Articles Tagged ‘SXB’
How have French airports fared so far this year? Which market segments have performed best and worst from Paris and what has been the key driver to Lille’s recent surge in demand?
French airport growth driven by LCCs; domestic demand still falling though LCCs stimulating inter-regional routes
Nine of France’s top 15 airports reported growth last year and demand was up 1.5% across all airports. But how much of that was down to LCCs? And what impact have easyJet and Ryanair had on French domestic routes? Which airport saw 50% growth?
The French market has responded less dramatically than other markets to the economic downturn in Europe. Traffic was even up in October. What impact is easyJet having on its new domestic routes from Lyon and how is Strasbourg coping with the impact of the TGV?
We look at the top 10 airports in France and see how their monthly traffic in 2007 compared with 2006. Who were the star performers and who suffered from the introduction of the new TGV Est service? During which months was demand impacted by national industrial disputes? All becomes clear in our exclusive analysis.
More evidence that High-Speed Rail (HSR) services are a threat to airlines comes from the latest figures from Strasbourg airport. Paris traffic is down 50% since the launch of the TGV last June and the upgraded St. Pancras station in London is helping Eurostar grab more London-Paris air passengers.