Articles Tagged ‘British Airways’

British Airways drops Chengdu service after three years; average load factor since launch well below 60% according to anna.aero research

British Airways drops Chengdu service after three years; average load factor since launch well below 60% according to anna.aero research

Launched with great fanfare in September 2013, British Airways’ non-stop service to Chengdu will be suspended next January. We reveal the monthly passenger figures and estimated load factors up to July 2016.

British Airways announces US destination #23 – New Orleans; anna.aero: “We told you it was coming!”

British Airways announces US destination #23 – New Orleans; anna.aero: “We told you it was coming!”

On 20 October British Airways announced that from March 2017 it will launch flights to its 23rd destination in the US, a four times weekly 787-8 service between London Heathrow and the Louisiana city. anna.aero predicted two years ago that New Orleans would be high-up on BA’s radar. We take a closer look at traffic […]

Qantas is averaging 28% passenger share in international markets; steadily losing domestic market share despite growth; next stop Beijing

Qantas is averaging 28% passenger share in international markets; steadily losing domestic market share despite growth; next stop Beijing

Earlier this month Qantas announced that it will link its largest airport – Sydney – to Beijing from January, its second route to China after Shanghai. China is currently the airline’s eighth largest international market. We take a closer look at Qantas’ impact in its largest markets, including more details of its new Beijing venture.


American Airlines leads the oneworld charge with 36% of alliance capacity; Dallas/Fort Worth is largest hub; LHR – HKG is #1 for ASKs

American Airlines leads the oneworld charge with 36% of alliance capacity; Dallas/Fort Worth is largest hub; LHR – HKG is #1 for ASKs

The oneworld alliance covers a network of 1,000+ airports and 3,600+ routes on a fleet of 3,571 aircraft. Last year, around 3.5 billion people flew around the world according to IATA, with 558 million flying on a oneword airline. This means that around 15%-16% of air travellers last year flew on a oneworld member aircraft. […]

Boeing and Airbus pass 1,000 deliveries for 2016; Jet2.com welcomes first brand-new 737-800 while China Airlines receives first A350

Boeing and Airbus pass 1,000 deliveries for 2016; Jet2.com welcomes first brand-new 737-800 while China Airlines receives first A350

In the ninth month of 2016 Airbus and Boeing passed the milestone of 1,000 unit deliveries, with a total of 1,025 aircraft having been delivered by both companies between January and September. Overall Boeing handed over 10 more aircraft than its European counterpart last month. However Airbus is catching up in regards to narrow-body units.

Reykjavik/Keflavik Airport on course to break 6.5 million passengers; Icelandair and WOW air growing at explosive rates

Reykjavik/Keflavik Airport on course to break 6.5 million passengers; Icelandair and WOW air growing at explosive rates

Seats to Canada from Reykjavik/Keflavik Airport have grown faster than any other country over the last 12 months, up by 138%, helped by the introduction of new routes like Montreal. Our data elves delve deep into the lava-filled bowels of this volcanic island to find out if this market is ready to blow!


Impact of Norwegian air passenger tax not yet discernible in airport passenger statistics; Oslo Gardermoen traffic up 4% in 2016

Impact of Norwegian air passenger tax not yet discernible in airport passenger statistics; Oslo Gardermoen traffic up 4% in 2016

The new government tax, introduced at the beginning of June, has yet to have a noticeable impact on traffic looking at monthly data for the top 10 airports. We reveal which airlines have grown (and shrunk) capacity in the Norwegian market this summer.

UK domestic market sees fastest growth for a decade; British Airways, easyJet and Flybe dominate; London-Scotland routes are busiest

UK domestic market sees fastest growth for a decade; British Airways, easyJet and Flybe dominate; London-Scotland routes are busiest

The UK domestic market is still 16% smaller than it was at its peak in 2005, but last year saw demand grow by 5%. We reveal how the market has developed in the last 15 years, the busiest routes, the leading airlines and the newest services.

Turkish Airlines defies network cuts with new long-haul route plans; Latin America and Asia in focus for growth

Turkish Airlines defies network cuts with new long-haul route plans; Latin America and Asia in focus for growth

On 1 September Turkish Airlines launched services to Cluj-Napoca, a sector which started despite its W16/17 network cuts. The carrier’s CEO Temel Kotil says he is still planning for further long-haul network growth, so our data elves have taken a look at the competitive landscape on the four anticipated routes.


Czech Airlines, British Airways and Aeroflot all celebrate route anniversaries

Czech Airlines, British Airways and Aeroflot all celebrate route anniversaries

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Czech Airlines heralds 80 years of flights between Prague and Moscow Sheremetyevo, British Airways toasts 70 years of operations between London and Hamburg, while Aeroflot celebrates 10 years at Hannover. More news also from Suriname Airlines at Paramaribo and Wizz Air in Katowice.

Newcastle Airport traffic up 2.7% in first half of 2016; Ryanair gears up for rapid expansion; three domestic links no longer served

Newcastle Airport traffic up 2.7% in first half of 2016; Ryanair gears up for rapid expansion; three domestic links no longer served

During the past year Ryanair has added flights to Malaga from Newcastle. It will launch a further six routes in W16/17, followed by three more in S17. However, despite Ryanair’s success, United Airlines has decided it will end its route from New York Newark. We take a closer look at United’s short-lived route, and conduct […]

London to New York market stable at just over four million annual pax; over 30 flights per day from seven carriers with Heathrow-JFK #1 choice

London to New York market stable at just over four million annual pax; over 30 flights per day from seven carriers with Heathrow-JFK #1 choice

We trace almost 30 years of traffic development between the two great cities. Plus some analysis of upcoming fares offered by the seven airlines currently flying between London and New York. Some of the airline websites could do better.