Articles Tagged ‘Alitalia’

New Alitalia celebrates 1st birthday; 21 million passengers in 2009 across 73 destinations

New Alitalia celebrates 1st birthday; 21 million passengers in 2009 across 73 destinationsYes, we know the Alitalia brand has been around for ages but the airline bearing that name now is technically only a year old. What have been its monthly load factors and which destinations and routes have been added and dropped?

Italian airport traffic up 8% in November; Bologna and Bergamo lead the way

Italian airport traffic up 8% in November; Bologna and Bergamo lead the wayItalian demand for air travel appears to be rebounding strongly but the latest figures are deceptive. Why? Which airline has been driving growth at Bologna? Which is growing faster; domestic or international traffic?

New routes launched during the last three weeks (Saturday 19 December – Friday 8 January):

Article Thumbnail: Route NewsOver 40 new routes have been started since mid-December. Countries involved in celebrating new services include Argentina, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Greece, India, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, the Lebanon, Lithuania, Mexico, Netherlands, Serbia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Thailand, the UAE, the UK, the USA and Uzbekistan.


Turin attracts new international routes this month from both Alitalia and Ryanair

Turin attracts new routes from the two leading carriers Alitalia and RyanairIt is now ski season at the airport by the Italian Alps and the two largest airlines at the airport are launching a range of new routes. Which ones? How was the airport traffic affected by the 2006 Winter Olympics? And why is LOT’s only route to Turin from Katowice?

New routes launched during the last week
(Saturday 12 – Friday 18 December)

New routes launched during the last week (Saturday 12 - Friday 18 December)Over 60 new routes this week from 30 airlines. Countries involved in celebrating new services include Australia, Bahamas, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Fiji, France, Germany, Hungary, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Kuwait, Libya, Lithuania, Netherlands, Nepal, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Russia, Singapore, Switzerland, Syria, Thailand, Turkey, the UAE, the UK, and the USA. Phew, I guess that’s what you’d call global coverage

AEA passenger numbers down 7.2% in 2009; load factors down 2.1 points

nl041209-trend-aea-100.jpgOverall traffic is recovering somewhat, but which region markets are growing? And which AEA member airlines reported load factors in the low-cost airline range this summer?


Milan Malpensa now easyJet’s second busiest base; Ryanair’s Bergamo base is similar size

Airline AnalysiseasyJet’s main Italian base has grown rapidly since 2006. But how many flights and routes does it serve compared with Ryanair at Bergamo? Which is easyJet’s nearest rival at Malpensa? It’s not Alitalia…

Italy: Alitalia still dominant on domestic routes; 3rd behind Ryanair/easyJet on intl/EU

Article ThumbAlitalia recently reported some traffic and financial results for the first half of 2009. But what are its network strengths and weaknesses? Which are the leading country markets from Italy and which airports are growing in 2009?

Alitalia most expensive on Brussels – Milan route; customers have a choice of five carriers

Article Thumbnail: FarewatchAlitalia, Brussels Airlines, easyJet, Lufthansa Italia and Ryanair all offer at least double-daily flights between Brussels and Milan. How do fares compare during the next six months for a 2-night stay originating in Brussels? Is Ryanair the cheapest?


Alitalia re-born with smaller network; drops six EU capitals among 30 cities no longer served; now controls over 50% of domestic capacity

Article Thumbnail: Lead StoryAlitalia started life as a private company this week with a considerably smaller network than a year ago, despite merging with Air One. Which EU capital cities are among 30 destinations no longer served and how dominant will it be in the domestic market?

Bologna opens door for Ryanair to become leading carrier in 2009

Article Thumbnail: Airport AnalysisNo airline carried more than 20% of Bologna’s passengers in 2007 with Meridiana the leading airline. Some LCCs like easyJet and Vueling have abandoned the airport but Ryanair started six routes in October and plans to add 11 more next spring. Which other airlines have a significant presence?

Air One number two (and growing) in Italian domestic market; international routes being cut back for winter

Article Thumbnail: Base analysisAir One grew by over 20% in 2007 and plans to grow again this winter even though its longer-term future is far from clear as it gets ready for possible merger/integration with Alitalia. What market share does it have at key Italian airports?