Articles Tagged ‘Norwegian’
Major European LCCs; Ryanair growth slows to single digits while easyJet carried fewer passengers in February
Even Europe’s LCCs are finding life tough at present. Only two reported growth in February and easyJet was not one of them. Which airlines are shrinking fastest and how did reported load factors in February compare with January?
The 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.
More 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
Europe’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.
This 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.
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.
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?