Articles Tagged ‘Euro LCC trends’

Grounding planes in winter improves profitability: The new network planning reality explored among Europe’s airlines

Grounding planes in winter improves profitability: The new network planning reality explored among Europe’s airlines

We all know about Ryanair grounding 80 aircraft last winter but by how much did other European LCCs cut their capacity between July 2011 and January 2012? How does this compare with the year before? And how much have Europe’s legacy carriers started to follow this behaviour?

Vueling, Europe's 4th biggest LCC, reveals major expansion in Barcelona; network to grow from 47 to 70 destinations

Vueling, Europe’s 4th biggest LCC, reveals major expansion in Barcelona; network to grow from 47 to 70 destinations

How big is Vueling compared with Europe’s other major LCCs? What market share does it already have in Barcelona and what makes it different from the other LCCs serving the airport? Which destinations are new this summer and what competition will Vueling face? And at which airports is it cutting capacity this summer?

easyJet and Ryanair can both claim to operate biggest low-cost base in Europe (depending on what is measured)

easyJet and Ryanair can both claim to operate biggest low-cost base in Europe (depending on what is measured)

So which are the biggest low-cost airline bases in Europe? We rank them both in terms of destinations served and number of flights offered. Which other carriers apart from easyJet and Ryanair make it into the top 12? Which airport/airline combinations make it into only one of the two rankings?


Europe’s LCCs face challenging market; growth slowing in 2011 as market conditions conspire against them

Europe’s LCCs face challenging market; growth slowing in 2011 as market conditions conspire against them

What strange statistical phenomenon relating to Europe’s biggest LCCs took place in February and March which hadn’t been seen before? Which LCCs are growing (and which aren’t) and what key network developments have there been recently? What are the key highlights in the coming weeks and months?

easyJet's founder doesn't like 'rapid' growth; germanwings, Norwegian, Ryanair, Wizz Air will all grow faster this summer

easyJet’s founder doesn’t like ‘rapid’ growth; germanwings, Norwegian, Ryanair, Wizz Air will all grow faster this summer

Sir Stelios has quit the board in protest at the airline’s growth plans. But how do they compare with other major LCCs in Europe? Who is growing fastest and which milestone will Ryanair pass this summer?

Ryanair carried 65 million passengers last year; that’s 40% more than easyJet (46.1m)

Article Thumbnail: Market TrendsEurope’s LCCs continued to evolve (and mostly grow) in 2009. So who is #2 behind easyJet and Ryanair? Which second-tier LCC has already announced plans for a new base in 2010? Which had the highest (and lowest) load factors?


Vueling completes clickair merger, SkyEurope fails and easyJet still tops load factor rankings

Article Thumbnail: Market TrendsOur analysis of European LCCs has been shaken up by recent developments in Slovakia and Spain. How do load factors compare with a year ago and which country’s LCCs are struggling to grow?

Italy the focus for much of Ryanair and easyJet’s expansion in last 12 months; Spanish flights up over 20%

Article Thumbnail: Lead StoryEurope’s two leading LCCs may have grown at quite different rates in the last year but their network strategies have had something in common. But how have they developed in their home markets?

Mixed fortunes for Europe’s LCCs in 2009 Q2; Norwegian traffic up almost 25% in May, SkyEurope down 37%

Mixed fortunes for Europe’s LCCs in 2009 Q2Four out of eight tracked European LCCs grew in the second quarter of 2009. Which ones? And how do reported load factors in May and June compare with a year ago?


Norwegian and Ryanair still growing; SkyEurope traffic down almost 40% as Easter moves to April

Article Thumbnail: Market TrendsFor the second straight month only Norwegian and Ryanair reported growth among our basket of data-friendly LCCs in March. How did load factors compare this March with last year and which airlines saw an improvement despite Easter’s shift?

Major European LCCs; Ryanair growth slows to single digits while easyJet carried fewer passengers in February

Article Thumbnail: Market TrendsEven Europe’s LCCs are finding life tough at present. Only two reported growth in February and easyJet was not one of them. Which airlines are shrinking fastest and how did reported load factors in February compare with January?

Major European LCCs; only easyJet, Norwegian and Ryanair still growing in November but load factors are up

Article Thumbnail: Market TrendsEurope’s major LCCs are not immune from the industry’s current problems. Several are no longer growing but the good news is that capacity cutbacks for winter have resulted in improved load factors for most of the carriers examined.