Flybe’s top-30 routes, led by Birmingham – Edinburgh

80% of flybe’s W19 flights had no direct competitor. There is a significant opportunity for other carriers to step in and help UK regional connectivity recover.

Flybe’s bankruptcy leaves a network of 50 domestic routes, some 80% of which have no competitor in W19. So, in this challenging time for aviation, there is still hopefully an opportunity for other carriers to fill the gap and connect the UK’s regional airports.

Below are flybe’s top 30 domestic routes in 2019 – complete with The Route Shop profile links to featured airports – and all of us at anna.aero hope to see the UK regional market recover soon. Anecdotally, Ryanair senior executives talk about the need to have 100,000 passengers on a route “before they would get out of bed”. Nonetheless, all routes on the list have sufficient existing traffic, even pre-stimulation, to sustain at least a daily turboprop service.

Our hearts go out to all our friends at Flybe – and our dear colleagues at many UK regional airports who have been badly impacted.

Further information on other routes is available on request.

Route 2019 estimated passengers (MIDT) Est. passengers daily each way (PDEW)
BirminghamEdinburgh 185,146 254
Belfast CityBirmingham 177,990 244
BirminghamGlasgow Airport 164,616 226
Belfast City – Manchester 158,110 217
Belfast CityLondon City 146,881 201
Guernsey – Jersey 136,421 187
EdinburghSouthampton 122,195 167
Manchester – Southampton 119,474 164
Edinburgh – London Heathrow 117,697 161
Glasgow AirportSouthampton 116,461 160
JerseySouthampton 111,425 153
EdinburghLondon City 105,456 144
Belfast City – Leeds Bradford 101,314 139
Belfast CityEdinburgh 98,054 134
Aberdeen – Manchester 97,679 134
Belfast CityEast Midlands 97,269 133
Isle of Man – Manchester 96,233 132
Guernsey – Southampton 93,663 128
Belfast CityGlasgow Airport 91,489 125
Isle of Man – Liverpool John Lennon 89,832 123
CardiffEdinburgh 76,750 105
Newcastle – Southampton 76,261 104
Belfast CitySouthampton 75,088 103
AberdeenBirmingham 71,614 98
London Heathrow – Newquay 70,031 96
Exeter – Manchester 69,027 95
Edinburgh – Manchester 64,822 89
Aberdeen – London Heathrow 59,042 81
EdinburghEast Midlands 47,053 64
Belfast CityCardiff 46,385 64

Source: OAG Traffic Analyser. 

 

 


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