Articles Tagged ‘Helsinki’
Finnair retires MD-11s; Asian routes now account for half of capacity; scheduled load factor up 11 points in three years
Finnair’s passenger numbers haven’t changed much in a decade but the network has. Where has capacity been added and where has it been removed and which are the leading country markets?
OpenSkies heads for Washington, Norwegian for Helsinki, Jet Airways for Johannesburg and easyJet for Pristina; Frontier beats Ryanair for new route announcements
A fascinating batch of new route announcements this week ranging from new inter-continental services from Jet Airways and OpenSkies to niche UK domestic routes using Jetstream 31s. But which new route has riled Flybe and is airBaltic off to Iran or not?
Helsinki airport is becoming ever more dominant in Finland but how have individual country markets fared in 2009? What is the traffic mix at Finland’s other airports?
Growth at Helsinki airport is being generated by international traffic as domestic traffic has still to return to the levels of eight years ago. Helsinki appears to be a graveyard for LCCs, many of whom have been and gone (or gone bust). But easyJet hopes to change all that in November.
Formerly known as Air Botnia, SAS’s Finnish subsidiary has done some spring cleaning on its route network. Several capital city routes have been axed in the face of stiff competition. It still has to compete with Finnair on every route and a few other carriers as well. But at least it now has access to Heathrow.
Helsinki has proved a tough nut to crack for LCCs. Even Finnair’s own FlyNordic is based in Sweden! How dominant is Finnair in Finland? How competitive is the domestic market? Just what went wrong for LCCs in Helsinki? And how has Ryanair found a way into the market? We reveal the answers.