Articles Tagged ‘LGW’

WestJet shakes things up on the transatlantic front from Halifax by announcing its first 737 MAX 8 routes – London Gatwick and Paris CDG

WestJet shakes things up on the transatlantic front from Halifax by announcing its first 737 MAX 8 routes – London Gatwick and Paris CDG

WestJet has announced that from April it will begin daily flights from Halifax to London Gatwick and Paris CDG, marking its first operations to the French capital. The news means that the carrier will be the first to link North America to mainland Europe using 737 MAX 8s. Jonathan Ford investigates further. 

Thomas Cook Group carriers grow seat capacity 11% in two years as US market more than doubles; Birmingham biggest base without long-haul

Thomas Cook Group carriers grow seat capacity 11% in two years as US market more than doubles; Birmingham biggest base without long-haul

The Thomas Cook Group operated just under 19.93 million seats in 2017, up 11% from its offering in 2015. With long-haul growth high on the agenda, will the carrier expand this strategy to more of its bases? Jonathan Ford looks to see where the airline has focused its capacity, and where it’s expanding in 2018.  

BA in the market for more A380s; Dubai and Phoenix possible new routes with type

BA in the market for more A380s; Dubai and Phoenix possible new routes with type

British Airways’ parent IAG is apparently back in the A380 market, following Emirates’ recent $16 billion deal for the superjumbo. We take a look at where BA currently flies with the type, where it may use any future aircraft and whether Iberia will get any.


UK-Turkey market experiences rapid rise before two consecutive years of cuts; Turkish Airlines is leading carrier

UK-Turkey market experiences rapid rise before two consecutive years of cuts; Turkish Airlines is leading carrier

In 2017 there were 5.29 million seats available between the UK and Turkey. From 2008 to 2015 the market witnessed continual growth, but since then it has suffered back-to-back years of capacity cuts. We take a look at this country pair in more detail to reveal its airline and airport network trends over the past […]

Low-cost long-haul flights up by 38% for S18; Norwegian extends lead over AirAsia X; Gatwick now top airport

Low-cost long-haul flights up by 38% for S18; Norwegian extends lead over AirAsia X; Gatwick now top airport

The low-cost long-haul (LCLH) market continues to gather momentum after another year of double-digit growth. We reveal the leading airlines and airports for S18, with flights up 38% compared to the previous year, and the number of departure airports increasing by more than one third.

Edinburgh Airport handled 13.43 million passengers in 2017; London tops destination leaderboard; easyJet and Ryanair are biggest carriers

Edinburgh Airport handled 13.43 million passengers in 2017; London tops destination leaderboard; easyJet and Ryanair are biggest carriers

Edinburgh Airport handled 13.43 million passengers in 2017, an 8.8% increase on 2016, making last year the busiest 12-month period in the airport’s history. anna.aero has took a further look into Edinburgh’s growth to discover which airlines have expanded the most to allow this Scottish success story to happen.  


Georgian Airways is taking advantage of visa-free EU travel by planning a wealth of routes for S18 from Tbilisi; capacity grows by 47% in 2017

Georgian Airways is taking advantage of visa-free EU travel by planning a wealth of routes for S18 from Tbilisi; capacity grows by 47% in 2017

Georgian Airways increased its annual seat capacity from over 425,000 in 2016 to just under 625,000 last year, with it opening new services from its leading hub in Tbilisi to Kiev Boryspil, London Gatwick and Prague. We take a closer look at Georgia’s national carrier to see how it has evolved in recent years. 

Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year from PPS Publications' Christmas lodge – the home of anna.aero

Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year from PPS Publications’ Christmas lodge – the home of anna.aero

Even the anna.aero data elves will be given time off at Christmas after another full year on the network development circuit, with the destination for their end of year break this season being the PPS Publications Christmas lodge, the creative corporation behind anna.aero. As a thank you to our dedicated readers, we invite you into […]

Thomas Cook Airlines' airbridge to Bridgetown

Thomas Cook Airlines’ airbridge to Bridgetown

Thomas Cook Airlines adds flights from London Gatwick to Barbados.


easyJet gets Eddie The Eagle to launch UK ski route

easyJet gets Eddie The Eagle to launch UK ski route

easyJet commences four new routes, including Geneva to Southampton sector.

Gran Canaria on course to topple 13m; BinterCanarias is #1 carrier

Gran Canaria on course to topple 13m; BinterCanarias is #1 carrier

Gran Canaria is Spain’s sixth largest airport, but there are times of the year when it becomes the nation’s third busiest, behind Madrid and Barcelona. We take a look at the airport’s traffic figures, its relatively flat traffic profile, as well as its biggest carriers and routes.

Finnair flaunts a quartet of routes from Lapland

Finnair flaunts a quartet of routes from Lapland

Finnair connects Kittila to London Gatwick, Paris CDG and Zurich – Gatwick also linked to Ivalo.