Articles Tagged ‘Finnair’

China's regions to welcome new long-haul routes from Etihad (Chengdu/Shanghai) and Finnair (Chongqing)

China’s regions to welcome new long-haul routes from Etihad (Chengdu/Shanghai) and Finnair (Chongqing)

In a curious coincidence two major airlines announced new long-haul routes to regional airports in China on the same day. What did they have to say about their bold network planning decisions, how quickly are these Chinese airports growing and where do they rank among the country’s top 20 airports?

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?

New airline routes launched (24 – 30 May 2011)

New airline routes launched (24 – 30 May 2011)

49 routes started in the last week, eight of which were to the Spanish island Ibiza. But which two airlines launched the same US domestic route? Which Asian low-cost carrier continued expanding with its third international route? And how come there is a new link between Baku in Azerbaijan and Aberdeen in Scotland?


New airline routes launched (10 – 16 May 2011)

New airline routes launched (10 – 16 May 2011)

The last week’s 41 new routes range from a US intra-state service of 360 kilometres to a major 13,800-kilometre intercontinental service. But which new low-cost airline launched operations in the last week? And which network carrier added two new transatlantic routes?

JAL’s international traffic down 30% in 2010 v 2007; ANA’s up 7%; 17% of Finnair's network ASKs on Japanese routes

JAL’s international traffic down 30% in 2010 v 2007; ANA’s up 7%; 17% of Finnair’s network ASKs on Japanese routes

Even before the terrible earthquake and its harrowing consequences, the Japanese air transport market was not having a good start to 2011. JAL’s restructuring means it is shrinking but is it still bigger than ANA on international flights? What share of international traffic do Japan’s two big carriers have and who are the other leading […]

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?


Big year for Estonia as it adopts Euro, Tallinn is European Capital of Culture 2011 and Ryanair opens 10 routes

Big year for Estonia as it adopts Euro, Tallinn is European Capital of Culture 2011 and Ryanair opens 10 routes

So who knew that Estonia’s old currency was called the Kroon? How dominant is Estonian Air in Tallinn, how is its fleet growing and which other carriers are starting new routes in 2011? How many other airports does Estonia have?

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?

Capacity growth at 22 of top 25 European country markets this winter; Greek and Irish stats reflect economic woes

Capacity growth at 22 of top 25 European country markets this winter; Greek and Irish stats reflect economic woes

Our annual review of European winter capacity shows that European capacity is up around 6% this winter, the UK is only just ahead of Germany, Lufthansa is holding off Ryanair and only one of the top 15 airports is reporting a decline.


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?

Stockholm’s city airport Bromma doubles traffic in 10 years, but restrictions limit growth

Stockholm’s city airport Bromma doubles traffic in 10 years, but restrictions limit growth

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?

New routes launched during the last week <br/>(Tuesday 10 August - Monday 16 August):

New routes launched during the last week
(Tuesday 10 August – Monday 16 August):

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.