A lingering shakeup in European skies

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Aug. 11, 2020, © Leeham News: There is a shake-up still to come for European airlines. LNA wrote in early March about the financial vulnerability of several European airlines as the COVID-19… Read More

HOTR: American sees virtually no travel for up to 7 months

By the Leeham News staff April 7, 2020, © Leeham News: “Nobody’s traveling in the next 30 or 60 days,” said Vasu Raja, American Airlines Group Inc.’s senior vice president for network strategy. “But nobody is really making… Read More

An upcoming shakeup in European skies

By Vincent Valery Introduction   Mar. 3, 2020, © Leeham News: After the 2012-2014 European sovereign debt crisis, passenger traffic grew briskly in Europe. The expansion of low-cost airlines, combined with increasing passenger traffic from Asia, contributed to this… Read More

The struggling smaller European low cost carriers, Part 2.

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Sep. 9, 2019, © Leeham News: In last week’s article, we discussed the context that led to the creation of numerous European low cost and leisure carriers. We also outlined the main reasons for… Read More

Shakeout for Europe’s low-cost airlines

By Bjorn Fehrm October 11, 2016, ©. Leeham Co: Alitalia, Air Berlin and now Monarch have all filed for insolvency since the start of 2017. These are all airlines with an emphasis on low cost flying, with an important… Read More

Costs for IAG’s low-cost airlines

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription required Introduction September 07, 2016, ©. Leeham Co: Yesterday we described International Airlines Group’s (IAG) Vueling and LEVEL LCCs. Now we look at their cost and compare these to the direct competition; Ryanair, easyJet, Norwegian… Read More

Pegasus Airlines, bridging Europe and Asia

By Bjorn Fehrm April 05, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: Turkey’s Pegasus Airlines has its operations center south of Hungary’s Wizz Air that we wrote about last week. With a hub in Istanbul, the Turkish LCC connects Europe and West… Read More

easyJet, the Ryanair follower

By Bjorn Fehrm -March 22, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: easyJet started 10 years after Ryanair, using the same Southwest Airlines derived Low Cost Carrier (LCC) business model. easyJet has been expanding at the pace of Ryanair over the years, trailing… Read More

Ryanair: cheapest and most profitable airline in Europe

By Bjorn Fehrm February 22, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: Ryanair is Europe’s airline with the lowest fares. And it’s the most profitable, despite growing faster than even the Middle East carriers (growth needs money). It’s time to dive deep… Read More

2017, a tougher year for European airlines?

By Bjorn Fehrm January 5, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: The last two years have seen increased profits for the airline industry. Lower priced fuel gave the industry time to breath and to finally earn a reasonable Return on Invested… Read More