Articles Tagged ‘Paris’
It’s official. The French domestic market is stagnating. While inter-regional traffic is up 5%, routes to and from Paris are down 2%. The good news is international demand is booming. Demand to Egypt has bounced right back while the Spanish market goes from strength to strength. But, the biggest country market (the UK) saw traffic grow less than 2% last year.
Now more than twice as busy as Orly, CDG is rapidly catching Heathrow in passenger numbers. Over 90% of the traffic is on international routes with Air France dominating domestic feed. How dominant is the national carrier on international routes and what share do LCCs have? And which unlikely long-haul markets make it into the top 10?
More evidence that High-Speed Rail (HSR) services are a threat to airlines comes from the latest figures from Strasbourg airport. Paris traffic is down 50% since the launch of the TGV last June and the upgraded St. Pancras station in London is helping Eurostar grab more London-Paris air passengers.
Two great cities each served by three airports. Seven airlines competing for traffic including four LCCs. We look at the next two weeks to see how fares on easyJet, Ryanair, Volareweb and Vueling compare. And guess what? Turns out Saint Ambrose has an impact on traffic during this period. Why? We explain.
Apart from Jet2.com, Flybe and Ryanair also offer low-fare flights from Yorkshire’s biggest airport. But which routes offer the best value in October and just how much would you have to pay to see England take on France in the Rugby World Cup semi-final this weekend? If you want to visit Belfast is it cheaper to go with Jet2.com or Flybe? We find out!
Ryanair and easyJet may have lots of ‘foreign’ bases but other Western European LCCs have tended to stay closer to home. But Spain’s Vueling has had three aircraft based at Paris CDG since mid-May and will operate to 15 destinations from Paris this winter. Who is it competing against?
This week saw the fastest ever rail journey between London and Paris at just over two hours as a Eurostar train finally enjoyed high-speed travel through the UK. What impact has Eurostar already had on air travel between London and Paris and why have Ryanair and the UK ASA fallen out about Brussels?