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Airline monopoly in a country?

Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:30 pm

The best examples of airlines with no competition from their country are Qatar Airways and Ethiopian Airlines. Any others you can think of? And does Icelandair count, now that it is going to buy WOW Air, or is there anything else in Iceland worth speaking of?
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Re: Airline monopoly in a country?

Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:05 pm

I'd say Air Koryo has a true monopoly in North Korea, no other airline flies there.

Also I don't know how far you consider the Faroe Islands an independant country (they're autonomous within the Kingdom of Denmark), but I'd say Atlantic Airways has a monopoly there as well. Only one foreign carrier (SAS to Copenhagen). Atlantic Airways is the only airline based in Faroer.
 
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Re: Airline monopoly in a country?

Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:23 pm

SAS had in many ways monopoly given better options from the government and buying up or forcing smaller carriers out, hence why Norwegian has become so big in Norway ...
 
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Re: Airline monopoly in a country?

Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:44 pm

VTCIE wrote:
The best examples of airlines with no competition from their country are Qatar Airways and Ethiopian Airlines. Any others you can think of? And does Icelandair count, now that it is going to buy WOW Air, or is there anything else in Iceland worth speaking of?


Eagle Air Iceland operates Jetstream 32 aircraft and a sole Dornier 228 out of RKV to several domestic destinations. However, Icelandair Group now holds control over both international carriers in Iceland and the much larger domestic airline Air Iceland Connect.
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Re: Airline monopoly in a country?

Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:55 am

Do you think Qatar can launch a second airline like Oman did with SalamAir?
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Re: Airline monopoly in a country?

Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:55 am

Gulf Air of Bahrain. One small country, one civil airport, one commercial airline.
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Re: Airline monopoly in a country?

Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:36 am

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Re: Airline monopoly in a country?

Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:22 pm

PatrickZ80 wrote:
I'd say Air Koryo has a true monopoly in North Korea, no other airline flies there.


Air China? They certainly fly to North Korea. Air Koryo still have "monopoly" if you're just counting North Korean Airlines, though.

For passenger service, Nauru is a total monopoly - no foreign airlines fly into Nauru. Other Pacific Island nations like Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, and Kiribati are also monopoly, although there are foreign airlines that fly into VLI, HIR, and TRW, respectively. Mauritius and Seychelles are also a monopoly.
 
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Re: Airline monopoly in a country?

Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:35 pm

Air Greenland is a great example due to the fact that the only international airport in the country is not actually located near any of the "cities" (subjective term in that area) and 99% of arriving pax have onward connections. As a result it would make little sense for any other airline to fly there as their pax would then still require separate tickets on Air Greenland to get where they are going.
 
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Re: Airline monopoly in a country?

Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:42 pm

zakuivcustom wrote:
PatrickZ80 wrote:
I'd say Air Koryo has a true monopoly in North Korea, no other airline flies there.


Air China? They certainly fly to North Korea. Air Koryo still have "monopoly" if you're just counting North Korean Airlines, though.

For passenger service, Nauru is a total monopoly - no foreign airlines fly into Nauru. Other Pacific Island nations like Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, and Kiribati are also monopoly, although there are foreign airlines that fly into VLI, HIR, and TRW, respectively. Mauritius and Seychelles are also a monopoly.


Mauritius and Seychelles are monopolies?????
Foreign airlines to Mauritius:
-Air Austral
-Air France
-Air Madagascar
-Air Seychelles
-Alitalia
-Austrian Airlines
-British Airways
-Comair
-Condor
-Corsair
-Edelweiss
-Emirates
-Eurowings
-Evelop
-Kenya Airways
-KLM
-LOT Polish Airlines
-Lufthansa
-Saudia
-South African Airways
-Thomas Cook Airlines
-TUI(Both UK and Nordic)
-Turkish Airlines
Air Mauritius has approximately 40% of the market share to and from Mauritius, so I wouldn't call Mauritius a monopoly. Maybe you meant 'Close Skies' as Air Mauritius is reluctant to let any more carrier fly to Mauritius as it actually needs some stability, though SV, KQ and AZ recently started flights.
Same for Seychelles; Air Seychelles has only 2 A320s and Seychelles even has an open sky. During the last years, airlines like Turkish Airlines, Qatar Airways, Edelweiss, Austrian Airlines, Joon and British Airways(soon Eurowings) entered a market which is saturated with Emirates, Etihad, Sri Lankan Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines, Kenya Airways and Condor having begun flights earlier. If Seychelles was really a monopoly, Air Seychelles would have sought help from the Governmemt of Seychelles, which is its main shareholder, to try to pull out foreign airlines instead of accepting more of them
 
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Re: Airline monopoly in a country?

Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:58 pm

3BNBE wrote:
Mauritius and Seychelles are monopolies?????


I believe the OP is referring to markets where there are only 1 local airlines with no competition. Using GCC countries for example. UAE (EY+EK) or Kuwait (Kuwait Airways v. Jazeera) or Oman (Oman Air v. SalamAir) are not monopoly, but GF at BAH and QR at DOH are "monopoly" as there are no Bahrain-base airlines or Qatar-base airlines, even though many other airlines fly to BAH and DOH.

Using that definition, Air Mauritius and Air Seychelles are "monopoly" as there are no other Mauritian or Seychellois airlines. As is airlines like Rwandair. Does that mean they're "true" monopoly (like Nauru Airlines or for awhile, Air Koryo before CA resumed flights to/from FNJ)? Not necessarily.

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