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- Aegean Airlines
CSA Czech Airlines
Darwin Airline / Etihad Regional
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
LOT Polish Airlines
Middle East Airlines
Norwegian Air Shuttle
Royal Air Maroc
Ukraine International Airlines
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- Adria Airways
Air New Zealand
All Nippon Airways
China Southern Airlines
Delta Air Lines
South African Airways
Genève Aeroport is the main gateway to Geneva, Switzerland. The airport straddles the Swiss-French border and is located 4km from the city centre. Hosting domestic, regional and international passenger and cargo services for over 30 airlines, the airport is a hub for airlines including easyJet, Baboo and Hello.
Location of Geneva Airport, Switzerland
Ground Handlers servicing Geneva Airport
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Etihad's announcement that it was buying 33.3% of Switzerland-based Darwin Airline was made on the first day of the Dubai Airshow and was easily lost in the fury of orders announced that day.
Darwin only flies aircraft with 50 seats, less than the number of premium seats that will be on many of the 350-plus widebody aircraft Gulf carriers ordered at the airshow. But the announcement is significant, and three reasons stand out.
First, for Etihad the carrier will "connect the dots" in Europe for itself and partners, linking hubs but also tertiary cities, which have largely been passed over by Gulf carriers. Many of these cities are served by the Lufthansa Group. This gives rise to the second significant impact: on Europe's legacy carriers. Gulf carriers changed their long-haul business while European LCCs decimated short-haul. Regional traffic was always typically a burden, and will come under further pressure following Etihad's announcement. Third is that Darwin Airline will re-brand as "Etihad Regional", and Etihad openly states Darwin is only the first carrier to use this new brand. As the industry still digests Etihad's partnership and equity strategy, Etihad promises to change another component of aviation – and raise the stakes in the liberalisation of the industry, especially by stamping its name on a European carrier.
In its 3QFY2013 (Apr-Jun) trading update, easyJet has again beaten expectations, with revenue per seat up 6.7% versus previous guidance of around 4%. According to CEO Carolyn McCall, “easyJet has delivered a strong performance in the third quarter in a benign capacity environment” as competitors continued to cut capacity on its routes.
Moreover, easyJet sees better revenue performance continuing into 4QFY2013. Its newly announced FY2013 pre-tax profit target range of GBP450 million to GBP480 million, 40% to 50% higher than last year, is ahead of the GBP430 million consensus forecast.
The stock market has welcomed strong earnings growth and easyJet's plans to order new Airbus aircraft. easyJet’s shares are up 165% over the past 12 months and have more than quadrupled over the past two years. Founder and leading shareholder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou may not agree with management and the rest of the shareholders, but at least he can console himself that his family’s holding is now worth around GBP2 billion.
Since its takeover by Lufthansa in 2007, SWISS has outpaced its parent’s passenger growth and has been the most profitable carrier in the Group. SWISS’ long-haul network, significant for a carrier of its size, reflects the combination of a small domestic market with an affluent population. Moreover, its long-haul market position is strong.
Playing to its strengths, ASK growth of 2.7% in 2013 will focus on long-haul, specifically driven by SWISS’ new Singapore route and additional capacity on New York and Beijing, while short/medium-haul capacity is reduced.
On the other hand, operating profit has been on a declining trend since 2007. For some years, unit costs have been falling, but unit revenues have been falling faster. Moreover, analysis of its unit costs reveals its CASK to be among the highest in Europe. While the Lufthansa Group expects to beat 2012’s operating result this year, SWISS is only targeting a similar result to last year, suggesting that its period of over-achievement may be ending.
Air China is building on its reputation as China's flag carrier with an expanded schedule to Europe, increasing frequency on existing services and also opening two new routes: Beijing-Geneva and Chengdu-Frankfurt.
Air China's service will be the first Chinese one to Geneva while Chengdu-Frankfurt represents the first route from a Chinese carrier originating in a secondary Chinese city. Several secondary Chinese cities - many of them very large - are growing faster than traditional coastal areas and have also been the expansion target – out of opportunity and necessity – of European airlines.
Air China, which of China's 'Big Three' has the largest portion of its capacity in international markets, will cement its position as the largest carrier between China and Europe, and twice that of its nearest competitor (and Star Alliance partner), Lufthansa. Air China is also the seventh largest carrier between Europe and Asia-Pacific, thanks to its service to a number of smaller European cities, where it holds market leadership, unlike in major cities where it is typically overshadowed by Europe's main hub carriers.
Two major elements driving Air Canada’s 2Q2012 negative financial results – labour strife and pressure created by the sudden shutdown of its major maintenance provider Aveos – are the areas where the carrier sees prime opportunities in the future as new labour agreements allow for the creation of a new low cost carrier and negotiations with new suppliers ensure a substantial improvement in the costs of airframe maintenance.
Air Canada management during the last year has often cited the transformation that needs to occur at the carrier in order for the airline to compete in the new competitive environment ushered in by LCCs and spiking fuel prices. But in the short term the company still must deal with disgruntled employees and increasing competitive pressure that will not pause as Air Canada works to complete its transformation.
During 2Q2012 Air Canada widened its losses year-over-year by CAD50 million (USD50.2 million) to CAD96 million (USD96.4 million), while net losses for 1H2012 expanded by CAD241 million (USD242 million) to CAD306 million (USD307 million).
United Arab Emirates national carrier Eithad Airways has signed a codeshare agreement with TAP Portugal, expanding its global reach a little bit further. Etihad will gain a virtual network in Portugal – where competitors Emirates and Qatar Airways do not have flights to – by codesharing on TAP flights from common European points they both serve to Portugal, which Etihad does not fly directly to. TAP will codeshare on Etihad flights from their common European ports to Abu Dhabi. The agreement will largely force Emirates and Qatar, if they want a presence in the small Portuguese market, to either establish direct routes or partners with less geographically and schedule convenient carriers.
Etihad will place its code on TAP-operated flights from Lisbon to Brussels, Düsseldorf, Faro, Frankfurt, Funchal, Geneva, London, Milan and Porto, in addition to flights from Porto to Brussels and Geneva. In return, TAP will place its code on Etihad Airways flights to and from Brussels, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Geneva, London, and Milan, with the two carriers effectively establishing mini transfer hubs at those airports.
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