Articles Tagged ‘Dusseldorf’

airberlin's A330 to Q400 network analysed (basically the focus remains on price-sensitive Med leisure markets)

airberlin’s A330 to Q400 network analysed (basically the focus remains on price-sensitive Med leisure markets)

airberlin’s CEO unexpectedly resigned last week after another disappointing set of financial figures. The airline’s network strategy remains confused and possibly too diverse. We analyse the network by geographic segment, airport, and weekly frequency, as well as summarising the routes heading for the door marked ‘exit’.

airberlin's still evolving network strategy sees more than 30 routes dropped and over 40 added during the last year

airberlin’s still evolving network strategy sees more than 30 routes dropped and over 40 added during the last year

As airberlin moves ever further away from its charter roots and prepares to embrace alliance membership, we take a closer look at which routes have been ditched in the last 12 months. Which domestic airport is no longer served? And what’s happened to the two routes that airberlin moved between London airports earlier this year?

Düsseldorf welcomes Eurovision Song Contest; 20 million passengers possible in 2011; airberlin adding six routes

Düsseldorf welcomes Eurovision Song Contest; 20 million passengers possible in 2011; airberlin adding six routes

Germany is hosting this week’s Eurovision Song Contest with many extra visitors passing through Düsseldorf’s airport. But how has the airport evolved during the last decade? Which are the leading country markets and which new routes have already started operating in 2011?


Competition grows between Lufthansa and airberlin; going head-to-head on 20 routes at both Munich and Düsseldorf

Competition grows between Lufthansa and airberlin; going head-to-head on 20 routes at both Munich and Düsseldorf

Germany’s two biggest airlines are increasingly stepping on each other’s toes. How do frequencies compare on the leading domestic routes and which major route does Lufthansa still have a monopoly on? On which routes from which airports do the two airlines now go head-to-head?

TAP plugs gaps in European network with addition of Athens, Düsseldorf, Manchester and Vienna

TAP plugs gaps in European network with addition of Athens, Düsseldorf, Manchester and Vienna

Portugal’s flag-carrier announced six new European destinations last week. Four of them filled major gaps in the airline’s network. But which three major European air travel destinations does the airline still not serve (although it has in the past)?

Air France doubles international network from Toulouse with addition of two new German routes to Hamburg and Düsseldorf

Air France doubles international network from Toulouse with addition of two new German routes to Hamburg and Düsseldorf

Air France may be the biggest carrier at Toulouse Blagnac airport but it currently only operates two international routes (both to Italy). From November it will add two German routes. On which one will it face low-cost competition?


German air travel tax will result in further fall in domestic demand; Lufthansa and airberlin dominate main routes

German air travel tax will result in further fall in domestic demand; Lufthansa and airberlin dominate main routes

Unlike France and the UK, Germany’s domestic air travel network is not focussed on one large city. But how have the top 10 domestic routes evolved during the last decade? Which is the only monopoly route and the only one served by a proper LCC?

airberlin adds a dozen new routes from its Düsseldorf base; will serve 77 destinations this summer in 25 countries

airberlin adds a dozen new routes from its Düsseldorf base; will serve 77 destinations this summer in 25 countries

Germany’s two major airlines go head-to-head at Düsseldorf but which are airberlin’s leading country markets from the airport? Which new routes has it added since last summer and what sort of niche routes does it operate?

German airport traffic up in November and December; Memmingen and Weeze both grow over 50% thanks to LCCs

German airport traffic up in November and December; Memmingen and Weeze both grow over 50% thanks to LCCs

Passenger numbers at Germany’s biggest airports were down 4.6% in 2009 but several smaller airports reported impressive growth thanks to LCCs. And which airports have grown slowest over the last 15 years?


Competition intensifies between Lufthansa and airberlin; airlines now going head-to-head on 17 routes from Dűsseldorf

Article Thumbnail: Lead StoryWhen not busy acquiring new airlines and forging new international tie-ups Germany’s two biggest airlines have started bumping into each other on international routes. On how many of Germany’s leading domestic routes do they compete?

Dűsseldorf reaches 18 million passengers; airberlin and Lufthansa vie for supremacy

Article Thumbnail: Airport AnalysisDespite having two runways Dűsseldorf airport has a movement limit of just 45 per hour. This has suppressed demand at the airport but also means traffic has fallen less than at many other airports. Which routes have been won and lost in the last year?