Articles Tagged ‘Kingfisher’
Fuel price collapse triggers hopes that 2009 might not be so bad after all; Ryanair still likely to start more new routes than anyone else
So what does 2009 hold in store for the world’s airline network planners? Probably rather fewer new routes than in 2008, even if Ryanair is still likely to start more of them than anybody else. What else do we think will make 2009 interesting?
We look back over the last three weeks and discover that over 50 new routes have started operating during the Christmas and New Year period. Ryanair led the way once more with 21 new routes but there were also ventures into the unknown for Aer Arann, Air Azul, Air Canada, Air Southwest, AirTran, British Airways Cityflyer, Delta, Helvetic, jetBlue, Kingfisher, Mihin Lanka, Northwest, Transavia, United, WestJet, Wizz Air and Yamal Airlines.
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?
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.
The French holiday season hit Airbus’ delivery rate in August though Boeing’s September is likely to be even worse. No four-engine aircraft were delivered by Airbus while none of Boeing’s 36 new deliveries were to Ryanair. So who did get the keys to the new aircraft last month?
Kingfisher finally launched international services between Bangalore and London Heathrow this week, marking the start of its global ambitions. How has the UK-India market developed in recent years and which other UK airport has a non-stop service to India?
New routes started this week operated by Air Asia, clickair, Finnair, Hainan Airlines, Kingfisher, LAN, Northwest, S7, Sama and Southwest.
Indian domestic traffic growth falls below 10%; Kingfisher and others still waiting for international approval
Indian airport traffic has trebled in just six years but finally sanity is beginning to prevail. Domestic growth has stabilised as airline consolidation takes place. Which are the busiest airports and which carriers have the largest share of international traffic?
Mumbai is India’s biggest airport. Kingfisher is India’s most ambitious airline. So what are its operations like at this key airport? On which routes does it have a monopoly and on which does it have to face eight (yes, eight) other airlines? Which are Kingfisher’s other main bases? And what risky venture has Kingfisher’s boss just taken on?