Articles Tagged ‘easyJet’
With nearly 230,000 seats during its peak weeks, London Gatwick is easyJet’s biggest base – more than double the size of the LCC’s next largest hubs at Milan Malpensa, London Luton and Geneva. Marc Watkins gets under the skin of this +100-destination operation to reveal the bones of its recent growth, its typical daily flight […]
Newcastle-Venice is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” with 90,000 searches; any of three potential carriers to take this on
In the last year, Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has shown that nearly 90,000 potential travellers searched on the leading flight comparison site for flights between Newcastle and Venice ‒ but the city pair is unserved!? With easyJet and Ryanair big players in the Italian city already, and dominant in the UK-Venice market, will they take this […]
Nordic countries see a 32% rise in seat capacity between 2010 and 2017; Faroe Islands demand picking up pace
The Nordic countries are made-up of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, plus Greenland and Faroe Islands which are constituent countries within the Kingdom of Denmark. Last year the group combined were home to 112.87 million departing seats, up 4.0% on 2016. Jonathan Ford investigates.
France-Spain capacity up by more than one-quarter in past four years; large hubs are top airports, Vueling is leading airline
The available capacity between France and Spain increased by 5.2% in 2017, with the number of two-way seats passing 14.33 million. The market has now experienced healthy growth for the past four years. Nick Preston examines recent trends in this country pair, including the largest airlines, airports and routes.
In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Cobalt becomes a fully fledged member of IATA, while Wizz Air confirms it will add further capacity to its Vienna base for W18/19. More news from Emirates at Newcastle, United Airlines in Geneva, easyJet at Belfast International plus Qantas in Alice Springs.
UK-Germany market enjoys six straight years of growth; flag carriers lead the way, London Heathrow is top airport
There were 19.36 million two-way seats available between the UK and Germany in 2017, a 3.4% increase on the previous year. The market has now experienced six consecutive years of capacity increases. Nick Preston examines the largest airlines, airports and routes operating in this European country pair.
easyJet launches four more routes from its newest German operation.
Ryanair calls time on Glasgow where it is currently the third biggest airline; more than one aircraft being lost as 19 routes are poised to close
Ryanair has confirmed that it will close its Glasgow base for W18/19, leaving just Edinburgh and Glasgow Prestwick as bases in Scotland. The airline stated APD as part of the reason for the closure, but schedules indicate that Glasgow was more of an operational challenge for the airline. Jonathan Ford discovers more.
Malmö-London is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” with 75,000 searches; Flybe’s next niche route from London Southend?
In the last year, Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has shown that nearly 75,000 potential travellers searched on the leading flight comparison site for flights between Malmö and London ‒ but the city pair is unserved!? With Flybe carving out a network of niche inbound routes into the UK capital city from its London Southend operation will […]
Boeing opens up a 17-unit lead over Airbus during the first month of the 2018 delivery race; TUI Group gets first MAX
Airbus and Boeing kick-started 2018 with a total of 71 deliveries between them in January, up two from a total of 69 unit handovers in the same month last year. Despite the improvement on month one of 2017, the duo’s productivity result for last month was 195% lower than December’s performance.
Home to Airbus, Toulouse in southern France is now one of Europe’s high-tech cities with a large number of cutting-edge businesses in the aeronautic, IT and space industry, as well as many research institutes. The city is undergoing a rapid demographic expansion, the fastest-growing in France. Find out more here.
Alicante is Spain’s fifth largest airport, but there are times of the year when it drops down to seventh busiest, falling behind Gran Canaria and Tenerife South. Marc Watkins takes a peek at the airport’s recent passenger figures, its traffic profile, as well as its biggest carriers and routes.