Articles Tagged ‘easyJet’

Marseille’s growth driven by Ryanair’s international routes; TGV took one million air passengers on Paris route

Article Thumbnail: Airport AnalysisThe opening of Europe’s first dedicated low-cost terminal in late 2006 has helped Marseille attract several LCCs. Ryanair now flies to more destinations than Air France but where has it failed to make an impression? How significant is the North African market?

New routes launched during the last week
Saturday 27 September – Friday 3 October

Article Thumbnail: News in BriefThis 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.

easyJet achieves “double”; highest load factors and fastest growth among Europe’s major LCCs

Article Thumbnail: Market TrendseasyJet is on a roll thanks to absorbing GB Airways earlier this year. Just for once it’s growing faster than Ryanair and has higher load factors. But what’s happening at the other LCCs like Germanwings, SkyEurope and Vueling? Which two LCCs failed to reach 80% LF in August?


Wizz Air and Ryanair dominate Polish LCC landscape; Centralwings to end scheduled flights this month

Article Thumbnail: Lead StoryLOT’s decision to scrap scheduled services operated by its LCC Centralwings will have an impact on the fast-growing UK-Poland market. But how many other LCCs operate to Poland? And which are the biggest country markets for LCCs?

Basel back on growth track after easyJet cuts impact winter demand

Image: Basel back on growth track after easyJet cuts impact winter demandBasel suffered when Swissair collapsed but was rescued in 2004 by the arrival of easyJet, now the airport’s #1 customer. But easyJet has dropped routes to Paris and Munich and traffic was down over the winter. But now Ryanair operates to five airports and Swiss has added new destinations.

UK still #1 growth market for Ryanair and easyJet; Ryanair growing fast in Spain, easyJet in France

LeadEurope’s two LCC heavyweights added more new routes than anyone else in the last 12 months. But in which countries do they have their biggest presence? And which country markets experienced most growth? And where do they manage to avoid each other?


easyJet still European LCC load factor champion; now also fastest-growing

Domestic airline traffic tumbles across EuropeThanks to its acquisition of GB Airways easyJet grew faster than Ryanair in June and had better load factors. Germanwings finally reported growth again while Air Berlin went the other way. Soon to be ‘married’ clickair and Vueling continue to deliver the lowest loads among reporting LCCs.

New routes launched during the last week
(Saturday 12 July – Friday 18 July 2008)

Global new routes round-up (Saturday 12 July - Friday 18 July 2008)News, commentary and photos on routes launched this week by Air New Zealand, Alaska Airlines, Cebu Pacific, Delta Air Lines, easyJet, Jin Air and SkyEurope.

Germany: easyJet slow to develop Dortmund as second German base

Germany: easyJet slow to develop Dortmund as second German baseSince 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.


European LCCs; SkyEurope joins Germanwings in reporting negative growth in April – easyJet passes 40 million mark

European LCCs; SkyEurope joins Germanwings in reporting negative growth in April - easyJet passes 40 million markThe retiming of Easter this year impacted Europe’s LCCs in April with load factors mostly down compared to March. Which LCC still reported 20% growth and how does clickair compare with its rivals in load factor terms?

Ryanair drives down average frequency of low-cost routes

Ryanair drives down average frequency of low-cost routesHaving started almost 190 new routes in the last six months (no, honest!) it’s no surprise that some of Ryanair’s new routes are low frequency. Among Europe’s LCCs this reduction in average frequency is a clear trend (with a couple of notable exceptions). Who is the master of the low-frequency network?

Aer Lingus provides serious opposition to easyJet and Ryanair on London-Belfast route

farewatch.pngBy entering the Belfast – London market this week Aer Lingus has voluntarily taken on competing against Ryanair, easyJet, flybe, bmi and CityJet. We look to see who’s undercutting who as we compare day return fares for the next two weeks. How competitive are Aer Lingus against Ryanair and easyJet? You may be surprised!