Articles Tagged ‘seasonality’

European LCC and legacy airline seasonality examined; Norwegian and British Airways score low, Jet2.com and Aegean Airlines score high

European LCC and legacy airline seasonality examined; Norwegian and British Airways score low, Jet2.com and Aegean Airlines score high

We measure the seasonality of eight European LCCs and eight European legacy carriers using monthly scheduled seat capacity data to reveal how they compare using our Seasonal Variation In Demand (SVID) calculator.

Grounding planes in winter improves profitability: The new network planning reality explored among Europe’s airlines

Grounding planes in winter improves profitability: The new network planning reality explored among Europe’s airlines

We all know about Ryanair grounding 80 aircraft last winter but by how much did other European LCCs cut their capacity between July 2011 and January 2012? How does this compare with the year before? And how much have Europe’s legacy carriers started to follow this behaviour?

Minnesota-based Sun Country Airlines plans new flights from Lansing this winter; London served briefly this summer

Minnesota-based Sun Country Airlines plans new flights from Lansing this winter; London served briefly this summer

It’s not exactly Allegiant, but Sun Country is another niche operator of primarily leisure routes. How broad is its network and just how seasonal are its operations? And how did it manage to operate to London this summer with a 737?


Minsk reporting 20% growth this year; Belavia has launched eight routes in just 15 months; Etihad link to Abu Dhabi

Minsk reporting 20% growth this year; Belavia has launched eight routes in just 15 months; Etihad link to Abu Dhabi

Air travel to and from Belarus is growing quickly this year thanks to Belavia’s expanding network. Which new routes has it added in the last year and a bit and how important is the Russian market? How seasonal is demand at the airport and which other carriers serve the airport?

Budapest forecasts modest growth for 2010; Wizz Air now flying 20 routes; Delta and Hainan Airlines offer long-haul

Budapest forecasts modest growth for 2010; Wizz Air now flying 20 routes; Delta and Hainan Airlines offer long-haul

Hungary’s only major airport is the third busiest in Central Europe, but how dominant is Malev? Which other carriers have a significant presence and how many services have been gained and lost in the last two years?