Articles Tagged ‘Flybe’

Aberdeen welcomes new routes from Aer Lingus, Azerbaijan Airlines, easyJet, Flybe and Lufthansa to Scotland in 2011

Aberdeen welcomes new routes from Aer Lingus, Azerbaijan Airlines, easyJet, Flybe and Lufthansa to Scotland in 2011

The UK’s 15th busiest airport (and Scotland’s third busiest) is growing at twice the UK average in 2011. Which regional airline operates most flights and serves most destinations? Which carrier offers most seats? And just how many carriers are competing on flights to Stavanger in Norway?

Finnair-Flybe partnership enters Battle of the Baltics

Finnair-Flybe partnership enters Battle of the Baltics

Finnair and Flybe have formed a joint venture to take over Finncomm and create Flybe Nordic, but how big is the Finnish domestic market, how has it developed in recent years and who are the key players? What hints have the new owners given about Flybe Nordic’s future network strategy?

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?


Flybe axes two of three Frankfurt routes; still serving five German airports from across four UK airports

Flybe axes two of three Frankfurt routes; still serving five German airports from across four UK airports

Flybe is axing two of its three routes to Germany’s busiest airports. We take a closer look at the competition it faces on these routes from Lufthansa. But, what other routes does Flybe operate from the UK to Germany and what competition (if any) does it face on these routes?

New airline routes launched (24 – 30 May 2011)

New airline routes launched (24 – 30 May 2011)

49 routes started in the last week, eight of which were to the Spanish island Ibiza. But which two airlines launched the same US domestic route? Which Asian low-cost carrier continued expanding with its third international route? And how come there is a new link between Baku in Azerbaijan and Aberdeen in Scotland?

Ireland West Airport Knock celebrates 25th anniversary; served by Aer Lingus, bmibaby, Flybe and Ryanair

Ireland West Airport Knock celebrates 25th anniversary; served by Aer Lingus, bmibaby, Flybe and Ryanair

Celebrating a quarter of a century this week is Ireland’s Knock airport. How has traffic developed since 1986 and how seasonal is demand? Which UK routes are the busiest and have the highest (and lowest) load factors? Which international destinations have been added in recent years?


New airline routes launched (17 – 23 May 2011)

New airline routes launched (17 – 23 May 2011)

Although ‘only’ 30 routes launched in the last week, we have a comprehensive selection of great photos from celebrations all across the world – including lots of cakes! But which two landmark jetBlue routes are among them? And don’t forget the downloadable spreadsheet to keep track of all the routes!

New airline routes launched (19 - 25 April 2011)

New airline routes launched (19 – 25 April 2011)

Although ‘only’ 38 new routes launched in the last week, we have witnessed an unusually busy week for cakes. It seems Easter gave a sweet tooth for the world’s route launch celebrations. But which airline launched a new international route last week with its single aircraft?

Scotland: Flybe #1 for domestic services; Ryanair #1 for international routes; easyJet #1 overall

Scotland: Flybe #1 for domestic services; Ryanair #1 for international routes; easyJet #1 overall

How have Scotland’s airports fared in the last three years compared with those of the UK as a whole? What have been the key airline developments during this period? And what new routes are currently planned to start this summer? Who would have bet on an Aberdeen – Azerbaijan link starting this summer?


Aegean/Olympic merger denied due to domestic dominance; but how monopolistic are other domestic EU markets?

Aegean/Olympic merger denied due to domestic dominance; but how monopolistic are other domestic EU markets?

So the EU has thwarted plans to create a single major Greek airline because of the resultant lack of domestic competition. But how do other European domestic markets compare? Which country is currently the most monopolistic? And the least?

New airline routes launched (7 - 13 December)

New airline routes launched (7 – 13 December)

In the last week, 29 new routes saw the light of day. easyJet contributed with the most – five new routes – but the routes were spread globally with South America being the only continent not represented this week. Which flag carrier launched three new routes outside its home country? And which was the first […]

Flybe launches IPO; 68 aircraft spread across 16 UK bases

Flybe launches IPO; 68 aircraft spread across 16 UK bases

Flybe’s IPO last Friday raised over £60 million. What is the airline’s position in the UK market and which European country markets does it serve? Which are its biggest bases and how has the network changed in recent seasons? Which new routes did Flybe start in 2010 and what is it planning for 2011?