Articles Tagged ‘ALC’

London's airports handle 44 million more passengers than in 2010; four of the top five airlines don't serve Heathrow

London’s airports handle 44 million more passengers than in 2010; four of the top five airlines don’t serve Heathrow

London’s Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton, City and Southend airports hosted over 171.06 million passengers last year, up from 127.17 million in 2010. Jonathan Ford highlights which airports are reporting the biggest net gain in passengers, the top destinations, plus the growth patterns of its leading airlines.

Ryanair to grow 3.5% from Bologna in 2018, offering 4.22 million seats; 46 destinations in S18; Amman and Kaunas launching for winter

Ryanair to grow 3.5% from Bologna in 2018, offering 4.22 million seats; 46 destinations in S18; Amman and Kaunas launching for winter

Ryanair opened its Bologna base in 2009, and since then the carrier’s annual seat capacity from the Italian city has grown by 200%. Jonathan Ford investigates the airline’s expansion from its third biggest base in Italy, including how many based aircraft it has this summer and its top destinations.

European and US airports battle it out in Week 32 of the Arch of Triumph 2018

European and US airports battle it out in Week 32 of the Arch of Triumph 2018

Six airports battled it out in a special transatlantic edition of the Arch of Triumph this week, with two European and four US facilities fighting it out to claim victory. With five baptisms for low-cost launches, and the other a niche regional service, see which airport took the title in Week 32 of the 2018 […]


LEVEL rises in Vienna with eight new routes

LEVEL rises in Vienna with eight new routes

LEVEL launches eight routes from Vienna to destinations in Croatia, Cyprus, France, Italy and Spain. 

Southampton Airport passes two million passenger threshold in 2017, Flybe is dominant carrier, Jersey top destination in peak S18

Southampton Airport passes two million passenger threshold in 2017, Flybe is dominant carrier, Jersey top destination in peak S18

Southampton welcomed a record high of 2.07 million passengers through its terminal in 2017, 6.3% up on the previous year. Nick Preston takes a look at the UK South Coast airport’s traffic trends and identifies its leading airlines, destinations and country markets.

Jet2.com's biggest base Manchester analysed; capacity set to grow 19% this year to 1.57 million one-way seats; Turkish market growing fast

Jet2.com’s biggest base Manchester analysed; capacity set to grow 19% this year to 1.57 million one-way seats; Turkish market growing fast

With over 50,000 one-way seats during its peak weeks, Manchester Airport has worked its way to become Jet2.com’s biggest base – nearly double the size of the LCC’s next largest hub at Leeds Bradford. Marc Watkins analyses this +40-destination operation to reveal the areas of its recent growth, as well as its biggest routes and […]


LEVEL's Austrian advance; set to become Vienna's #3 largest carrier

LEVEL’s Austrian advance; set to become Vienna’s #3 largest carrier

LEVEL announces its intention to start 14 routes from Vienna Airport – with six to start later this month. Marc Watkins takes a look at the airline rankings at the Austrian capital city airport and the competition on the routes it has announced so far.

easyJet vs. Ryanair in the UK; low-level route duplication at shared hubs, Spanish sun routes see most competition

easyJet vs. Ryanair in the UK; low-level route duplication at shared hubs, Spanish sun routes see most competition

On 13 June Ryanair announced its plans to open a base at London Southend with three aircraft operating 13 routes from April 2019. Southend is already a base for easyJet. Nick Preston decided to take a look at how the two low-cost heavyweights compete at the eight UK airports they both already consider home.

Lisbon Lions roar with pride over Arch of Triumph win

Lisbon Lions roar with pride over Arch of Triumph win

Winners don’t get prouder than this, as 15 members of last week’s victors from Lisbon Airport’s fire crew take centre stage – including Miguel Moreira with the certificate. It is a record week of entries, with 23 FTWAs battling it out to get that little piece of paper on their airport’s fire station walls.


Ryanair opens its 86th European base

Ryanair opens its 86th European base

Ryanair commences services from its 11th German base – Düsseldorf.

easyJet enters eight new city pairs

easyJet enters eight new city pairs

easyJet starts routes from Berlin Tegel, Bristol and Milan Malpensa.

Heathrow Expansion – 25 top unserved European airports: Bordeaux, Ankara, Riga etc make their case

Heathrow Expansion – 25 top unserved European airports: Bordeaux, Ankara, Riga etc make their case

In the lead up to the anna.aero-RABA Heathrow HubLAB Conference next month, we look at Heathrow’s underserved potential for routes to Europe. The top 25 European airports without services to Heathrow are identified, including five in Turkey and four each in Italy and Spain.