Articles Tagged ‘LHR’

New routes launched during the last week
(Saturday 6 December – Friday 12 December):

Article Thumbnail: Route NewsA brief lull this week before we have over 50 new routes starting next week. However, BA started a new route to India, easyJet launched four new routes including a domestic French route, and Transavia (a Dutch airline) started a whopping eight new routes from Copenhagen (in Denmark). Ah, the joys of EU liberalisation. Plus new routes from Mexicana, SriLankan and TUIfly.com. Ryanair took the week off but will be back with a bang next week!

Only two of Europe’s top 6 hubs still growing; Paris CDG overtakes Rome FCO in October

Article Thumbnail: Market TrendsEurope’s major hubs are mostly losing passengers, especially Madrid where things have changed a lot in a short period. Among secondary hubs only three out of 11 are still growing. Can you guess which ones? You may be surprised!

Bishop pawns bmi to make Lufthansa queen of Heathrow

Article Thumbnail: Lead StorySir Michael Bishop has finally obliged Lufthansa to buy his majority share in bmi. What is Lufthansa getting for its investment apart from over 11% of slots at Heathrow? Where does bmi currently fly from LHR? What will happen to bmibaby and bmi regional?


Kingfisher going international; fast-growing UK-India markets gets a fifth competitor

Thumb: Kingfisher Lead StoryKingfisher finally launched international services between Bangalore and London Heathrow this week, marking the start of its global ambitions. How has the UK-India market developed in recent years and which other UK airport has a non-stop service to India?

Only two of Europe’s top 6 hubs still growing in July

Article Thumbnail: Market TrendsWhile only two of Europe’s top 6 major hubs reported growth in July, most of the home airports of Europe’s smaller flag-carriers reported traffic growth. Alitalia’s single-hub strategy has helped Rome. The re-timing of Easter had a noticeable impact on traffic at several major airports.

New routes launched during the last week
(30 August – 5 September 2008)

Article Thumbnail: News in BriefNew routes started this week operated by Air Asia, clickair, Finnair, Hainan Airlines, Kingfisher, LAN, Northwest, S7, Sama and Southwest.


Virgin still #3 at Heathrow; still no sign of Canadian flights

Virgin still #3 at Heathrow; still no sign of Canadian flightsVirgin Atlantic had its busiest ever year last year. Three-quarters of its flights operate from Heathrow and it competes with BA and at least one other carrier on every route. On which routes has it recently had to contend with more competition and which major long-haul markets does the airline not currently serve?

Blue1 breaks into Heathrow to serve Helsinki

Blue1 breaks into Heathrow to serve HelsinkiFormerly known as Air Botnia, SAS’s Finnish subsidiary has done some spring cleaning on its route network. Several capital city routes have been axed in the face of stiff competition. It still has to compete with Finnair on every route and a few other carriers as well. But at least it now has access to Heathrow.

UK air travel market records 3rd slowest growth for 25 years – T5 to the rescue?

UK air travel market records 3rd slowest growth for 25 years - T5 to the rescue?Data from the UK CAA shows that airport passenger numbers were up just over 2% last year with a decline in domestic traffic compensated by only modest growth in international markets. But which country markets are booming and which are in decline? And what about individual airport markets?


Heathrow’s eventful start to 2008

Heathrow’s eventful start to 2008The world’s busiest international airport has had an eventful start to 2008. T5 finally opened this week and last week the A380 began commercial flights. There have also been protests, security breaches and the crash-landing of a BA 777. But just how dominant (or not) is BA at LHR and which new carriers are muscling in on US routes this summer?

New Heathrow to US carriers – Competition keeps New York fares in check

New Heathrow to US carriers - Competition keeps New York fares in checkWith four new US carriers finally breaking into ‘Fortress Heathrow’ we look at how business and leisure fares vary on the new routes being offered by Continental, Delta, Northwest and US Airways. Which route is the most expensive and which two airlines offer identical fares on similar routes? How do fares compare for US and UK residents?

Transatlantic shake-up has major impact on Heathrow

Transatlantic shake-up has major impact on HeathrowWith a new agreement finally reached on US-EU traffic any airline can now fly from Heathrow to the US. How has BA responded to this threat and which airlines have muscled their way in? How has the UK-US market been performing in recent years? Which carriers will offer most flights/seats this summer?