Analysis of FlightGlobal schedules data for April covering Europe’s big low-cost carriers shows an increase in the proportion of routes where two or more of these airlines compete directly.
We focus on the changing competition between the five major low-cost carriers: EasyJet, Norwegian, Ryanair, Wizz Air and Vueling.
• Ryanair has added the most capacity with over 5,000 more flights this April than last year.
• Europe’s two biggest LCCs, EasyJet and Ryanair, now compete on 74 routes.
• Barcelona remains the hotbed of direct low-cost competition with more than 8,000 flights across 132 routes.