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Copenhagen Kastrup Airport is the main international gateway to Copenhagen and the Oresund region in Denmark and is operated by Copenhagen Airports A/S. Hosting domestic, regional and international passenger and cargo services for over 30 airlines, Copenhagen Kastrup is the major hub for airlines including Scandinavian Airline System (SAS), Transavia and Norwegian Air Shuttle.
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Ryanair's plans for nine new routes and increased frequency on 13 routes at London Stansted Airport in summer 2017 mark a further chapter in the relationship between the two. Stansted is Ryanair's biggest airport and Ryanair is Stansted's biggest airline customer. However, Ryanair dominates Stansted, while Stansted's importance to Ryanair is diminishing.
When Ryanair took exception to what it considered to be excessive airport charge increases it severely cut its capacity at Stansted, severely denting the airport's traffic base between 2007 and 2012. The subsequent growth in passenger numbers following Stansted's acquisition by Manchester Airports Group in 2013 is the direct result of a deal with Ryanair over reduced airport charges. In 2016, Stansted's traffic recovery was complete and it handled more passengers than at its 2007 peak.
Ryanair's summer 2017 expansion plans at Stansted point to further growth in the airport's passenger numbers. However, Ryanair has reduced its growth in the UK as a result of Brexit uncertainty, and this is likely to mean slower growth for Stansted. Ryanair is even modestly cutting its capacity at the airport this winter. Ryanair has consistently been a critic of Brexit, but it may have further increased its bargaining power over its biggest airport.
Las Vegas McCarran International Airport reached a milestone in 2015, surpassing passenger throughput levels achieved in 2008 prior to the Global Financial Crisis. The airport’s passenger levels were lifted by a mix of new domestic and international services, including new services with Copenhagen and Stockholm introduced by Norwegian, which also became the first airline to operate the Boeing 787 to the airport.
Norwegian plans further growth in Las Vegas in 2016 with the introduction of flights to Oslo. Lufthansa low cost subsidiary Eurowings also plans to add new flights between Cologne and Las Vegas. The airport appears to fit the profile for service by long haul low cost airlines, and the services launched by Norwegian and Eurowings allow Las Vegas to position itself positively, with other airlines adopting that business model.
Growth by US low cost and ultra-low cost airlines during the last couple of years will also continue to lift passenger numbers at McCarran. During the first two months of 2016 the airport’s passenger numbers expanded by 8%.
The phrase "jumbo jet" has been in use for decades but takes on new meaning in Dec-2015 with the planned entry into service of Emirates' two class A380 seating 615 passengers – the most yet of any aircraft. The version will have 18% more seats than Emirates' largest A380 and will be the first time an A380 does not have first class. Emirates is removing that cabin (with its onboard showers) as well as some business class seats to make room for more economy seats. The aircraft is initially to be deployed to Copenhagen and Bangkok, destinations with high leisure but limited premium demand.
Emirates plans to take an initial 15 of these aircraft. Already its 73 A380s on order account for 64% of the type's backlog. Half of the in-service fleet is held by Emirates and Singapore Airlines. As the first operator and with shorter leases, SIA is planning the future for its first batch of A380s. SIA does not intend to renew the leases of these aircraft since they are some of the first and do not incorporate later production chain efficiencies.
Although North America is Copenhagen Airport's single largest long haul market, eastwards traffic to the Middle East and Asia is collectively larger. And much Gulf carrier traffic is connecting onwards to Southeast Asia. Copenhagen will be the first destination for Emirates' 615 seat, two class A380. On the same week in Dec-2015 that Emirates begins service with the world's most densely configured A380, Qatar Airways will bring its Doha-Copenhagen service to double daily. Etihad does not serve Scandinavia, but is probably laying the groundwork via a partnership with SAS.
Copenhagen's next developments could be from Cathay Pacific, which has flagged possible service. Copenhagen discussed growth developments at CAPA's LCC Airports Congress in Bangkok, and World Routes in Durban. Asian growth may not necessarily come at the expense of incumbents. Copenhagen expects Singapore Airlines to increase flights from five times weekly to daily. Pressure may be mounting on Thai Airways, but Copenhagen is reportedly its best performing European point. Meanwhile North America capacity is growing as SAS and Norwegian add services.
In late Aug-2015, Norwegian signed an agreement for two additional Boeing 787-9 orders. This brings its total on order for the variant to 11, to add to the eight 787-8 aircraft already in its wide body fleet. Its long haul network is strongly skewed towards the US, with five destinations and eight routes, versus one destination (Bangkok) and three routes in the rest of the world. In spite of the delay in receiving a US foreign carrier permit for its Ireland-based subsidiary Norwegian Air International, its long haul focus looks set to remain in the US. Indeed, this may now be because of the delay.
Meanwhile, SAS remains the largest carrier between Scandinavia and the US and has actually grown its North Atlantic network since Norwegian's entry in 2013. The losers on Scandinavia-US have been United and Delta, a situation highlighted by United's recent decision to join Delta in serving this market on a seasonal summer basis only. Both SAS and Norwegian plan new US routes from Scandinavia in what has become a near duopoly with clearly differentiated participants.
Cathay Pacific remains attached to its premium business model, which in 1H2015 showed some improvements from a low base while profits from subsidiaries and associates – namely an unhedged Air China – greatly helped the bottom line. "We must be doing something right," chairman John Slosar said.
But the going is getting tough. A 12% decrease in fuel net of hedging losses was largely passed on to consumers with a 9% decrease in yields, although there is some impact from foreign exchange. Premium long haul demand remains soft. Cathay's recipe for relying on efficiency improvements could be reaching a ceiling: aircraft utilisation may be tempered to address growing congestion while load factor is at 86%. A350s, and later, 777Xs bring improvements but other gains will be precious. Cathay must rely on incremental improvements to remain ahead of competitors that have better geography and bigger local markets. Restructuring of China's bloated state-owned airlines was once a fantasy but is now coming into focus, a concern for Cathay.