Articles Tagged ‘SAS’

Transavia.com’s Copenhagen base serves 13 destinations; local LCCs compete on all but one

nl201109-airline-trans-100.jpgFilling the void left after Sterling, Transavia.com was one of three LCCs entering Copenhagen about a year ago. How big has the Transavia.com base become? Which destinations are served and how much competition is the airline faced with? How do its fares compare to the competition?

Eurovision glory raises Norwegian prospects; UK now #1 international destination

Article Thumbnail: Country FocusNorway’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?

Four-way fight on Copenhagen-Nice; newcomer Transavia.com is apparent price leader

Article Thumbnail: FarewatchFour-way fight on Copenhagen-Nice; newcomer Transavia.com is apparent price leader


Copenhagen still gaining services as airlines take up Sterling slack

Article Thumbnail: Airport FocusSterling may be gone but its route network lives on in the hands of Cimber Sterling, Norwegian and Transavia. Malaga is now served by five airlines from Copenhagen but which other routes give customers a choice of at least three airlines?

SAS cuts capacity across all three major bases; intercontinental services face uncertain future

Article Thumbnail: Airline AnalysisSAS 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?

Bardufoss rebrands as Snowman International Airport to attract more winter traffic

Article Thumbnail: Airport AnalysisMore than 500 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle lies Bardufoss airport, primarily used by the military. It has one commercial route which changed hands earlier in the year. How has traffic developed in recent years? Watch a video that explains (sort of) why the rebranding has taken place.


Norway’s SAS-owned Widerøe; Europe’s 15th busiest airline by number of flights this winter

Article Thumbnail: Base AnalysisWiderøe will only carry around two million passengers this year but its network of mostly short domestic routes means it generates lots of movements. Which are the airline’s busiest airports and how much of its capacity is dedicated to PSO routes? What has happened to its Q400s?

Sterling collapse leaves opportunities at Copenhagen; Norwegian and easyJet already taking advantage

Article Thumbnail: Lead StorySterling’s collapse wipes out 10% of capacity at Copenhagen. Which other airports will suffer most from the airline’s demise? How many routes did it operate last summer and which routes are already being cherry-picked by ravenous competitors?

Norwegian & Sterling co-operate to take on SAS from Oslo and Stockholm

Lead Story: Sterling co-operate to take on SAS from Oslo and StockholmScandinavia’s two biggest LCCs are joining forces to put more pressure on struggling SAS by co-operating on two core intra-Scandinavian routes. How worried should SAS be? If Sterling and Norwegian were to merge how would they compare in size with SAS at the three main regional hubs?


SAS under growing pressure from local LCCs at Stockholm Arlanda

SAS under growing pressure from local LCCs at Stockholm ArlandaStockholm is the smallest of SAS’s three major bases and it is coming under increasing pressure from local LCCs. On how many routes does SAS enjoy a monopoly and which are the most competitive routes? Which new destination did it start this week?

Spanair, #2 in Barcelona and Madrid, on the lookout for a new owner

Spanair, #2 in BCN and MAD, looks for new ownersFrom its charter roots in the late 80s Spanair has grown to become the second biggest airline at Spain’s two biggest airports. Last year owner SAS announced the airline was for sale. What will a new owner get for their money? We take a look at the airline’s network from its two biggest hubs.

Denmark travel tax removal helps stimulate network growth

Denmark travel tax removal helps stimulate network growthA country that has removed a tax on aviation? Surely some mistake. But what effect has it had on Danish air travel, especially in the domestic market? Apart from Copenhagen which other Danish airports have international services and what impact are LCCs having in the country? What role have bridges played in recent traffic trends?