Articles Tagged ‘Vienna’

Veteran German fails to take pole: early summer capacity up 4.6% in Europe; LCCs make up for flag carrier downsizing

Veteran German fails to take pole: early summer capacity up 4.6% in Europe; LCCs make up for flag carrier downsizing

We’ve looked at capacity developments across Europe this summer by airport, country and airline. Who’s growing and who’s still shrinking, and by how much? We’ve got three graphs that summarise a huge amount of information.

Vienna sees NIKI expand as Austrian looks to cut unit costs and swop focus from east to west; mapjet launching soon

Vienna sees NIKI expand as Austrian looks to cut unit costs and swop focus from east to west; mapjet launching soon

Vienna has seen many services come and go in the last two years. What happened to SkyEurope’s traffic and how quickly is NIKI growing? Which carriers were new in 2009 and which start-up hopes to launch Frankfurt services?

Blue Air price leader on Vienna - Bucharest route; NIKI just beats Austrian as TAROM lags behind for cheap seats

Blue Air price leader on Vienna – Bucharest route; NIKI just beats Austrian as TAROM lags behind for cheap seats

Last week NIKI became the fourth carrier to link Vienna and Bucharest, but how do its fares compare for a two-night trip for the remainder of Feruary? How much extra is a hold bag with Blue Air?


Lufthansa (and partners) and airberlin dominate German routes to Vienna and Zurich

Article Thumbnail: Route AnalysisAs Austrian prepares its latest network strategy under Lufthansa control we look at the development of traffic between Germany and Vienna and compare it with how the market has developed to Zurich.

Slovakian LCC SkyEurope finally goes under; Ryanair and Wizz Air likely to take advantage

nl040909-lead-slovak100.jpgAfter seven and a half unprofitable years Central Europe’s second biggest LCC has ceased flying. Which airports will notice its disappearance most and what can be learnt from the airline’s demise?

Austria’s Vienna base serves 39 airports in Central & Eastern Europe; only six not served by rivals

Austria’s Vienna base serves 39 airports in Central & Eastern Europe; only six not served by rivalsWhile Lufthansa struggles to complete its takeover of Austrian we take a look at how unique (or not) Austrian’s routes to the east are. How has traffic fared in the first six months compared with other European destinations?


niki takes on Austrian on Vienna-Innsbruck route; first E190s due for delivery this summer

Article Thumbnail: Base AnalysisNiki Lauda just loves a challenge. His current airline venture, started in late 2003, has grown steadily and now has nine aircraft. But where do they fly to and which new destinations were added in 2008? What competition does it face at Vienna?

Austrian still has no competition on half of its routes; but LCCs have 22% of Vienna capacity

Lead StoryAustrian is looking for a ‘strategic partner’ to help ensure its long term survival. If it has to ‘stand alone’ it will have to cut its fleet and route network. But how much competition is it really facing at Vienna? How does the LCC threat compare with other major European hubs?

Austrian focuses on exploiting eastern connections

Austrian focuses on exploiting eastern connectionsAustrian promotes Vienna as the natural hub to connect West and East Europe. It has recently ditched a lot of long-haul flying but passenger numbers in 2007 were still up 4%. How much competition does it face on its network and which new routes did it open last year? What are its plans for 2008 and how much pressure is SkyEurope now applying?


Austrian v SkyEurope at Vienna – SkyEurope undercuts Austrian by over 50%

FarewatchSkyEurope has rapidly established itself as the second biggest carrier at Vienna airport. It competes with Austrian on nearly every destination it serves. Does Austrian’s pricing vary significantly on routes where it does not face competition from SkyEurope? We investigate!

Austria prepares to welcome football fans after record winter ski traffic

Austria prepares to welcome football fans after record winter ski trafficOne of Europe’s great ski destinations is also home to one of Europe’s greatest cultural cities. Vienna dominates the Austrian aviation landscape though five smaller regional airport generate nearly five million passengers per year. LCCs are growing their market share and SkyEurope is making a determined effort to take on Austrian.

Air Berlin enters high-growth route to take on Lufthansa and friends

Article Thumbnail: FarewatchTraffic on this route has more than doubled in five years thanks to Germanwings taking on Lufthansa and Austrian. Now Air Berlin has entered this short-haul market and unlike the other airlines has no links to Lufthansa. How much do German and Austrian businessmen pay for day return trips in August? How clearly is the market segmented?