Articles Tagged ‘easyJet base’
Since opening its Dortmund base in July 2004, easyJet has only grown its route network from eight to 11 routes and there have been some high profile casualties along the way. We look at easyJet’s monthly load factors by route for 2007 and see whether the newest routes are likely to survive.
Alitalia has axed 75% of its capacity at MXP and is no longer the leading airline at the airport. Who is? Which routes that Alitalia dumped are served by other airlines and which have been lost? Which carrier has burst onto the scene and what is Lufthansa planning?
easyJet has helped London Luton airport develop traffic from under two million passengers in 1995 to over 10 million in the last 12 months. It may not be easyJet’s biggest base anymore but it still serves over 30 destinations from the airport. Which routes have bitten the dust along the way and what competition do other LCCs provide at the airport?
Switzerland’s second airport broke through the 10 million barrier in 2007 and saw Qatar Airways add new connections to Doha and New York. easyJet now has over 30% of scheduled capacity and LCCs account for over 40% of traffic. The UK is the number one country market and the importance of the ski market is clear from the seasonality profile.
easyJet inherited a base at Bristol when it acquired Go. Since then it has trebled the route network and now accounts for around half of all traffic at the airport. What are its latest routes and which have fallen by the wayside? How come it now has a monopoly on all its domestic routes? And what threat does Ryanair’s new base there pose?
A new terminal and not one, but two new runways in 2006 gave Madrid’s airport a wonderful base for future development. The market has responded and easyJet, Ryanair and Vueling have all opened new bases there resulting in 14% growth in 2007. How big is the domestic market and which are the fastest growing routes? How dominant is Iberia?
Despite a franchise agreement with British Airways until 2010, the Bland Group, easyJet andBA have come to an arrangement that sees easyJet acquire GB Airways. This will give it even more power at London Gatwick. Where does GB Airways fly and how does it compare with easyJet’s network?
Last week’s announcement that easyJet would base two aircraft in Lyon next summer was big news for the French regional airport. Which routes has easyJet announced and who will it compete with on the routes? What is the existing traffic mix between various country destinations? Which route will see two LCCs go head-to-head this winter?
easyJet’s base in Berlin has grown rapidly since it started in 2004. easyJet’s other German base, started at nearly the same time, has a rather lower profile. Which routes have been dropped since operations began? How seasonal are the route load factors? Which other carriers are competing for passengers at the airport? What are current fares like?
Suddenly Belfast is the place to be. First Ryanair announces services at Belfast City, now Aer Lingus plans to base three aircraft at Belfast International. How is it finding slots for its planned Heathrow service? Who will it be competing against on its other routes? And what makes the new Budapest route unusual?