Articles Tagged ‘Portugal’

Ireland and UK lag rest of Europe; taxation changes across Europe as Germany launches eco-tax from January

Ireland and UK lag rest of Europe; taxation changes across Europe as Germany launches eco-tax from January

How have Europe’s major country markets performed during the last three years? We look at monthly traffic trends for 12 European countries and identify the winners and losers. What can we expect in 2011?

TAP Portugal expands in Africa; Brazil is leading country market from Lisbon where TAP has 60% of capacity

TAP Portugal expands in Africa; Brazil is leading country market from Lisbon where TAP has 60% of capacity

The Portuguese national carrier has grown quickly in recent years. Which are its top country markets and how seasonal is demand for its flights? Who are its nearest competitors in Lisbon and Porto?

Ryanair makes Faro base; expands network to 30 routes this summer; overtakes easyJet as busiest carrier

Ryanair makes Faro base; expands network to 30 routes this summer; overtakes easyJet as busiest carrier

Ryanair has set up a second base in Portugal with six 737-800s, and will overtake easyJet as Faro’s leading airline. What routes will it operate at what frequency and who will provide direct competition?


One in three passengers now using LCCs in Portugal; Ryanair and easyJet still adding routes

nl230309-country-100.jpgPortugal has increasingly embraced LCCs but which airlines are dominant in Faro, Lisbon and Porto? How seasonal is demand at each airport and which new routes have been added in the last 12 months?

Ryanair’s new Portuguese base in Porto serves 22 destinations; five routes served daily

Airline AnalysisRyanair marked the launch of its new Portuguese base with five new routes. But which routes does it serve daily and which new destinations will it be adding this winter? How long before it’s bigger than TAP Portugal at the airport?

Lisbon still dominated by TAP with new Helsinki, Moscow and Warsaw routes starting in June; easyJet now clear #2

Article Thumbnail: Airport FocusTraffic doubled at Lisbon between 1997 and 2007 in part thanks to the belated arrival of easyJet in 2005. Which are the leading country markets to/from Lisbon and which new services were started (and stopped) during the last year?


Aer Lingus joins battle with easyJet and Monarch on Gatwick-Faro

Article Thumbnail: FarewatchFarewatch returns with a look at a popular UK leisure route. Our analysis reveals which of the LCCs is cheapest and how much more expensive BA is? But how much are the hidden charges and how do airlines revenue manage Bank Holidays?

Faro’s growth driven by low-cost routes from UK; Ryanair second biggest airline this winter

Article Thumbnail: Airport AnalysisDuring the last 10 years Faro’s growth has mostly come from LCCs operating to and from the UK, a country market which is responsible for almost 60% of all passengers. Who started the ball rolling back in 1999 and who is now the biggest airline?

Porto benefits from Ryanair’s growing presence – traffic up 50% since 2003

Porto benefits from Ryanair’s growing presencePortugal’s third biggest airport has seen traffic growth of 50% in four years. Why? Yes, LCCs have finally arrived big time in Portugal. Ryanair has led the charge but Air Berlin, easyJet, Transavia.com and clickair are all present and correct. Which are the biggest country markets and how seasonal is demand? We reveal all.


Portugal’s momentum builds as LCCs start to make their presence felt

Portugal’s momentum builds as LCCs start to make their presence feltPortugal has finally begun to embrace LCCs and international passenger numbers are booming in Faro, Lisbon and Porto. easyJet is big in Lisbon while Ryanair is rivalling TAP Portugal in Porto. TAP is struggling to make profits but has recently absorbed Portugalia to help provide long-haul feed. Brazil and Angola feature among the top 10 countries served.