Articles Tagged ‘Ireland’
Ireland and UK lag rest of Europe; taxation changes across Europe as Germany launches eco-tax from January
How have Europe’s major country markets performed during the last three years? We look at monthly traffic trends for 12 European countries and identify the winners and losers. What can we expect in 2011?
Despite the fall out from the Icelandic volcano eruption airlines continued to announce new routes during the last week. We take a closer look at announcements from flydubai, Manx2.com and Wizz Air.
Aer Lingus Regional launches with 12 routes; only three not previously operated by either Aer Arann or Aer Lingus
What happens when you combine Aer Lingus with Aer Arann? You get Aer Lingus Regional operating from Dublin and Cork, and three new UK – Ireland routes all of which Ryanair used to serve, two of them up until last June.
Ireland braces for impact of air travel tax; omens not good as Ryanair reduces Dublin fleet from 22 to 17
Following in the footsteps of some other EU countries Ireland is introducing a tax on air travel to help swell the government’s coffers. Ryanair has plenty to say on the matter, Aer Lingus surprisingly little. How has traffic developed at Irish airports recently?
Aer Lingus facing increasing direct competition from Ryanair in Dublin; UK and US routes account for over 40% of capacity
Aer Lingus is now a low-cost airline, though not as low-cost as arch-rival and investor Ryanair. Aer Lingus now faces direct or indirect competition from Ryanair on over half of its European routes. But where does it still have a monopoly?
Cork airport handled more than three million passengers last year and is growing by over 5% again this year. Passengers to the UK represent around 45% of demand but growth is being driven by routes to continental Europe. To what extent do Irish carriers dominate?
Yes, Ryanair and Aer Lingus aren’t the only successful Irish airlines. ATR operator Aer Arann carries over one million passengers per annum and operates from four bases. This summer a franchise arrangement will enable it to offer new routes to France, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain from Irish regional airports. It also has a thriving charter business.