Articles Tagged ‘LHR’

UK-Germany market enjoys six straight years of growth; flag carriers lead the way, London Heathrow is top airport

UK-Germany market enjoys six straight years of growth; flag carriers lead the way, London Heathrow is top airport

There were 19.36 million two-way seats available between the UK and Germany in 2017, a 3.4% increase on the previous year. The market has now experienced six consecutive years of capacity increases. Nick Preston examines the largest airlines, airports and routes operating in this European country pair.

Doha Airport on recovery path from ongoing operational restrictions; Qatar #1 carrier, IndiGo leaps from nowhere to second biggest airline

Doha Airport on recovery path from ongoing operational restrictions; Qatar #1 carrier, IndiGo leaps from nowhere to second biggest airline

Doha Airport’s recent growth trajectory has faltered as a result of flying restrictions imposed by its Middle Eastern neighbours. However, its not all bad news, as other carriers, like India’s LCC IndiGo, have rushed in to fill the capacity void left by others – Marc Watkins gets all cuddly with the data.

Malmö-London is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week" with 75,000 searches; Flybe's next niche route from London Southend?

Malmö-London is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” with 75,000 searches; Flybe’s next niche route from London Southend?

In the last year, Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has shown that nearly 75,000 potential travellers searched on the leading flight comparison site for flights between Malmö and London ‒ but the city pair is unserved!? With Flybe carving out a network of niche inbound routes into the UK capital city from its London Southend operation will […]


S18 airport analysis; Paris CDG and Frankfurt lead the way in early standings with strong presence from European hubs

S18 airport analysis; Paris CDG and Frankfurt lead the way in early standings with strong presence from European hubs

The start of S18 is now less than one month away, and having already considered early airline trends, our next sneak preview focuses on airports. Nick Preston finds out which airports are scheduled to serve the most destinations and country markets and welcome the most airlines during a peak week this summer. 

Pakistan International Airlines capacity stable in 2017; Karachi is leading hub, Saudi Arabia tops international markets

Pakistan International Airlines capacity stable in 2017; Karachi is leading hub, Saudi Arabia tops international markets

Pakistan International Airlines provided more than 7.8 million two-way seats across its network in 2017, a marginal 0.2% increase when compared to the previous year. Nick Preston looks at the airline’s network developments over the past 10 years, during which time large cuts were followed by strong growth.

International airlines now carry 25% of Australian traffic; Sunshine Coast is flying in terms of passenger growth; preparing for non-stop UK

International airlines now carry 25% of Australian traffic; Sunshine Coast is flying in terms of passenger growth; preparing for non-stop UK

Last year just under 159 million passengers travelled from Australian airports, up from around 123 million in 2009. With Brisbane being the venue for Routes Asia in two weeks’ time, plus Qantas launching non-stop London flights from Perth, Jonathan Ford highlights some more of Australia’s recent developments.


UK airports and 'hard Brexit' – Stansted and Liverpool most exposed

UK airports and ‘hard Brexit’ – Stansted and Liverpool most exposed

anna.aero decided to take a look at which of the UK’s main airports could suffer the largest impact to their networks if the UK were to lose its access to the Single Aviation Market. Nick Preston investigates which airports are currently at risk of losing the most traffic.

Düsseldorf-Johannesburg is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week" with 115,000 searches; Eurowings to enter this route?

Düsseldorf-Johannesburg is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” with 115,000 searches; Eurowings to enter this route?

In the last year, Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has shown that around 115,000 potential travellers searched on the leading flight comparison site for flights between Düsseldorf and Johannesburg ‒ but the city pair is unserved!? Eurowings is growing its long-haul network fast from the German airport, will South Africa’s biggest city be next??

Cape Town Airport experiences strong growth since 2014; increase in international seats outpaces domestic demand

Cape Town Airport experiences strong growth since 2014; increase in international seats outpaces domestic demand

Cape Town Airport handled 10.7 million passengers in 2017, representing a 6.1% increase compared to 2016 and a significant 24% rise since 2014. Nick Preston takes a look at the factors driving this growth and identifies the airport’s main network trends over the past 10 years, including its largest airline operators, and top domestic and […]


Stavanger-Paris is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week" with 33,000 searches; Norwegian's next Norwegian route?

Stavanger-Paris is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” with 33,000 searches; Norwegian’s next Norwegian route?

In the past 12 months, Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has shown that over 33,000 potential travellers searched on the leading flight comparison site for flights between Stavanger and Paris ‒ but the city pair is unserved!? Will SAS or Air France resume this city pair, or does Norwegian fancy connecting to is new US routes from […]

WestJet shakes things up on the transatlantic front from Halifax by announcing its first 737 MAX 8 routes – London Gatwick and Paris CDG

WestJet shakes things up on the transatlantic front from Halifax by announcing its first 737 MAX 8 routes – London Gatwick and Paris CDG

WestJet has announced that from April it will begin daily flights from Halifax to London Gatwick and Paris CDG, marking its first operations to the French capital. The news means that the carrier will be the first to link North America to mainland Europe using 737 MAX 8s. Jonathan Ford investigates further. 

Abuja traffic looks set to decline further in 2017 due to capacity cuts, having hit a peak of 4.3 million passengers in 2015; Emirates returns

Abuja traffic looks set to decline further in 2017 due to capacity cuts, having hit a peak of 4.3 million passengers in 2015; Emirates returns

Serving the capital of Nigeria, Abuja Airport handled 4.23 million passengers in 2016, down 1.5% from the year before. With capacity down 3.2% in 2017, this trend looks set to continue. After a thriving few years from 2006 to 2011 when traffic doubled, anna.aero looks to see why that growth has stalled.