Articles Tagged ‘New base’

baby knows Best; bmi’s LCC to base two aircraft at Belfast City Airport and launch seven new routes starting in October

baby knows Best; bmi’s LCC to base two aircraft at Belfast City Airport and launch seven new routes starting in October

Following its decision to relocate all its Belfast services at the downtown City Airport in January, bmibaby has now announced plans to start international services later this year. But what competition will it face from Belfast International Airport on its new routes?

Wizz Air opens Belgrade base; single A320 now operates 23 weekly departures to nine destinations including Rome

Wizz Air opens Belgrade base; single A320 now operates 23 weekly departures to nine destinations including Rome

Yes, apparently a base can consist of just a single aircraft, at least according to Wizz Air. But which new routes has it added from Belgrade this week and what competition does it face, directly and indirectly? How is demand developing in Belgrade and what other new routes are starting there this summer?

Ryanair’s new Seville base opens with 11 new routes; overtakes Vueling as airport’s leading carrier by seats

Ryanair’s new Seville base opens with 11 new routes; overtakes Vueling as airport’s leading carrier by seats

Spain is where Ryanair is growing the fastest. Its newest two aircraft base at Seville sees it competing with which carriers on which routes? And which destinations served this summer are not being operated this winter?


Wizz Air makes Vilnius base #14 with one A320 and eight routes; Ryanair in nearby Kaunas provides competition

Wizz Air makes Vilnius base #14 with one A320 and eight routes; Ryanair in nearby Kaunas provides competition

Wizz Air is following in Ryanair’s footsteps and setting up a base in Lithuania. But what competition will it face next April when it launches its eight new routes? And which of these routes might provoke Ryanair into responding?

easyJet picks Portugal for 20th base; in 2011 Lisbon will become first new base since Lyon and Paris CDG in 2008

easyJet picks Portugal for 20th base; in 2011 Lisbon will become first new base since Lyon and Paris CDG in 2008

easyJet’s new CEO got to announce a new base this week even though it won’t open for over a year. Which destinations does easyJet already serve from Lisbon, when did they start and what competition does it face?

Norwegian latest LCC to try its luck basing aircraft in Helsinki; three 737s will operate 13 routes next summer

Norwegian latest LCC to try its luck basing aircraft in Helsinki; three 737s will operate 13 routes next summer

Helsinki and LCCs. Not, so far, a marriage made in heaven. But Norwegian is getting serious and hopes to succeed where Buzz, clickair, FlyMe, Flying Finn, Sterling, vbird and Volareweb (remember all of them?) failed. What competition will it face on its planned network?


Jet2.com unveils Glasgow as eighth UK base with nine new routes

Jet2.com unveils Glasgow as eighth UK base with nine new routes

Leeds/Bradford based Jet2.com has announced Glasgow as its second base in Scotland and eighth overall. How often will it serve each destination, what competition will it face and which is the only route on which it may have a monopoly?

Ryanair doubles network at Malaga as airport becomes a base; direct competition on 16 of 43 routes

Ryanair doubles network at Malaga as airport becomes a base; direct competition on 16 of 43 routes

Ryanair takes another step towards overhauling Iberia as Spain’s number one airline with the opening of another Spanish base. Which new destinations have been added and who will Ryanair compete with head-to-head from Spain’s fourth busiest airport?

Ryanair’s launches first Eastern European base in Lithuania; Kaunas becomes airline’s 40th base serving 18 destinations

Ryanair’s launches first Eastern European base in Lithuania; Kaunas becomes airline’s 40th base serving 18 destinations

When did Ryanair start serving Lithuania’s second biggest airport? Which routes was it already serving before it started a base last week and which three destinations have so far proved unsuccessful?


Ryanair makes Faro base; expands network to 30 routes this summer; overtakes easyJet as busiest carrier

Ryanair makes Faro base; expands network to 30 routes this summer; overtakes easyJet as busiest carrier

Ryanair has set up a second base in Portugal with six 737-800s, and will overtake easyJet as Faro’s leading airline. What routes will it operate at what frequency and who will provide direct competition?