Articles Tagged ‘Norwegian’
Sterling collapse leaves opportunities at Copenhagen; Norwegian and easyJet already taking advantage
Sterling’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?
This 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 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?
This 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
Europe’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.
Scandinavia’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?
With 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?
In just over a year Norwegian has grown to become the third largest carrier at Poland’s gateway airport in Warsaw. Two aircraft are based there and this winter sees the launch of new routes to Munich, Paris, Salzburg and Stavanger. What competition does Norwegian face on its routes and how cheap are fares for imminent travel? We investigate.