Articles Tagged ‘DUB’

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?

New routes launched during the last week
(Saturday 15 August – Friday 21 August)

Article Thumbnail: Route NewsThings pick up again this week, though some routes originally scheduled to start this week have been put back. But we still have Southwest’s arrival in Boston, several new routes from Norwegian, a new country market for AirAsia and Jet Airways adding flights to Dubai. Plus China Eastern, Donbassaero, SA Airlink and TACA.

Ireland braces for impact of air travel tax; omens not good as Ryanair reduces Dublin fleet from 22 to 17

Article Thumbnail: Lead StoryFollowing in the footsteps of some other EU countries Ireland is introducing a tax on air travel to help swell the government’s coffers. Ryanair has plenty to say on the matter, Aer Lingus surprisingly little. How has traffic developed at Irish airports recently?


“RyanAer’s” combination in Dublin would have far less impact than Lufthansa’s dominance of Frankfurt

Article Thumbnail: Lead StoryRyanair has made a second bid for Ireland’s national carrier. But how dominant would the combined airline be at Dublin? Which other capital city airports across Europe have the top two carriers sharing over 80% of seat capacity? Where does one carrier have over 60%? Where else are LCCs ranked second to flag carriers?

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!

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.


Aer Lingus facing increasing direct competition from Ryanair in Dublin; UK and US routes account for over 40% of capacity

Article Thumbnail: Base AnalysisAer Lingus is now a low-cost airline, though not as low-cost as arch-rival and investor Ryanair. Aer Lingus now faces direct or indirect competition from Ryanair on over half of its European routes. But where does it still have a monopoly?

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.

New routes launched during the last week
(Saturday 2 August – Friday 8 August 2008)

Logo: News in BriefNews, commentary and photos on routes launched this week by Aer Arann, Bahrain Air, Etihad, Ryanair and Southwest.


New routes launched during the last week
(Saturday 19 July – Friday 25 July 2008)

Image: New routes launched during the last weekNews, commentary and photos on routes launched this week by Ryanair, Volareweb and Wizz Air.