Unserved Route of the Week

Southwest and Virgin America grow LAX – San Francisco route by 50% in two years

Route AnalysisHow does demand change when Southwest enters a big market? And what happens when Virgin America joins in as well? Do they take passengers from existing carriers or stimulate new traffic? We have the answers on LAX-SFO.

easyJet (Lyon) and Ryanair (Marseille) prove French domestic routes can be stimulated

Route AnalysisIn case anyone was in any doubt easyJet and Ryanair are demonstrating how the French respond to lower fares on domestic routes not involving Paris. They travel more, lots more. We have the figures that reveal the truth.

Palma still favourite holiday destination for Germans; traffic down 4% in first half of 2009

Route AnalysisTraffic to and from Palma is 50% higher than any other airport from German airports. Which are the leading airports in Germany for Palma flights and how seasonal is demand? Apart from airberlin who else serves the market?

100 years of cross-channel air travel; London – Paris traffic down 50% since launch of Eurostar services in 1994

100 years of cross-channel air travelLouis Bleriot’s historic flight took place 100 years ago. But how has air traffic between the capitals of France and the UK developed since the launch of high-speed rail services in 1994?

London – Berlin market growth triggered by buzz and Virgin Express; now easyJet and Ryanair compete with national flag carriers

London - Berlin market growth triggered by buzz and Virgin ExpressAir travel between the capitals of the UK and Germany has more than doubled in the last decade, but the route has seen some interesting comings and goings.

Passengers increasingly let the train take the strain in Spain (on Madrid – Barcelona route)

Article Thumbnail: Route AnalysisMadrid to Barcelona was once the world’s busiest airport-pair but the emergence of a high-speed rail alternative last year has impacted traffic. By how much? And how have the competing airlines adjusted capacity?

London – New York market still evolving as Virgin Atlantic celebrates 25th anniversary on the route

Article Thumbnail: Route AnalysisLondon – New York is still the busiest transatlantic route but how has the market evolved during the last 20 years? Which carriers and connections have been and gone in recent years and who’s left?

The rise and fall of the UK – Valencia market; from two routes to 11 and back to just four

Article Thumbnail: Route AnalysisValencia was ‘discovered’ by UK LCCs in 2004 and the market quadrupled in just two years. But that growth has not been sustained and having been a duopoly between Iberia and British Airways in the early 00s, now easyJet and Ryanair dominate.