Articles Tagged ‘Virgin Blue’

Avianova, bmibaby, Delta, Ryanair, US Airways, Virgin Blue lead field of competitive new route announcements

Avianova, bmibaby, Delta, Ryanair, US Airways, Virgin Blue lead field of competitive new route announcements

This week’s new route annoucements included bmibaby going back to Germany, Delta entering the busiest US route, Ryanair giving Ciudad Real its first international route and US Airways heading both north and south of the border.

Air New Zealand leads as 2.4 million people visit country of only 4.3 million people

Air New Zealand leading carrier on NZ domestic and trans-TasmanThe airline just announced as ATW’s Airline of the Year dominates its domestic market and flights to Australia, but on which routes does it face competition? Which are its main destinations? And which celebrity chose Air New Zealand on his visit to the country this week?

Adelaide – Melbourne now #4 in Australia; Qantas and Virgin Blue have cut capacity by over a quarter

Route AnalysisThe arrival of Tiger Airways has helped stimulate this market and now Jetstar is on the route as well. How has traffic developed in the last couple of years and what are the signs for the future?


Sydney Airport welcomes Delta, Tiger and V Australia; Auckland and LA get more carriers

Airport AnalysisIt’s been an exciting year for Sydney with new airlines and increased competition on several routes. Which domestic routes are growing and which are the only two scheduled European carriers serving the airport?

New routes launched during the last week
(Saturday 1 August – Friday 7 August):

New routes launched during the last week (Saturday 1 August - Friday 7 August):We found 15 airlines who this week took the plunge and started (or in some cases re-started) new routes. These include new domestic services in Australia, Russia and the USA plus international routes involving Brazil, Croatia, Germany, India, Italy, Malaysia, Morocco, Netherlands, Panama, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Ukraine, USA and Venezuela.

Australian domestic market still growing in 2009; Tiger starts two Sydney routes in July

Article Thumbnail: Market TrendsProving that China isn’t the only country whose domestic market is still growing we take a look at Australian domestic traffic trends in 2008/09. Which were the fastest growing routes in 2008 and which new routes may soon be stimulated thanks to Tiger Airways?


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!

Competition from Virgin Blue and Tiger boosts traffic on Canberra airport’s two busiest routes; Qantas still operates over 60% of seats

Article Thumbnail: Airport AnalysisAustralia’s capital city airport ranks only eighth in the country and has no international scheduled services. But Qantas is facing increased competition as rivals launched three new routes during 2008.

Jetstar, Tiger and Virgin Blue helping to stimulate Melbourne – Gold Coast market to new level

Article Thumbnail: FarewatchWe looked at this route last December when Tiger had just entered the market and now we look at fares by departure time for three different departure days. What patterns emerge? Is anyone consistently cheaper than the others?


Australian domestic market growth still defying global trends; Tiger, Jetstar and Virgin Blue stimulating Gold Coast traffic

Article Thumbnail: Market TrendsAustralia’s domestic market must be one of the few that is still seeing air traffic growth, even if it is slowing. Which are the fastest-growing domestic routes and which two destinations has Tiger dropped from Melbourne?

New routes launched during the last week
(Saturday 11 October – Friday 17 October):

Article Thumbnail: News in BriefThis week’s new routes cover the globe from North to South America, Europe to the Middle East and a lot of activity in Australia. Airlines involved include Air Arabia, Alaska Airlines, Allegiant Air, easyJet, Norwegian, OpenSkies, Pacific Blue, TAM, United Express and Virgin Blue.

10 of the best analysed: The great global LCC network strategy comparison

Article Thumbnail: Lead StoryNot all LCCs are the same. We examine average frequency, average sector length, number of routes and airports served to reveal significant differences in network strategy of the world’s most successful LCCs. And just how much bigger is Southwest than all the rest?