Unserved Route of the Week

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?

Madrid air traffic to Barcelona (down 40%), Malaga (down 50%) impacted by expanding AVE high-speed rail network

Madrid air traffic to Barcelona (down 40%), Malaga (down 50%) impacted by expanding AVE high-speed rail network

How have Madrid’s top 10 domestic destinations developed during the last decade? How much traffic has been lost to rail and on which route has Ryanair stimulated traffic by 30% in one year? Which Canary Island destination has seen the highest growth?

Manchester needs Berlin, Madrid and Warsaw services; Prague market down 50% in two years but should grow in 2010

Manchester loses Berlin, Madrid and Warsaw services to Liverpool; Prague market down 50% in two yearsManchester is the UK’s second biggest metropolis but what of its connections to major EU cities? How has traffic developed since 1997 on 22 key international routes? What impact has the growth of nearby Liverpool had?


Southwest dominates Las Vegas – California market; Virgin America boosts San Francisco

Article Thumbnail: Route AnalysisEach year around 10 million passengers make their way between Las Vegas and California. What have been some of the recent developments and which airline is consistently cheaper than Southwest?

germanwings stimulates Dresden and Leipzig domestic flows from non-hub airports

Article Thumbnail: Route AnalysisHave LCCs stimulated traffic in the German domestic market? We look at traffic between Dresden and Leipzig, and various German airports to see how demand has developed in the last seven years.

UK-Barcelona grows five-fold in 15 years; LCCs dominate as BA and Iberia only serve London

nl201109-routev2-100.jpgTwenty years ago, BA and Iberia were dominant on UK-Barcelona flights while charter carriers served Girona. Now Ryanair dominates Girona flights while easyJet and other LCCs offer more flights than BA and Iberia.


UK – Florida market unchanged for a decade; charter traffic down 40% this year

Route AnalysisDemand trebled between 1987 and 1998 but has been virtually flat since then. When did traffic peak and what’s been happening in 2009? How significant has the Pound/Dollar exchange rate been?

Adelaide – Melbourne now #4 in Australia; Qantas and Virgin Blue have cut capacity by over a quarter

Route AnalysisThe arrival of Tiger Airways has helped stimulate this market and now Jetstar is on the route as well. How has traffic developed in the last couple of years and what are the signs for the future?

London – Newcastle air traffic back to pre-9/11 levels; BA, easyJet and Flybe share market

Article Thumbnail: Route AnalysisEastern, Gill Air, Go and Jet2.com have all served this market in recent years but now there are just three airlines each using a different London airport. When did demand peak and how much has it fallen in recent years?