Rhodes Diagoras Airport
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- 3306m x 45m
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- Aegean Airlines
Rossiya - Russian Airlines
Sky Express Airlines
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- Air France
Delta Air Lines
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
Rhodes International Airport (also known as Diagoras International Airport) is an international airport serving the city and island of Rhodes, Greece. The fourth-busiest airport in Greece, Rhodes' traffic is highly seasonal, with the majority of traffic coming in the European summer months when airlines operate seasonal services to the island.
Location of Rhodes Diagoras Airport, Greece
Ground Handlers servicing Rhodes Diagoras Airport
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Greece has forecast improved visitor arrivals and tourism revenues in 2011, aided by a cut in airport fees and new incentives for airlines to expand in the market. European LCCs are again leading the expansion charge, with Ryanair one of the airlines reacting to the government's leads. The tourism industry is a key industry for Greece, which was and continues to be hard hit by the financial crisis. Tourism accounts for one in five jobs and 20% of the country’s GDP.
European carriers are becoming increasingly concerned by the Middle East airline threat on their core international businesses. CEOs from British Airways, Air France and Lufthansa have all voiced their opinions lately, as Middle East airlines continue to expand their global networks. But the European flag carriers are not standing idly by. Several are rapidly expanding their presence in the Middle East, to maintain and/or grow their share of this promising market. Emirates is the clear market leader, with a 21.0% share of capacity on Middle East-Europe routes. Qatar Airways is the second largest, with 8.7%, while Lufthansa, British Airways and Air France have just 5.6%, 3.5% and 2.7% shares, respectively.
The announcement last week from Ryanair that it intends to include Larnaca, Cyprus in its list of destinations raises some interesting questions. Not least amongst them is, just how far can LCCs travel using the business model that is in place now? So far Ryanair has shied away from long haul (transatlantic) operations, which its management knows would require a significant adjustment to the short/mid haul model, though it still insists it will do it one day. It seems Ryanair (or Michael O’Leary) has spoken to airport management in the U.S., for example Niagara Falls airport, about hosting the first route. Now it appears though that Ryanair may be looking at tapping into the Middle East market, by using Larnaca as a base.
Ryanair, the second largest carrier in the UK, announced plans to reduce UK winter capacity by 16% from Nov-2010, stating the decision will result in the loss of more than 2 million passengers at UK airports over winter 2010 on a year-on-year basis.
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.
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