Articles Tagged ‘Aer Lingus’

easyJet’s dominance at Belfast International grows as bmibaby transfers flights to Belfast City this week

easyJet’s dominance at Belfast International grows as bmibaby transfers flights to Belfast City this week

The bigger of Belfast’s two airports has seen passenger numbers fall by 25% in two years. And yet the airport is easyJet’s biggest non-London UK base this winter. How have Aer Lingus and Jet2.com evolved their bases and which other carriers have served the airport in recent years?

New airline routes launched (14 – 20 December)

New airline routes launched (14 – 20 December)

Ahead of Christmas, we have seen 83 new routes launch! You might have thought that route launch celebrations would be more low-key as Christmas celebrations take over, but we dare almost say it has been the contrary. We have fantastic photos from route launches all across the world!

Dublin opens Terminal 2 amid economic crisis; DAA pax down 13% in 2010; 40 Irish routes dropped in two years

Dublin opens Terminal 2 amid economic crisis; DAA pax down 13% in 2010; 40 Irish routes dropped in two years

It’s been a mixed week in Ireland. The country’s capital airport finally opened its new terminal while the country sought an EU bail out. But which routes have been lost from which airports in the last two years?


New routes launched during the last week (Tuesday 29 June - Monday 5 July):

New routes launched during the last week (Tuesday 29 June – Monday 5 July):

This week, the world’s 64 new routes have had a global spread, with every continent represented with multiple new routes. US airports have seen the most launches, but the week has also seen landmark events elsewhere, such as the opening of a brand-new airport in Tibet and the first international route in 18 years at […]

Aer Lingus Regional launches with 12 routes; only three not previously operated by either Aer Arann or Aer Lingus

Aer Lingus Regional launches with 12 routes; only three not previously operated by either Aer Arann or Aer Lingus

What happens when you combine Aer Lingus with Aer Arann? You get Aer Lingus Regional operating from Dublin and Cork, and three new UK – Ireland routes all of which Ryanair used to serve, two of them up until last June.

New routes launched during the last week (Tuesday 23 March - Monday 29 March):

New routes launched during the last week (Tuesday 23 March – Monday 29 March):

Over 150 new routes to celebrate this week with the focus heavily on Europe. There are so many great cakes to choose from we’re asking you to help us identify our Cake Of The Week. And don’t forget, there’s a free, downloadable, spreadsheet for you to look at all the new route data any way […]


AirAsia expands in India; Hannover base #6 for Germanwings…and other good (and not so good) announcements…

AirAsia expands in India; Hannover base #6 for Germanwings…and other good (and not so good) announcements…Our new regular feature looking at the week’s most interesting route-related news plus exclusive anna.aero analysis. Some carriers are adding routes, some are cutting back. Who’s doing what?

Ryanair carried 65 million passengers last year; that’s 40% more than easyJet (46.1m)

Article Thumbnail: Market TrendsEurope’s LCCs continued to evolve (and mostly grow) in 2009. So who is #2 behind easyJet and Ryanair? Which second-tier LCC has already announced plans for a new base in 2010? Which had the highest (and lowest) load factors?

New routes launched during the last week
(Saturday 24 October – Friday 30 October):

Route NewsHere it is: Analysis, pictures and trivia on over 130 new routes that have started during the last seven days, involving over 40 airlines. Sorry if we’ve missed any. Please let us know and we can include them next week.


Vueling completes clickair merger, SkyEurope fails and easyJet still tops load factor rankings

Article Thumbnail: Market TrendsOur analysis of European LCCs has been shaken up by recent developments in Slovakia and Spain. How do load factors compare with a year ago and which country’s LCCs are struggling to grow?

Aer Lingus shifts UK base focus from Belfast to London Gatwick; easyJet takes notice

Article Thumbnail: Airline AnalysisAer Lingus has launched two UK bases in the last two years, taking on easyJet at both. It now seems to be trying to avoid too much head-to-head competition but which new routes have been revealed for this winter?

New routes launched during the last week
(Saturday 19 – Friday 25 September):

Route NewsThis week’s new routes involved airports in China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Italy, New Zealand, the Philippines, Poland, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, the UK and the USA. But who wins our prestigious weekly awards?