Articles Tagged ‘Portugal’

Emirates to start daily Lisbon service from July

Emirates to start daily Lisbon service from July

Emirates hopes to generate significant long-haul traffic out of Lisbon starting in July. But which were the airport’s leading non-European country markets in 2011 and how fast are they growing? What’s currently the best option for passengers wanting to travel between Portugal and Asia?

Portugal benefiting from not being in North Africa; in-bound traffic still growing

Portugal benefiting from not being in North Africa; in-bound traffic still growing

The problems of the Portuguese economy do not appear to be impacting air traffic as much as has happened in Greece and Ireland. How are its three busiest airports performing this year? Which destinations has TAP added this year, and what other significant routes have been launched in the last year across the country?

A game of two halves; easyJet looking to score big during summer to offset winter losses; Gatwick tops growth list

A game of two halves; easyJet looking to score big during summer to offset winter losses; Gatwick tops growth list

easyJet is having a self-confessed tricky winter so needs a good summer to sustain profits. So where has it shifted capacity compared to last summer? Which countries (and airports) are benefiting most, which new destinations have been added and which routes will not be continuing this summer?


TAP plugs gaps in European network with addition of Athens, Düsseldorf, Manchester and Vienna

TAP plugs gaps in European network with addition of Athens, Düsseldorf, Manchester and Vienna

Portugal’s flag-carrier announced six new European destinations last week. Four of them filled major gaps in the airline’s network. But which three major European air travel destinations does the airline still not serve (although it has in the past)?

easyJet picks Portugal for 20th base; in 2011 Lisbon will become first new base since Lyon and Paris CDG in 2008

easyJet picks Portugal for 20th base; in 2011 Lisbon will become first new base since Lyon and Paris CDG in 2008

easyJet’s new CEO got to announce a new base this week even though it won’t open for over a year. Which destinations does easyJet already serve from Lisbon, when did they start and what competition does it face?

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?