Articles Tagged ‘MUC’

Avianova, bmibaby, Delta, Ryanair, US Airways, Virgin Blue lead field of competitive new route announcements

Avianova, bmibaby, Delta, Ryanair, US Airways, Virgin Blue lead field of competitive new route announcements

This week’s new route annoucements included bmibaby going back to Germany, Delta entering the busiest US route, Ryanair giving Ciudad Real its first international route and US Airways heading both north and south of the border.

New routes launched during the last week (Saturday 30 January - Tuesday 9 February)

New routes launched during the last week (Saturday 30 January – Tuesday 9 February)

A busy 10 days to look back on with almost 50 new routes launched. Countries benefiting from new services include Australia, Austria, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Denmark, Finnland, Germany, Greece, India, Iraq, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Morocco, Netherlands, Romania, Rwanda, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, the UAE, the UK and the US.

New routes launched during the last three weeks (Saturday 19 December – Friday 8 January):

Article Thumbnail: Route NewsOver 40 new routes have been started since mid-December. Countries involved in celebrating new services include Argentina, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Greece, India, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, the Lebanon, Lithuania, Mexico, Netherlands, Serbia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Thailand, the UAE, the UK, the USA and Uzbekistan.


Europe’s major hubs see fortunes improve; September traffic down just 3%

Article Thumbnail: Market TrendsEurope’s hubs have had mixed fortunes during the last year. Which appear to be doing best and how does traffic this September compare with September 2007? Which two of the 17 hubs examined have grown during this period?

Lufthansa equally dominant at Frankfurt and Munich; only 10% more flights from Frankfurt

Article Thumbnail: Airline AnalysisLufthansa has 60% of scheduled seats at both its major hubs, but which country markets are better served from Munich? What are the airline’s plans for this winter and which region will benefit most?

New routes launched during the last week
(Saturday 26 September – Friday 2 October):

Route NewsQuite a busy week with new routes from airlines based in Australia, Bahrain, China, India, Iraq, Ireland, Latvia, Oman, Romania, Russia, Ukraine, the UAE, the UK and the USA.


Austria’s Vienna base serves 39 airports in Central & Eastern Europe; only six not served by rivals

Austria’s Vienna base serves 39 airports in Central & Eastern Europe; only six not served by rivalsWhile Lufthansa struggles to complete its takeover of Austrian we take a look at how unique (or not) Austrian’s routes to the east are. How has traffic fared in the first six months compared with other European destinations?

Lufthansa adds routes in Germany and Italy; makes use of bmi slots at Heathrow

Article Thumbnail: Airline AnalysisLufthansa and Lufthansa Italia started 10 new routes this week. Lufthansa is taking on easyJet on more routes from Milan Malpensa (including domestic ones) but what role has new subsidiary bmi played in the airline’s new routes?

Only two of Europe’s top 6 hubs still growing; Paris CDG overtakes Rome FCO in October

Article Thumbnail: Market TrendsEurope’s major hubs are mostly losing passengers, especially Madrid where things have changed a lot in a short period. Among secondary hubs only three out of 11 are still growing. Can you guess which ones? You may be surprised!


Air Berlin gaining ground on Lufthansa in Germany by acquisition and mergers; more consolidation likely as airport traffic falls 1% in August for first time in 6 years

Article Thumbnail: Country FocusGermany’s airports suffered a drop in demand in August for the first time in six years. With consolidation still ongoing how dominant is Lufthansa in the domestic market and which country markets are growing fastest?

Lufthansa-owned Air Dolomiti focused on feeding MUC hub; new Malpensa base planned for 2009

Thumb: Base Analysis Air DolomitiAir Dolomiti’s fleet of 19 regional aircraft is used primarily to connect Italian airports with Lufthansa’s Munich hub. But the airline also operates some other flights. The 146s will be replaced by Embraer 195s which may also appear at a new MXP base.

Only two of Europe’s top 6 hubs still growing in July

Article Thumbnail: Market TrendsWhile only two of Europe’s top 6 major hubs reported growth in July, most of the home airports of Europe’s smaller flag-carriers reported traffic growth. Alitalia’s single-hub strategy has helped Rome. The re-timing of Easter had a noticeable impact on traffic at several major airports.