Star Feature

easyJet vs. Ryanair in the UK; low-level route duplication at shared hubs, Spanish sun routes see most competition

easyJet vs. Ryanair in the UK; low-level route duplication at shared hubs, Spanish sun routes see most competition

On 13 June Ryanair announced its plans to open a base at London Southend with three aircraft operating 13 routes from April 2019. Southend is already a base for easyJet. Nick Preston decided to take a look at how the two low-cost heavyweights compete at the eight UK airports they both already consider home.

easyJet Heathrow base: 79 potential routes revealed at anna.aero-RABA HubLAB conference

easyJet Heathrow base: 79 potential routes revealed at anna.aero-RABA HubLAB conference

The anna.aero-RABA HubLAB Heathrow Connectivity Conference took place at the third British-Irish Airports EXPO in London on 12 June. In the Star Presentation easyJet’s Chief Commercial & Strategy Officer, Robert Carey revealed the airline’s plans for a potential base at an expanded Heathrow would include 18 domestic links and 61 European routes.

anna.aero-RABA Heathrow HubLAB Conference - less than a week left to register

anna.aero-RABA Heathrow HubLAB Conference – less than a week left to register

The UK Parliament will now likely vote to approve Heathrow Expansion in the next three weeks. Meanwhile there’s still time to register for the anna.aero-Heathrow HubLAB Conference which is being staged in joint venture with the Regional And Business Airports Group (RABA) on 12 June at The British-Irish Airports EXPO. A series of analyses performed by anna.aero show there are multiple opportunities for new routes from an expanded Heathrow.


Heathrow Expansion – 41 unserved major Latin American routes

Heathrow Expansion – 41 unserved major Latin American routes

Heathrow is connected to fewer Latin American destinations than all of the other major European hubs. That’s the conclusion we make in our latest market analysis leading up to the anna.aero-RABA Heathrow HubLAB Conference in London on 12 June. In all there are 41 airports and 25 country markets across Latin America with links to other major European hubs, but no direct Heathrow service this summer.

Heathrow Expansion – 25 top unserved European airports: Bordeaux, Ankara, Riga etc make their case

Heathrow Expansion – 25 top unserved European airports: Bordeaux, Ankara, Riga etc make their case

In the lead up to the anna.aero-RABA Heathrow HubLAB Conference next month, we look at Heathrow’s underserved potential for routes to Europe. The top 25 European airports without services to Heathrow are identified, including five in Turkey and four each in Italy and Spain.

Heathrow Expansion - 61 unserved African routes; 27 African countries!

Heathrow Expansion – 61 unserved African routes; 27 African countries!

In the lead up to the anna.aero-RABA Heathrow HubLAB conference next month, we look at Heathrow’s underserved potential for routes to Africa and the Middle East. There are 61 African airports and 27 countries with links to other mega hubs in Europe, but no services to Heathrow this summer.


Heathrow Expansion and Asia: 15 routes uncovered, seven in China

Heathrow Expansion and Asia: 15 routes uncovered, seven in China

London Heathrow estimates that a third runway would enable it to serve 40 more long-haul destinations. In the lead up to the anna.aero-RABA Heathrow HubLAB conference next month, we look at Heathrow’s underserved Asian potential.

Heathrow Expansion – 14 UK airports face (re)connection: FREE anna.aero-RABA conference on Heathrow route propositions

Heathrow Expansion – 14 UK airports face (re)connection: FREE anna.aero-RABA conference on Heathrow route propositions

Ahead of next month’s RABA-anna.aero Heathrow Connectivity Conference, we look at routes to 14 unserved UK regional airports that could be created as a result of Heathrow Expansion, which includes the new runway.

FTE Dublin: 55 airlines at anna.aero’s “sister show”

FTE Dublin: 55 airlines at anna.aero’s “sister show”

anna.aero’s “sister” business unit, the Future Travel Experience Ancillary show in Dublin 6-8 June, has 55 airlines sharing digital retailing visions, including Ryanair’s “Always Getting Better” Kenny Jacobs as the keynote speaker. Airlines can register free. Do it now.


30 top London routes NOT served by Heathrow: FREE anna.aero-RABA conference on Heathrow route propositions

30 top London routes NOT served by Heathrow: FREE anna.aero-RABA conference on Heathrow route propositions

easyJet’s and Flybe’s CCOs lead the line-up at HubLAB, anna.aero’s and RABA’s FREE-to-attend Heathrow Connectivity Conference in London in June. In this analysis we look at the 30 top-performing London routes NOT linked to Heathrow. If your airport is on this list, then you should be coming.

Transatlantic treks between Europe and the Americas; US majors lead the way in S18, London Heathrow tops airport table

Transatlantic treks between Europe and the Americas; US majors lead the way in S18, London Heathrow tops airport table

Transatlantic traffic between Europe and the Americas is on the up, with available capacity increasing by 5.9% for a typical peak week in S18, compared to last year. Nick Preston takes a look capacity trends in this important market, including the leading airlines, airports and routes.

Cologne Bonn Airport – Cake of the Week champions S18 Part II – another win for German gateway

Cologne Bonn Airport – Cake of the Week champions S18 Part II – another win for German gateway

They have done it again!! Cologne Bonn gets its obligatory public vote win for Cake of the Week, having amassed 33% of the votes over the last seven days. As you will discover, the German gateway is making a habit of masterminding regular victories in this competition.