Articles Tagged ‘BRU’

Brussels Airlines joins Star Alliance; France, Italy top country markets; still no US routes

Article Thumbnail: Airline AnalysisThis week’s object of attention has a considerable long-haul network, but to one continent only. Which one? And which markets does it dominate? See the Star Alliance joining ceremony featured with pictures and video.

New routes launched during the last week
(Saturday 24 October – Friday 30 October):

Route NewsHere it is: Analysis, pictures and trivia on over 130 new routes that have started during the last seven days, involving over 40 airlines. Sorry if we’ve missed any. Please let us know and we can include them next week.

Europe’s major hubs see fortunes improve; September traffic down just 3%

Article Thumbnail: Market TrendsEurope’s hubs have had mixed fortunes during the last year. Which appear to be doing best and how does traffic this September compare with September 2007? Which two of the 17 hubs examined have grown during this period?


Brussels sees long-haul growth thanks to Jet Airways and US carriers; Aegean and Wind Jet among new carriers for 2009

Article Thumbnail: Airport FocusBrussels’ traffic has still to reach the Sabena-inspired figures of 2000, but growth since 2002 has been steady and the airport is a scissor hub for Jet Airways. What network changes have there been in the last year?

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?

New routes launched during the last fortnight
(Saturday 4 April – Friday 17 April)

Article Thumbnail: Route NewsOver 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!


New routes launched during the last week
(Saturday 28 February – Friday 6 March):

Article Thumbnail: Route NewsAirlines across the world seem to have decided that the beginning of March is a good time to start a new route. This week we have news and analysis on 27 new routes being started by 15 different airlines. Leading the way is Tiger Airways with five new routes, Lufthansa Italia with four new routes from Milan Malpensa and Wataniya Airways with three.

Only two of Europe’s top 6 hubs still growing; Paris CDG overtakes Rome FCO in October

Article Thumbnail: Market TrendsEurope’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!

Athens, Bahrain, Brussels win OAG awards;
Beijing’s memorable Mission Impossible theme scoops annies

Image: annie logoThis week anna.aero was out and about in Kuala Lumpur meeting many of our readers and customers. Times may be tough in the industry but there were plenty of exciting stands promoting tourism and route opportunities. See what caught our eye and who won this year’s coveted Annie awards.


Only two of Europe’s top 6 hubs still growing in July

Article Thumbnail: Market TrendsWhile only two of Europe’s top 6 major hubs reported growth in July, most of the home airports of Europe’s smaller flag-carriers reported traffic growth. Alitalia’s single-hub strategy has helped Rome. The re-timing of Easter had a noticeable impact on traffic at several major airports.

Brussels Airlines avoids major competition by focusing on non-hub destinations

Brussels Airlines avoids major competition by focusing on non-hub destinationsBelgium’s “new” airline has made a solid start in its first year. Without alliance membership it prefers to avoid major hub airports. So where are its top destinations? And how many of its routes are monopolies? Which long-haul markets is it focusing on?

easyJet’s new Geneva routes include first flights to Belgium

Article Thumbnail: Base AnalysiseasyJet gets an eighth aircraft at Geneva and launches several new routes, including its first to Belgium. We analyse easyJet’s Geneva base and reveal what it has dropped to make way for some seasonal routes. Is easyJet bigger than Swiss at GVA? You bet, and we show you who else it’s beating too.