Air Côte d'Ivoire Abidjan – Abuja route to be featured as Routes Africa 'Route Case'

Have you wondered what enticed an airline to a certain destination? What the data says about demand on the city pair and connecting markets? What external factors may have influenced the airline in selecting a specific city pair? How this business case differs from others? Our new ‘Route Case’ offering will seek to provide the answers all within a single 20 minute meeting slot at our events.

We asked for your input into the programme for Routes Africa as we seek to add new content after listening to delegate ideas and suggestions and you delivered your votes.

Which new service should be analysed for our 'Route Case' briefing at Routes Africa?

  • Air Cote d’Ivoire: Abidjan - Abuja 25%
  • Air Mauritius: Mauritius - Guangzhou 6%
  • Comair: Johannesburg – St Helena 12%
  • Ethiopian Airlines: Addis Ababa – Lome – Newark 8%
  • Etihad Airways: Abu Dhabi - Rabat 6%
  • Fastjet Zimbabwe: Victoria Falls - Johannesburg 6%
  • Kenya Airways: Nairobi – Cape Town 4%
  • Qatar Airways: Doha – Windhoek 12%
  • TAM Airlines: Sao Paulo – Johannesburg 13%
  • Tunisair: Tunis – Montreal 4%
  • Turkish Airlines: Istanbul – Entebbe - Juba 6%
52 Votes

Have you wondered what enticed an airline to a certain destination? What the data says about demand on the city pair and connecting markets? What external factors may have influenced the airline in selecting a specific city pair? How this business case differs from others?

This year we are expanding our content offer at our events and are launch a new 'Route Case' analysis. This is a short Route Exchange-type briefing and discussion from industry experts about a new or recent route launch corresponding to the area of the world hosting the forum.

This launched earlier this year at Routes Americas in San Juan with a presentation on Norwegian's recently introduced route between New York John F Kennedy International Airport and Martinique’s Aimé Césaire, the international airport of Martinique in the French West Indies.

It was successfully followed by two presentations at Routes Asia in Manila.  These looked at the initial performance on Air India's recently launched link between Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport and San Francisco International Airport and insight into Emirates Airline's thinking behind its soon to launch new triangle route into the Philippines serving Clark International Airport and Mactan-Cebu International Airport from its Dubai International Airport hub.

It then continued at Routes Europe last month with a presentation on the recently launched route from bmi regional between Southampton and Munich and which included input from both the airline and one of the airports served on the reasons why the route was selected.

All four presentations took place in front of a packed audience and will continue to take place at all our regional events during 2016. At Routes Africa the presentation will occur on Monday 27th June in Tenerife, Canary Islands and will be conducted by our sister consultancy, ASM.

In a week long poll we asked you which route you would like us to discuss in Tenerife during Routes Africa and here’s the final result.

We are pleased to say the Air Côte d'Ivoire route between Abidjan's Port Bouet Félix-Houphouët-Boigny International Airport in Côte d'Ivoire and Abuja's Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Nigeria was the most popular and will now be added to the formal programme in Tenerife as our audience selected 'Route Case'. The new route launched on February 1, 2016 and is operated on a three times weekly schedule using a Bombardier Dash 8-Q400 turboprop.

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