Articles Tagged ‘OSL’
Over 150 new routes to celebrate this week with the focus heavily on Europe. There are so many great cakes to choose from we’re asking you to help us identify our Cake Of The Week. And don’t forget, there’s a free, downloadable, spreadsheet for you to look at all the new route data any way […]
Zzzzzz. Starting new routes at the end of February is not a popular activity it turns out. We still found a few though courtesy of Air Europa, Allegiant Air, Norwegian and Qatar Airways.
Europe’s hubs have had mixed fortunes during the last year. Which appear to be doing best and how does traffic this September compare with September 2007? Which two of the 17 hubs examined have grown during this period?
Norwegian closes in on 10 million annual passengers; London Gatwick is leading non-Scandinavian airport
In just seven years Norwegian has developed into one of Europe’s biggest LCCs. How reliant is it on its domestic market and how many bases does it now operate across Northern Europe?
Things pick up again this week, though some routes originally scheduled to start this week have been put back. But we still have Southwest’s arrival in Boston, several new routes from Norwegian, a new country market for AirAsia and Jet Airways adding flights to Dubai. Plus China Eastern, Donbassaero, SA Airlink and TACA.
Norway’s airports handle nine times the population of the country but which are the leading airports and how much do SAS and Norwegian compete? Which country market is no longer top?
SAS has handled around 25 million passengers for each of the last five years. That looks set to change dramatically this year as major network cutbacks are made. Which long-haul flights have been axed and which have survived, for now? What are the network aims of the new “Core SAS” plan?
Another 17 new routes were started around the world this week by Azul (Brazil), BA (UK), Cebu Pacific (Philippines), Cimber Air (Denmark), Eastern Airways (UK), easyJet (UK), JAL (Japan), Mihin Lanka (Sri Lanka), Oman Air (Oman), Turkish Airlines (Turkey), Vivaaerobus (Mexico) and VLM (Netherlands).
Europe’s major hubs are mostly losing passengers, especially Madrid where things have changed a lot in a short period. Among secondary hubs only three out of 11 are still growing. Can you guess which ones? You may be surprised!
Icelandic air traffic reflects local economic problems; Skavsta and Billund regional star performers
The major problems in the Icelandic banking market have taken their toll on the Icelandic air travel market and also been behind the collapse of Copenhagen-based Sterling. What impact has all this had on the region’s biggest airports?
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.
While only two of Europe’s top 6 major hubs reported growth in July, most of the home airports of Europe’s smaller flag-carriers reported traffic growth. Alitalia’s single-hub strategy has helped Rome. The re-timing of Easter had a noticeable impact on traffic at several major airports.