Articles Tagged ‘easyJet’
Basel 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.
Europe’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?
Thanks 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.
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.
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.
European LCCs; SkyEurope joins Germanwings in reporting negative growth in April – easyJet passes 40 million mark
The 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?
Having 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?
By 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!
Europe’s big 2 LCCs are highly profitable and competing fiercely in the European market. Just not with each other. Despite operating from 167 airports between them Ryanair and easyJet only compete head-to-head on 10 routes. We reveal which ones. Both airlines also operate just a single route from many airports. We name them.
England may have lost the Rugby World Cup final but their unexpected presence in the final gave revenue managers of UK LCCs some interesting challenges last week. Which airline with normally tiny fares put a £1,000 return fare into the market? How expensive did easyJet and Flybe get from their various UK airports?
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 has just announced it will start three new French domestic routes in 2008, two of them regional routes not involving Paris. Which are the leading French domestic routes and how has traffic developed since 2000? How much will easyJet need to stimulate demand to get sufficient passengers on their new routes?