Articles Tagged ‘LHR’

New airline routes launched (29 March - 4 April 2011)

New airline routes launched (29 March – 4 April 2011)

The second phase of the start of the summer scheduling season has brought almost 130 further routes. Again, we have the analysis, pictures, downloadable spreadsheet – and cakes! Which two Mexican routes were picked up, having been unserved after the demise of Mexicana? Which Asian national carrier added its third Australian route? And which European […]

bmi’s network at Heathrow evolving under Lufthansa’s guidance; 75% of ASKs now outside of Western Europe

bmi’s network at Heathrow evolving under Lufthansa’s guidance; 75% of ASKs now outside of Western Europe

Heathrow’s second biggest airline continues to cut domestic flights but is adding new international services to Europe and North Africa. Which medium-haul destinations are served via intermediate points? And which destinations have been tried and found wanting in recent years?

Delta overtakes Southwest as #1 at Raleigh-Durham

Delta overtakes Southwest as #1 at Raleigh-Durham

Once a major base for American Airlines, then for Midwest, now Delta is making a bid to be top dog at Raleigh-Durham. How has traffic evolved over the last quarter century and which new routes has Delta recently added? What international services are there and how do fares compare with other US airports?


British Airways route to Buenos Aires is now non-stop from London

British Airways route to Buenos Aires is now non-stop from London

In one day, BA moved its flights to Malaga and Luxembourg between Gatwick and Heathrow, while the airline’s route to Marrakech is brand new.

New airline routes launched (22-28 March 2011)

New airline routes launched (22-28 March 2011)

The summer season has started with a bang! Although only two days of the new season make it into our report of the latest new routes, we report on an entire 160 new routes. Accompanying the analysis is a downloadable spreadsheet, pictures of 11 gorgeous cakes and a long list of more amazing photos from […]

New airline routes launched (15-21 February 2011)

New airline routes launched (15-21 February 2011)

The last week has been busy, with 56 new routes starting. But which single airline launched 20 routes as it opened two bases? Which island nation attracted three new routes? Which route resumed after a hiatus of over five-years? Which busy domestic route got a low-cost carrier to compete? And which capital city airport got […]


Aer Lingus adapts to new home in Dublin’s T2; adding Aberdeen, Izmir, Perpignan and Stuttgart for S11

Aer Lingus adapts to new home in Dublin’s T2; adding Aberdeen, Izmir, Perpignan and Stuttgart for S11

How has the airline developed in recent years and which are its biggest airports after Dublin? On which routes does it face competition from Ryanair and how do fares compare with Ryanair on a basket of routes for an imminent weekend break?

bmi makes changes at Heathrow; Glasgow service axed but four new international routes to Morocco and Norway added

bmi makes changes at Heathrow; Glasgow service axed but four new international routes to Morocco and Norway added

The German management at British Midland International (bmi) has decided to drop one domestic route and add four new international ones. What proportion of flights are currently on domestic routes and how much competition will bmi face on its new routes from existing services across London’s airports?

UK - Singapore market shows little change since 2000

UK – Singapore market shows little change since 2000

anna.aero’s editor recently spent over 24 hours travelling between London and Singapore (mostly watching movies and US sitcoms) but how have passenger numbers developed since the late 80s? When did passenger numbers peak and which carriers are operating how many flights on the routes?


Like a Virgin? Branson’s original airline open to offers – offers a boutique long-haul network

Like a Virgin? Branson’s original airline open to offers – offers a boutique long-haul network

What is to become of Virgin Atlantic? Sir Richard Branson seems willing to explore a variety of options so we take a closer look at the airline’s operations in London, particularly Heathrow. How much competition does it face on each route and what sort of fares is it offering across the network?

UK - US transatlantic air traffic down 3.3% in 2010; British Airways adding winter capacity on existing routes

UK – US transatlantic air traffic down 3.3% in 2010; British Airways adding winter capacity on existing routes

The supposedly lucrative transatlantic market is still shrinking, at least between the UK and the US. Where is the traffic reduction coming from? Which airlines have added capacity this winter (and how), and which carrier’s seasonal route has been axed for this summer?

More trips to Tripoli from Europe this summer; Air France joins bmi and Spanair in serving Libya

More trips to Tripoli from Europe this summer; Air France joins bmi and Spanair in serving Libya

While tourism takes a turn for the worse in neighbouring Tunisia, Libya will welcome more flights from Western Europe this summer. But which routes are already served and which non-Libyan airlines are already present in the country?