Articles Tagged ‘Switzerland’
Zurich traffic up 4.7% in 2010; Swiss’ San Francisco service stimulates North American traffic by 11%
Zurich looks set to break its now 10-year-old passenger record this year. What have been the demand trends in 2010? Which regions are growing fastest and how is transfer traffic evolving? What new routes were started in 2010 and what’s coming in 2011?
easyJet adds Dresden, Edinburgh, Gran Canaria and Tel Aviv routes from Basel base; now serves 31 destinations
easyJet has two bases in Switzerland. Geneva is the bigger one but how many routes has easyJet tried in the last six years from the airport on the French border? On how many routes does it face competition from Swiss and other carriers?
Baboo drops E-Jets, Athens and London City; will operate eight routes this winter with two Q400s, four against easyJet
This winter Baboo has cut back to just two aircraft, but which routes is it still operating? What competition does it face and which other routes are no longer served? Which airlines does it still codeshare with on what routes?
Zurich’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.
Switzerland better prepared for latest industry downturn; Swiss continues to prosper while still adding capacity
Zurich’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?
Yes, we’re doing it again. After the positive feedback to our traffic database for 2008 we get 2009 started with traffic figures for most major airports in Europe. Which airports are still growing (and which aren’t) and which countries are struggling most so far this year?
It 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!
Switzerland’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.
The post-‘9/11′ collapse of Swissair had a profound impact on the Swiss market. Zurich’s traffic still hasn’t fully recovered. On the other hand Geneva and Basel are benefiting from easyJet’s development of both airports as LCC bases. Which LCC is now #2 in Zurich? When did Ryanair finally arrive in Switzerland and which routes have easyJet dropped from Basel?