Articles Tagged ‘Prague’
Delta ramps up Raleigh-Durham; CSA Czech Airlines prunes Prague and pulls out of UK; Ryanair’s ‘Best’ no longer acceptable; Zagreb announces expansion plans
Delta takes on Southwest from Raleigh-Durham, CSA Czech Airlines abandons UK market, Ryanair says farewell to Belfast and Zagreb looks at providing capacity for future growth.
Central European (CE) carriers abandon many long-haul routes; Delta, LOT leading long-haul airlines at CE airports
Many Central European airports have benefited from increased short-haul services as a result of becoming EU members but what about long-haul services? Which routes are currently offered and which have disappeared in recent years?
After seven and a half unprofitable years Central Europe’s second biggest LCC has ceased flying. Which airports will notice its disappearance most and what can be learnt from the airline’s demise?
Wizz Air now has two A320s based in the Czech capital. How are they scheduled and what competition does the airline face on its routes? Which new routes are yet to start?
Routes Europe/Prague had its biggest ever turnout, illustrating the old maxim that it pays to advertise. The best marketeers were rewarded with Athens winning the European heat of the Routes Marketing Awards while Warsaw and Moscow Domodedovo dominated our very own “annies”.
Routes Europe host Prague gains 30 new services in a year; Wizz Air challenging SkyEurope to be leading LCC
Aviation in the Czech Republic is dominated by Prague airport and Czech Airlines but most of Europe’s biggest LCCs are present at the airport. Which new services have been gained (and lost) during the last year? How busy are the country’s airports at Brno and Ostrava?
This week we look at a west-east route involving five carriers though Air France and Czech Airlines are code-share partners. How does SmartWings compare with the likes of SkyEurope and Wizz Air?
Wizz Air has bases right across Central Europe but its busiest airport is in… the UK! It has added 12 but dropped eight airports in the last year. Which ones? And how big a presence does it have in various new EU member states? Where will it base new aircraft in 2009?
Traffic at Prague airport has doubled in four years and CSA Czech Airlines has managed to maintain its dominant position with almost 70 non-stop routes, six of which are new for this summer. It has a monopoly on 31 routes but faces three competitors on flights to Copenhagen.
Not an obvious route for there to be five airlines competing for traffic, but national carriers SAS and Czech Airlines are joined by Sterling, SkyEurope and Cimber Air. Who is leading the price war and who is trying to attract a premium? What role does frequency play on the route?
Even before the Czech Republic joined the EU in 2004 Prague airport was benefiting from low-cost airline activity from the UK. Its reputation for cheap alcohol meant UK traffic quadrupled in just a few years. Now the rest of Europe is catching up and SkyEurope has set up a major base to take on the likes of easyJet and Smartwings. And what is Click4sky?