Articles Tagged ‘LHR’

Toronto Pearson sees 9.4 million more passengers a year than in 2012; handles 35% of Canadian traffic; Air Canada grows market share

Toronto Pearson sees 9.4 million more passengers a year than in 2012; handles 35% of Canadian traffic; Air Canada grows market share

Serving the most populous city in Canada, Toronto Pearson welcomed 44.3 million passengers in 2016, up 8.0% on the year before. Handling about 35% of all traffic in Canada, Pearson has seen demand increase year-on-year in recent times. We take a closer look at traffic and route developments from Canada’s largest airport. 

Over 50 new services added between Europe and US this summer; airberlin, Norwegian and WOW air adding most capacity versus S16

Over 50 new services added between Europe and US this summer; airberlin, Norwegian and WOW air adding most capacity versus S16

The Europe to US market will see capacity grow by 6% this summer thanks to the addition of over 50 new services. We reveal the leading players in the market and how quickly they are growing, plus which US airport will welcome back European flights for the first time since the 80s.

Frankfurt with almost 300 destinations and Paris CDG with over 100 airlines lead global analysis of airport operations in S17

Frankfurt with almost 300 destinations and Paris CDG with over 100 airlines lead global analysis of airport operations in S17

We reveal the top 15 airports in S17 as measured by most destinations served non-stop, most country markets served and most airlines welcomed. Not surprisingly some airports appear in all three categories, but can you guess which ones?


Larnaca-Madrid is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week" with 120,000 annual searches; will it be easyJet orange or Cobalt blue to serve?

Larnaca-Madrid is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” with 120,000 annual searches; will it be easyJet orange or Cobalt blue to serve?

Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has revealed that in the last year over 117,000 potential travellers searched the leading flight comparison site for flights between Larnaca and Madrid ‒ but the route is unserved!? With Cyprus having no national carrier as such (Aegean Airlines and Cobalt are trying to fill the vacuum), will it be left to the LCCs […]

SAS to establish bases in London and Spain in order to compete with the likes of Ryanair, Norwegian and easyJet

SAS to establish bases in London and Spain in order to compete with the likes of Ryanair, Norwegian and easyJet

SAS announced this week that it is planning to open new bases in London and Spain. anna.aero takes a closer look at the airline’s operations to the UK capital and Spain, and establishes what it thinks the airline is planning for its first non-Scandinavian bases. 

Liverpool Airport to welcome Ryanair flights from Milan Malpensa

Liverpool Airport to welcome Ryanair flights from Milan Malpensa

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, along with Liverpool welcoming the news that Ryanair will commence a three times weekly service from Milan Malpensa, Virgin Atlantic Airways has been out in force in Seattle to promote its new link from London Heathrow which starts in March.


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 […]