Articles Tagged ‘European domestic trends’
Domestic traffic down in four major EU markets in 2010; AEA report 2% domestic growth but other carriers make cuts
Traffic overall was up in Europe in 2010 but what happened in the domestic markets? We take a closer look at the biggest ones and find one country which bucked the overall trend. Which country had the greatest difference between domestic growth and overall growth?
The great anna.aero European domestic fare comparison; 30 routes in seven countries on seven city-pairs compared
We compare day return air fares for this week and next February across seven European countries and see if LCCs are really that much cheaper than legacy carriers. Which route has the cheapest fares and which airline is the most expensive?
easyJet (Lyon) and Ryanair (Marseille) prove French domestic routes can be stimulated
In case anyone was in any doubt easyJet and Ryanair are demonstrating how the French respond to lower fares on domestic routes not involving Paris. They travel more, lots more. We have the figures that reveal the truth.
Latest European data reveals scale of air travel downturn in biggest EU markets
Our latest survey of airport data reveals which countries have seen the biggest slump in air travel demand in recent months. November was bad but initial figures for December suggest it was not as bad. Has the bottom of the slump already been reached?
Flybe heading for #1 in UK domestic market; overall demand down around 4% in 2008
Low-cost airlines helped stimulate the UK domestic market by around 70% between 1996 and 2005. London routes dominate the passenger rankings but which other UK city is well represented? Flybe is now on track to overtake easyJet as the biggest airline in the market. How has it done this?
Air Berlin gaining ground on Lufthansa in Germany by acquisition and mergers; more consolidation likely as airport traffic falls 1% in August for first time in 6 years
Germany’s airports suffered a drop in demand in August for the first time in six years. With consolidation still ongoing how dominant is Lufthansa in the domestic market and which country markets are growing fastest?
Domestic air traffic down in all eight major European markets in August; Portugal tops international growth league
Demand for domestic air travel appears to be suffering most across Europe’s major country markets. Some countries have a valid excuse (like Italy and Spain) but even international growth was sluggish in August with only Portugal managing more than 5% growth.
Domestic airline traffic tumbles across Europe
AEA member airlines report a 5% drop in domestic traffic in May while within Europe and on North Atlantic routes growth is below 5%. Alitalia’s capacity cutbacks appear to have hurt load factors as well, while KLM continues to be the master at filling its aircraft. Which five second-tier flag carriers saw traffic fall in May?
Domestic air traffic down in May in five of eight major European markets
Domestic air traffic is suffering in several European countries this year, especially France and the UK. The new Barcelona-Madrid HSR link has even taken its toll on Spanish domestic air travel. But which countries are still growing and how does international traffic compare?
Domestic air traffic under pressure in many EU countries
Domestic air traffic was flat or declined in four major EU countries in 2007. Finland, France, Sweden and the UK witnessed a distinct lack of domestic air travel growth last year while Italy and Spain saw domestic traffic hit new heights. Total airport traffic performed rather better with Italy and Spain again leading the way.
Spain leads way thanks to additional airport capacity and intense airline competition
Which of Europe’s major domestic markets are continuing to flourish and which need some delicate nurturing? What has happened during the traditional July slump in the Nordic markets? One is up 10%, the other is down 10%. Is the UK’s early year slump continuing?