Ryanair sees 15+ aircraft at Gatwick; "30 Minutes With Ryanair's route chief" video now available

Ryanair sees 15+ aircraft at Gatwick; “30 Minutes With Ryanair’s route chief” video now available

Over 1,000 registered for our fast-paced webinar with Niall O’Connor, Ryanair’s Route Development Director and chief airport negotiator. The video’s now available; use our table which shows what questions were asked and when, so you can go straight to what interests you most.

"30 Minutes With Loganair CEO" video available here; will Loganair serve Heathrow? "No!"

“30 Minutes With Loganair CEO” video available here; will Loganair serve Heathrow? “No!”

Watch our first “30 Minutes With” Q&A with Loganair’s CEO. What airport stands out for best-marketing Loganair’s services?  What is the carrier’s plans for its RJs?  See this and much, much more here. And with our question-time guide, jump straight to what you want to hear.

BA CityFlyer adds London City - Belfast City; Belfast - London had ~3 million seats last year

BA CityFlyer adds London City – Belfast City; Belfast – London had ~3 million seats last year

As BA CityFlyer announces Belfast City from flybe’s end which saw London – Belfast City seats cut by 24%, we look at the development of Belfast – London.

Qatar Airways to serve Toronto; we analyse connections and look at MEB3 to North America

Qatar Airways to serve Toronto; we analyse connections and look at MEB3 to North America

Qatar Airways’ new Toronto route will have 33 two-way connections, a market of 1.8 million, helping to push the carrier from #4 for MEB3 + Turkish seats to Canada.

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Wizz Air announces 26 new routes (and one restart); almost 200 new routes for this summer

Wizz Air announces 26 new routes (and one restart); almost 200 new routes for this summer

With another 27 routes revealed, including eight from Bucharest, eight from Varna, and three from Odesa, we look at the carrier’s summer plans.

easyJet to close Stansted, Newcastle, Southend bases; a loss of up to 2.8 million departing seats

easyJet to close Stansted, Newcastle, Southend bases; a loss of up to 2.8 million departing seats

With the news that easyJet is to close these three bases, we look at the performance of them and find that underlying issues exist as competition heats up. 


Boeing 737 Classic seats totalled 44 million last year, down 224 million since 2010

Boeing 737 Classic seats totalled 44 million last year, down 224 million since 2010

In 2010, Boeing’s 737 Classics had 268 million seats globally. Last year, they had 44 million. We look at the evolution of the type and top airlines and routes for each series.

Voyage Air to start 8 routes from Varna using rare B737-500; another three routes coming?

Voyage Air to start 8 routes from Varna using rare B737-500; another three routes coming?

Voyage Air to begin 8 routes to Austria, Germany, and Poland, including filling the void left by Germania to Bremen and Münster. We look at what it plans.

Spirit Airlines has direct competition on 84% of routes; Southwest is #1 by route overlap

Spirit Airlines has direct competition on 84% of routes; Southwest is #1 by route overlap

With very significant head-to-head competition, we explore how this has changed and the core airlines and routes on which Spirit Airlines overlaps.

LOT Polish announces 85 new summer routes from 10 Polish airports

LOT Polish announces 85 new summer routes from 10 Polish airports

LOT Polish surprises many with so many new routes, all of which start within two weeks. We look at these 85 and see what LOT’s planning and why.


Manchester to receive new Iran Air service; a market of 20,000

Manchester to receive new Iran Air service; a market of 20,000

We look at Tehran – Manchester together with Tehran – Europe, which has seen a lot of turmoil. Paris is Tehran’s largest underserved market, while Dusseldorf is its largest unserved.

FlyArystan, Kazakhstan’s LCC, announces 13 new routes + new base

FlyArystan, Kazakhstan’s LCC, announces 13 new routes + new base

As FlyArystan adds 13 new routes – eight without direct competition – and a new base, we look where and what.

Loganair adds Glasgow to Belfast City; what next for City's remaining unserved ‘core three’?

Loganair adds Glasgow to Belfast City; what next for City’s remaining unserved ‘core three’?

Loganair has announced Glasgow – Belfast City, replacing flybe which had 185,000 seats last year. Edinburgh, Manchester, Birmingham all unserved from Belfast City; we look at them.

Wizz Air to add 23 new routes across two new bases, including its first in Russia

Wizz Air to add 23 new routes across two new bases, including its first in Russia

As Wizz Air announces 23 new routes, we look at what and where. Five of these routes involve St Petersburg, thanks to that city’s new e-visas and seventh freedoms.