Articles Tagged ‘France’

Most French regional airports heavily reliant on foreign carriers for links to major EU cities

Most French regional airports heavily reliant on foreign carriers for links to major EU cities

Air France operates few international routes from French regional airports with a couple of notable exceptions. Which major EU cities can be reached non-stop from the six biggest French regional airports? Which airport will see several new services this summer?

Will Toulouse’s new Hall D attract more foreign airlines? Paris 50% of current demand

Article Thumbnail: Airport FocusToulouse has a new terminal to help it expand beyond six million passengers. How critical is the Paris route and what competition does Air France face on domestic flights? Which routes have been added and lost in the last two years?

easyJet traffic up 34% in Lyon; new services to Brussels and Edinburgh begin this week

easyJet traffic up 34% in Lyon; new services to Brussels and Edinburgh begin this weekThe big Orange is expanding in the French regions and will carry over one million passengers through Lyon this year. How does it schedule its three aircraft and what competition does it face across its Lyon network?

French airport traffic down less than 3% in Q3; LCCs generating regional growth

Market TrendsFrance’s economy has suffered less than others in Europe during the recession, and the same can be said of its airports. We look at traffic trends this year at the top 15 airports, and also how passenger numbers in September compare with those of two years ago.

Nice airport welcomes 11 airlines starting new routes since early 2008

Article Thumbnail: Airport FocusFrance’s biggest regional airport served 10 million passengers last year but how is traffic developing in 2009? Which airlines have started new routes in the last year and to which destinations? What is it about Copenhagen? And what the heck is MIPIM and why is it important?

Sacre bleu! Air France dominates French short-haul market with over 50% of scheduled capacity

Article Thumbnail: Lead StoryUnlike British Airways Air France has managed to robustly defend its short-haul route network from the all-conquering threat of LCCs. But LCCs are making significant inroads in some country markets. What share of new short-haul routes have been started by easyJet and Ryanair alone?

Corsican airports report fourth straight year of growth; easyJet gradually making inroads

Article ThumbThe Mediterranean island of Corsica has four commercial airports which handled over 2.5 million passengers last year. Three cities in France dominate the island’s route network but LCCs such as easyJet and Germanwings are helping to stimulate international growth.

Air France maintains Paris dominance especially on domestic route

Article ThumbDespite easyJet’s best efforts Air France still dominates both major Parisian airports. How does it split its operations between CDG and Orly and what competition does it face on domestic routes? Which country markets are best served from CDG and which international routes does it operate from Orly?

Fast-growing Aigle Azur carves niche in France to Algeria market

Article Thumbnail: Airline AnalysisWith a fleet of 11 Airbus’ Aigle Azur serves North Africa and Portugal from various French airports. Passenger numbers have doubled in the last four years and new destinations have been added including Bamako in Mali.

French airport growth driven by LCCs; domestic demand still falling though LCCs stimulating inter-regional routes

Article ThumbNine of France’s top 15 airports reported growth last year and demand was up 1.5% across all airports. But how much of that was down to LCCs? And what impact have easyJet and Ryanair had on French domestic routes? Which airport saw 50% growth?

easyJet still #2 in France; Paris network will reach 35 routes this summer

Article Thumbnail: Airline AnalysiseasyJet has now spent nearly seven years gradually increasing its presence in the French market, especially Paris. How has its network developed, split across both Paris airports? Which routes have been dumped along the way? And which two destinations are served from both airports?

easyJet’s winter programme reflects considerable caution (which should please Sir Stelios!); Malpensa becomes 2nd biggest base after Gatwick

Article Thumbnail: Lead StoryeasyJet’s total winter capacity is virtually the same as last year, but is spread over 20% more airports. Some airports are big winners while others are losers. Which country markets are in favour and which are in trouble?