Articles Tagged ‘SOU’

Eastern Airways turns 20; annual traffic below 2003 levels, but Aberdeen remains the airline's #1 airport

Eastern Airways turns 20; annual traffic below 2003 levels, but Aberdeen remains the airline’s #1 airport

Happy 20th Birthday Eastern Airways! For a regional airline to survive for that long is quite a feat, and the UK regional carrier will do just that this month. We take a look at the airline’s eventful history, as well as taking a glimpse at where Eastern is at today in terms of its biggest […]

Channel Islands to UK market returns to growth; Flybe is the largest carrier, Jersey has most departing capacity

Channel Islands to UK market returns to growth; Flybe is the largest carrier, Jersey has most departing capacity

The market from the Channel Islands to the UK is one of the most mature in the world for commercial air services. From 2016 to 2017 the non-stop seats available in this market increased by 1.5%, representing a third consecutive year of growth. Non-stop capacity trends over the past 10 years for airlines and airport […]

Bergerac-Dublin is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week" with 16,000 searches; Ryanair's sixth route from French airport for S18??

Bergerac-Dublin is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” with 16,000 searches; Ryanair’s sixth route from French airport for S18??

Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has shown that in the last year 16,000 potential travellers searched on the leading flight comparison site for flights between Bergerac and Dublin ‒ but the route is unserved!? Ryanair is both airports’ biggest operator, so will a new Dordogne route from the ULCC debut in S18? Or will Aer Lingus, CityJet […]


Durham Tees Valley displays Cake of the Week title

Durham Tees Valley displays Cake of the Week title

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Germania announces that it will begin flights to St. Petersburg from Dresden starting from April, while Southampton Airport celebrates the upcoming launch of its newest airline powdair. 

Hainan Airlines heralds Asian ANNIES award win while Adelaide has its cake and eats it with Cake of the Week award

Hainan Airlines heralds Asian ANNIES award win while Adelaide has its cake and eats it with Cake of the Week award

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Eastern Airways announces a new service between Belfast City and Newcastle, while Helsinki opens up the newest section of its terminal extension. More news also from Cornwall Airport Newquay, Southampton and Menorca airports.   

Edinburgh Airport's elated with Route of the Week victory while Cluj-Napoca celebrates 100 years of aviation

Edinburgh Airport’s elated with Route of the Week victory while Cluj-Napoca celebrates 100 years of aviation

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Frankfurt welcomes the arrival of Air Astana’s newest route from Uralsk, while Vueling celebrates passing 500,000 passengers from Bordeaux. More news also from Southampton, Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen and Vienna airports.  


Volotea ventures into 11 new sectors across eight different countries

Volotea ventures into 11 new sectors across eight different countries

Volotea starts new routes in Croatia, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Spain and the UK.

Birmingham and Bristol celebrate Route of the Week for BA's return

Birmingham and Bristol celebrate Route of the Week for BA’s return

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Manchester is rewarded for its creative San Francisco cake, baked for the start of Thomas Cook Airlines’ new route to the US city, plus Leeds Bradford celebrates the one-year anniversary of Aurigny services. More news also from Southampton, Belfast City, Vienna, Aberdeen and Reus airports. 

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.


bmi regional route churn slows down; Bristol and Munich biggest bases

bmi regional route churn slows down; Bristol and Munich biggest bases

bmi regional appears to be finally finding its niche in the European market, operating routes for large corporations and complementing those by finding city pairs with high levels of business traffic to sustain its regional jet fleet. We investigate the slowdown in the airline’s route turnover and where its operations are focused. 

JetBlue Airways celebrates historic Route of the Week win while Southampton Airport showcases its Cake of the Week title

JetBlue Airways celebrates historic Route of the Week win while Southampton Airport showcases its Cake of the Week title

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Ryanair announces an increased summer programme from Liverpool for S17 while Columbus Airport in the US welcomes its first all-female veteran honor flight.

Flybe links Luxembourg to Manchester

Flybe links Luxembourg to Manchester

Flybe starts Manchester – Luxembourg operation, the first route to Luxembourg outside of London. Also begins Southampton to Munich.