Articles Tagged ‘Sterling’
Ryanair will join fellow LCCs easyJet and Norwegian, along with British Airways and SAS, in serving the London-Copenhagen market in 2015. We reveal how demand has grown since 1996 and which carriers have been operating in the market.
The London – Stockholm market has not grown during the last decade but BA’s latest decision marks the third new service between the two cities in the space of 15 months. Apart from BA, Ryanair and SAS, who else serves the market?
Norwegian latest LCC to try its luck basing aircraft in Helsinki; three 737s will operate 13 routes next summer
Helsinki and LCCs. Not, so far, a marriage made in heaven. But Norwegian is getting serious and hopes to succeed where Buzz, clickair, FlyMe, Flying Finn, Sterling, vbird and Volareweb (remember all of them?) failed. What competition will it face on its planned network?
CRJ and ATR operator Cimber Air has decided to take on some of Sterling’s old routes with some of Sterling’s aircraft. What has Cimber’s network strategy been so far? From where will competition come on its new expanded route network?
Sterling collapse leaves opportunities at Copenhagen; Norwegian and easyJet already taking advantage
Sterling’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?
Scandinavia’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?
A 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?
Now that the ownership of the airline has settled down, Scandinavia’s biggest LCC is inching towards profitability. How is it competing with SAS at this key European hub airport? What share of the market does it have and which destinations has it recently added to its network. How much of the Maersk Air network that it inherited has survived?
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?
Passengers wanting to travel between the two busiest airports in Scandinavia have a choice of three carriers – SAS, Sterling and FlyNordic. How are the two LCCs combining to provide a serious alternative? Who has the cheapest fares for day return trips for the next fortnight? Does it matter if your journey begins in Stockholm or Copenhagen?