Articles Tagged ‘GIG’
Ahead of Christmas, we have seen 83 new routes launch! You might have thought that route launch celebrations would be more low-key as Christmas celebrations take over, but we dare almost say it has been the contrary. We have fantastic photos from route launches all across the world!
Ahead of Thanksgiving, US carriers dominate the last week’s 38 route launches. But where does it seem Americans want to fly for the holidays? Which airline launched a new route to its future alliance partner’s hub? And which routes were launched in Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Europe?
TAM and GOL defending Brazilian market from fast-growing Azul, Trip and WebJet; international traffic now up 30%
Brazil’s ‘big 2’ have stopped the erosion of their domestic market share, at least for now. International traffic is booming thanks to several new routes. Azul is still not two years old but operates over 30 routes and is adding two new destinations soon – to where?
British Airways adds Tokyo Haneda, Buenos Aires now non-stop; Alitalia and Air France also adding long-haul routes
It seems that Europe’s flag carriers have suddenly (re-)discovered South America but what other new long-haul destinations have they recently announced and who will they be competing with?
LATAM Airlines Group S.A – a route planning perspective: Biggest South American carrier, but few points served in Europe/US…
So Latin America soon has a ‘mega’-carrier, but which big airports in Latin America does it barely have a presence at? Which airports in Europe and North America do both carriers serve and how will they resolve the alliance membership issue?
Another relatively quiet week for new route launches. But we still have new routes involving airports in Brazil, China, Finland, Germany, Japan, Latvia, Mozambique, Russia, South Africa, Sweden, the UK, the USA and Vietnam.
Brazilian domestic air traffic up over 25% in second half of 2009; Azul and Webjet gaining market share
Brazil’s domestic air travel market is booming thanks to newcomer Azul, fast-growing Webjet and a rejuvenated Gol. How have the country’s airports fared in 2009 and what’s happening in the international market?
Over 60 new routes this week from 30 airlines. Countries involved in celebrating new services include Australia, Bahamas, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Fiji, France, Germany, Hungary, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Kuwait, Libya, Lithuania, Netherlands, Nepal, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Russia, Singapore, Switzerland, Syria, Thailand, Turkey, the UAE, the UK, and the USA. Phew, I guess that’s what you’d call global coverage
Rio is celebrating its Olympic victory but how is traffic developing at its two airports? How many non-stop international services are provided from Galeao and what’s happening at the downtown Santos Dumont airport?
We found 15 airlines who this week took the plunge and started (or in some cases re-started) new routes. These include new domestic services in Australia, Russia and the USA plus international routes involving Brazil, Croatia, Germany, India, Italy, Malaysia, Morocco, Netherlands, Panama, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Ukraine, USA and Venezuela.
TAM to get Star treatment as international network expands supported by increasing domestic dominance
TAM is the latest airline to be welcomed by the Star Alliance and is increasing its leading position in the Brazilian domestic market, though competition will increase in 2009. Where does it fly to outside of Brazil and who are its main competitors?
GOL forced to re-think network expansion strategy; abandons VRG’s European routes and long-haul 767s
Not so long ago GOL was generating operating margins of greater than 20% making it one of the world’s most profitable airlines. Last quarter its operating margin was minus 20%. How much of this is down to its acquisition of Varig and the mix of airline networks?