Articles Tagged ‘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 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?


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.

Barcelona El Prat now fastest growing of Europe's major airports; Copenhagen and Rome also up more than 10%

Barcelona El Prat now fastest growing of Europe’s major airports; Copenhagen and Rome also up more than 10%

With 10 months of data for 2010 we take a closer look at how Europe’s top 16 airports have performed year-on-year. Which is the only one not to have grown in any month so far this year? And which two airports just escaped this fate thanks to October growth?

Condor adds Seattle to Calgary, Recife and Split as new destinations for 2011; 58 routes from Frankfurt in S11

Condor adds Seattle to Calgary, Recife and Split as new destinations for 2011; 58 routes from Frankfurt in S11

German leisure carrier Condor is now wholly owned by Thomas Cook and is the second biggest carrier at Frankfurt. But where does it fly to (and how often), how big is its fleet and what did it do (not very successfully) in Munich in 2006?


Ryanair responds to German air travel tax by cutting 30% of flights at Frankfurt Hahn next summer; nine routes axed

Ryanair responds to German air travel tax by cutting 30% of flights at Frankfurt Hahn next summer; nine routes axed

And so it begins. Ryanair, never afraid to respond to changing market conditions, has announced cuts at its Hahn base. But which routes will be lost next year, and which were lost (and gained) between 2009 and 2010?

Air India cuts Frankfurt scissor hub from end of October

Air India cuts Frankfurt scissor hub from end of October

Air India is currently the second biggest non-German carrier at Frankfurt (as measured by seat capacity) but all that will change this winter as it dismantles its scissor hub leaving just a single route. How does it compare with Jet Airways’ similar operation at Brussels?

German air travel tax will result in further fall in domestic demand; Lufthansa and airberlin dominate main routes

German air travel tax will result in further fall in domestic demand; Lufthansa and airberlin dominate main routes

Unlike France and the UK, Germany’s domestic air travel network is not focussed on one large city. But how have the top 10 domestic routes evolved during the last decade? Which is the only monopoly route and the only one served by a proper LCC?


Cirrus Airlines operates German niche business routes; only scheduled carrier serving Hof-Plauen and Mannheim

Cirrus Airlines operates German niche business routes; only scheduled carrier serving Hof-Plauen and Mannheim

Cirrus Airlines provides capacity for Lufthansa but also operates a range of niche routes in its own right. Most are to German-speaking countries but it also offers regular flights between Frankfurt and Moldova. Why?

London Heathrow still attracting new services; bmi, China Airlines and Kingfisher celebrate route launches; British Airways now serves 104 destinations

London Heathrow still attracting new services; bmi, China Airlines and Kingfisher celebrate route launches; British Airways now serves 104 destinations

A busy week for London Heathrow, but what changes has the airport seen regarding its global network in the last two years? Quite a lot it turns out. And how does the airport’s portfolio of routes compare with its European hub rivals? Not well, and getting worse.

German airport traffic up in November and December; Memmingen and Weeze both grow over 50% thanks to LCCs

German airport traffic up in November and December; Memmingen and Weeze both grow over 50% thanks to LCCs

Passenger numbers at Germany’s biggest airports were down 4.6% in 2009 but several smaller airports reported impressive growth thanks to LCCs. And which airports have grown slowest over the last 15 years?