last few months Turin has seen the highest growth among bigger airports thanks to two airlines. Can you guess which ones and which routes they have started? And which smaller airports are growing […]


New airline routes launched <br/>(30 November - 6 December)

New airline routes launched
(30 November – 6 December)

An entire 54 new routes launched in the last week! Basel, Delhi and Rome Fiumicino saw the most new routes, but we have a full report from all over the world. And most importantly, lots of great pictures to go with it!

Return of the Roman Empire? Rome Fiumicino Airport experiences record year

Return of the Roman Empire? Rome Fiumicino Airport experiences record year

Passenger numbers at Rome’s main airport are up 45% in the last decade, but where does the growth come from? How dominant is Alitalia? Which airlines have announced new routes to the Eternal City and which major airline is rumoured to be next?

AEA passenger numbers up 1.7% in first nine months of 2010; Tarom growing fastest with improved load factors

AEA passenger numbers up 1.7% in first nine months of 2010; Tarom growing fastest with improved load factors

Which AEA airlines are reporting double-digit growth and which are averaging load factors above 80% this year? Demand for travel to which region is growing fastest this year, and which regional market is shrinking? Are load factors generally improving or declining?


germanwings launches Italian offensive with nine new routes from Cologne/Bonn, Stuttgart and Hannover in 2011

germanwings launches Italian offensive with nine new routes from Cologne/Bonn, Stuttgart and Hannover in 2011

While the Brits love to get away to France, the Germans prefer Italy. Lufthansa’s LCC announces nine new routes for next summer but who are the leading airlines in the market? And just how small is Alitalia’s share of traffic?

New routes launched during the last week<br/> (Tuesday 28 September - Monday 4 October):

New routes launched during the last week
(Tuesday 28 September – Monday 4 October):

The last week has seen the launch of 35 new routes, of which eight were filling the void in the Mexican market after Mexicana’s demise. Plenty of cakes were baked to celebrate, but which airline opened a new base at a capital city airport? Which airline has changed its name just after launching two new […]

Alitalia has over half of domestic market but Ryanair is twice as big on international routes; easyJet #1 at Milan Malpensa

Alitalia has over half of domestic market but Ryanair is twice as big on international routes; easyJet #1 at Milan Malpensa

The ‘new’ Alitalia may be a major force on domestic routes but it has less than 15% of international seat capacity. Which airlines are strong at which airports and which are the leading country markets? How many international routes does Alitalia now operate?