Articles Tagged ‘CPH’
Four-way fight on Copenhagen-Nice; newcomer Transavia.com is apparent price leader
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!
Sterling may be gone but its route network lives on in the hands of Cimber Sterling, Norwegian and Transavia. Malaga is now served by five airlines from Copenhagen but which other routes give customers a choice of at least three airlines?
SAS has handled around 25 million passengers for each of the last five years. That looks set to change dramatically this year as major network cutbacks are made. Which long-haul flights have been axed and which have survived, for now? What are the network aims of the new “Core SAS” plan?
The collapse of Sterling last October deprived Copenhagen of its second biggest airline. But our analysis reveals that other carriers have stepped in to more than replace the lost capacity. However, some destinations have not been picked up. To find out which ones, and to see our full analysis, download our spreadsheet.
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).
CRJ and ATR operator Cimber Air has decided to take on some of Sterling’s old routes with some of Sterling’s aircraft. What has Cimber’s network strategy been so far? From where will competition come on its new expanded route network?
Another 17 new routes were started around the world this week by Azul (Brazil), BA (UK), Cebu Pacific (Philippines), Cimber Air (Denmark), Eastern Airways (UK), easyJet (UK), JAL (Japan), Mihin Lanka (Sri Lanka), Oman Air (Oman), Turkish Airlines (Turkey), Vivaaerobus (Mexico) and VLM (Netherlands).
A brief lull this week before we have over 50 new routes starting next week. However, BA started a new route to India, easyJet launched four new routes including a domestic French route, and Transavia (a Dutch airline) started a whopping eight new routes from Copenhagen (in Denmark). Ah, the joys of EU liberalisation. Plus new routes from Mexicana, SriLankan and TUIfly.com. Ryanair took the week off but will be back with a bang next week!
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!
Icelandic air traffic reflects local economic problems; Skavsta and Billund regional star performers
The major problems in the Icelandic banking market have taken their toll on the Icelandic air travel market and also been behind the collapse of Copenhagen-based Sterling. What impact has all this had on the region’s biggest airports?
This week sees another batch of new routes launched by airlines from all across the globe including AirTran, Alaska Airlines, Allegiant Air, Bahrain Air, Cebu Pacific, easyJet, Hainan Airlines, Insel Air, LACSA, Maldivian, Norwegian, TAM, Thai AirAsia, Tiger Airways and Volaris. Oh, and Ryanair started some new routes as well. What a surprise.