Articles Tagged ‘LHR’

Madrid-Singapore is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week" with over 400,000 searches; Iberia to introduce its third Asian destination??

Madrid-Singapore is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” with over 400,000 searches; Iberia to introduce its third Asian destination??

Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has shown that in the last 12 months over 400,000 potential travellers searched on the leading flight comparison site for flights between Madrid and Singapore ‒ but the route is unserved!? Iberia is adding more capacity to Asia next summer – already increasing frequencies on its year-old Tokyo Narita service – we […]

Thai Airways returns to growth after 2014 cuts; THAI Smile leads the way with 8% growth in 2017

Thai Airways returns to growth after 2014 cuts; THAI Smile leads the way with 8% growth in 2017

Thai Airways has faced a challenging few years following a period of political upheaval in its home country and growing regional competition from expanding LCCs. In 2014 it launched a new wholly-owned subsidiary, THAI Smile, with an all A320 fleet and a focus on regional flying. Thai’s network developments over the past 10 years are […]

Iberia rebuilds capacity from its Madrid hub over the last three years

Iberia rebuilds capacity from its Madrid hub over the last three years

Iberia is the largest operator at Madrid Airport. Services provided by its mainline operation, Iberia Regional and Iberia Express account for 42% of all departing seat capacity from Madrid during the week commencing 10 October 2017. The next largest carrier is Air Europa which will provide 15% of the departing seats from the Spanish capital.


Singapore Changi traffic up 5.7% for the first eight months of 2017; passes 60 million passenger barrier; Terminal 4 scheduled to open soon

Singapore Changi traffic up 5.7% for the first eight months of 2017; passes 60 million passenger barrier; Terminal 4 scheduled to open soon

Singapore Changi between January and August this year handled 41.1 million passengers, up from the 38.9 million it processed during the same period of 2016. In June this year the airport passed the 60 million annual passenger milestone, while for the calendar year it anticipates hitting 62.04 million passengers. 

Norwegian begins flights between London Gatwick and Singapore – anna.aero joins carrier to celebrate its first Asian route from the UK

Norwegian begins flights between London Gatwick and Singapore – anna.aero joins carrier to celebrate its first Asian route from the UK

On 28 September Norwegian began its four times weekly service between London Gatwick and Singapore, opening up its UK capital hub to the Asian market for the first time. anna.aero joins the carrier in its celebrations and even bakes the route launch cake at the Gatwick end of the route.  

Warsaw-Hanoi is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week" with 220,000 searches; Vietnam Airlines' next European operation??

Warsaw-Hanoi is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” with 220,000 searches; Vietnam Airlines’ next European operation??

Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has shown that in the last 12 months over 220,000 potential travellers searched on the leading flight comparison site for flights between Warsaw and Hanoi ‒ but the route is unserved!? Having not started a route to Europe since 2015 when it began flying to London Heathrow (switching from London Gatwick), will […]


Kansas City is now the largest unserved market in the US from Europe; over 40 airports in the US to have direct flights in S18

Kansas City is now the largest unserved market in the US from Europe; over 40 airports in the US to have direct flights in S18

With WOW air announcing Cleveland and St. Louis, while British Airways has confirmed it will begin flights to Nashville and Delta Air Lines to link Indianapolis with Paris CDG, Kansas City has now become the largest unserved US destination from Europe. We look to see what are the other top unserved markets, and what demand […]

Edinburgh-Dubai is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week" with 320,000 searches; Emirates' next UK operation??

Edinburgh-Dubai is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” with 320,000 searches; Emirates’ next UK operation??

Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has shown that in the last year over 320,000 potential travellers searched on the leading flight comparison site for flights between Edinburgh and Dubai ‒ but the route is unserved!? With two of the MEB3 already present in Edinburgh, will Emirates, which serves nearby Glasgow and Newcastle, join the party in the Scottish […]

St. Petersburg-New York is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week" with 380,000 searches; Aeroflot to resume operations??

St. Petersburg-New York is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” with 380,000 searches; Aeroflot to resume operations??

Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has shown that in the last 12 months around 380,000 potential travellers searched on the leading flight comparison site for flights between St.Petersburg and New York ‒ but the route is unserved!? Aeroflot flew the city pair until 2003, surely now the time is ripe for it to take another bite of the […]


Zurich-Colombo is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week" ‒ nearly 250,000 searches; SWISS' next Asian route after four-year gap??

Zurich-Colombo is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” ‒ nearly 250,000 searches; SWISS’ next Asian route after four-year gap??

Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has shown that in the last year nearly 250,000 potential travellers searched on the leading flight comparison site for flights between Zurich and Colombo ‒ but the route is unserved!? SWISS’ last new Asian service was launched to Singapore in 2013, so surely it is overdue to start another route full of eastern […]

Amsterdam overtakes Frankfurt and Istanbul as it aims to catch Paris CDG to become Europe's #2 hub; Heathrow to have 9.3 million pax lead

Amsterdam overtakes Frankfurt and Istanbul as it aims to catch Paris CDG to become Europe’s #2 hub; Heathrow to have 9.3 million pax lead

FLAPI airports (Frankfurt, London Heathrow, Amsterdam, Paris CDG and Istanbul Atatürk) handled over 326 million passengers in 2016, up 1.5% when compared to 2015. We look to see how these airports have grown in the past decade in regards to their hub carriers and their market shares.   

787: Living the dream with amazing new routes? (Or just another great replacement aircraft?)

787: Living the dream with amazing new routes? (Or just another great replacement aircraft?)

The 787 flew its first commercial service in October 2011, however, the first really new city pairing didn’t happen until April 2012 between Tokyo Narita and Boston with rival Japan Airlines. Since then, a further 139 exclusive, unserved new routes have been opened, with 33 more currently planned.