Articles Tagged ‘Warsaw’

LOT Polish Airlines capacity up 20% in 2016 but still behind Ryanair in Poland; US routes key to growth in 2017 as fleet will reach 50 aircraft

LOT Polish Airlines capacity up 20% in 2016 but still behind Ryanair in Poland; US routes key to growth in 2017 as fleet will reach 50 aircraft

Star Alliance carrier LOT Polish Airlines has just launched a new long-haul route to Seoul. We look at the airline’s development during the last decade, its share of the Polish market, top routes by ASKs and leading country markets. Plus what’s new for 2017.

Ryanair going after Wizz Air; four newest bases in Bucharest, Vilnius, Sofia and Prague; Poland remains biggest overlapping market

Ryanair going after Wizz Air; four newest bases in Bucharest, Vilnius, Sofia and Prague; Poland remains biggest overlapping market

Coincidence? Ryanair’s four most recent base announcements are all airports at which Wizz Air also has a base. We examine in more detail the growing competition between the two ULCCs across Central and Eastern Europe.

Wizz Air shrinking in Poland and Czech Republic, growing in Hungary, Macedonia, Romania, Serbia and Ukraine

Wizz Air shrinking in Poland and Czech Republic, growing in Hungary, Macedonia, Romania, Serbia and Ukraine

Wizz Air’s capacity is up 9% this summer, but 25 routes have left the network completely to help make room for over 60 new ones. A further 26 routes have relocated to nearby airports. Most of Wizz Air’s network growth is coming from markets where Ryanair does not have much of a presence, if any, […]


Polish air traffic booming in 2012; Emirates launching flights to Warsaw next February as Warsaw Modlin opens for LCCs

Polish air traffic booming in 2012; Emirates launching flights to Warsaw next February as Warsaw Modlin opens for LCCs

While many EU countries are reporting either modest or no growth in 2012, Poland’s airports have seen passenger numbers grow by an impressive 17% so far this year. What’s going on in the Polish market and where is all this growth coming from? Which airports and carriers are behind this boom?

OLT Express announces daring European expansion; raises stakes in Warsaw

OLT Express announces daring European expansion; raises stakes in Warsaw

OLT Express stirred things up in Poland at the start of the summer scheduling season and now plans for remarkable European expansion when the winter season starts at the end of October. Not one, but five separate announcements were made to keep the momentum going, and a total of 55 new routes will be launched. […]

Central European airport traffic up 180% in 10 years; Budapest and Warsaw still trying to catch Prague

Central European airport traffic up 180% in 10 years; Budapest and Warsaw still trying to catch Prague

Central Europe’s three big airports at Budapest, Prague and Warsaw have all been in the news this year, but how do their growth rates compare if we look at the period 1998-2011? How have other capital city airports in Central Europe developed in recent years? Which airport has seen an eight-fold increase in traffic thanks […]


OLT Express announces 17 new domestic routes in Poland; at least six of them will be operated with Airbus aircraft

OLT Express announces 17 new domestic routes in Poland; at least six of them will be operated with Airbus aircraft

After a recent rebranding exercise, Poland’s OLT Express goes full out, announcing as many as 17 new domestic routes earlier today. But what threat does it pose to LOT Polish Airlines at its Warsaw hub? How many routes will by-pass the capital? And what is the main factor to make it a daring enterprise?

Ryanair announces eight routes to Warsaw Modlin; seven of them compete directly or indirectly with Wizz Air

Ryanair announces eight routes to Warsaw Modlin; seven of them compete directly or indirectly with Wizz Air

Finally it seems that Ryanair and Wizz Air are going to find themselves fighting for the same passengers. Ryanair’s just announced eight new routes to Warsaw Modlin place it on a collision course with Wizz Air. Which destinations will see direct competition and which cities are both airlines serving but from different airports?

LOT, Ryanair and Wizz Air still vying for #1 on international routes from Poland; Warsaw to get second airport in 2012

LOT, Ryanair and Wizz Air still vying for #1 on international routes from Poland; Warsaw to get second airport in 2012

After explosive post EU-accession growth the Polish market is maturing. How are the major airports developing and which country markets are growing (and shrinking). Which LCCs have cut services and just how dominant is LOT in the domestic market?


Europe’s third-largest LCC Norwegian continues aggressive growth; long haul next in sight

Europe’s third-largest LCC Norwegian continues aggressive growth; long haul next in sight

anna.aero met with Norwegian at the airline’s headquarters in Oslo and found out about what is going on at fast-growing low-cost carrier. What is happening to its Polish base? Which markets is Norwegian eyeing for future expansion? And what are the plans for long haul operations all about?

Central European (CE) carriers abandon many long-haul routes; Delta, LOT leading long-haul airlines at CE airports

Central European (CE) carriers abandon many long-haul routes; Delta, LOT leading long-haul airlines at CE airports

Many Central European airports have benefited from increased short-haul services as a result of becoming EU members but what about long-haul services? Which routes are currently offered and which have disappeared in recent years?

Charter traffic helps LOT grow in 2009; US is second biggest of 28 country markets; four new routes starting in 2010

Charter traffic helps LOT grow in 2009; US is second biggest of 28 country markets; four new routes starting in 2010

Poland’s LOT serves the biggest country in Central Europe but how critical is its domestic network? How big and varied is its fleet and how many non-Warsaw routes does it operate? And what’s new in 2010?