Articles Tagged ‘LGW’

Latvia’s traffic set to leap past 5.5 million in 2016; airBaltic still #1 carrier

Latvia’s traffic set to leap past 5.5 million in 2016; airBaltic still #1 carrier

Latvia is the tasty filling in the Baltic nation sandwich, sitting as it does between its close neighbours Estonia and Lithuania. The country’s air traffic is booming this year, with an average monthly growth of 8.4% between January and May. We take a look at who is doing what, and from where.

Skyscanner reveals the value of time to air travellers is $8 per hour for long-haul passengers

Skyscanner reveals the value of time to air travellers is $8 per hour for long-haul passengers

We all know that time is money, but just how much is a long-haul passenger prepared to pay to save one hour of travel time? Those clever people at Skyscanner have analysed the top 100 long-haul routes, and they reckon it’s $8 per hour. They also reveal the potential for new non-stop routes.

Mayor of London: “I’m backing Gatwick”

Mayor of London: “I’m backing Gatwick”

On 15 July Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London, announced that he was backing London Gatwick over London Heathrow to build the UK’s next runway. Khan tells the media why he is backing the nation’s second largest airport, while Stewart Wingate, CEO of Gatwick, is delighted with his Euro ANNIES win.


Seventh annual Euro ANNIES – Part I; three out of four Euro 2016 semi-finalists claim top spots

Seventh annual Euro ANNIES – Part I; three out of four Euro 2016 semi-finalists claim top spots

While the whole of Europe is focussed on the Euro 2016 championship, it seemed fitting to reveal the winners of this year’s Euro ANNIES in 10 airport awards. Airports in France, Germany and Portugal all have something to celebrate before the football semi-finals, but unfortunately not in Wales.

Shanghai - Barcelona largest unserved market between China and Europe; Paris CDG #1 connected airport; Shanghai – Amsterdam fastest growing route

Shanghai – Barcelona largest unserved market between China and Europe; Paris CDG #1 connected airport; Shanghai – Amsterdam fastest growing route

During the past 12 months, 16 previously unserved routes have opened up between Europe and China, with Baku, Manchester, Prague and London Gatwick being the latest airports to gain Chinese route status. anna.aero looks at how the market has developed in the past year, and to see which are the biggest unserved routes between the two markets.

Anker in Athens: 300+ ACI EUROPE audience learns exactly how much low costs now dominate – and what they are doing next

Anker in Athens: 300+ ACI EUROPE audience learns exactly how much low costs now dominate – and what they are doing next

We all know Europe’s LCCs have been the driving force behind traffic growth at Europe’s airports during the last decade. We reveal how their share of summer seat capacity across almost 30 major airports has evolved 2006-16.


Tianjin Airlines makes UK debut

Tianjin Airlines makes UK debut

Tianjin Airlines links Tianjin and Chongqing with London Gatwick.

Virgin Atlantic Airways focussing ever more on US flights; many non-US routes dropped, as well as domestic Little Red operations

Virgin Atlantic Airways focussing ever more on US flights; many non-US routes dropped, as well as domestic Little Red operations

Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Atlantic Airways is the second biggest carrier between the UK and US and with Delta Air Lines now heavily involved in the carrier more US route are planned. We look at the airline’s growth during the last 20 years and its biggest routes by ASKs this summer.

Air France still dominates at CDG and Orly, but easyJet and Vueling continue to eat into its share

Air France still dominates at CDG and Orly, but easyJet and Vueling continue to eat into its share

Air France is still clinging on to having more than 50% of seats and frequencies at its main Paris CDG hub, despite the LCC onslaught. Seven years since our data elves last looked under the hood at the SkyTeam carrier’s biggest operations, they check the oil and kick the tyres again.


UK international traffic up 9% in Q1 2016 ahead of British-Irish Airports EXPO next month

UK international traffic up 9% in Q1 2016 ahead of British-Irish Airports EXPO next month

With the bonus of a leap day and Easter you would expect international passenger numbers to be looking healthy in the first quarter of 2016. We reveal the fastest-growing UK airports, foreign country markets and foreign airports.

Southampton celebrates Cake of the Week win for KLM arrival

Southampton celebrates Cake of the Week win for KLM arrival

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Oakland welcomes the arrival of Norwegian’s London Gatwick route, while Manchester teams up with Hainan Airlines in preparation for the carrier’s launch to Beijing. More news also from Manchester and Munich airports.

Denver Airport displays its first ever Arch of Triumph certificate

Denver Airport displays its first ever Arch of Triumph certificate

Not only did Denver win its first ever Arch of Triumph certificate for the FTWA produced for the arrival of Lufthansa’s new Munich service, but it secured North America’s first win of 2016 in the process. Find out whether the region will add to its tally this week, as seven airports battle for supremacy.