Articles Tagged ‘easyJet’

Ryanair challenging easyJet to be #1 in Edinburgh

Ryanair challenging easyJet to be #1 in Edinburgh

For five years Ryanair operated now more than two routes from Scotland’s biggest airports, but since 2006 it has served, at one time or other, 50 destinations. But which routes is it operating this summer and which have fallen by the wayside? And on which routes does it compete head-to-head with other LCCs?

New airline routes launched (14 - 20 June 2011)

New airline routes launched (14 – 20 June 2011)

A very busy week with 75 new routes starting in all corners of the world. But which Chinese airline launched its second trans-Pacific route? Which North American airline launched six transatlantic services? And which two airlines relaunched landmark services between Dubrovnik and Belgrade?

easyJet CEO Carolyn McCall talks to anna.aero about the London Southend Airport base

easyJet CEO Carolyn McCall talks to anna.aero about the London Southend Airport base

Yesterday, easyJet announced it will open its 20th base at London Southend and straight away the airline’s boss spoke to anna.aero about why it had suddenly moved to the Essex seaside airport, largely overlooked since the 1960s.


Airbus delivers 50 aircraft in May including first A380 to Korean Air; Boeing to raise production of 737s

Airbus delivers 50 aircraft in May including first A380 to Korean Air; Boeing to raise production of 737s

Some major milestones for Airbus last month as Korean Air became the sixth airline to receive an A380 and easyJet took its 200th Airbus. Boeing has decided to ramp up production of its 737s, but which LCCs (no, it’s not Ryanair) took delivery of most 737s in May?

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 […]


Montpellier airport growing once more as bmibaby and Ryanair add new UK services this summer

Montpellier airport growing once more as bmibaby and Ryanair add new UK services this summer

With almost 1.2 million passengers last year, Montpellier Airport ranks as France’s 10th busiest. But how has traffic evolved in the last 15 years and which airlines are present? What impact has the developing TGV network had on the airport, and which LCCs are adding routes to which destinations?

Portugal benefiting from not being in North Africa; in-bound traffic still growing

Portugal benefiting from not being in North Africa; in-bound traffic still growing

The problems of the Portuguese economy do not appear to be impacting air traffic as much as has happened in Greece and Ireland. How are its three busiest airports performing this year? Which destinations has TAP added this year, and what other significant routes have been launched in the last year across the country?

Bodrum airport increasingly appealing to UK LCCs; easyJet, Jet2.com and Monarch have all added routes recently

Bodrum airport increasingly appealing to UK LCCs; easyJet, Jet2.com and Monarch have all added routes recently

Turkey’s seventh busiest airport is popular with UK holidaymakers but less so with German sun-seekers. How seasonal is demand at the airport and which new scheduled routes have been launched in the last two years? How important is the domestic market and which carriers operate to where?


easyJet, Lufthansa Italia and Vueling all compete on Milan Malpensa to Barcelona route; how do fares compare?

easyJet, Lufthansa Italia and Vueling all compete on Milan Malpensa to Barcelona route; how do fares compare?

What happens when two LCCs go head-to-head with a legacy carrier operating a foreign base? How much more can passengers on LCCs pay if they have the ‘wrong’ sort of payment card, fancy a ‘good’ seat, and want to take some hold luggage? How does an upcoming national holiday in Italy impact fares in early […]

EURO ANNIES 2011: Airline Awards

EURO ANNIES 2011: Airline Awards

Ryanair was once again the unsurprising winner of the Airline With the New Routes (320); at the other end of the spectrum, a resurgent Alitalia launched 26 routes to take the Flag Carrier Prize, while also in Italy, Eagle Airlines secured the upstart’s award for 12 new routes in its first year.

New airline routes launched (10 – 16 May 2011)

New airline routes launched (10 – 16 May 2011)

The last week’s 41 new routes range from a US intra-state service of 360 kilometres to a major 13,800-kilometre intercontinental service. But which new low-cost airline launched operations in the last week? And which network carrier added two new transatlantic routes?