Articles Tagged ‘Swiss’

Iberia-British Airways merger creates third European mega-legacy carrier; each has different global network focus

Iberia-British Airways merger creates third European mega-legacy carrier; each has different global network focus

How do the non-European networks of Europe’s three legacy mega-carriers compare? Who serves most non-European destinations? What’s special about New York JFK and who is the only carrier to make it down under?

flydubai and Wataniya Airways expand in Gulf; Angoulême’s London link is rebuilt; Continental drops Bristol; Swiss swaps routes at Basel

flydubai and Wataniya Airways expand in Gulf; Angoulême’s London link is rebuilt; Continental drops Bristol; Swiss swaps routes at Basel

This week’s new route headlines come from the Middle East. Flydubai and Wataniya Airways grow their networks as Qatar Airways praises its new Indian route. Continental drops a UK destinations while Swiss does a route swap in Basel.

New routes launched during the last week (Tuesday 23 March - Monday 29 March):

New routes launched during the last week (Tuesday 23 March – Monday 29 March):

Over 150 new routes to celebrate this week with the focus heavily on Europe. There are so many great cakes to choose from we’re asking you to help us identify our Cake Of The Week. And don’t forget, there’s a free, downloadable, spreadsheet for you to look at all the new route data any way […]


AEA passenger numbers down 5.8% in 2009; back to growth in 2010; Turkish Airlines traffic up 37% in January

AEA passenger numbers down 5.8% in 2009; back to growth in 2010; Turkish Airlines traffic up 37% in January

Which three of AEA’s 28 member airlines reported growth in 2009? What happened to load factors and which regions are still reporting traffic declines? Which carriers have had a great start to 2010 in terms of traffic growth?

AEA passenger numbers down 7.2% in 2009; load factors down 2.1 points

nl041209-trend-aea-100.jpgOverall traffic is recovering somewhat, but which region markets are growing? And which AEA member airlines reported load factors in the low-cost airline range this summer?

AEA passenger numbers down 9.0% in first half of 2009; load factors down 2.1 points

Market Trends ArticleEurope’s AEA member airlines had a slightly better second quarter than first quarter when compared with 2008. Which regional markets returned to growth and which airlines are shrinking fastest? And what do Olympic and Tarom have in common?


Zurich benefits from Lufthansa’s nurturing of Swiss; airberlin second busiest carrier

Airport AnalysisZurich’s traffic grew in June. No, we’re not kidding. And LCCs have only a small presence at the airport. So what’s going on at Switzerland’s busiest airport? We take a closer look.

New routes launched during the last week
(Saturday 13 June – Friday 19 June):

Article thumbSign of a good week – some 40+ new routes have begun and no shortage of festivities as the likes of Safi Airways, Swiss, jetBlue, Thai Airways and Delta ensured their new services will be remembered. If you can fight your way through the cakes and balloons, other airlines adding to their network this week include Air Canada, Air Astana, Virgin Nigeria Airways, Wizz Air, Spirit Airlines, BlueWings, Cebu Pacific, Jet2.com, Carpatair and SkyGeorgia.

Switzerland better prepared for latest industry downturn; Swiss continues to prosper while still adding capacity

Article Thumbnail: Country FocusZurich’s traffic has still not passed the dizzy heights of 2000 but traffic across Switzerland’s major airports did set a new record in 2008. Apart from Swiss which other carriers are significant? Which new routes have LCCs been adding?


New routes launched during the last fortnight
(Saturday 4 April – Friday 17 April)

Article Thumbnail: Route NewsOver 40 new routes took to the skies this week. Airlines feeling optimistic included Adria Airways, Aegean, Aer Lingus, Air Arabia, Air Astana, Air Austral, Air Southwest, American Airlines, Armavia, Brussels Airlines, City Airline, Karthago Airlines, LAN Argentina, LAN Ecuador, LOT, Luxair, Mauritania Airways, Northwest/Delta, Norwegian, SAA, Shenzhen Airlines, Sun D’Or, Swiss, Transavia.com, Turkish Airlines, V Australia, Virgin Blue and Wind Jet. Phew!

Swiss continues to re-establish Zurich base

Swiss continues to re-establish Zurich baseIt may not be as big as it once was at Zurich but Swiss has now firmly re-established itself as the premier carrier at the airport. What competition does it face on its network and on which routes does it have a monopoly? Just how competitive are routes to London and Germany? Which LCCs provide a threat at the airport? And let’s not forget the football!

Geneva breaks through 10 million mark

Geneva breaks through 10 million markSwitzerland’s second airport broke through the 10 million barrier in 2007 and saw Qatar Airways add new connections to Doha and New York. easyJet now has over 30% of scheduled capacity and LCCs account for over 40% of traffic. The UK is the number one country market and the importance of the ski market is clear from the seasonality profile.