Articles Tagged ‘football’

Pegasus expanding internationally with new routes to Romania and Iran; four new 737s delivered in April

Pegasus expanding internationally with new routes to Romania and Iran; four new 737s delivered in April

Turkish LCC Pegasus is expanding rapidly, having already added seven new 737-800s to its fleet in 2011. How is its route network split between domestic and international services and which are the leading country markets it serves? Which new routes is it adding from Istanbul this summer?

FIFA World Cup helps Johannesburg set new international record in 2010; domestic traffic still 13% down on 2007 peak

FIFA World Cup helps Johannesburg set new international record in 2010; domestic traffic still 13% down on 2007 peak

Finally, a major global sporting event that had a measurable (positive) impact on air travel demand. Last year’s football World Cup was good news for Johannesburg, especially in June. But which carriers started year-round scheduled services to South Africa’s busiest airport in 2010?

Ukraine’s rapid growth faltered in 2009; Kiev leads recovery in 2010 as Aerosvit and Ukraine International add new routes

Ukraine’s rapid growth faltered in 2009; Kiev leads recovery in 2010 as Aerosvit and Ukraine International add new routes

Ukraine’s airport traffic had been growing rapidly in recent years, but 2009 saw traffic fall by 15%. How dominant is Kiev, and which carriers have started new routes since the beginning of 2009? And what sporting event will boost traffic in 2012?


South Africa welcomes the world! Month-long football tournament will boost air traffic; United Kingdom still leading foreign market but UAE closing fast

South Africa welcomes the world! Month-long football tournament will boost air traffic; United Kingdom still leading foreign market but UAE closing fast

The FIFA World Cup is up and running with everyone still in with a chance. But what about recent trends in air travel demand to, from and within South Africa? What impact have LCCs had on the domestic market?

Budapest forecasts modest growth for 2010; Wizz Air now flying 20 routes; Delta and Hainan Airlines offer long-haul

Budapest forecasts modest growth for 2010; Wizz Air now flying 20 routes; Delta and Hainan Airlines offer long-haul

Hungary’s only major airport is the third busiest in Central Europe, but how dominant is Malev? Which other carriers have a significant presence and how many services have been gained and lost in the last two years?

World’s airlines already plan 600 new routes for 2010; easyJet and Ryanair account for 200+

World’s airlines already plan 600 new routes for 2010So how busy will airline PR and marketing departments be in 2010? Well, some 600 new routes have already been announced for this year but what other factors may influence growth in 2010?


Abu Dhabi races towards 10 million passengers thanks to Etihad; first F1 race in November

Article Thumbnail: Airport FocusEtihad may be the dominant carrier but 30 other airlines also serve Abu Dhabi. Over 30 new services have been started in the last two years. Which non-Etihad carriers have been lured to the airport?

World Cup matches boost in-bound “tourism” in Belarus; Etihad’s new link to Abu Dhabi

Article Thumbnail: Country FocusDespite being almost as big as the UK and with a population of 10 million, Belarus’ capital airport at Minsk handled less than one million passengers in 2007. How big is national carrier Belavia’s network and which Western airlines operate regular flights to the country?

Gulf Air adds new routes to China and India; increasing capacity to Europe this winter

Article Thumbnail: Base AnalysisGulf Air is older than any of the region’s ‘megacarriers’ and is now 100% Bahrain-owned. It is using sport to help promote its brand across the globe but its route network is limited in Europe and North America. But it now serves eight destinations in India. Which ones?