Articles Tagged ‘DUB’
Ireland braces for impact of air travel tax; omens not good as Ryanair reduces Dublin fleet from 22 to 17
Following 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
Ryanair 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?
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!
This 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
Aer 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?
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.
News, commentary and photos on routes launched this week by Aer Arann, Bahrain Air, Etihad, Ryanair and Southwest.
News, commentary and photos on routes launched this week by Ryanair, Volareweb and Wizz Air.