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Dortmund Airport serves the city of Dortmund and the surrounding Ruhrgebeit region in western Germany. Dortmund Airport is the smaller of the airports serving the densely-populated Ruhrgebeit region, behind Düsseldorf and Köln/Bonn airports. Dortmund serves over 2 million passengers p/a and is served mainly by LCCs operating to destinations throughout Europe.
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Germany is Europe’s number two aviation market (after the UK) by seats. However, although Ryanair is Germany’s third largest carrier, its share of seats there is only about 6%. It has a 14% share of capacity across all its markets and a significantly higher share in other major countries such as Italy, Spain and the UK. This under-representation in Germany may be about to change.
Although high charges at the main hubs and a well-organised main competitor have hindered Ryanair’s growth in Germany, it has shown at bases such as Duesseldorf Weeze and Frankfurt Hahn that it can build a dominant position.
Now, just as that competitor is focusing inwardly on its own restructuring, Ryanair is opening 47 routes from Germany in 2013, including three new airports. Looking further ahead, it has declared that it is in talks with 20 German airports with a view to adding five or six to its route network. We assess Ryanair’s current position and prospects in Germany, including consideration of which airports might attract it.
Ryanair is planning to expand its presence in Germany through the launch of operations at Dortmund and Nuremberg in Mar-2013 and Apr-2013.
This expansion will see Ryanair become the third largest carrier at Dortmund Airport, challenging Germanwings for second place behind Wizz Air, with its initial six routes. Ryanair will also become the third largest carrier at Nuremberg, behind airberlin and Lufthansa.
Ryanair’s entry into Nuremberg will again give the airport a significant LCC presence while strengthening its western European connections with six new routes. Meanwhile, Lufthansa’s transfer of some European services to Germanwings in 2013 will see Ryanair face more intense competition across its German network.
In Oct-2012, Ryanair announced plans to launch services to Dortmund Airport and said six new routes will deliver over 200,000 passengers annually at the airport. Ryanair plans to initially operate 14 weekly frequencies at Dortmund, which it estimates will support 200 on-site jobs at the airport.
European LCCs, led by Ryanair, easyJet and Air Berlin, commanded 32% of intra-Europe capacity (seats) in 2009, representing spectacular growth from just 4.6% less than 10 years ago in 2001 and a 20.2% share in 2005. But the 'big three' are just part of the story. This special two-part CAPA report looks beyond the headline-grabbing 'big three' European LCCs to provide updates on more than 20 of Europe’s secondary LCCs. Part I reviews Air Southwest, Anadolujet, Atlasjet Airlines, Belle Air, Blue Express, Blue Air, bmibaby, CLICK4SKY, Flybe, Germanwings, Iceland Express and Jet2.com, while Part II (coming soon) will review the progress at Monarch, NIKI, Pegasus Airlines, SkyExpress, Smart Wings, Sun Express, Sverigeflyg, Thomson Airways, Transavia.com, TUIFly, Wind Jet and Wizz Air.
Mother nature is going to cost easyJet as much as GBP100 million this year, but the UK-based LCC does not expect that to prevent it from posting a healthy profit. Winter snow disruptions in 2009 and 2010 resulted in losses of approximately GBP25 million. The recent ash-related airspace shut downs are expected to cost another GBP50-75 million.
Wizz Air is plotting an even more aggressive expansion agenda, focused on Central and Eastern Europe, to capitalise on the demise of competitor, SkyEurope, in Aug-2009, and overall capacity reductions by rival airlines in response to the global economic crisis.
On 09-Dec-2009, Andy Harrison, CEO of easyJet handed in his resignation, effective Jun-2010. He is only the second CEO the airline has had. The airline was quick to emphasise that his departure was specifically not connected with this year’s board challenges to his leadership strategy.