Articles Tagged ‘British Airways’

British Airways losing ground against European rivals; US market and New York remain key to BA's network strategy

British Airways losing ground against European rivals; US market and New York remain key to BA’s network strategy

How does BA compare with Air France and Lufthansa in terms of growth during the last decade? How does its network reach compare with its European rivals? And which country markets and routes generate the most ASKs for the airline? What route enhancements have been made in the last 18 months?

Spain, USA and Ireland lead way in May for biggest volume growth from UK airports; Egypt and Tunisia still struggling

Spain, USA and Ireland lead way in May for biggest volume growth from UK airports; Egypt and Tunisia still struggling

International traffic from UK airports actually grew by almost 8% in May. But which country markets have seen the biggest year-on-year growth in traffic volume? How much are Egypt and Tunisia still struggling to recover tourist demand, and which European country has seen traffic almost treble?

UK – Athens market about to welcome Hellenic Imperial to Gatwick; easyJet adding Edinburgh link in September

UK – Athens market about to welcome Hellenic Imperial to Gatwick; easyJet adding Edinburgh link in September

Hellenic Imperial has announced plans to serve London Gatwick from Athens with widebody aircraft later this summer, but how have passenger numbers developed between UK airports and the Greek capital since 1995? What have been the key capacity, frequency changes in the market during that period?


New airline routes launched (31 May – 6 June 2011)

New airline routes launched (31 May – 6 June 2011)

It has been a very busy week with an entire 86 new routes launched. We have all the analysis – and the cakes – of routes ranging from Emirates’ 26th destination in Europe to LOT Polish Airlines’ fourth Ukrainian route. But which European airline launched routes to both Asia and South America? And which US […]

Which routes have Air France, British Airways and Lufthansa stopped operating during the last year?

Which routes have Air France, British Airways and Lufthansa stopped operating during the last year?

Airlines are very good at promoting new routes but rather less forthcoming when it comes to dropping routes. We take a look at which routes Europe’s top three legacy airlines have considered surplus to requirements during the last 12 months and examine how much of this was down to competition.

20 airlines to start 28 new Transatlantic routes in 2011; summer capacity up 4.1%; Delta still on top

20 airlines to start 28 new Transatlantic routes in 2011; summer capacity up 4.1%; Delta still on top

Delta recently blamed overcapacity on the transatlantic for some of its financial woes in Q1, so who’s adding routes and capacity this summer compared to last? What country market is growing by more than 10% for the second year running and which airline has grown capacity most this summer?


New airline routes launched (29 March - 4 April 2011)

New airline routes launched (29 March – 4 April 2011)

The second phase of the start of the summer scheduling season has brought almost 130 further routes. Again, we have the analysis, pictures, downloadable spreadsheet – and cakes! Which two Mexican routes were picked up, having been unserved after the demise of Mexicana? Which Asian national carrier added its third Australian route? And which European […]

UK - Munich market grows 10% in 2010 thanks to easyJet

UK – Munich market grows 10% in 2010 thanks to easyJet

Nearly two million passengers travelled between the UK and Bavaria’s biggest airport last year. A number of low-cost carriers have come and gone but easyJet seems to be making a difference. But which legacy carrier still dominates and which LCC recently returned to the market?

British Airways route to Buenos Aires is now non-stop from London

British Airways route to Buenos Aires is now non-stop from London

In one day, BA moved its flights to Malaga and Luxembourg between Gatwick and Heathrow, while the airline’s route to Marrakech is brand new.


New airline routes launched (22-28 March 2011)

New airline routes launched (22-28 March 2011)

The summer season has started with a bang! Although only two days of the new season make it into our report of the latest new routes, we report on an entire 160 new routes. Accompanying the analysis is a downloadable spreadsheet, pictures of 11 gorgeous cakes and a long list of more amazing photos from […]

New airline routes launched (15-21 February 2011)

New airline routes launched (15-21 February 2011)

The last week has been busy, with 56 new routes starting. But which single airline launched 20 routes as it opened two bases? Which island nation attracted three new routes? Which route resumed after a hiatus of over five-years? Which busy domestic route got a low-cost carrier to compete? And which capital city airport got […]

Aegean/Olympic merger denied due to domestic dominance; but how monopolistic are other domestic EU markets?

Aegean/Olympic merger denied due to domestic dominance; but how monopolistic are other domestic EU markets?

So the EU has thwarted plans to create a single major Greek airline because of the resultant lack of domestic competition. But how do other European domestic markets compare? Which country is currently the most monopolistic? And the least?