Articles Tagged ‘European flag carriers’
Air France dominates domestic routes from regions; international markets mostly served by foreign carriers
France’s regional airports are mostly dominated by Air France, but mostly they are operating domestic services. If you want to leave the country chances are you’ll need to use a foreign carrier. We look at airline market shares on international routes.
Belgium’s “new” airline has made a solid start in its first year. Without alliance membership it prefers to avoid major hub airports. So where are its top destinations? And how many of its routes are monopolies? Which long-haul markets is it focusing on?
Stockholm is the smallest of SAS’s three major bases and it is coming under increasing pressure from local LCCs. On how many routes does SAS enjoy a monopoly and which are the most competitive routes? Which new destination did it start this week?
With flights to over 150 destinations and over 60% of scheduled seat capacity Lufthansa enjoys a dominant position in Frankfurt. Only two other carriers have at least a 2% share of capacity and little LCC competition. What is the significance of the airline’s US routes and how many new routes has it started in 2008?
LCCs set up by legacy carriers have had little success over the years and LOT appears to be despairing of its own attempt, Centralwings. Last week the summer schedule was radically revamped with many routes axed. The Polish LCC market is highly competitive and Wizz Air, Ryanair and easyJet make for tough competition.
Europe’s fastest growing major hub is home for Iberia. How much competition does Iberia face on its routes? On which destinations does it compete with four other carriers? Iberia’s strength is on routes to Latin America which represent half of Iberia’s ASKs at the airport. But where are the routes to Eastern Europe?
Austrian promotes Vienna as the natural hub to connect West and East Europe. It has recently ditched a lot of long-haul flying but passenger numbers in 2007 were still up 4%. How much competition does it face on its network and which new routes did it open last year? What are its plans for 2008 and how much pressure is SkyEurope now applying?
It may not be as big as it once was at Zurich but Swiss has now firmly re-established itself as the premier carrier at the airport. What competition does it face on its network and on which routes does it have a monopoly? Just how competitive are routes to London and Germany? Which LCCs provide a threat at the airport? And let’s not forget the football!
We know it’s probably never going to happen, but what impact would the demise of Alitalia have at Italy’s three main airports? How many routes would be ‘lost’ and which airports would be most (and least) affected. On which routes does Alitalia compete with four other airlines and where does it have lots of monopoly routes?
Estonia joined the EU in 2004. With a population of just 1.2 million people the airport at Tallinn handled around 1.5 million passengers in 2006, double the number in 2003. National carrier Estonian Air is also growing quickly, but not that quickly. How is the airline performing and what new routes is it adding next year?