Articles Tagged ‘HSR’

Eurostar celebrates 20 years of London-Paris service with new trains; air travel demand cut by 55% from 1994 peak of four million

Eurostar celebrates 20 years of London-Paris service with new trains; air travel demand cut by 55% from 1994 peak of four million

Once one of the world’s busiest air routes, the London-Paris market has been severely impacted by the launch in 1994 of Eurostar’s high-speed rail services. We reveal what happened to air travel demand in the last 20 years.

China’s airports handled 564 million passengers in 2010

China’s airports handled 564 million passengers in 2010

The world’s second biggest air travel market grew by a phenomenal 16% last year. But how fast did China’s leading airports grow and which are their nearest European equivalents? How fast are the leading airports growing this summer and which airport is actually likely to see fewer passengers and why? Who is planning new international […]

Iberia, Ryanair and Spanair face new high-speed rail (HSR) competition on Madrid – Valencia sector

Iberia, Ryanair and Spanair face new high-speed rail (HSR) competition on Madrid – Valencia sector

Spain’s high-speed rail network is growing. How big is the current air market between Madrid and Valencia and how much is it likely to suffer? We take a look at what has happened previously on other HSR links such as Madrid – Barcelona and Paris – Strasbourg.


Growth in UK-France market coming from non-Paris routes; Ryanair cuts back as Air France and Flybe forge closer links

Growth in UK-France market coming from non-Paris routes; Ryanair cuts back as Air France and Flybe forge closer links

France was once the second biggest European air travel market in Europe from the UK. Then the Channel Tunnel opened in 1994. How has the market evolved since? Which are the leading carriers and what are Air France and Flybe up to?

Korean international traffic still growing; domestic impacted by KTX high-speed rail; Delta resumes Detroit in June

Korean international traffic still growing; domestic impacted by KTX high-speed rail; Delta resumes Detroit in June

Which are Korea’s busiest airports and how have they developed in recent years? Who has what share of the domestic market and which are by far the two leading country markets? What’s unusual about the routes to the US?

China's airports handled 486 million passengers in '09; Beijing now world's 3rd busiest airport; HSR a growing threat

China’s airports handled 486 million passengers in ’09; Beijing now world’s 3rd busiest airport; HSR a growing threat

China ranks as the world’s second biggest air travel market after the US. But which airports grew fastest in 2009 and which are the country’s top 12 domestic routes. And what makes Tianjin Airlines unusual?


Madrid air traffic to Barcelona (down 40%), Malaga (down 50%) impacted by expanding AVE high-speed rail network

Madrid air traffic to Barcelona (down 40%), Malaga (down 50%) impacted by expanding AVE high-speed rail network

How have Madrid’s top 10 domestic destinations developed during the last decade? How much traffic has been lost to rail and on which route has Ryanair stimulated traffic by 30% in one year? Which Canary Island destination has seen the highest growth?

Aena airport traffic down just 3% in October; Ryanair up 44%, Iberia down 10%

nl201109-trend-aena-100.jpgSpanish airports appear to be edging closer to regular growth. Which airports are already doing better than last year and which airlines have grown (and shrunk) in the Spanish market?

100 years of cross-channel air travel; London – Paris traffic down 50% since launch of Eurostar services in 1994

100 years of cross-channel air travelLouis Bleriot’s historic flight took place 100 years ago. But how has air traffic between the capitals of France and the UK developed since the launch of high-speed rail services in 1994?


Passengers increasingly let the train take the strain in Spain (on Madrid – Barcelona route)

Article Thumbnail: Route AnalysisMadrid to Barcelona was once the world’s busiest airport-pair but the emergence of a high-speed rail alternative last year has impacted traffic. By how much? And how have the competing airlines adjusted capacity?

Marseille’s growth driven by Ryanair’s international routes; TGV took one million air passengers on Paris route

Article Thumbnail: Airport AnalysisThe opening of Europe’s first dedicated low-cost terminal in late 2006 has helped Marseille attract several LCCs. Ryanair now flies to more destinations than Air France but where has it failed to make an impression? How significant is the North African market?

Spanish airports hit turbulence in second quarter of 2008; High-Speed Rail taking 30% of MAD-BCN market

Market Trends: SpainIt was a worrying second quarter for Spain’s airports as traffic fell in both April and June. Even Girona’s growth fell to below 20%! Year-to-date traffic growth is now under 3% not helped by the impact of high-speed rail services on Europe’s busiest air route.