Aegean Airlines moves London airports for its Larnaca service; adds two German routes from Heraklion

  • Aegean Airlines increased its offering with three new routes in the course of last week. This included the launch of daily flights from Larnaca (LCA) in Cyprus to London Gatwick (LGW), which replace the airline’s former offering to London Heathrow. As a result Aegean is this summer operating just three daily flights to Heathrow (from Athens), compared with five daily flights last summer (four from Athens and one from Larnaca). This suggests Aegean has ‘given up’ two pairs of daily slots at Europe’s busiest airport, presumably for some financial gain. In addition, the carrier expanded its network from Heraklion (HER) with two new destinations in Germany. Competition on all three routes comes from a mixture of low-cost and leisure carriers.
Launch date Origin Destination WF* A/c Competition
31-Mar-13 Larnaca (LCA) London Gatwick (LGW) 7 A320 easyJet (7)
Thomas Cook (2)
Thomson Airways (2)
Heraklion (HER) Düsseldorf (DUS) 1 A320 Condor (1)
Frankfurt (FRA) 1 A320 Condor (1)
Source: Innovata w/c 8 April 2013.   *WF: Weekly Frequencies at launch.


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