Articles Tagged ‘mergers’

The US-AA merger - what the route map will look like

The US-AA merger – what the route map will look like

US airline consolidation is complete; 90% of domestic market in the hands of American, Delta, United and Southwest.

US Airways merger with American Airlines would create dominant carrier at Washington National

US Airways merger with American Airlines would create dominant carrier at Washington National

What would a potential merger with American Airlines mean for US Airways’ busiest airports? At which airports would the combined carrier significantly increase its market share? And at which North American airport that it serves does US Airways currently have its smallest presence?

The Ryanair offer for Aer Lingus – how do the two airlines’ networks at Dublin compare?

The Ryanair offer for Aer Lingus – how do the two airlines’ networks at Dublin compare?

So Ryanair is making another attempt at acquiring Aer Lingus. The aviation environment has changed considerably in the last five years but how much do the networks of the two carriers already overlap in the key Dublin market? Which major European airports does Aer Lingus not already serve?


What would be the network implications of an American Airlines and US Airways merger?

What would be the network implications of an American Airlines and US Airways merger?

Speculation is growing of a possible merger between American Airlines and US Airways. But which would be the combined airline’s biggest hubs? Which would be its biggest monopoly routes (in terms of weekly flights) and what are the implications for transatlantic services?

Southwest acquisition of AirTran will add almost 40 new destinations including six non-US ones; Atlanta biggest gain

Southwest acquisition of AirTran will add almost 40 new destinations including six non-US ones; Atlanta biggest gain

AirTran operates to more airports than Southwest so what is Southwest gaining by acquiring the carrier? We look at AirTran’s biggest bases and see at which ones Southwest has a presence. Which foreign destinations will Southwest gain?

United/Continental merger creates latest global mega-network carrier serving 370 airports in 59 countries; will be #1 for US-Europe flights and US-Asia flights

United/Continental merger creates latest global mega-network carrier serving 370 airports in 59 countries; will be #1 for US-Europe flights and US-Asia flights

After we recently said goodbye to Northwest, the Continental name will soon also be discarded, leaving just four US airlines with major international networks. How does the new United compare with other carriers on the US-Europe and US-Asia markets?


Condor and Air Berlin break off ‘engagement’; Condor offers major presence in Frankfurt and Spain to potential partner

Logo: CondorWith over seven million annual passengers and a fleet of 34 aircraft Condor is a significant player in the German market. At which German airports does it have a major presence and how broad is its network? Where is it growing this winter?

Merged clickair + Vueling will fly to 50 airports; 17 routes to lose a competitor

Logo: Merged clickAir + Vueling will fly to 50 airports; 17 routes to lose a competitorBarcelona-based Spanish LCCs clickair and Vueling have finally announced their long awaited engagement. What does this mean for routes from Barcelona? At which other airports will the combined force have a major presence? Which routes will lose a competitor?

Florida is biggest O&D market for Delta/Northwest’s “New Global Airline”

Florida is biggest O&D market for Delta/Northwest’s “New Global Airline”Florida will be the #1 O&D market for the newly merged carrier, followed by Georgia and California. But which states have the most Delta and Northwest flights? And how will the merger affect the US to Europe market, where Delta already operates more flights than any other airline?


From Bland to orange: GB Airways acquisition will make easyJet #1 at Gatwick

Logo: GB AirwaysDespite a franchise agreement with British Airways until 2010, the Bland Group, easyJet andBA have come to an arrangement that sees easyJet acquire GB Airways. This will give it even more power at London Gatwick. Where does GB Airways fly and how does it compare with easyJet’s network?