Articles Tagged ‘CPH’
Sterling collapse leaves opportunities at Copenhagen; Norwegian and easyJet already taking advantage
Sterling’s collapse wipes out 10% of capacity at Copenhagen. Which other airports will suffer most from the airline’s demise? How many routes did it operate last summer and which routes are already being cherry-picked by ravenous competitors?
This week’s new routes are provided by Aer Lingus, airBaltic, Allegiant Air, easyJet, Indian Airlines, IndiGo, Kingfisher Red and Ryanair. The PR departments at easyJet (five new routes) and IndiGo (four new routes) have been kept busiest. We also report on the start of a new airline, GeorgiaSkies.
News, photos and analysis of new routes started this week. Among the new routes, Aeroflot has brought back its daily service between Moscow Sheremetyevo and Khabarovsk, Allegiant Air has introduced a twice-weekly flight from Las Vegas to Casper, Jet Airways has added four new destinations on its route map: Pune, Visakhapatnam, Goa and Muscat. Wizz Air has moved its service from Sofia to Barcelona, serving Girona and Cimber air has launched four daily flights between Copenhagen and Aarhus.
While 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.
Skavsta and Billund only Nordic airports growing at least 10% in May and June;
Oslo gaining on Copenhagen
We take a look at how airport traffic has developed in the second quarter of 2008 at the major airports serving the Nordic countries. Whose airports were most affected by the re-timing of Easter and how is the battle among the ‘big-3′ shaping up?
A country that has removed a tax on aviation? Surely some mistake. But what effect has it had on Danish air travel, especially in the domestic market? Apart from Copenhagen which other Danish airports have international services and what impact are LCCs having in the country? What role have bridges played in recent traffic trends?
Now that the ownership of the airline has settled down, Scandinavia’s biggest LCC is inching towards profitability. How is it competing with SAS at this key European hub airport? What share of the market does it have and which destinations has it recently added to its network. How much of the Maersk Air network that it inherited has survived?
Passengers wanting to travel between the two busiest airports in Scandinavia have a choice of three carriers – SAS, Sterling and FlyNordic. How are the two LCCs combining to provide a serious alternative? Who has the cheapest fares for day return trips for the next fortnight? Does it matter if your journey begins in Stockholm or Copenhagen?