Articles Tagged ‘LHR’

30 seconds with Heathrow Airport and Gatwick Airport

30 seconds with Heathrow Airport and Gatwick Airport

anna.aero had the opportunity to spend 30 seconds with Heathrow Airport’s Executive Commercial Director Fidel Lopez as well as CCO, Guy Stephenson from competing hub London Gatwick – just 55km across town. Both want more runway capacity for their respective airports, but seemingly only one will get it.

Vueling grows in Florence; adds London Heathrow to its Palma de Mallorca network

Vueling grows in Florence; adds London Heathrow to its Palma de Mallorca network

Vueling connects Florence with Berlin Tegel, Copenhagen and Hamburg; launches London Heathrow as new destination from Palma de Mallorca.

Stavanger, the 'oil capital' of Norway; traffic up 6.8% in 2012

Stavanger, the ‘oil capital’ of Norway; traffic up 6.8% in 2012

Largely sheltered from economic volatility by a flourishing oil industry in the area, Stavanger Airport fares better than most European airports. As the airport welcomes Wizz Air’s new service from Szczecin, anna.aero investigates its operation.


easyJet launches London-Moscow route as it joins FTSE 100

easyJet launches London-Moscow route as it joins FTSE 100

easyJet has launched its historic London Gatwick Airport-Moscow Domodedovo route. This is our on-site report from the launch from Gatwick and Moscow featuring a special anna.aero route launch cake – and a detailed anna.aero analysis of the London-Moscow air travel market which has seen passenger numbers double in the last decade.

London to Barcelona: 50%+ seats from Gatwick; two new carriers in S’13

London to Barcelona: 50%+ seats from Gatwick; two new carriers in S’13

Perhaps one of the most popular weekend break destinations from London, Barcelona will be served from all six London airports in summer 2013. As the market grows by a quarter in 2012, two new carriers step in with new services from London Gatwick.

Manchester Airports Group buys London Stansted Airport – Monarch and Jet2.com on route shopping list?

Manchester Airports Group buys London Stansted Airport – Monarch and Jet2.com on route shopping list?

Manchester Airport’s Group Ken O’Toole will be spending more time in London and Dublin following the sale of London Stansted from LHR Airports Ltd.


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.