Articles Tagged ‘Transatlantic’
Transatlantic capacity up 2.4% this summer; at least 24 new routes starting with ‘new’ United battling Delta for #1 status
Things are picking up on the historically lucrative transatlantic market with capacity up this summer and over two dozen new routes. But which are the leading country-pair markets and which airlines are expanding (and reducing) their presence.
After significant changes in 2008 thanks to the ‘opening up’ of Heathrow, 2009 saw few changes in routes but a significant drop in traffic. What’s happened to non-Heathrow traffic and which carrier has cut capacity least for 2010.
Newark still Continental’s second biggest hub; Munich starting soon as Heathrow expands to five daily flights
Continental’s second biggest hub (after Houston) makes it the leading airline in the New York area. But which routes has it dropped (and added) in the last couple of years and how many destinations in Europe does it serve?
Air Canada and its partner Jazz operate over 330 aircraft, many on domestic routes. But what share of capacity is dedicated to the domestic market? Which regional market has shrunk the most in 2009 and how dominant are routes to London among transatlantic services?
UK airlines less vulnerable to seasonality on routes to US; Delta serves 34 European airports in summer
How do the European and US carriers cope with seasonality in the transatlantic market? Who was the biggest carrier this summer and which US airline has cut the most flights this winter?
BA’s fortunes have suffered a dramatic reversal in the last 12 months. We take a closer look at one of its major problems; high exposure to the transatlantic market. Just how much of a nuisance is Virgin Atlantic?
Several US airlines finally got into â€˜fortress Heathrow’ last year. But what did it do to passenger numbers to the US from London’s two biggest airports? Which airlines have added capacity in the last 12 months and which have cut back? How dominant is BA in the market?
Aer Lingus facing increasing direct competition from Ryanair in Dublin; UK and US routes account for over 40% of capacity
Aer Lingus is now a low-cost airline, though not as low-cost as arch-rival and investor Ryanair. Aer Lingus now faces direct or indirect competition from Ryanair on over half of its European routes. But where does it still have a monopoly?
With four new US carriers finally breaking into ‘Fortress Heathrow’ we look at how business and leisure fares vary on the new routes being offered by Continental, Delta, Northwest and US Airways. Which route is the most expensive and which two airlines offer identical fares on similar routes? How do fares compare for US and UK residents?
With a new agreement finally reached on US-EU traffic any airline can now fly from Heathrow to the US. How has BA responded to this threat and which airlines have muscled their way in? How has the UK-US market been performing in recent years? Which carriers will offer most flights/seats this summer?
Silverjet launches the first non-transatlantic all-business class route next week as other similar airlines fight it out over the transatlantic market. Who are the new players in this market and who has been providing the likes of Lufthansa with such a service for several years?
After many years of on-off negotiating the US and EU have finally agreed a form of ‘open skies’ across the Atlantic. British Airways is gearing up to start services from mainland Europe from next summer. We look at the current situation and reveal which carriers on each side are leading the way and which EU countries have the strongest links to the US?