Articles Tagged ‘Germany’

Lufthansa still twice as big as airberlin on intra-EU flights from Germany

Top StoryLufthansa is not as dominant in Germany as Air France is in France but it is more dominant than British Airways in the UK. Who are its biggest competitors on short-haul routes and what share do the ‘big 5′ have from Germany to various EU markets?

Palma still favourite holiday destination for Germans; traffic down 4% in first half of 2009

Route AnalysisTraffic to and from Palma is 50% higher than any other airport from German airports. Which are the leading airports in Germany for Palma flights and how seasonal is demand? Apart from airberlin who else serves the market?

German airport traffic down 7.9% in 2009 H1; Lübeck, Memmingen and Weeze buck trend

Article ThumbOnly three of Germany’s top 20 airports have reported growth this year. How have Lufthansa’s two hubs at Frankfurt and Munich performed? And which new airport is heading for top 20 status?


Competition intensifies between Lufthansa and airberlin; airlines now going head-to-head on 17 routes from Dűsseldorf

Article Thumbnail: Lead StoryWhen not busy acquiring new airlines and forging new international tie-ups Germany’s two biggest airlines have started bumping into each other on international routes. On how many of Germany’s leading domestic routes do they compete?

Hamburg maintains fifth place in Germany; routes to Munich and Frankfurt generate 25% of all traffic

Article Thumbnail: Airport FocusHamburg is not really a base for either Lufthansa or Air Berlin, but when easyJet came calling Lufthansa responded vigorously. On which route of over one million passengers does Lufthansa have a monopoly and which are the most popular international destinations?

Weeze tops European airport growth table for 2008; Ryanair now has six based aircraft

Article Thumbnail: Airport FocusAlthough located in Germany Weeze Airport now attracts more Dutch passengers than Germans. Ryanair now offers over 30 destinations but which are the most popular routes? And which had the highest load factors in November?


Dűsseldorf reaches 18 million passengers; airberlin and Lufthansa vie for supremacy

Article Thumbnail: Airport AnalysisDespite having two runways Dűsseldorf airport has a movement limit of just 45 per hour. This has suppressed demand at the airport but also means traffic has fallen less than at many other airports. Which routes have been won and lost in the last year?

TUIfly rejects possible mergers with germanwings and airberlin; capacity cut by 30% this winter

Article Thumbnail: Base AnalysisTUIfly was only created in 2007 from the merger of hlx and Hapagfly. Which are its biggest airports and which have been hardest hit by this winter’s capacity reduction? Which are the airline’s leading country markets and how is its domestic network developing?

easyJet cuts routes, frequencies as Berlin competition intensifies

Article Thumbnail: Base AnalysisSince opening its base in Berlin in April 2004 easyJet has launched a total of 37 routes from SXF. This winter its network consists of 24 routes. Which routes have failed, which are seasonal, and which have had the best (and worst) load factors during 2008?


Berlin capitalising on German low-cost growth; historic Tempelhof closes this month; new BBI ready in 2011

Article Thumbnail: Airport AnalysisHistoric Tempelhof closes this month leaving Berlin with just two airports. How has traffic developed in recent years and what role have LCCs played? Which are the leading carriers at the remaining airports and which new routes have started this year?

German airports report traffic drop in August; Weeze’s traffic doubles thanks to Ryanair

Article Thumbnail: Market TrendsAs recently as May Germany’s airports were growing by 5% versus last year. Not any more. Traffic was down in August by just over 1%. What does this mean for year-to-date traffic growth and which major airports were still growing in August?

Air Berlin gaining ground on Lufthansa in Germany by acquisition and mergers; more consolidation likely as airport traffic falls 1% in August for first time in 6 years

Article Thumbnail: Country FocusGermany’s airports suffered a drop in demand in August for the first time in six years. With consolidation still ongoing how dominant is Lufthansa in the domestic market and which country markets are growing fastest?