This week sees the launch of over 30 new routes from the likes of AeroSvit, Air China, Air Europa, Air Italy, AirTran, Alaska Airlines, blu-express, BlueWings, China Southern, clickair, CSA Czech Airlines, Delta, easyJet, Flybe, Jazeera, JetStar, Kingfisher, Lufthansa, MIAT Mongolian, Pegasus, Pluna, Porter, Transavia and Zambezi Airlines. That pretty much covers all four corners of the globe!
A slightly quieter week this week but still another 20-plus routes were launched by Air Arabia Maroc, Air Canada Jazz, AirTran, B&H Airlines, Cebu Pacific, Flybe, germanwings, Kingfisher, S7, Southwest, Sun Country, Ural Airlines, US Airways, WestJet, Wizz Air Ukraine and Zambezi Airlines. Four of these routes are to a new US airport which shares its name with the boss of a global airline brand.
Recession? What recession? The world’s airlines unleashed another 70-plus new routes this week featuring Aegean Airlines, Air Arabia Maroc, Air India Express, Air Malta, airBaltic, airberlin, Air Transat, Allegiant Air, Austrian, Blue1, Cebu Pacific, China Eastern, easyJet, El Al, Etihad, Flybe, Flyglobespan, Germanwings, GOL, Helvetic, Iberia, Intersky, JAT Airways, Jet2.com, LOT, MyAir.com, Northwest, Norwegian, Ryanair, TAAG Angola Airlines, Turkish Airlines, VLM and WestJet. We have photos!
Edinburgh saw traffic fall (marginally) for the first time in 15 years, but is coping better than many other UK airports thanks to growing low-cost activity. Which legacy carriers are still there (including US ones) and which routes have been abandoned?
From inauspicious beginnings at unfashionable UK airports easyJet and Ryanair have developed to be the two leading airlines serving the UK short-haul market. Who are its closest rivals and which country markets from the UK are most (and least) dominated by low-cost carriers?
New routes this week from Air New Zealand (New Zealand), Allegiant Air (USA), Cebu Pacific (Philippines), Cimber Sterling (Denmark), Flybe (UK), jetBlue (USA) and Wizz Air (Czech Republic and Romania).
Low-cost airlines helped stimulate the UK domestic market by around 70% between 1996 and 2005. London routes dominate the passenger rankings but which other UK city is well represented? Flybe is now on track to overtake easyJet as the biggest airline in the market. How has it done this?
Flybe has pensioned off the last of its BAe 146s and now operates just Q400s and Embraer jets. The integration of BA Connect makes Flybe the UK’s biggest domestic airline if measured by flights. Which other markets does it serve and which are its biggest and fastest growing UK bases?
News, commentary and photos on routes launched this week by Air One, Delta Connection (SkyWest), Flybe, United Express (Skywest) and Wizz Air.
The leading Welsh airport saw passenger numbers pass two million recently. Still heavily dependent on charter traffic bmibaby had the LCC market pretty much to itself until Flybe started competing last year. Now many of the routes served have multiple carriers and Flybe has launched three new domestic routes all against existing carriers. And who are Flyforbeans?
Exeter airport joined the “million” club in 2007 thanks to Flybe and its range of routes. When did Flybe start to make the most of its home airport and which routes have been abandoned along the way? Which are the airline’s busiest routes and what new routes are being started next month? Which are the airport’s nearest competitors?