Articles Tagged ‘Vueling’
This week we counted over 60 new routes though Ryanair accounted for over half of them. But Air Canada, Air New Zealand, airBaltic, Bahrain Air, Eastern Airways, easyJet, Iberia, Levriero Fly (a new airline), LOT and vivaaerobus were among those carriers with something to celebrate this week
Vueling CEO Alex Cruz will lead the merged clickair/Vueling participation in “BASEJUMPING” at the 2nd Joint ACI EUROPE-anna.aero Network Planning Marketplace hosted by Aena Spanish airports in November. BASEJUMPING is a session of the event entirely devoted to the route opportunities presented by the bases of a particular large low cost carrier. Three other airlines have been invited to adopt a BASEJUMPING session.
This week we counted over 80 new routes launches including 18 from Ryanair. But there are also new routes from the likes of Aeroflot, AirAsia X, airBaltic, Andalus, clickair, Continental, Danubewings, Delta/Northwest, easyJet, firefly, flybe, Mahan Air, Norwegian, Southwest, Tiger Airways, Transaero, US Airways, Volaris, Widerøe, Wind Jet and Wizz Air.
As Vueling is about to merge with former local rival clickair we look at how the airline’s network has evolved in recent times. Drastic cutbacks were made last year but which airports suffered most? Which countries has the airline studiously avoided and what’s happening in Ibiza this summer?
Major European LCCs; Ryanair growth slows to single digits while easyJet carried fewer passengers in February
Even Europe’s LCCs are finding life tough at present. Only two reported growth in February and easyJet was not one of them. Which airlines are shrinking fastest and how did reported load factors in February compare with January?
Major European LCCs; only easyJet, Norwegian and Ryanair still growing in November but load factors are up
Europe’s major LCCs are not immune from the industry’s current problems. Several are no longer growing but the good news is that capacity cutbacks for winter have resulted in improved load factors for most of the carriers examined.
easyJet is again the fastest growing reporting LCC and the one with the highest load factor. Who else is still growing at more than 10% in September and which European LCCs have seen traffic fall? Has anyone reported better load factors than a year ago?
Barcelona-based Spanish LCCs clickair and Vueling have finally announced their long awaited engagement. What does this mean for routes from Barcelona? At which other airports will the combined force have a major presence? Which routes will lose a competitor?
Spain’s second airport has witnessed impressive growth in recent years thanks to LCCs and infrastructure development. Which country markets are the most popular and where are there gaps in the network? Who has added new routes this year?
Ryanair and easyJet may have lots of ‘foreign’ bases but other Western European LCCs have tended to stay closer to home. But Spain’s Vueling has had three aircraft based at Paris CDG since mid-May and will operate to 15 destinations from Paris this winter. Who is it competing against?
Who’s hot and who’s not among Europe’s LCCs? Who is growing by 70% but has the weakest load factors? Who unexpectedly reported the best load factors in February and March despite growing 40%?