Articles Tagged ‘Olympic’
Aegean/Olympic merger denied due to domestic dominance; but how monopolistic are other domestic EU markets?
So the EU has thwarted plans to create a single major Greek airline because of the resultant lack of domestic competition. But how do other European domestic markets compare? Which country is currently the most monopolistic? And the least?
Athens is increasingly dominating airport traffic in Greece but what’s happening at the island airports? Which is growing faster – domestic or international traffic? And which two countries are top for generating in-bound tourists?
Aegean and Athens Airways providing growing competition to Olympic; Athens welcomes Air Arabia and Etihad
Greece is seeing growing airline competition but which new routes have Aegean and Athens Airways started in the last year? Which LCCs serve the airport and who operates to where?
Alitalia is not the only European flag carrier trying to rescue itself from oblivion. Olympic of Greece is trying (again) to engineer a new beginning with some private capital. How competitive is life at Athens? Which carriers are adding to Olympic’s misery?
Passengers down 2% in July; Olympic Airlines unexpectedly tops load factor rankings among medium-sized flag-carriers
AEA member airlines reported a 2.1% drop in passenger numbers in July with domestic traffic down 8%. Only Middle East routes showed really positive growth. How many airlines are still growing and which reported a drop in July?
A well-run, profitable, efficient airline based in Greece? We’re clearly not talking about Olympic then. Aegean only started in 1999 but could overtake Olympic soon in passenger numbers. Its strength is the domestic market, but its international network is growing fast. What are its fleet plans and where will it expand to next?
Greece has one of Europe’s best and newest airports and one of the least successful national flag-carriers. Apart from Athens which other airports see significant traffic flows and where is the traffic coming from? How competitive has the domestic market become? Which LCCs are flying to Greece and which are currently absent?