Articles Tagged ‘German airports’

Ryanair surprises with new base in Germany; Baden-Baden becomes 4th German base and 47th in all despite tax issues

Ryanair surprises with new base in Germany; Baden-Baden becomes 4th German base and 47th in all despite tax issues

Two new bases in two weeks? And this one’s in Germany! When did Ryanair first start serving this airport close to the French border (and why), and how many routes has it opened since then? How many are still operating and at what frequencies? Which new routes are being added next summer?

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 […]

Hannover airport sees airberlin, germanwings and TUIfly tweaking their networks; returning football heroes welcomed in style

Hannover airport sees airberlin, germanwings and TUIfly tweaking their networks; returning football heroes welcomed in style

Germany’s ninth busiest airport is dominated by German carriers, but what impact did the opening of a germanwings base have on traffic in 2010? Which airline offers the most flights, seats and destinations? Which are the leading country markets and what were the local football team recently celebrating at the airport?


germanwings operating 17 non-stop routes from Berlin this summer including Maastricht; 11 routes dropped since 2005

germanwings operating 17 non-stop routes from Berlin this summer including Maastricht; 11 routes dropped since 2005

Lufthansa’s own LCC has been operating from Berlin for six years. How has its route network evolved? How big a role do domestic routes play and which other countries does the airline serve? Which new route did it start this year and on how many routes does it compete head-to-head with easyJet?

Düsseldorf welcomes Eurovision Song Contest; 20 million passengers possible in 2011; airberlin adding six routes

Düsseldorf welcomes Eurovision Song Contest; 20 million passengers possible in 2011; airberlin adding six routes

Germany is hosting this week’s Eurovision Song Contest with many extra visitors passing through Düsseldorf’s airport. But how has the airport evolved during the last decade? Which are the leading country markets and which new routes have already started operating in 2011?

Lufthansa promises 20% growth at 100-year-old Hamburg Airport

Lufthansa promises 20% growth at 100-year-old Hamburg Airport

100-year-old Hamburg Airport seems to defeat the effect of the German eco-tax as Lufthansa announces capacity growth. But how will the airline even increase capacity without the need to change its network? And to where has it already announced capacity growth?


Ranked 13th in Germany, Leipzig/Halle's international network is dominated by Antalya and Palma

Ranked 13th in Germany, Leipzig/Halle’s international network is dominated by Antalya and Palma

Leipzig/Halle’s domestic routes are dominated by Lufthansa and its low-cost subsidiary germanwings, while 40% of international traffic is on just two routes. Which major European cities are served and who are the leading ‘charter’ airlines?

Dresden airport turns 75 as flights to London return and easyJet arrive; traffic growth above German average in 2010

Dresden airport turns 75 as flights to London return and easyJet arrive; traffic growth above German average in 2010

Germany’s 15th busiest airport is dominated by domestic routes but London is back on the network map thanks to Lufthansa/bmi. Which are the two dominant international destinations and where will easyJet’s first flight be from?

germanwings' new Hannover base launches with 16 routes; half of 75 weekly flights target airberlin monopoly routes

germanwings’ new Hannover base launches with 16 routes; half of 75 weekly flights target airberlin monopoly routes

Lufthansa-owned Germanwings has just started its sixth German base at Hannover. Which routes will it be operating in competition with airberlin and how is it scheduling its aircraft? Which other airlines serve the airport?


Munich's traffic doubles in 10 years; Lufthansa adds more routes than it drops as a host of new airlines announce new services (and Q1 sees return to growth)

Munich’s traffic doubles in 10 years; Lufthansa adds more routes than it drops as a host of new airlines announce new services (and Q1 sees return to growth)

Munich overtook Düsseldorf as Germany’s second airport in 1996 and continues to attract new carriers. Which routes have been started and lost in the last two years and which is the leading non-German airline?

Cologne Bonn doubled traffic in five years; LCCs dominate with 85% of capacity; long haul potential untapped

Cologne Bonn doubled traffic in five years; LCCs dominate with 85% of capacity; long haul potential untapped

What difficulties was Cologne Bonn Airport faced with a decade ago and which airlines came to the rescue? Which airline has surrendered the majority of its routes to which other airline? Which airlines are now leading at the airport? And why is there potential for services to China?

easyJet's London-Gatwick route has highest load factor from Berlin SXF; Basel is busiest 'orange' route

easyJet’s London-Gatwick route has highest load factor from Berlin SXF; Basel is busiest ‘orange’ route

easyJet now has just one base in Germany which has been going since April 2004. But is it still growing? How have routes performed in 2009. We’ve calculated load factors by route and month.