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Operated by FHA Flughafen Hamburg GmbH, Hamburg Airport is the international gateway to Hamburg and one of the busiest airports in Germany. The airport hosts domestic, regional and international passenger and cargo services for over 35 airlines.
Location of Hamburg Airport, Germany
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On 4-Oct-2013, Lufthansa gave a presentation to analysts and investors in London on developments in its Passenger Airlines business, with a focus on giving more details of the progress of the ‘new Germanwings’. The session was led by Carsten Spohr, CEO of Lufthansa German Airlines, and supported by the CEO and CFO of LCC subsidiary Germanwings.
The speakers gave an update on the transfer of non-hub European point-to-point traffic from Lufthansa to Germanwings and its expected impact on the group’s short/medium-haul losses.
Lufthansa’s plans for Germanwings are more far-reaching than those of Air France with its LCC subsidiary Transavia France. However, IAG already has a fully fledged stand-alone pan-European LCC in the form of Vueling. Moreover, both Transavia and Vueling (and other European LCCs) have lower unit costs than Germanwings. Can it generate enough of a price premium to offset this cost disadvantage?
easyJet's announcement on 25-Sep-2013 that it would open a new base in Hamburg illustrates the success of the European Union’s decision to liberalise its aviation market in the 1990s. The UK’s largest airline owes its success largely to these reforms, which allow any EU airline to fly from anywhere to anywhere within the bloc. Hamburg will be its 23rd base. No-frills rival Ryanair also took advantage of European liberalisation and now has 57 bases (including two outside Europe).
Nevertheless, there are still some barriers to this liberalisation. A recent court judgement ruled that Ryanair should have paid French social charges in respect of its employees based at Marseille, whom it employed on Irish labour contracts.
What is meant by an airline base? Why have Europe’s LCCs established so many foreign bases and why is the practice of basing aircraft and crew away from an airline’s home market rare outside Europe?
Airlines in Transition part 4: Bridging the gap between full service and low-cost or hybrid airlines
Our previous report on CAPA’s Airlines in Transition conference (Airlines in Transition part 3: How full service airlines are reshaping models to be more competitive) looked at how full service carriers are responding to the challenges of a weak global economy, high fuel prices and growing competition from LCCs on short-haul and Gulf carriers on long-haul. The low-cost sector is also going through a period of change, characterised by features summarised at the conference by Professor Rigas Doganis.
Like the FSCs, the LCC sector has seen concentration and consolidation and the two sectors have established a growing number of linkages. Moreover, the relaxation of the pure low-cost model of simplicity and the adoption by FSCs of LCC pricing strategies has narrowed the differences between them. Have the differences been eliminated? What are the challenges faced by LCCs/hybrids? What is the right number of fares to offer? We examine these questions and more in this fourth conference report.
The airberlin-Etihad Airways rumor mill has been working overtime in recent weeks with German publication Manager Magazin reporting that Etihad CEO James Hogan is seeking to replace airberlin Group CEO Hartmut Mehdorn as soon as possible due to the continuing poor financial performance of the company and the slow pace of restructuring. Abu Dhabi-based Etihad increased its shareholding in Air Berlin PLC from 3% to 29.21% in Dec-2011, becoming the company’s largest single shareholder.
airberlin reported a consolidated net loss of EUR66.2 million in 2Q2012, a 53% deepening of the EUR43.9 million deficit posted in the year-ago period. The company intends to sell eight aircraft to help cut debt by EUR300 million by the end of 2012 and improve its liquidity position and equity ratio. airberlin’s shareholders equity amounted to just EUR101.3 million as of 30-Jun-2012 and the equity ratio stood at just 4% as compared to 11.2% on 30-Jun-2011.
The economic portents were not good as delegates congregated for the 22nd ACI Europe General Assembly, Congress and Exhibition in Madrid on 20-Jun-2012 but the organisers neatly sidestepped what could have led to a depressing Congress by largely focusing instead on measures to keep the passenger happy and on improving airport-airline relations. Some more of the issues raised are reported here.
Germany’s two largest airline groups, Lufthansa and Air Berlin, have announced wide-ranging measures to either preserve profitability, in the case of the former, or restore profitability, as they grapple with a gloomy regional economic outlook. Air Berlin, sandwiched between the low-cost and full-service space, will reduce its exposure to the struggling German leisure segment, which has been on a downward spiral all year.
Germany, the de facto leader of the European Union and a major underwriter of the bailout packages as a large holder of European sovereign debt, has been hit with renewed, and increasing, recession fears. German investor confidence fell to its lowest in more than 2.5 years in Sep-2011, the ZEW Center for European Economic Research said on 20-Sep-2011.
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