Articles Tagged ‘Germany’

The effect Lufthansa’s new “Direct 4 You” airline has on its non-hub airports

The effect Lufthansa’s new “Direct 4 You” airline has on its non-hub airports

Lufthansa has unveiled a new strategy to improve the profitability of its non-hub domestic and European operations by merging this flying with its Cologne/Bonn-based low-cost subsidiary germanwings. We take a closer look at the airline’s German airports to see which will be impacted the most.

Ryanair celebrates 5 years at Weeze base with 7 new routes; over 2 million passengers handled last year

Ryanair celebrates 5 years at Weeze base with 7 new routes; over 2 million passengers handled last year

After cutting back flights and capacity in 2011, Ryanair is once more growing at its second biggest base in Germany. Which routes had the highest (and lowest) load factors last year, which destinations are served this summer, and which airports are no longer served from the airport close to the Dutch border?

Exclusive interview with easyJet CEO Carolyn McCall; key opportunities in Switzerland, France and Italy

Exclusive interview with easyJet CEO Carolyn McCall; key opportunities in Switzerland, France and Italy

At the Lisbon base launch, the anna.aero fan and easyJet CEO Carolyn McCall set aside time to speak exclusively to anna.aero about the new base and the airline’s overall network plans.


Munich now Europe's 6th busiest airport, overtaking Rome; decision on third runway to be made in June

Munich now Europe’s 6th busiest airport, overtaking Rome; decision on third runway to be made in June

After almost 9% growth last year it looks unlikely that Munich will repeat that achievement this year. So which country markets are on-track to grow this summer and which may struggle to reach last year’s levels? And what new routes are being started this summer and by which airlines?

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 […]


August data suggests European airports face difficult 2011 H2; German and UK airport traffic up less than 1%

August data suggests European airports face difficult 2011 H2; German and UK airport traffic up less than 1%

With lots of airport traffic data now available for August what trends can be seen developing this year across Europe’s biggest markets? Which country market unexpectedly lost passengers in August? And which Nordic country reported double-digit growth?

Knock gets weekly Düsseldorf service next summer; Ireland - Germany market trebled between 2002 and 2008

Knock gets weekly Düsseldorf service next summer; Ireland – Germany market trebled between 2002 and 2008

Ireland West Airport Knock this week announced its first route to/from Germany. How often will the service operate and for how much of next summer? How big is the market between Ireland and Germany and how has it developed since 2002? Which airlines offer the most peak season capacity, and how has it changed since […]

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?


Germany and Morocco outperform rivals from the UK in 2010; passenger demand down in 2011 to Egypt and Tunisia

Germany and Morocco outperform rivals from the UK in 2010; passenger demand down in 2011 to Egypt and Tunisia

How did our basket of mature and emerging country markets from the UK perform in 2010 and the first quarter of 2011? Which emerging market seems to have reached maturity already? And exactly how much has traffic fallen to Egypt, Tunisia and Bahrain in Q1 given their domestic problems?

Competition grows between Lufthansa and airberlin; going head-to-head on 20 routes at both Munich and Düsseldorf

Competition grows between Lufthansa and airberlin; going head-to-head on 20 routes at both Munich and Düsseldorf

Germany’s two biggest airlines are increasingly stepping on each other’s toes. How do frequencies compare on the leading domestic routes and which major route does Lufthansa still have a monopoly on? On which routes from which airports do the two airlines now go head-to-head?

airberlin beats Lufthansa for late bookers on domestic flights; Lufthansa has lower fares for October

airberlin beats Lufthansa for late bookers on domestic flights; Lufthansa has lower fares for October

Following our lead story, how do airberlin and Lufthansa compare in terms of fares on Germany’s biggest domestic routes? What are average fares like for imminent travel and how much cheaper are they if booked six months in advance?