Articles Tagged ‘LGW’

East London is South Africa's fastest growing airport; 39.7 million passengers in 2016; traffic up five million in four years

East London is South Africa’s fastest growing airport; 39.7 million passengers in 2016; traffic up five million in four years

Having seen demand surge by almost 20% in 2016, East London is South Africa’s fastest growing airport. We take a closer look at the developments of the nation’s other large airports during the past few years, and delve deeper to see how the nation’s international sector has developed. 

Reykjavik-Hong Kong is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” with 230,000 annual searches; Cathay Pacific's 13th European route??

Reykjavik-Hong Kong is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” with 230,000 annual searches; Cathay Pacific’s 13th European route??

Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has revealed that in the last year 230,000 potential travellers searched the flight comparison site for flights between Reykjavik and Hong Kong ‒ but the route is unserved! With demand driven from the Asian end of the city pair, when will this become Cathay Pacific Airways’ 13th European destination??

Austrian Airlines links Innsbruck to London Gatwick

Austrian Airlines links Innsbruck to London Gatwick

Austrian Airlines begins a weekly flight which will compete with five UK carriers.


Leak of the Week: Norwegian to start Singapore service from Oslo

Leak of the Week: Norwegian to start Singapore service from Oslo

It will be Singapore Slings all the way when Norwegian starts its planned service to the Asian city from Oslo. The Norwegian capital narrowly missed out to Stockholm Arlanda when Singapore Airlines announced it would begin flights to the Swedish capital instead later this year, but clearly it has come out fighting, working hard to convince […]

Barcelona Airport traffic grows 26% since 2012 with it now handling 40+ million passengers a year; next battleground for low-cost long-haul

Barcelona Airport traffic grows 26% since 2012 with it now handling 40+ million passengers a year; next battleground for low-cost long-haul

Barcelona Airport last year welcomed over 44 million passengers through its two terminals, an increase of 11% when compared to 2015. With such spectacular growth, and Norwegian and IAG preparing to battle it out in the low-cost long-haul market from the hub, we take a closer look to see why this Spanish hot-spot is getting […]

Low-cost long-haul flights up 20% this summer; Norwegian now has more flights than AirAsia X; KL and London Gatwick are top airports

Low-cost long-haul flights up 20% this summer; Norwegian now has more flights than AirAsia X; KL and London Gatwick are top airports

The low-cost long-haul (LCLH) market is still in its relative infancy. We reveal the leading airlines and airports this summer, as flights are up 20%, but the number of airports involved has remained unchanged. Eurowings’ Cologne Bonn operation is adding several new routes this summer.


Ajaccio Airport sees international traffic quadruple; low-cost traffic accounts for 26% of passengers; gearing up to host CONNECT 2017

Ajaccio Airport sees international traffic quadruple; low-cost traffic accounts for 26% of passengers; gearing up to host CONNECT 2017

Serving the capital of Corsica, Ajaccio Airport has seen its annual traffic grow by 39% during the past decade, with traffic for 2016 (January-November) up 4.3%. The biggest development however is in the low-cost market, which now contributes 26% of the airport’s passengers. To learn more about traffic development of this year’s CONNECT conference host, […]

Flybe announces London Heathrow as its fifth London airport, but will its various operations from the UK capital in S17 be sustainable?

Flybe announces London Heathrow as its fifth London airport, but will its various operations from the UK capital in S17 be sustainable?

In December Flybe announced that from 26 March it will start multiple daily flights to London Heathrow from Aberdeen and Edinburgh, becoming the airline’s fifth UK capital airport. In the same week, the regional carrier announced an advanced agreement with Stobart Air to operate 12 new routes from London Southend. We look at Flybe’s various […]

Emirates is rewarded by anna.aero for its new Fort Lauderdale connection while London Gatwick revels in 'Cake Town' win

Emirates is rewarded by anna.aero for its new Fort Lauderdale connection while London Gatwick revels in ‘Cake Town’ win

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Malta passes five million passengers while London Gatwick, as well as showcasing its Cake of the Week win, unveils its new Head of Airline Relations. Finally OAG reveals the world’s most punctual airports and LCC of 2016. 


Delhi shows off its certificate for its second win of 2016

Delhi shows off its certificate for its second win of 2016

Ignore what we said last week – there is still another week of competition after this one, for those FTWAs celebrating the start of routes in what remains of 2016. Take a look at these offerings from six airports from around the world, including entrants from Africa, Australasia, Europe and North America.

Thomas Cook Airlines connects to Cape Town

Thomas Cook Airlines connects to Cape Town

Thomas Cook Airlines starts its sixth long-haul destination from London Gatwick.

easyJet starts Turin trio of routes

easyJet starts Turin trio of routes

easyJet begins five new routes, including three from the UK to the Northern Italian city.