Articles Tagged ‘LGW’

Florence Airport reports 14% traffic growth in 2014; Air France is #1 airline

Florence Airport reports 14% traffic growth in 2014; Air France is #1 airline

The primary gateway to the capital city of the Italian region of Tuscany, Florence Airport handled 2.3 million passengers last year (a new record high). With a total of 12 airlines flying to 16 non-stop destinations, anna.aero takes a closer look at the airport’s recent activity and reveals how dominant Air France is this January.

Kenya’s capacity grows by 4.6% (CAGR) in 11 years; Fly-SAX adds Nairobi-Entebbe sector

Kenya’s capacity grows by 4.6% (CAGR) in 11 years; Fly-SAX adds Nairobi-Entebbe sector

Famous for its tea, coffee, flowers and athletes, Kenya is also an African aviation hot-spot, having seen its 19 airports offering around 6.3 million one-way seats in 2014. As Kenya Airways controls over half of weekly capacity this January, anna.aero evaluates the airlines operating in this dynamic market and reveals which is the first international […]

Norwegian grows by 16% in 2014; Oslo Gardermoen accounts for 21% of weekly departures

Norwegian grows by 16% in 2014; Oslo Gardermoen accounts for 21% of weekly departures

Founded on 22 January 1993 to take over the regional airline Braathens in western Norway, Norwegian has expanded considerably, becoming the third largest low-cost carrier in Europe (after Ryanair and easyJet). As the LCC is currently serving a total of 84 airports in 31 countries, anna.aero looks at Norwegian’s recent developments.


Reno-Tahoe International Airport welcomes first international service in 15 years; seasonal London service set to start in December

Reno-Tahoe International Airport welcomes first international service in 15 years; seasonal London service set to start in December

Nevada’s second busiest airport has seen passenger numbers drop by a third in the last seven years, but international services have recently returned to the airport. We look at the airport’s seasonality profile, top 10 routes and leading airlines.

Munich Airport crowned 2014 ‘Arch of Triumph’ winners

Munich Airport crowned 2014 ‘Arch of Triumph’ winners

A piece of precision German FTWA engineering beats over 250 global airports to secure the second ‘Arch of Triumph’ annual title. Fuerteventura wins the last weekly competition of 2014.

British Airways begins festive trio of routes from London Gatwick

British Airways begins festive trio of routes from London Gatwick

British Airways starts two new ski services to Grenoble and Friedrichshafen, as well as a winter sun route to Fuerteventura from Gatwick.


London calling for La Compagnie; Gatwick, Stansted and Luton all vying for new transatlantic service

London calling for La Compagnie; Gatwick, Stansted and Luton all vying for new transatlantic service

Having launched with little or no fanfare in July, all-business, ‘boutique airline’ La Compagnie appears to now have London in its sights, with flights expected to start in March. anna.aero evaluates just what the airline will be up against in this ultra-competitive, but ultra-lucrative market.

Thomas Cook Airlines continues to right-size UK operations; Spain still #1 market, Manchester Airport is biggest base

Thomas Cook Airlines continues to right-size UK operations; Spain still #1 market, Manchester Airport is biggest base

The UK’s sixth largest carrier, Thomas Cook Airlines has seen its place in the market increasingly marginalised by the continued encroachment of LCCs. anna.aero analyses the extreme seasonality that the airline has to deal with and discovers its most important country markets.

Eurostar celebrates 20 years of London-Paris service with new trains; air travel demand cut by 55% from 1994 peak of four million

Eurostar celebrates 20 years of London-Paris service with new trains; air travel demand cut by 55% from 1994 peak of four million

Once one of the world’s busiest air routes, the London-Paris market has been severely impacted by the launch in 1994 of Eurostar’s high-speed rail services. We reveal what happened to air travel demand in the last 20 years.


ASKs between Europe and Caribbean increase by 5.3%; Seats slightly ahead on 6.4% growth

ASKs between Europe and Caribbean increase by 5.3%; Seats slightly ahead on 6.4% growth

For many people in Europe, a winter holiday to escape the wind and the rain is the norm. For those with a bit more disposable cash, the Caribbean satisfies this desire. anna.aero takes a look under the bonnet of this high-end market to check its resilience to the sluggish economic activity that persists across many […]

Airline revenue management for beginners Lesson I: Christmas is a good time to make money from desperate parents

Airline revenue management for beginners Lesson I: Christmas is a good time to make money from desperate parents

Yes, Christmas is approaching and airline revenue managers are rubbing their hands with glee as they prepare to exploit the British desire to get some winter sunshine. We compare daily fares available from easyJet, Norwegian and Ryanair between London and Tenerife South.

Results of the W14/15 Part II FTWA vote

Results of the W14/15 Part II FTWA vote

The second of the reader votes for the start of the W14/15 season delivers another crushing victory for a Canary Islands airport, following last week’s win by Gran Canaria. Back to normality now, as anna.aero’s expert judges look over this week’s offerings.