Articles Tagged ‘LHR’

30-Second Interview – Christine Ourmieres-Widener, CEO of Flybe

30-Second Interview – Christine Ourmieres-Widener, CEO of Flybe

Last week anna.aero’s Assistant Editor Jonathan Ford travelled on Flybe’s inaugural flight between Edinburgh and London Heathrow, a launch which broke British Airways’ monopoly between the capitals of Scotland and England. While celebrating the launch he met with Christine Ourmieres-Widener, CEO of Flybe, to discover more about the new boss of the UK’s leading domestic airline. 

British Airways boosts bases with four new spokes

British Airways boosts bases with four new spokes

British Airways starts services to Murcia, Nantes, Oakland and Tallinn.

Traffic between the UK and Iceland passes one million milestone; Edinburgh and Birmingham fastest-growing routes; Belfast City next

Traffic between the UK and Iceland passes one million milestone; Edinburgh and Birmingham fastest-growing routes; Belfast City next

Last year just under 1.27 million passengers travelled between the UK and Iceland, with the leading connection being between London Gatwick and Reykjavik/Keflavik, with the route occupying 31% of all traffic between the two nations. We take a closer look at the developments in this impressive country pairing, and see what trends are being seen […]


Vote for the best Cake of the Week Part I – choose the winner from the 26 baked beauties from the start of S17

Vote for the best Cake of the Week Part I – choose the winner from the 26 baked beauties from the start of S17

The rules in the Cake of the Week Public Vote Part I are very strict: you have to get as many votes as you can to win! How you get these votes is of little concern to us, as long as it is legal (or you don’t get caught). Get everyone in your airport/airline to […]

Virgin Atlantic Airways says hello to Seattle

Virgin Atlantic Airways says hello to Seattle

Virgin Atlantic Airways begins a daily 787-9 service between London Heathrow and Seattle-Tacoma. 

British Airways adds New Orleans to network

British Airways adds New Orleans to network

British Airways starts US destination #21 from its London Heathrow hub.


Barcelona-Bangkok is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week" ‒ over 1.1m searches; a tempting return for Thai or one for newcomer LEVEL?

Barcelona-Bangkok is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” ‒ over 1.1m searches; a tempting return for Thai or one for newcomer LEVEL?

After last week’s 1.4m London to Kochi potential Unserved Route of the Week, Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has unearthed another whopper, with 1.1m potential travellers searching on the leading flight comparison site for flights between Barcelona and Bangkok. With Spain lacking any direct service to Thailand, surely this is too tempting for Thai Airways to ignore before LEVEL rises […]

Flybe starts Scottish services into Heathrow

Flybe starts Scottish services into Heathrow

Flybe becomes the first regional airline to begin operating at Heathrow since 2013.

anna.aero joins Flybe as it begins services to London Heathrow

anna.aero joins Flybe as it begins services to London Heathrow

On 27 March Flybe celebrated the start of flights to London Heathrow from Aberdeen and Edinburgh, taking up slots that were made available after the demise of Virgin Atlantic Airways’ Little Red operations that ended nearly two years ago. Take a closer look to see how the day’s events unfolded. 


LEVEL launches four routes from Barcelona base; will Fiumicino and Orly be next?

LEVEL launches four routes from Barcelona base; will Fiumicino and Orly be next?

Well we have been waiting for it for months, but finally IAG announced to the world LEVEL, its new low-cost long-haul airline to be based in Barcelona with two A330-200s from June. Initially serving four transatlantic routes, we take a look at capacity ‘levels’ of the competition in Spain and across Europe.

1.4m searches (!!) make London to Kochi "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week" – our biggest-ever potential route

1.4m searches (!!) make London to Kochi “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” – our biggest-ever potential route

Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software shows that in the last year a mind-blowing 1.4m potential travellers searched on the leading flight comparison site for flights between London and Kochi ‒ but the route is unserved!? Will it be BA or Air India that jumps onto our biggest potential route so far.

Flybe branded flights operating on more than 200 routes this summer; Cardiff, Dublin, London growing fast; new base in Germany

Flybe branded flights operating on more than 200 routes this summer; Cardiff, Dublin, London growing fast; new base in Germany

Exeter-based Flybe has multiple UK bases but none are dominant. We reveal the airline’s share of the UK domestic market (seats and flights), its top 20 airports for seats this summer and its leading routes as measured by ASKs.