Articles Tagged ‘British Airways’

US airlines seeing greater traffic growth on international services in 2017; domestic expansion driven by ULCCs with Spirit Airlines leading

US airlines seeing greater traffic growth on international services in 2017; domestic expansion driven by ULCCs with Spirit Airlines leading

Between January and May this year, international passengers carried by US airlines grew by 3.3% to 43.15 million, while domestic sector traffic increased by 2.6% to over 294 million. We look to see which are the leading airlines in each sector and identify the ones growing faster than others. 

Amsterdam overtakes Frankfurt and Istanbul as it aims to catch Paris CDG to become Europe's #2 hub; Heathrow to have 9.3 million pax lead

Amsterdam overtakes Frankfurt and Istanbul as it aims to catch Paris CDG to become Europe’s #2 hub; Heathrow to have 9.3 million pax lead

FLAPI airports (Frankfurt, London Heathrow, Amsterdam, Paris CDG and Istanbul Atatürk) handled over 326 million passengers in 2016, up 1.5% when compared to 2015. We look to see how these airports have grown in the past decade in regards to their hub carriers and their market shares.   

787: Living the dream with amazing new routes? (Or just another great replacement aircraft?)

787: Living the dream with amazing new routes? (Or just another great replacement aircraft?)

The 787 flew its first commercial service in October 2011, however, the first really new city pairing didn’t happen until April 2012 between Tokyo Narita and Boston with rival Japan Airlines. Since then, a further 139 exclusive, unserved new routes have been opened, with 33 more currently planned. 


Rule Britannia! UK world’s #1 generator of international seat capacity and flights; Ryanair and easyJet are leading international airlines

Rule Britannia! UK world’s #1 generator of international seat capacity and flights; Ryanair and easyJet are leading international airlines

The US and China may have bigger total markets but the UK offers more international seats than any other country this summer. We reveal the fastest-growing (and shrinking) markets plus the top 40 international airlines and how they compare with S16.

New York's big three handling 20 million more passengers than in 2007; Newark passes 40 million mark; Chicago leading destination

New York’s big three handling 20 million more passengers than in 2007; Newark passes 40 million mark; Chicago leading destination

New York’s JFK, Newark and LaGuardia airports handled over 129 million passengers in 2016, up 18% when compared to a decade ago. We take a closer look into the city that never sleeps to see how this growth has been distributed, and discover what New York’s leading unserved destinations are.  

Europe-Asia long-haul capacity up 6% this year; UK and China lead way for most seats as Aeroflot overtakes Lufthansa as #1 airline

Europe-Asia long-haul capacity up 6% this year; UK and China lead way for most seats as Aeroflot overtakes Lufthansa as #1 airline

We take a closer look at capacity changes on long-haul routes between Europe and Asia since the beginning of 2014. Plus we reveal the top 15 airlines and leading countries at each end of the market and how fast they are growing (or not). 


Kuala Lumpur traffic doubles in nine years; passed 50 million in 2016 as AirAsia Group and Malaysia Airlines account for over 70% of demand

Kuala Lumpur traffic doubles in nine years; passed 50 million in 2016 as AirAsia Group and Malaysia Airlines account for over 70% of demand

Kuala Lumpur International Airport, next week’s IATA Slot Conference host, reported almost 8% growth in traffic in 2016, driven by Malindo Air’s rapid growth. We look at how traffic has developed since 2007, the leading airlines and international routes and what new services have launched in 2017.

British Airways makes Limoges its third French route from Gatwick

British Airways makes Limoges its third French route from Gatwick

British Airways starts seasonal service from London to Limousin region.

Birmingham and Bristol celebrate Route of the Week for BA's return

Birmingham and Bristol celebrate Route of the Week for BA’s return

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Manchester is rewarded for its creative San Francisco cake, baked for the start of Thomas Cook Airlines’ new route to the US city, plus Leeds Bradford celebrates the one-year anniversary of Aurigny services. More news also from Southampton, Belfast City, Vienna, Aberdeen and Reus airports. 


British Airways returns to UK regions

British Airways returns to UK regions

British Airways launches 17 new services from six UK and Irish airports.

UK-Spain market saw biggest growth in over 20 years in 2016; S17 seats up 11% as Jet2.com drives growth with Stansted and Birmingham bases

UK-Spain market saw biggest growth in over 20 years in 2016; S17 seats up 11% as Jet2.com drives growth with Stansted and Birmingham bases

The UK-Spain market grew by 16% in 2016 to over 41 million passengers. In 2010 the number had dipped below 30 million. We reveal the top 15 airports in each country and their growth in 2016. Plus a look at the leading airlines in S17 and how fast they are growing.

Bristol Airport celebrates the return of British Airways and four new European routes – anna.aero joins in on the celebrations

Bristol Airport celebrates the return of British Airways and four new European routes – anna.aero joins in on the celebrations

On 20 May British Airways returned to Bristol Airport after a 10-year absence with four new routes from Florence, Ibiza, Malaga and Palma de Mallorca. Take a closer look to see how the UK airport celebrated the return of the nation’s flag carrier.