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Condor is a German charter airline and subsidiary of the Thomas Cook Group, with the carrier's aircraft appearing in the Thomas Cook livery but bearing the Condor name. Condor operates from nine airports across Germany to over 70 destinations in Europe, Asia, Africa and North America. It is the only airline of the Thomas Cook Group that is not a charter carrier.
Location of Condor Flugdienst main hub (Frankfurt Airport)
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United ends 2012 as world's biggest airline, Emirates third. Turkish and Lion Air the biggest movers
United Airlines, following its merger with Continental, has ended 2012 as the world's biggest airline measured by available seat kilometres for the current week, ahead of second placed Delta, whose capacity fell 0.3% year on year, according to Innovata. Fast growing Dubai-based carrier Emirates is the world's third biggest airline by this measure, and could be in second place by the end of 2013 if the past year's growth rates are maintained.
Southwest Airlines remains easily the largest LCC, while Lion Air and Jetstar have each climbed the LCC top 10, to sixth and seventh places respectively, overtaking Westjet. Atlanta Airport (just) remains the world's largest, ahead of Beijing Capital Airport, in terms of seat throughput for the week, but this ranking seems certain to reverse in 2013.
The biggest movers in the overall World Top 50 list include Turkish Airlines, which jumped seven places to rank 15th globally, while Indonesian carrier Lion Air vaulted eight places to enter the global Top 40 for the first time. Iberia and India's Jet Airways fell four and seven places in the 2012 rankings, respectively.
Global Airline Alliances collectively grew capacity at higher than the world rate, with SkyTeam expanding fastest of the three majors, although Star Alliance remains easily the largest.
Emirates is close to overtaking American Airlines and becoming the third largest airline by available seat kilometres (ASKs) after the Dubai-based carrier's massive 19% increase in capacity over the last year. Emirates' current capacity is close to 30% above levels of just two years ago, according to Innovata. Over the same period, American has cut capacity by about 8% while larger rivals United Airlines and Delta Air Lines have slashed ASKs by over 16%, according to Innovata. Interestingly, were American Airlines to combine with US Airways it would become the world's biggest airline - some 4% larger than Delta by ASKs based on Innovata capacity figures for Aug-2012.
The other big movers over the past two years include Ryanair, which has leapfrogged China Southern and US Airways into the Top 10, and Turkish Airlines, which has soared into 17th position (from 27th two summers ago) thanks to an astonishing 52% increase in ASKs. easyJet has also moved up several places to be just outside the Top 20, while Japan's ANA and JAL have fallen outside the top 20 grouping.
Munich Airport reports record traffic, north & west Germans seek alternative airports to avoid taxes
Munich Airport continued its impressive gains throughout the first half of 2011 by notching up a six month passenger traffic record. It comes at the same time as the government’s tourist tax has begun to drive German passengers in the north and west of the country over the border into the Netherlands to avoid it.
The world's low-cost carriers (LCC) and airlines not part of the global alliances have taken market share away from the leading global groupings again this month, continuing a theme of recent months. Over the past 12 months, LCCs have increased their share of global aviation (in terms of seats per week) from 22.9% in Aug-2010 to 23.8% in Aug-2011, while the un-aligned carriers have risen from 27.6% to 28.8%. Over the same period, Star Alliance's share has fallen 0.9 ppts to 23.1%, while oneworld has lost 0.8 ppts to 10.2%. SkyTeam has seen its share drop 0.3% to 14.1%, according to Innovata schedule data.
The world's low-cost carriers (LCC) and airlines not part of the global alliances have taken market share away from the leading global groupings this month. Over the past 12 months, LCCs have increased their share of global aviation (in terms of seats per week) from 23.1% to 23.8%, while the un-aligned carriers have risen from 27.3% to 29%. Over the same period, Star Alliance's share has fallen 1.1 ppts to 23%, while oneworld has lost 0.9 ppts to 10.2%. SkyTeam, which has added China Eastern and Shanghai Airlines to the fold lately, has seen its share drop just 0.4% to 14%.
Southwest remains the world's largest LCC in Jun-2011, though Ryanair is progressively closing the gap, with another 20%+ surge in capacity this month. There was no change in the Top 10, with the exception of Jetstar which moved into tenth position with a 20.5% year-on-year surge in capacity. In doing so it relegated Virgin Australia out of the top flight. Virgin's 6.3% reduction in ASKs dropped it down three positions to 13th largest.
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