Nigel Mayes is the senior vice president, consulting & product development at ASM. Nigel has more than 15 years’ experience in route development and is responsible for product development at ASM.
The sister company to Routes, ASM is the world‘s leading route development consultancy and has supported the creation of new air services since 1993.
Route 1: Lisbon – Dublin
Image: Aero Icarus
|31 March 2019|
O&D traffic demand (2017)
Growth % YOY
Average one-way fare $ (2017)
Portuguese airline TAP is to launch a new double daily service between Dublin and Lisbon from next summer. As reported by Airlineroute, the carrier previously served Dublin from June 1988 to October 2000, while Portugalia served Ireland’s capital city from March 2003 to May 2006. Dublin-Lisbon is already a strong market for Dublin Airport with about 276,000 passengers taking flights between two capital cities in the 12 months to the end of June 2018. The route is currently served by Ryanair. There is also a strong market for onward connections to South America from Dublin. Ireland has a significant Brazilian community with more than 10,000 Brazilians living there, according to the 2016 census. Last year, about 152,000 people travelled from Dublin on connecting flights to destinations that are served via the TAP network. TAP will operate two flights per day, operated by either an Airbus 319 or Airbus 320 with capacity for up to 144 passengers.
Route 2: Kiev Zhulyany – Bremen
|Start date||1 March 2019|
|O&D traffic demand (2017)||3,528|
|Growth % YOY||16.3%|
|Average one-way fare $ (2017)||$176.64|
Low-cost carrier Wizz Air is to further expand its operations in Ukraine by adding a fourth Airbus A320 aircraft at its Kyiv base in March 2019. It is also launching five new routes - three from Kiev and two from Lyiv. They will operate from Kiev to Breman, Billund and Riga and from Lviv to Copenhagen and Frankfurt Hahn. Although the O&D traffic between Kiev and Bremen is low, Wizz will be hoping its lower fares stimulate demand. Figures from Sabre show that wider O&D traffic between Ukraine and Germany jumped 45 percent to 944,000 in the 12 months to the end of July 2018, compared with the same period a year ago. Wizz is set to double its overall capacity from Ukraine this year to 823,580 departure seats, according to OAG Schedules Analyser. This is up from 404,070 in 2017. The rise comes as Ryanair is also set to increase frequencies from Ukraine next year after entering the market in January 2018.
Route 3: Guangzhou – Hanoi
|Start date||30 September 2018|
|O&D traffic demand (2017)||186,946|
|Growth % YOY||56.4%|
|Average one-way fare $ (2017)||$120.72|
Source: Sabre Market Intelligence
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