Articles Tagged ‘LHR’

A Hoover Dam in the Thames - the growing political will to replace Heathrow with an all-new airport

A Hoover Dam in the Thames – the growing political will to replace Heathrow with an all-new airport

The UK government is apparently waking up to the importance of aviation as an enabler of economic growth. But what are the difficulties of proposing an all-new estuary airport as the solution? What can be learnt from the recently published results of last year’s CAA passenger surveys which included all London airports?

bmi launches new route to Agadir from London Heathrow

bmi launches new route to Agadir from London Heathrow

bmi British Midland International now flies to Agadir in Morocco from London Heathrow Airport.

Monarch and Ryanair enter London - Barcelona market; both airlines target current easyJet route monopolies

Monarch and Ryanair enter London – Barcelona market; both airlines target current easyJet route monopolies

The UK – Barcelona market saw amazing growth between 1991 and 2007 but has since seen demand drop by almost 30% in just two years. Which carriers are still serving the market and which have cut routes in the last two years? And what’s happened to the Spanish carriers on the route?


bmi launches new route to Amritsar in India from London

bmi launches new route to Amritsar in India from London

bmi British Midland International launches a new route from London Heathrow Airport to Amritsar in Punjab, India.

American Airlines reports falling domestic demand; growing internationally especially in Pacific markets

American Airlines reports falling domestic demand; growing internationally especially in Pacific markets

American Airlines may finally have succumbed to sales pressure from Toulouse but how has its global network been developing this year? How have things changed in the last 15 years? How many non-US airports are in its top 12 for weekly ASKs? And which new international routes has the carrier launched this year?

London - Berlin market reaches all-time high in 2010, but what's happened to airberlin and Lufthansa?

London – Berlin market reaches all-time high in 2010, but what’s happened to airberlin and Lufthansa?

The London – Berlin market saw growth of 22% in 2010, but which airport-pair markets have seen the biggest growth? How has the German air travel tax introduced this year affected 2011 passenger numbers? And what happened to the German carriers serving the route?


bmi launches new route from London Heathrow to Nice

bmi launches new route from London Heathrow to Nice

bmi now flies between London Heathrow and Nice in the south of France. This is the Star Alliance airline’s second French route.

British Airways losing ground against European rivals; US market and New York remain key to BA's network strategy

British Airways losing ground against European rivals; US market and New York remain key to BA’s network strategy

How does BA compare with Air France and Lufthansa in terms of growth during the last decade? How does its network reach compare with its European rivals? And which country markets and routes generate the most ASKs for the airline? What route enhancements have been made in the last 18 months?

New airline routes launched (31 May – 6 June 2011)

New airline routes launched (31 May – 6 June 2011)

It has been a very busy week with an entire 86 new routes launched. We have all the analysis – and the cakes – of routes ranging from Emirates’ 26th destination in Europe to LOT Polish Airlines’ fourth Ukrainian route. But which European airline launched routes to both Asia and South America? And which US […]


New airline routes launched (26 April – 2 May 2011)

New airline routes launched (26 April – 2 May 2011)

51 new routes were launched across the world in the last week, with Russian, German and Canadian airports represented the most. But which airport had 500 people celebrate the arrival of its first international passenger service? And in which country did three airlines launch domestic, regional services?

Vueling launches flight between Barcelona and Bordeaux

Vueling launches flight between Barcelona and Bordeaux

The Spanish low-cost airline Vueling now flies between its Barcelona base and Bordeaux in southern France, where it operates to the low-cost terminal billi.

New airline routes launched (12 - 18 April 2011)

New airline routes launched (12 – 18 April 2011)

The world’s airlines are again busy, having launched 93 routes in the last week. Ryanair contributes with 46 of them, but the rest were launched in all corners of the world. Which low-cost airline launched a new base? Which airline added a new South American country market to its network and which airline became the […]