Articles Tagged ‘Finnair’
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?
The lesser-known Stockholm airport Bromma shows strong growth, but what are the limitations to its expansion? Most flights are domestic, but which international routes are operated? And which ABBA member’s airline is planning to start a service to London City Airport?
Another relatively quiet week for new route launches. But we still have new routes involving airports in Brazil, China, Finland, Germany, Japan, Latvia, Mozambique, Russia, South Africa, Sweden, the UK, the USA and Vietnam.
airberlin announced plans to join the oneworld alliance this week but what does its network offer the other alliance members? Which oneworld hubs does it serve and what presence do oneworld carriers have at airberlin’s biggest bases?
AEA passenger numbers down 5.8% in 2009; back to growth in 2010; Turkish Airlines traffic up 37% in January
Which three of AEA’s 28 member airlines reported growth in 2009? What happened to load factors and which regions are still reporting traffic declines? Which carriers have had a great start to 2010 in terms of traffic growth?
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?
Helsinki 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?
Nearly 40 new routes identified this week from airlines including Air Arabia Maroc, airberlin, AirTran, Allegiant Air, B&H Airlines, bmibaby, Cimber Sterling, easyJet, Finnair, Germania, Germanwings, Jet2.com, jetBlue, Oren Air, Transavia.com, TUIfly.com and US Airways.
Airlines across the world seem to have decided that the beginning of March is a good time to start a new route. This week we have news and analysis on 27 new routes being started by 15 different airlines. Leading the way is Tiger Airways with five new routes, Lufthansa Italia with four new routes from Milan Malpensa and Wataniya Airways with three.
New routes started this week operated by Air Asia, clickair, Finnair, Hainan Airlines, Kingfisher, LAN, Northwest, S7, Sama and Southwest.
Growth at Helsinki airport is being generated by international traffic as domestic traffic has still to return to the levels of eight years ago. Helsinki appears to be a graveyard for LCCs, many of whom have been and gone (or gone bust). But easyJet hopes to change all that in November.
Helsinki has proved a tough nut to crack for LCCs. Even Finnair’s own FlyNordic is based in Sweden! How dominant is Finnair in Finland? How competitive is the domestic market? Just what went wrong for LCCs in Helsinki? And how has Ryanair found a way into the market? We reveal the answers.