Articles Tagged ‘FRA’

Start of northern winter season; around 250 new routes in first 10 days

Start of northern winter season; around 250 new routes in first 10 days

As far as aviation planners are concerned, ‘winter’ began this week. Due to the slot allocation system common in Europe, this tends to result in many new routes being launched. But how does this winter compare with last and what new factors might influence the introduction of new routes in the near future?

bmi regional launches route from East Midlands to Frankfurt

bmi regional launches route from East Midlands to Frankfurt

bmi regional now flies to Frankfurt Airport, the hub of its parent airline Lufthansa, from East Midlands.

Lufthansa adds Aberdeen, London Gatwick and Rio from Frankfurt

Lufthansa adds Aberdeen, London Gatwick and Rio from Frankfurt

With more runway capacity to play with at Frankfurt, Lufthansa adds four new destinations to make it 159 in all this winter.


Frankfurt Airport opens historic new runway; European #1 ranking in sight as Lufthansa looks to grow network

Frankfurt Airport opens historic new runway; European #1 ranking in sight as Lufthansa looks to grow network

New runways at major European airports don’t happen every day (or even year!) so the opening of Frankfurt’s fourth runway is a big event not just in Germany but in Europe. How has the airport’s traffic developed since 1990, which are the leading country markets and which new services have already been announced to take […]

Norwegian grasps Frankfurt opportunity with new Copenhagen flights; Oslo and Stockholm flights to follow?

Norwegian grasps Frankfurt opportunity with new Copenhagen flights; Oslo and Stockholm flights to follow?

Build it and they will come? Frankfurt’s new runway is already attracting its fair share of new flights and now comes news that Europe’s third biggest LCC plans to start serving the airport this winter. What competition will it face and what other German airports does Norwegian already serve?

China Eastern launches new route to Hamburg in Germany from Shanghai Pudong

China Eastern launches new route to Hamburg in Germany from Shanghai Pudong

China Eastern Airlines now flies to the Hanseatic port city of Hamburg, Germany’s second largest city, from Shanghai Pudong via Frankfurt.


German domestic air travel demand up almost 9% in May; airberlin helps Frankfurt - Hamburg grow 23% in 2010

German domestic air travel demand up almost 9% in May; airberlin helps Frankfurt – Hamburg grow 23% in 2010

German domestic air traffic grew by just 2% in 2010, and the ranking of the top 10 domestic airport-pairs remained unchanged. But which six saw growth and which saw traffic fall? Which German airport has seen domestic traffic fall by over 20% this year and which new domestic routes have been started?

Condor launched Seattle and Calgary from Frankfurt

Condor launched Seattle and Calgary from Frankfurt

Condor launched two new North American routes from Frankfurt; to Seattle in the US and Calgary in Canada.

Condor launches two new North American routes from Frankfurt; Antalya now served from 13 German airports

Condor launches two new North American routes from Frankfurt; Antalya now served from 13 German airports

Condor used to fly over half of its passengers between Germany and Spain but it has gradually cut back its Spanish flying. At which airports does it still focus on Spanish flights and which other destinations are popular? Which destinations are new for 2011?


Flybe axes two of three Frankfurt routes; still serving five German airports from across four UK airports

Flybe axes two of three Frankfurt routes; still serving five German airports from across four UK airports

Flybe is axing two of its three routes to Germany’s busiest airports. We take a closer look at the competition it faces on these routes from Lufthansa. But, what other routes does Flybe operate from the UK to Germany and what competition (if any) does it face on these routes?

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?

EURO ANNIES 2011: Airport Awards

EURO ANNIES 2011: Airport Awards

Italy again featured high in the airport prizes – Venice Marco Polo for the most new carriers, while Bari and Trapani both secured Traffic Growth Prizes. Moscow Domodedovo gained the Most New Routes, while Istanbul Atatürk and Schiphol share the valuable title for Most New Non-European Routes.