Articles Tagged ‘Fares’

Wizz Air set to shake up Paris-Prague market; SkyEurope 35% cheaper than Air France

Article Thumbnail: FarewatchThis week we look at a west-east route involving five carriers though Air France and Czech Airlines are code-share partners. How does SmartWings compare with the likes of SkyEurope and Wizz Air?

Nice airport welcomes 11 airlines starting new routes since early 2008

Article Thumbnail: Airport FocusFrance’s biggest regional airport served 10 million passengers last year but how is traffic developing in 2009? Which airlines have started new routes in the last year and to which destinations? What is it about Copenhagen? And what the heck is MIPIM and why is it important?

Four-way fight on Copenhagen-Nice; newcomer Transavia.com is apparent price leader

Article Thumbnail: FarewatchFour-way fight on Copenhagen-Nice; newcomer Transavia.com is apparent price leader


Aer Lingus joins battle with easyJet and Monarch on Gatwick-Faro

Article Thumbnail: FarewatchFarewatch returns with a look at a popular UK leisure route. Our analysis reveals which of the LCCs is cheapest and how much more expensive BA is? But how much are the hidden charges and how do airlines revenue manage Bank Holidays?

Ryanair’s new Birmingham routes offer broad range of fares

Ryanair’s new Birmingham routes offer broad range of faresOur analysis of available one-way fares from BHX on Ryanair’s new flights reveals a wide variety of fares, even allowing for sector distance differences. Where are the best bargains and where is selling well? And how much does Ryanair charge for ‘basics’ like check-in and baggage these days?

Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport: Delta keeps Cincinnati the most expensive US airport

Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport: Delta keeps Cincinnati the most expensive US airportFor two years Cincinnati has topped the US DOT’s analysis of air fares at US airports. Delta’s experiment with Simplifares back in 2005 helped, but last year average fares were over 80% higher than the national average. Yet airport charges are below the national average.


Milan Bergamo to Bucharest Baneasa: Blue Air, MyAir.com and Wizz Air battle it out

Milan Bergamo to Bucharest Baneasa: Blue Air, MyAir.com and Wizz Air battle it outAmazingly there are three LCCs competing head-to-head on this route connecting two secondary airports. Blue Air, MyAir.com and Wizz Air each operate between four and six weekly flights. Who is cheapest for flights booked now for travel in the next fortnight? What happens on days when all three carriers operate? We reveal all!

Northwest uses dominance at MSP to keep fares high

Northwest uses dominance at MSP to keep fares highNorthwest’s two biggest hubs at MSP and Detroit are very similar in size. We take a closer look at Northwest’s network from MSP and see what competition they face. How much has traffic grown in recent years? What role do partner airlines play? And which relatively unknown local independent airline is the second largest at MSP?

New Heathrow to US carriers – Competition keeps New York fares in check

New Heathrow to US carriers - Competition keeps New York fares in checkWith four new US carriers finally breaking into ‘Fortress Heathrow’ we look at how business and leisure fares vary on the new routes being offered by Continental, Delta, Northwest and US Airways. Which route is the most expensive and which two airlines offer identical fares on similar routes? How do fares compare for US and UK residents?


Air fares in Texas are surprisingly expensive despite Southwest’s presence

Air fares in Texas are surprisingly expensive despite Southwest’s presenceSouthwest may have been born in Texas and be dominant at several of the state’s smaller airports but what are fares like at the two largest airports in the state, Dallas/Fort Worth and Houston Bush? What according to the US DOT have been the fare premiums at the airports during the first three quarters of 2007?

AirBaltic beaten by LCCs on top four Riga routes

AirBaltic beaten by LCCs on top four Riga routesThis week we look at the four busiest routes from Riga Airport – Berlin, Dublin, London and Stockholm. AirBaltic competes against either easyJet or Ryanair on each of these routes though often to different airports. Can AirBaltic match the two leading European LCCs? Does Easter have an impact on fares?

Bordeaux tops easyJet pricing from Luton

Bordeaux tops easyJet pricing from LutonBeing an off-peak month there are plenty of cheap flights to be had with easyJet in February, even if booked at relatively short notice. Which markets are currently the most expensive and where are there bargains to be had? How much of a factor is sector length and what impact is Wizz Air having on some routes?