Articles Tagged ‘Transatlantic’

Norwegian's London Gatwick North Atlantic routes <1% of UK-US capacity (but Virgin was once new too)

Norwegian’s London Gatwick North Atlantic routes <1% of UK-US capacity (but Virgin was once new too)

The UK-US market peaked way back in 2000, but the market has returned to growth in the last two years. We reveal which carriers have the largest share of the market at present, and what Norwegian’s new services will mean for London Gatwick. We also reveal which other airlines are launching new routes between the […]

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?

jetBlue extends lead over Delta at Boston Logan; JAL launches first non-stop Dreamliner flights to Tokyo

jetBlue extends lead over Delta at Boston Logan; JAL launches first non-stop Dreamliner flights to Tokyo

Boston ranks 19th among US airports and was one of the fastest-growing US major airports last year. But which airlines have been adding (and reducing) capacity and which new routes have been launched this year? And which European destination is served by four airlines?


Air Transat turns 25; shifts capacity with the seasons

Air Transat turns 25; shifts capacity with the seasons

Canada’s Air Transat has operated for quarter of a century, quietly growing its operation to become the ninth biggest airline across the North Atlantic this summer. But how has the carrier fared in the turbulent last decade? To what extent does it change its network depending on the season? And which two European countries account […]

Delta and Air France shrink on transatlantic; Belgium and Switzerland markets grow most

Delta and Air France shrink on transatlantic; Belgium and Switzerland markets grow most

Traffic across the North Atlantic is the biggest long-haul market from Europe, but different airlines have had different strategies as many European economies experience difficulties. Which airlines have grown and which have cut capacity? And which country market has seen the biggest reduction?

Europe's long-haul market this summer features new Chinese destinations, fewer Delta routes, and lots of London changes

Europe’s long-haul market this summer features new Chinese destinations, fewer Delta routes, and lots of London changes

Europe’s economies and the EU’s insistence on applying its ETS to aviation might not seem like the ideal combination to attract more long-haul but many airlines appear to have a different view. See which carriers have added new long-haul services to Europe for this summer and which routes have been suspended.


Icelandair adds Denver (in May 2012) to expanding US network; US - Iceland market grew by 13% last year

Icelandair adds Denver (in May 2012) to expanding US network; US – Iceland market grew by 13% last year

Icelandair joins which two other European carriers in offering transatlantic flights to Denver? Which North American destinations does it already serve? How has traffic between the US and Iceland developed in the last decade? What proportion of Keflavik airport’s traffic does it represent?

British Airways losing ground against European rivals; US market and New York remain key to BA's network strategy

British Airways losing ground against European rivals; US market and New York remain key to BA’s network strategy

How does BA compare with Air France and Lufthansa in terms of growth during the last decade? How does its network reach compare with its European rivals? And which country markets and routes generate the most ASKs for the airline? What route enhancements have been made in the last 18 months?

Spain, USA and Ireland lead way in May for biggest volume growth from UK airports; Egypt and Tunisia still struggling

Spain, USA and Ireland lead way in May for biggest volume growth from UK airports; Egypt and Tunisia still struggling

International traffic from UK airports actually grew by almost 8% in May. But which country markets have seen the biggest year-on-year growth in traffic volume? How much are Egypt and Tunisia still struggling to recover tourist demand, and which European country has seen traffic almost treble?


20 airlines to start 28 new Transatlantic routes in 2011; summer capacity up 4.1%; Delta still on top

20 airlines to start 28 new Transatlantic routes in 2011; summer capacity up 4.1%; Delta still on top

Delta recently blamed overcapacity on the transatlantic for some of its financial woes in Q1, so who’s adding routes and capacity this summer compared to last? What country market is growing by more than 10% for the second year running and which airline has grown capacity most this summer?

Like a Virgin? Branson’s original airline open to offers – offers a boutique long-haul network

Like a Virgin? Branson’s original airline open to offers – offers a boutique long-haul network

What is to become of Virgin Atlantic? Sir Richard Branson seems willing to explore a variety of options so we take a closer look at the airline’s operations in London, particularly Heathrow. How much competition does it face on each route and what sort of fares is it offering across the network?

UK - US transatlantic air traffic down 3.3% in 2010; British Airways adding winter capacity on existing routes

UK – US transatlantic air traffic down 3.3% in 2010; British Airways adding winter capacity on existing routes

The supposedly lucrative transatlantic market is still shrinking, at least between the UK and the US. Where is the traffic reduction coming from? Which airlines have added capacity this winter (and how), and which carrier’s seasonal route has been axed for this summer?