Articles Tagged ‘LHR’

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. 

Milan Linate still handling close to 10 million annual passengers; Alitalia has 55% of seats and monopoly on busiest route to Rome

Milan Linate still handling close to 10 million annual passengers; Alitalia has 55% of seats and monopoly on busiest route to Rome

Milan’s third busiest airport is the closest to downtown. Flights are capped at Milan Linate so growth has been negligible in recent years. We look at the leading airlines and routes, seasonality and the pattern of daily operations. Plus we reveal which routes Alitalia has dropped in the last 18 months.

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??


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 […]

Royal Jordanian cuts weekly seats by 5.5%; double-digit capacity growth to Heathrow and Bangkok

Royal Jordanian cuts weekly seats by 5.5%; double-digit capacity growth to Heathrow and Bangkok

Like many small- and medium-sized national carriers around the world, Royal Jordanian seems to stagger from one period of navel-gazing to the next, not really seeming to know its role in the industry. We investigate the oneworld carrier’s progress (or lack of) over the last decade, as well as its biggest airports and country markets.

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 […]


British Airways launches longest non-stop flight from UK

British Airways launches longest non-stop flight from UK

British Airways starts flights on the 11,650-kilometre sector from London Heathrow to Santiago in Chile.

World Routes 2019 host Adelaide heralds Route of the Week win for its first link to China; Tampa toasts its Cuban Cake of the Week success

World Routes 2019 host Adelaide heralds Route of the Week win for its first link to China; Tampa toasts its Cuban Cake of the Week success

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Delhi also celebrates with its Route of the Week award, given for Air India’s new connection to Madrid, while Flybe announces that it will start flying to London Heathrow from March. More news also from Stockholm Arlanda, Brussels, Östersund, Malaga, Brisbane and London Stansted airports. 

Frankfurt Airport should just make 60m passengers this year; Lufthansa still #1 but falling

Frankfurt Airport should just make 60m passengers this year; Lufthansa still #1 but falling

Frankfurt Airport’s growth has slowed down of late, while others around them like Amsterdam have continued to pile-up the high monthly traffic increases. We look at the hub’s passenger figures, its biggest carriers (any guesses?), routes and country markets to understand what is happening inside Germany’s busiest airport .


Vienna's passenger share of monthly traffic in Austria ranges between 73% and 88% due to ski demand; Linz and Klagenfurt declining fast

Vienna’s passenger share of monthly traffic in Austria ranges between 73% and 88% due to ski demand; Linz and Klagenfurt declining fast

In 2015 over 27 million passengers travelled through the six largest airports in Austria, with Vienna welcoming a little over 83% of the nation’s passengers. However, the ski tourism industry in Austria greatly influences the passenger share throughout the year from the country’s capital. We take a closer look at Austria’s seasonality as a destination, […]

British Airways boosts Austrian network

British Airways boosts Austrian network

British Airways commences Innsbruck service from London Heathrow – its third route to Austria.

Funchal Airport traffic up 13.4% for the first three quarters of 2016; on course for three million; Lufthansa arrival opens global connectivity

Funchal Airport traffic up 13.4% for the first three quarters of 2016; on course for three million; Lufthansa arrival opens global connectivity

Funchal Airport is the main gateway to the island of Madeira, and for the first nine months of this year the airport has welcomed just shy of 2.3 million passengers. With an average monthly increase so far this year of over 13%, up from 5.3% for the same period in 2015, the airport is poised […]