Articles Tagged ‘Austrian’

Austrian faces uncertain future; will planned capacity growth of 5% for this summer be implemented?

Austrian faces uncertain future; will planned capacity growth of 5% for this summer be implemented?

Lufthansa is getting serious about sorting out Austrian. But what changes are planned for the airline’s summer schedule compared with last summer? Which country markets are growing and which are shrinking? And which destinations have been dropped from Vienna in recent years?

Capacity growth at 22 of top 25 European country markets this winter; Greek and Irish stats reflect economic woes

Capacity growth at 22 of top 25 European country markets this winter; Greek and Irish stats reflect economic woes

Our annual review of European winter capacity shows that European capacity is up around 6% this winter, the UK is only just ahead of Germany, Lufthansa is holding off Ryanair and only one of the top 15 airports is reporting a decline.

New routes launched during the last week<br/> (Tuesday 26 October – Tuesday 2 November)

New routes launched during the last week
(Tuesday 26 October – Tuesday 2 November)

Download the spreadsheet with this week’s 250 new routes and see our fantastic photo coverage of launch celebrations all across the world. Ribbons have been cut in masses, lakes have been emptied for fire brigades to salute the arriving aircraft and the world’s master bakers have worked day and night to bake an amazing selection […]


Iberia-British Airways merger creates third European mega-legacy carrier; each has different global network focus

Iberia-British Airways merger creates third European mega-legacy carrier; each has different global network focus

How do the non-European networks of Europe’s three legacy mega-carriers compare? Who serves most non-European destinations? What’s special about New York JFK and who is the only carrier to make it down under?

Salzburg Airport welcomes germanwings and new services from Scandinavia

nl111209-airport-100.jpgAustria’s second biggest airport is a major gateway to the Alps. How has traffic developed in recent years and what have been the latest developments? Which major LCC has dropped five routes to the airport but is still the third biggest carrier?

Austria’s Vienna base serves 39 airports in Central & Eastern Europe; only six not served by rivals

Austria’s Vienna base serves 39 airports in Central & Eastern Europe; only six not served by rivalsWhile Lufthansa struggles to complete its takeover of Austrian we take a look at how unique (or not) Austrian’s routes to the east are. How has traffic fared in the first six months compared with other European destinations?


New routes launched during the last week
(Saturday 2 May – Friday 8 May):

Article Thumbnail: Route NewsRecession? What recession? The world’s airlines unleashed another 70-plus new routes this week featuring Aegean Airlines, Air Arabia Maroc, Air India Express, Air Malta, airBaltic, airberlin, Air Transat, Allegiant Air, Austrian, Blue1, Cebu Pacific, China Eastern, easyJet, El Al, Etihad, Flybe, Flyglobespan, Germanwings, GOL, Helvetic, Iberia, Intersky, JAT Airways, Jet2.com, LOT, MyAir.com, Northwest, Norwegian, Ryanair, TAAG Angola Airlines, Turkish Airlines, VLM and WestJet. We have photos!

Linz welcomes ACI EUROPE/SMAG conference; traffic up nearly 4% in 2008

Article Thumbnail: Airport FocusLinz is a designated European City of Culture in 2009 and its airport saw traffic grow last year to just over 800,000 passengers. Just three airlines (including one LCC) operate scheduled services to 10 destinations this winter. Which are the key routes and which destinations are served by charter flights?

World Cup matches boost in-bound “tourism” in Belarus; Etihad’s new link to Abu Dhabi

Article Thumbnail: Country FocusDespite being almost as big as the UK and with a population of 10 million, Belarus’ capital airport at Minsk handled less than one million passengers in 2007. How big is national carrier Belavia’s network and which Western airlines operate regular flights to the country?


New routes launched during the last week
Saturday 4 October – Friday 10 October

Article Thumbnail: News in BriefThis week’s new routes are provided by AerArann, Allegiant Air, Austrian, Baboo, jetBlue and Volaris.

Austrian still has no competition on half of its routes; but LCCs have 22% of Vienna capacity

Lead StoryAustrian is looking for a ‘strategic partner’ to help ensure its long term survival. If it has to ‘stand alone’ it will have to cut its fleet and route network. But how much competition is it really facing at Vienna? How does the LCC threat compare with other major European hubs?

Austrian focuses on exploiting eastern connections

Austrian focuses on exploiting eastern connectionsAustrian promotes Vienna as the natural hub to connect West and East Europe. It has recently ditched a lot of long-haul flying but passenger numbers in 2007 were still up 4%. How much competition does it face on its network and which new routes did it open last year? What are its plans for 2008 and how much pressure is SkyEurope now applying?