Articles Tagged ‘ATH’
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.
Another quiet week on the new route front as several planned new routes fail to materialise. That leaves us this week with American Airlines, Cimber Sterling, Estonian Air Regional and Manx2.com. But who gets our Cake Of The Week award?
Athens is increasingly dominating airport traffic in Greece but what’s happening at the island airports? Which is growing faster – domestic or international traffic? And which two countries are top for generating in-bound tourists?
Aegean and Athens Airways providing growing competition to Olympic; Athens welcomes Air Arabia and Etihad
Greece is seeing growing airline competition but which new routes have Aegean and Athens Airways started in the last year? Which LCCs serve the airport and who operates to where?
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!
This weekend sees the start of the summer season and our analysis reveals that airlines at European airports are offering around 5% fewer seats compared with a year ago. We look at the leading airports, airlines and country markets and see which are growing fastest (if at all) and which are in decline (and by how much).
Ground-breaking new routes this week from AirAsia X and Southwest (hello Minneapolis/St Paul) while there are also new services being started by AeroMexico, AirAsia, AirTran, Athens Airways, City Airline, TUIfly.com and Turkish Airlines.
New routes this week from Air Algerie (Algeria), AirTran (USA), Allegiant Air (USA), Athens Airways (Greece), Turkish Airlines (Turkey), V Australia (Australia) and Wizz Air (Romania).
New routes this week from AeroMexico (Mexico), Alaska Airlines (USA), Athens Airways (Greece), Blue1 (Finland), Cimber Sterling (Denmark), easyJet (France), Jet2.com (UK), Mexicana (Mexico) and Virgin America (USA).
Europe’s major hubs are mostly losing passengers, especially Madrid where things have changed a lot in a short period. Among secondary hubs only three out of 11 are still growing. Can you guess which ones? You may be surprised!
This week sees another batch of new routes launched by Aegean Airlines, AirAsia X, Alaska Airlines, Allegiant Air, Belle Air, Cebu Pacific, China Southern, Norwegian, Porter Airlines, Ryanair (just one new route this week!) and Sama.
Alitalia is not the only European flag carrier trying to rescue itself from oblivion. Olympic of Greece is trying (again) to engineer a new beginning with some private capital. How competitive is life at Athens? Which carriers are adding to Olympic’s misery?