Articles Tagged ‘Lufthansa’
Germanwings + TUIfly.com = Germanfly.com?
(And catching up with Lufthansa measured by routes served)
Under pressure from the rapidly expanding Air Berlin, there are industry rumours that Germanwings and TUIfly.com might be merger candidates. What would the combined airline look like in terms of size, fleet, network strengths and weaknesses? Would it overtake Air Berlin for the #2 slot behind Lufthansa?
Traffic on this route has more than doubled in five years thanks to Germanwings taking on Lufthansa and Austrian. Now Air Berlin has entered this short-haul market and unlike the other airlines has no links to Lufthansa. How much do German and Austrian businessmen pay for day return trips in August? How clearly is the market segmented?