Articles Tagged ‘Germany’

UK-Spain is biggest intra-European airline market; how much have ‘foreign’ airlines invaded top country-pair markets?

UK-Spain is biggest intra-European airline market; how much have ‘foreign’ airlines invaded top country-pair markets?

Which are the leading intra-European international travel markets this summer? Which country-pairs are most dominated by carriers from just one of the countries? And which country-pairs have seen the biggest invasion of foreign airlines thanks to EU liberalisation?

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?

Ryanair calls Nein, Nein, Nein on German expansion

Ryanair calls Nein, Nein, Nein on German expansion

Ryanair is axing more German flights and routes next summer as a result of the government ‘eco-tax’. Which country markets will suffer most? Which airport will see the biggest cuts and how much is its German capacity likely to be down by next summer? And is Altenburg the next Friedrichshafen?


UK regions get German boost with two new easyJet routes

UK regions get German boost with two new easyJet routes

Traffic between the UK’s regional airports and Germany more than doubled between 1998 and 2006. Which are the three major UK airports and which airports have seen significant fluctuations in their demand? Which are the leading airlines serving this market in 2010?

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?

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?


germanwings launches Italian offensive with nine new routes from Cologne/Bonn, Stuttgart and Hannover in 2011

germanwings launches Italian offensive with nine new routes from Cologne/Bonn, Stuttgart and Hannover in 2011

While the Brits love to get away to France, the Germans prefer Italy. Lufthansa’s LCC announces nine new routes for next summer but who are the leading airlines in the market? And just how small is Alitalia’s share of traffic?

Ireland and UK lag rest of Europe; taxation changes across Europe as Germany launches eco-tax from January

Ireland and UK lag rest of Europe; taxation changes across Europe as Germany launches eco-tax from January

How have Europe’s major country markets performed during the last three years? We look at monthly traffic trends for 12 European countries and identify the winners and losers. What can we expect in 2011?

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?


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?

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?

airberlin moves from LCC status to alliance member; limited contribution to oneworld network

airberlin moves from LCC status to alliance member; limited contribution to oneworld network

airberlin announced plans to join the oneworld alliance this week but what does its network offer the other alliance members? Which oneworld hubs does it serve and what presence do oneworld carriers have at airberlin’s biggest bases?