Articles Tagged ‘FMM’
You know what? It wasn’t all Ryanair this week. We also have great coverage from Qatar Airways’ two route launches, Avianova’s new operations from Sheremetyevo, easyJet and Norwegian in Malta, Meridiana in Helsinki and much, much more.
Quite a busy week with new routes from airlines based in Australia, Bahrain, China, India, Iraq, Ireland, Latvia, Oman, Romania, Russia, Ukraine, the UAE, the UK and the USA.
This week’s new routes involved airports in China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Italy, New Zealand, the Philippines, Poland, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, the UK and the USA. But who wins our prestigious weekly awards?
Only three of Germany’s top 20 airports have reported growth this year. How have Lufthansa’s two hubs at Frankfurt and Munich performed? And which new airport is heading for top 20 status?
We found 15 airlines who this week took the plunge and started (or in some cases re-started) new routes. These include new domestic services in Australia, Russia and the USA plus international routes involving Brazil, Croatia, Germany, India, Italy, Malaysia, Morocco, Netherlands, Panama, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Ukraine, USA and Venezuela.
Major European LCCs; Ryanair growth slows to single digits while easyJet carried fewer passengers in February
Even Europe’s LCCs are finding life tough at present. Only two reported growth in February and easyJet was not one of them. Which airlines are shrinking fastest and how did reported load factors in February compare with January?
Ground-breaking new routes this week from AirAsia X and Southwest (hello Minneapolis/St Paul) while there are also new services being started by AeroMexico, AirAsia, AirTran, Athens Airways, City Airline, TUIfly.com and Turkish Airlines.
A brief lull this week before we have over 50 new routes starting next week. However, BA started a new route to India, easyJet launched four new routes including a domestic French route, and Transavia (a Dutch airline) started a whopping eight new routes from Copenhagen (in Denmark). Ah, the joys of EU liberalisation. Plus new routes from Mexicana, SriLankan and TUIfly.com. Ryanair took the week off but will be back with a bang next week!
Memmingen in Bavaria recently witnessed the launch of scheduled air services by TUIfly at what used to be a military airfield. It may only be one aircraft this summer, but TUIfly is confident enough to allocate a second for this winter already. Are Stuttgart and Munich worried?