Articles Tagged ‘LHR’

Heathrow becomes airport #50 for 787; average sector 3,400km – 25% of its 15,000km range capability!

Heathrow becomes airport #50 for 787; average sector 3,400km – 25% of its 15,000km range capability!

Most of the eight airlines operating the Boeing 787 are keeping them close to base while they build-up familiarity with the new airframe. At 5,245 kilometres, Qatar Airways’ Doha to London 787 route which touched down for the first time on 14 December, is only using around one-third of the aircraft’s 15,000 kilometre range capability.

Air Canada rouge launches all-leisure, long-haul services to Athens, Edinburgh, Venice

Air Canada rouge launches all-leisure, long-haul services to Athens, Edinburgh, Venice

Hands up airport business development managers if Air Canada’s network planners have told you in the past that without a first-class market they won’t fly long-haul into your airport? Well that problem has gone away this week following the launch of its all-leisure, discount carrier “rouge.”

AeroMéxico breaks British Airways’ monopoly on the route from London Heathrow to Mexico City

AeroMéxico breaks British Airways’ monopoly on the route from London Heathrow to Mexico City

AeroMexico launches flights from Mexico City to London Heathrow.


British Airways returns to Leeds Bradford after over three decades; adds short-haul services to Rotterdam and Zagreb

British Airways returns to Leeds Bradford after over three decades; adds short-haul services to Rotterdam and Zagreb

British Airways launches flights from London Heathrow to Leeds Bradford.

Delta Atlantic – a combination with Virgin’s routes at Heathrow – in crude terms

Delta Atlantic – a combination with Virgin’s routes at Heathrow – in crude terms

In terms of routes, what does it mean if the world’s biggest airline becomes a half-shareholder of the second largest airline at the world’s busiest international airport?

Azerbaijan Airlines: like Emirates (one day)

Azerbaijan Airlines: like Emirates (one day)

Given its perfectly located home-hub of Baku, Azerbaijan Airlines has the potential (and the country has the oil wealth) to consider rivalry with Dubai, Doha or Abu Dhabi for passenger flows between Europe and the East. Orders for regional jets and game-changing 787 could help.


British Airways resumes its Seoul Incheon service after 15 years

British Airways resumes its Seoul Incheon service after 15 years

British Airways relaunches flights from London Heathrow to Seoul Incheon in competition with Asiana Airlines and Korean Air.

Air New Zealand drops London route via Hong Kong as market shrinks

Air New Zealand drops London route via Hong Kong as market shrinks

Air New Zealand has decided to drop one of its two routes to London, now only operating via Los Angeles. But how has the London – Hong Kong market developed since the airline launched the route? And why isn’t oneworld member Cathay Pacific such an odd partner for the Star Alliance member after all?

British Airways connects Monrovia in Liberia with London Heathrow

British Airways connects Monrovia in Liberia with London Heathrow

British Airways now flies from London Heathrow to Monrovia in Liberia via Freetown in Sierra Leone.


British Airways starts flying to Las Vegas from London Gatwick; moves Marseille services to London Heathrow; adds flights to Alicante

British Airways starts flying to Las Vegas from London Gatwick; moves Marseille services to London Heathrow; adds flights to Alicante

British Airways commences services from London Gatwick to Las Vegas; adds Alicante and Marseille to its London Heathrow network.

Virgin Atlantic returns to Mumbai with London Heathrow route

Virgin Atlantic returns to Mumbai with London Heathrow route

Virgin Atlantic again flies between London Heathrow Airport and Mumbai.

Transaero launches Kaliningrad flights from Moscow Domodedovo Airport

Transaero launches Kaliningrad flights from Moscow Domodedovo Airport

Transaero of Russia now flies to London Heathrow Airport in the UK from Moscow Vnukovo Airport.