Unserved Route of the Week

Most Spanish markets growing in 2010; UK and Ireland notable exceptions; Scandinavian markets all booming

Most Spanish markets growing in 2010; UK and Ireland notable exceptions; Scandinavian markets all booming

Air traffic may have been grounded by an ATC strike this week but which country markets are showing the strongest growth in 2010? Which smaller country markets have doubled in size and which markets have shrunk and why?

Snow comes early in Western Europe; easyJet and Jet2.com add most new winter ski routes

Snow comes early in Western Europe; easyJet and Jet2.com add most new winter ski routes

Unexpected heavy snow across many parts of Europe may have made potential passengers think twice about booking an expensive skiing holiday, but which airports and airlines have added most new scheduled services aimed at snow-lovers?

UK regions get German boost with two new easyJet routes

UK regions get German boost with two new easyJet routes

Traffic between the UK’s regional airports and Germany more than doubled between 1998 and 2006. Which are the three major UK airports and which airports have seen significant fluctuations in their demand? Which are the leading airlines serving this market in 2010?


UK - Morocco traffic up 60% this summer; more routes now served year round; BA returning in 2011

UK – Morocco traffic up 60% this summer; more routes now served year round; BA returning in 2011

Morocco’s ‘Open-Skies’ agreement with the EU has certainly helped stimulate the UK market as the growing presence of easyJet and Ryanair testifies. Which UK regional airports have scheduled services to Morocco and who will BA be competing with when it returns to the market next year?

LOT's return to Asia follows Air France withdrawal; Hanoi route instant success

LOT’s return to Asia follows Air France withdrawal; Hanoi route instant success

LOT Polish Airlines’ big step to begin flying to Hanoi comes after Air France dropped its route to the Vietnamese capital. Which other two airlines increase their Europe-Hanoi operations? And which market segment is LOT targeting?

Photo spectacular: Big celebrations as easyJet launches flights from London Gatwick to Gothenburg

Photo spectacular: Big celebrations as easyJet launches flights from London Gatwick to Gothenburg

When easyJet launched its latest destination, we just had to attend the celebrations – at both ends of the route! We have great pictures and video from the performance at London Gatwick as well as fantastic coverage of the multi-faceted event at Gothenburg Landvetter, which included the delicious Cake of the Week.


Would UK-Cyprus market benefit from Ryanair services? Demand has not grown since 2001 and fell by 8% last year

Would UK-Cyprus market benefit from Ryanair services? Demand has not grown since 2001 and fell by 8% last year

UK tour operators are apparently keen to keep Ryanair out of the UK-Cyprus market. How has demand developed in recent years and which carriers are operating from which UK airports this summer?

UK carriers (re)discover Gothenburg; BA and easyJet decide time is right to take on City Airline, Ryanair and SAS

UK carriers (re)discover Gothenburg; BA and easyJet decide time is right to take on City Airline, Ryanair and SAS

The UK to Gothenburg market has been dominated by Ryanair, SAS and City Airline in recent years, but now both British Airways and easyJet plan to start new London routes before the end of 2010. Which UK regional airports are connected to the Swedish city?

UK - Toulouse market bolstered by Bristol flights connecting Airbus centres; BA moves London flights back to Heathrow

UK – Toulouse market bolstered by Bristol flights connecting Airbus centres; BA moves London flights back to Heathrow

Traffic between the UK and Toulouse grew rapidly after 2001 as LCCs entered the market. But which routes have survived and which have failed? How has the Bristol route evolved?


Ryanair adds seven new summer destinations from Reus base (near Barcelona) but cuts winter capacity by 40%

Ryanair adds seven new summer destinations from Reus base (near Barcelona) but cuts winter capacity by 40%

Ryanair’s other Barcelona base (after Girona) has seen dramatic growth at the expense of load factors in 2009. Winter capacity has been cut dramatically to raise load factors but which new destinations will be added this summer?

easyJet's London-Gatwick route has highest load factor from Berlin SXF; Basel is busiest 'orange' route

easyJet’s London-Gatwick route has highest load factor from Berlin SXF; Basel is busiest ‘orange’ route

easyJet now has just one base in Germany which has been going since April 2004. But is it still growing? How have routes performed in 2009. We’ve calculated load factors by route and month.

London-Edinburgh/Glasgow traffic still in decline; British Airways, bmi and easyJet battle it out while Flybe looks on

London-Edinburgh/Glasgow traffic still in decline; British Airways, bmi and easyJet battle it out while Flybe looks on

Demand on the UK’s top two domestic city-pair routes peaked several years ago but how has demand shifted between the various London airports? Are frequencies still declining in 2010?