Articles Tagged ‘Norwegian’

Evolution of a hub; the curious case of Copenhagen Airport

Article Thumbnail: Lead StoryThe collapse of Sterling last October deprived Copenhagen of its second biggest airline. But our analysis reveals that other carriers have stepped in to more than replace the lost capacity. However, some destinations have not been picked up. To find out which ones, and to see our full analysis, download our spreadsheet.

Bardufoss rebrands as Snowman International Airport to attract more winter traffic

Article Thumbnail: Airport AnalysisMore than 500 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle lies Bardufoss airport, primarily used by the military. It has one commercial route which changed hands earlier in the year. How has traffic developed in recent years? Watch a video that explains (sort of) why the rebranding has taken place.

Major European LCCs; only easyJet, Norwegian and Ryanair still growing in November but load factors are up

Article Thumbnail: Market TrendsEurope’s major LCCs are not immune from the industry’s current problems. Several are no longer growing but the good news is that capacity cutbacks for winter have resulted in improved load factors for most of the carriers examined.


New routes launched during the last week
(Saturday 15 November – Friday 21 November):

Article Thumbnail: News in BriefThis week sees another batch of new routes launched by airlines from all across the globe including AirTran, Alaska Airlines, Allegiant Air, Bahrain Air, Cebu Pacific, easyJet, Hainan Airlines, Insel Air, LACSA, Maldivian, Norwegian, TAM, Thai AirAsia, Tiger Airways and Volaris. Oh, and Ryanair started some new routes as well. What a surprise.

New routes launched during the last week
(Saturday 8 November – Friday 14 November):

Article Thumbnail: News in BriefThis 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.

Sterling collapse leaves opportunities at Copenhagen; Norwegian and easyJet already taking advantage

Article Thumbnail: Lead StorySterling’s collapse wipes out 10% of capacity at Copenhagen. Which other airports will suffer most from the airline’s demise? How many routes did it operate last summer and which routes are already being cherry-picked by ravenous competitors?


New routes launched during the last week
(Saturday 1 November – Friday 7 November):

Article Thumbnail: News in BriefThis week sees over 60 new routes launched a week after the winter season officially began. We report and analyse new routes by AirAsia, AirAsia X, airberlin, AirTran, Allegiant Air, American Airlines, China Eastern, Delta, easyJet, jetBlue, Norwegian, Pacific Blue, Ryanair (just 20 new routes this week!), Southwest, TAM, TUIfly.com and WestJet.

easyJet repeats “double”; load factors start to fall from August peak

Article Thumbnail: Market TrendseasyJet is again the fastest growing reporting LCC and the one with the highest load factor. Who else is still growing at more than 10% in September and which European LCCs have seen traffic fall? Has anyone reported better load factors than a year ago?

New routes launched during the last week:
Saturday 20 September – Friday 26 September

Article Thumbnail: News in BriefThis week’s new routes come mostly from Asia and the Middle East. Afriqiyah starts service from Libya to Dubai, while Pakistan’s airblue links Lahore with Muscat. India’s Paramount began a new domestic route and Hong Kong Express launched flights to Manila in competition with three other carriers. Norwegian re-started a domestic route, and Pacific Blue started Auckland-Melbourne.


Norwegian tops Euro LCC growth rankings in July; easyJet beats Ryanair on load factor for sixth straight month

Article Thumbnail: News in BriefEurope’s LCC are suffering mixed fortunes. Some are growing at 20%-plus, others have reigned in growth and others are shrinking. Load factors were up in July versus June but many were down compared with last July.

Norwegian & Sterling co-operate to take on SAS from Oslo and Stockholm

Lead Story: Sterling co-operate to take on SAS from Oslo and StockholmScandinavia’s two biggest LCCs are joining forces to put more pressure on struggling SAS by co-operating on two core intra-Scandinavian routes. How worried should SAS be? If Sterling and Norwegian were to merge how would they compare in size with SAS at the three main regional hubs?

Oslo leap-frogs Stockholm as Norwegian helps Norway’s airports to record 10% growth

Country Focus: NorwayWith a population of under five million people Norway’s 50 (yes, 50!) airports still managed to process 38 million passengers last year. How dominant is Oslo Gardermoen and how fast is traffic growing? How big is the domestic market versus the international market? How big is Norwegian in relation to SAS? And what role does Widerøe play in the market?