Articles Tagged ‘ZRH’

Switzerland better prepared for latest industry downturn; Swiss continues to prosper while still adding capacity

Article Thumbnail: Country FocusZurich’s traffic has still not passed the dizzy heights of 2000 but traffic across Switzerland’s major airports did set a new record in 2008. Apart from Swiss which other carriers are significant? Which new routes have LCCs been adding?

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,, Turkish Airlines, V Australia, Virgin Blue and Wind Jet. Phew!

Only two of Europe’s top 6 hubs still growing; Paris CDG overtakes Rome FCO in October

Article Thumbnail: Market TrendsEurope’s major hubs are mostly losing passengers, especially Madrid where things have changed a lot in a short period. Among secondary hubs only three out of 11 are still growing. Can you guess which ones? You may be surprised!

Only two of Europe’s top 6 hubs still growing in July

Article Thumbnail: Market TrendsWhile only two of Europe’s top 6 major hubs reported growth in July, most of the home airports of Europe’s smaller flag-carriers reported traffic growth. Alitalia’s single-hub strategy has helped Rome. The re-timing of Easter had a noticeable impact on traffic at several major airports.

Swiss continues to re-establish Zurich base

Swiss continues to re-establish Zurich baseIt may not be as big as it once was at Zurich but Swiss has now firmly re-established itself as the premier carrier at the airport. What competition does it face on its network and on which routes does it have a monopoly? Just how competitive are routes to London and Germany? Which LCCs provide a threat at the airport? And let’s not forget the football!

Swiss traffic recovery finally complete

Swiss traffic recovery finally completeThe post-‘9/11′ collapse of Swissair had a profound impact on the Swiss market. Zurich’s traffic still hasn’t fully recovered. On the other hand Geneva and Basel are benefiting from easyJet’s development of both airports as LCC bases. Which LCC is now #2 in Zurich? When did Ryanair finally arrive in Switzerland and which routes have easyJet dropped from Basel?