Articles Tagged ‘GRO’
Ryanair adds seven new summer destinations from Reus base (near Barcelona) but cuts winter capacity by 40%
Ryanair’s other Barcelona base (after Girona) has seen dramatic growth at the expense of load factors in 2009. Winter capacity has been cut dramatically to raise load factors but which new destinations will be added this summer?
A busy 10 days to look back on with almost 50 new routes launched. Countries benefiting from new services include Australia, Austria, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Denmark, Finnland, Germany, Greece, India, Iraq, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Morocco, Netherlands, Romania, Rwanda, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, the UAE, the UK and the US.
Ryanair only entered the Spanish market in 2002, but its Girona base now serves over 50 destinations. How rapidly has the network grown and which were the busiest routes in 2008? Which had the best (and worst) load factors?
Twenty years ago, BA and Iberia were dominant on UK-Barcelona flights while charter carriers served Girona. Now Ryanair dominates Girona flights while easyJet and other LCCs offer more flights than BA and Iberia.
What’s been happening at Spanish airports during the last six month? Which airports grew during the third quarter and which (if any) have reported growth across all of 2009? And how has HSR impacted MAD-BCN traffic?
Quite a busy week with new routes from airlines based in Australia, Bahrain, China, India, Iraq, Ireland, Latvia, Oman, Romania, Russia, Ukraine, the UAE, the UK and the USA.
Spain’s airports saw traffic fall significantly during the third quarter. Which airports have suffered most and which still managed to report growth? What impact is the high-speed rail link between Spain’s two biggest cities having on air travel demand?
This week’s new routes are provided by Aer Lingus, airBaltic, Allegiant Air, easyJet, Indian Airlines, IndiGo, Kingfisher Red and Ryanair. The PR departments at easyJet (five new routes) and IndiGo (four new routes) have been kept busiest. We also report on the start of a new airline, GeorgiaSkies.
News, photos and analysis of new routes started this week. Among the new routes, Aeroflot has brought back its daily service between Moscow Sheremetyevo and Khabarovsk, Allegiant Air has introduced a twice-weekly flight from Las Vegas to Casper, Jet Airways has added four new destinations on its route map: Pune, Visakhapatnam, Goa and Muscat. Wizz Air has moved its service from Sofia to Barcelona, serving Girona and Cimber air has launched four daily flights between Copenhagen and Aarhus.
Spain’s airports continue to enjoy impressive growth even in 2008 with traffic up almost 8% in the first quarter. Girona leads the way while Ryanair’s new bases in Alicante and Valencia are also witnessing impressive growth. And which smaller airports have reported growth of more than 20%?
Ryanair more than doubled the number of routes it operates from Girona during 2007. Partly to counter Click Air’s expansion at Barcelona, Ryanair has responded and now has nine aircraft based at the Costa Brava airport. Which were its busiest routes last year and which had the best (and worst) load factors? We reveal all!