Articles Tagged ‘NCE’
France’s economy has suffered less than others in Europe during the recession, and the same can be said of its airports. We look at traffic trends this year at the top 15 airports, and also how passenger numbers in September compare with those of two years ago.
France’s biggest regional airport served 10 million passengers last year but how is traffic developing in 2009? Which airlines have started new routes in the last year and to which destinations? What is it about Copenhagen? And what the heck is MIPIM and why is it important?
Four-way fight on Copenhagen-Nice; newcomer Transavia.com is apparent price leader
Ground-breaking new routes this week from AirAsia X and Southwest (hello Minneapolis/St Paul) while there are also new services being started by AeroMexico, AirAsia, AirTran, Athens Airways, City Airline, TUIfly.com and Turkish Airlines.
French airport growth driven by LCCs; domestic demand still falling though LCCs stimulating inter-regional routes
Nine of France’s top 15 airports reported growth last year and demand was up 1.5% across all airports. But how much of that was down to LCCs? And what impact have easyJet and Ryanair had on French domestic routes? Which airport saw 50% growth?
New routes this week from AeroMexico (Mexico), Alaska Airlines (USA), Athens Airways (Greece), Blue1 (Finland), Cimber Sterling (Denmark), easyJet (France), Jet2.com (UK), Mexicana (Mexico) and Virgin America (USA).
A brief lull this week before we have over 50 new routes starting next week. However, BA started a new route to India, easyJet launched four new routes including a domestic French route, and Transavia (a Dutch airline) started a whopping eight new routes from Copenhagen (in Denmark). Ah, the joys of EU liberalisation. Plus new routes from Mexicana, SriLankan and TUIfly.com. Ryanair took the week off but will be back with a bang next week!
This week sees another batch of new routes launched by Aegean Airlines, AirAsia X, Alaska Airlines, Allegiant Air, Belle Air, Cebu Pacific, China Southern, Norwegian, Porter Airlines, Ryanair (just one new route this week!) and Sama.
The busiest French airport outside of Paris has a balanced mix of domestic and international routes, legacy carriers and LCCs. How has traffic developed in recent years and which two airlines are the major players at the airport. Which two cities account for five of the top six route destinations? And what made Ryanair finally fly to Nice?