Articles Tagged ‘GLA’

easyJet vs. Ryanair in the UK; low-level route duplication at shared hubs, Spanish sun routes see most competition

easyJet vs. Ryanair in the UK; low-level route duplication at shared hubs, Spanish sun routes see most competition

On 13 June Ryanair announced its plans to open a base at London Southend with three aircraft operating 13 routes from April 2019. Southend is already a base for easyJet. Nick Preston decided to take a look at how the two low-cost heavyweights compete at the eight UK airports they both already consider home.

Leeds Bradford-Frankfurt is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week" with 22,000 searches; next hub connection for bmi regional??

Leeds Bradford-Frankfurt is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” with 22,000 searches; next hub connection for bmi regional??

In the last 12 months, Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has shown that nearly 22,000 potential travellers searched on the leading flight comparison site for services between Leeds Bradford and Frankfurt ‒ but the city pair is unserved!? With a Lufthansa code attached, could this be a great route for bmi regional??

Glasgow and Shanghai airports sign partnership agreement

Glasgow and Shanghai airports sign partnership agreement

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, along with agreement signings in China, we have stories from Bristol, London Stansted, Miami, Manchester, Mobile, Montgomery, San Antonio and Stockholm Skavsta airports.


30-Second Interview – Bernard Lavelle, Aviation Business Development Director, London Southend Airport

30-Second Interview – Bernard Lavelle, Aviation Business Development Director, London Southend Airport

anna.aero’s Chief Analyst Nick Preston paid a visit to London Southend last week to see it welcome its latest carrier, Air Malta. While on site, there was also an opportunity to discuss the airport’s plans for future growth and network expansion with its Aviation Business Development Director, Bernard Lavelle.

Thomas Cook Airlines discovers 18 new city pairs from UK

Thomas Cook Airlines discovers 18 new city pairs from UK

Thomas Cook Airlines begins four new routes from Manchester and three from Bristol, plus 11 others.

Ryanair to grow by 4% at its Dublin home this year; Stansted link #1; Germany growing fast

Ryanair to grow by 4% at its Dublin home this year; Stansted link #1; Germany growing fast

While Ryanair’s largest base has been at London Stansted for years, and despite the airline being a true pan-European success, the ULCC’s spiritual home will always be in Dublin, the place from which this industry titan grew. Marc Watkins takes a look at the carrier’s biggest routes and country markets from the Irish capital city […]


Heathrow Expansion – 14 UK airports face (re)connection: FREE anna.aero-RABA conference on Heathrow route propositions

Heathrow Expansion – 14 UK airports face (re)connection: FREE anna.aero-RABA conference on Heathrow route propositions

Ahead of next month’s RABA-anna.aero Heathrow Connectivity Conference, we look at routes to 14 unserved UK regional airports that could be created as a result of Heathrow Expansion, which includes the new runway.

London Southend bounces back with 25% growth in 2017; two new carriers announced; Dublin and Amsterdam are top destinations

London Southend bounces back with 25% growth in 2017; two new carriers announced; Dublin and Amsterdam are top destinations

London Southend has been rejuvenated under the stewardship of Stobart Group, and handled 1.09 million passengers last year, an impressive 25% increase on the figures of 2016. With the airport set to welcome two new carriers in 2018, Nick Preston looks at its recent network trends and upcoming route launches.

Vote for the best Cake of the Week – S18 Part I

Vote for the best Cake of the Week – S18 Part I

“Cake, we all like a bit of cake don’t we? I know I do. I love a bit of cake. I do. I just like cake.” Not our words, but the words of Marjorie Dawes, a character from noughties British sitcom Little Britain. We couldn’t have put it any better ourselves Marjorie – and here […]


Loganair leaps into Donegal

Loganair leaps into Donegal

Loganair begins new link from Glasgow to Donegal.

Lufthansa adds four new hub links from Frankfurt

Lufthansa adds four new hub links from Frankfurt

Lufthansa adds flights to destinations in China, Moldova, UK and the US.

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 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.