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Download the spreadsheet with this week’s 250 new routes and see our fantastic photo coverage of launch celebrations all across the world. Ribbons have been cut in masses, lakes have been emptied for fire brigades to salute the arriving aircraft and the world’s master bakers have worked day and night to bake an amazing selection […]
Although the last week offered a modest 15 new routes, we have fantastic photo coverage to go with our comprehensive report. Several of the new routes are domestic Chinese services to remote regions, reflecting the Chinese government’s ambition to give these areas a greater share of the country’s economic growth.
Kingfisher consolidates in India; Nepal becomes eighth country to welcome flights as airline prepares for oneworld
In just under five years Kingfisher has gone from nowhere to one of India’s two leading carriers and imminent oneworld membership? How has it achieved this? How does it compare with its rivals at India’s six busiest airports?
Six airlines compete on the 500 km Indian domestic route, but which airline is the cheapest? Which has a fixed fare approach? And how much do the full-service airlines’ fares differ from those of the low-cost carriers?
Things pick up again this week, though some routes originally scheduled to start this week have been put back. But we still have Southwest’s arrival in Boston, several new routes from Norwegian, a new country market for AirAsia and Jet Airways adding flights to Dubai. Plus China Eastern, Donbassaero, SA Airlink and TACA.
A brief lull this week before we have over 50 new routes starting next week. However, BA started a new route to India, easyJet launched four new routes including a domestic French route, and Transavia (a Dutch airline) started a whopping eight new routes from Copenhagen (in Denmark). Ah, the joys of EU liberalisation. Plus new routes from Mexicana, SriLankan and TUIfly.com. Ryanair took the week off but will be back with a bang next week!
Jet-Kingfisher alliance has more than 50% of domestic capacity at seven of top eight domestic airports; Indian domestic demand now falling at almost 20%
With Indian domestic traffic now falling at almost 20% the country’s two biggest private airlines have forged an alliance. What market share will they have at key airports and who will be their biggest rivals? At which major airport will they have less than a 50% share?
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.
India’s fifth largest domestic airline is growing rapidly and now operates 18 aircraft across 18 destinations. Last year it received its first 737-900s and carried around 3.5 million passengers. Delhi is the country’s busiest airport and nearly all routes are operated at least daily. International routes are on the cards as soon as the government will permit them.
Now this is what you call competition! We look at fares on this key Indian domestic route where Kingfisher is slugging it out with seven other carriers. Just how cheap are fares on this 75 minute sector? And which airlines are consistently the cheapest and most expensive? What are last minute fares like? How early in the morning could you catch a flight?