Articles Tagged ‘Finland’

Flybe Nordic announces nine new routes; four from Helsinki and five from Tallinn to increase network to 24 routes

Flybe Nordic announces nine new routes; four from Helsinki and five from Tallinn to increase network to 24 routes

Finnair and Flybe’s takeover of Finncomm has been completed and the new owners have wasted no time in announcing nine new routes, eight of which involve at least one Finnish airport. Which is the odd one out? What competition will Flybe face on these new routes and how many destinations will now be served from […]

Finnair-Flybe partnership enters Battle of the Baltics

Finnair-Flybe partnership enters Battle of the Baltics

Finnair and Flybe have formed a joint venture to take over Finncomm and create Flybe Nordic, but how big is the Finnish domestic market, how has it developed in recent years and who are the key players? What hints have the new owners given about Flybe Nordic’s future network strategy?

Nordic airports reporting solid growth in 2010-11; Keflavik, Gothenburg and Malmö all up more than 20% in May

Nordic airports reporting solid growth in 2010-11; Keflavik, Gothenburg and Malmö all up more than 20% in May

Since last April’s volcanic incident, the major Nordic airports have (nearly) all reported solid, uninterrupted growth. But which airports reported the best year-on-year growth in May, and how did the region’s capital airports fare in 2010 compared with 2009 and 2008?


Aegean/Olympic merger denied due to domestic dominance; but how monopolistic are other domestic EU markets?

Aegean/Olympic merger denied due to domestic dominance; but how monopolistic are other domestic EU markets?

So the EU has thwarted plans to create a single major Greek airline because of the resultant lack of domestic competition. But how do other European domestic markets compare? Which country is currently the most monopolistic? And the least?

Lapland's six airports gearing up for peak travel season

Lapland’s six airports gearing up for peak travel season

Just how seasonal is passenger demand at Lapland’s six airports? How many passengers did they handle in 2009? And which are the leading country markets for visitors in winter? Which LCC will start serving one of them next year and which are the leading charter airlines?

Norwegian latest LCC to try its luck basing aircraft in Helsinki; three 737s will operate 13 routes next summer

Norwegian latest LCC to try its luck basing aircraft in Helsinki; three 737s will operate 13 routes next summer

Helsinki and LCCs. Not, so far, a marriage made in heaven. But Norwegian is getting serious and hopes to succeed where Buzz, clickair, FlyMe, Flying Finn, Sterling, vbird and Volareweb (remember all of them?) failed. What competition will it face on its planned network?


Ireland and UK lag rest of Europe; taxation changes across Europe as Germany launches eco-tax from January

Ireland and UK lag rest of Europe; taxation changes across Europe as Germany launches eco-tax from January

How have Europe’s major country markets performed during the last three years? We look at monthly traffic trends for 12 European countries and identify the winners and losers. What can we expect in 2011?

Ryanair finally embraces Greece; Allegiant moves in on Myrtle Beach; Flydubai adds two new routes; Tel Aviv attracts new airlines; airBaltic finds Finland fertile

Ryanair finally embraces Greece; Allegiant moves in on Myrtle Beach; Flydubai adds two new routes; Tel Aviv attracts new airlines; airBaltic finds Finland fertile

Finally, Ryanair is starting to serve Stelios’ home market but with initially just 12 weekly flights. Allegiant is developing Myrtle Beach as a new focus city and airBaltic sees growth opportunities in Finland. And which carriers are adding Tel Aviv to their summer networks?

Finnair retires MD-11s; Asian routes now account for half of capacity; scheduled load factor up 11 points in three years

Finnair retires MD-11s; Asian routes now account for half of capacity; scheduled load factor up 11 points in three years

Finnair’s passenger numbers haven’t changed much in a decade but the network has. Where has capacity been added and where has it been removed and which are the leading country markets?


OpenSkies heads for Washington, Norwegian for Helsinki, Jet Airways for Johannesburg and easyJet for Pristina; Frontier beats Ryanair for new route announcements

OpenSkies heads for Washington, Norwegian for Helsinki, Jet Airways for Johannesburg and easyJet for Pristina; Frontier beats Ryanair for new route announcements

A fascinating batch of new route announcements this week ranging from new inter-continental services from Jet Airways and OpenSkies to niche UK domestic routes using Jetstream 31s. But which new route has riled Flybe and is airBaltic off to Iran or not?

SAS’s troubles impacting Scandinavian airport traffic; Stockholm Skavsta still growing

Market TrendsCopenhagen received many famous visitors last week for the IOC’s vote on the location of the 2016 summer Olympics, but is the Danish capital still the leading airport in the Nordic region?

Helsinki dominates Finnish airport traffic; international traffic driving growth

Helsinki dominates Finnish airport trafficHelsinki airport is becoming ever more dominant in Finland but how have individual country markets fared in 2009? What is the traffic mix at Finland’s other airports?