Articles Tagged ‘British Airways’

Go-fly 10 years on: What happened to the routes and people behind Europe's then third biggest LCC?

Go-fly 10 years on: What happened to the routes and people behind Europe’s then third biggest LCC?

Remember Go? Ten years ago it was Europe’s third largest LCC with a fleet of 27 737s based at London Stansted, Bristol and East Midlands. Then easyJet decided to make an offer Go’s majority shareholder (3i) couldn’t refuse. So what became of Go’s route network and the senior management team that ran the airline?

British Airways resumes services from London Heathrow to Bologna

British Airways resumes services from London Heathrow to Bologna

British Airways reconnects London Heathrow and Bologna.

London to Rio +76% in February, but UK to Brazil slows down compared with other South American countries

London to Rio +76% in February, but UK to Brazil slows down compared with other South American countries

With monthly year-on-year growth reaching 80% on selected routes in February, Brazil was praised as the saviour of London Heathrow’s traffic growth. But what hides behind the monthly volatility? How does the trend compare to the region’s average? And why might the UK to Brazil market soon become a oneworld monopoly?


New Caribbean Airlines services from Trinidad and Barbados to London Gatwick set to stimulate demand

New Caribbean Airlines services from Trinidad and Barbados to London Gatwick set to stimulate demand

The UK has strong historic links with many parts of the Caribbean, but which country markets have the biggest air travel demand from the UK? And which markets have grown fastest in the last decade? When did demand peak?

British Airways adds Algiers and Nice to its London Gatwick network

British Airways adds Algiers and Nice to its London Gatwick network

British Airways expands its London Gatwick presence with flights to Nice and Algiers.

Kingfisher Airlines abandons UK market; Virgin Atlantic announces plans to resume Mumbai flights in October

Kingfisher Airlines abandons UK market; Virgin Atlantic announces plans to resume Mumbai flights in October

The UK – India market is currently going through some changes. Kingfisher’s on-going troubles mean that it is axing its long-haul flights to the UK while Virgin Atlantic is returning to Delhi with twin-engined aircraft later this year. But how have passenger numbers evolved during the last decade, and which routes are now a British […]


Sun-Air introduces double-daily Billund - Munich service

Sun-Air introduces double-daily Billund – Munich service

Sun-Air takes over Billund – Munich route from Cimber Sterling.

British Airways/Comair launches route from Lanseria to George

British Airways/Comair launches route from Lanseria to George

British Airways (Comair) now flies domestically in South Africa from Lanseria near Johannesburg and Pretoria to George.

Birmingham welcomes return of Berlin flights thanks to Lufthansa; Monarch to start five leisure routes next summer

Birmingham welcomes return of Berlin flights thanks to Lufthansa; Monarch to start five leisure routes next summer

Birmingham Airport in the UK has seen a dramatic change in its mix of airlines during the last decade, with once dominant British Airways no longer on the scene. Which carriers filled the gap left by the departing flag-carrier and what is particularly impressive about Emirates’ double-daily service to Dubai?


The Europe-Asia market: EURO legacy carriers struggle to keep up with “MEB3” Emirates, Etihad & Qatar

The Europe-Asia market: EURO legacy carriers struggle to keep up with “MEB3” Emirates, Etihad & Qatar

This week’s Dubai Air Show proved beyond doubt that Emirates and Qatar Airways’ global ambitions remain undiminished by pesky economic issues in certain parts of the world. But what competition do they face from Europe’s big global airlines in serving the Europe – Asia market? Which MEB3 markets remain untouched by European carriers?

British Airways moves its Mauritius flights to London Gatwick

British Airways moves its Mauritius flights to London Gatwick

British Airways now flies to Mauritius from London Gatwick, having moved its flights from London Heathrow.

Monarch and Ryanair enter London - Barcelona market; both airlines target current easyJet route monopolies

Monarch and Ryanair enter London – Barcelona market; both airlines target current easyJet route monopolies

The UK – Barcelona market saw amazing growth between 1991 and 2007 but has since seen demand drop by almost 30% in just two years. Which carriers are still serving the market and which have cut routes in the last two years? And what’s happened to the Spanish carriers on the route?