Articles Tagged ‘BFS’

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!

Few UK airports reporting growth; APD increase, strikes, the economy, exchange rates and the World Cup all factors

Few UK airports reporting growth; APD increase, strikes, the economy, exchange rates and the World Cup all factors

The new government has scrapped plans for runway expansion at London’s airports and decided not to make any changes to APD. So how have the UK’s airports fared in Q2? Not that well, though there are a few bright spots.

UK airports see traffic fall 2% in 2010 Q1; poor weather, APD increases and industrial action have all had an impact

UK airports see traffic fall 2% in 2010 Q1; poor weather, APD increases and industrial action have all had an impact

UK airports have had a poor start to 2010 compared to many other EU countries. Which regions have fared best and worst? Which airport has gone 30 months since last reporting growth? Which returned to growth in February after over a year?


New routes launched during the last week
(Saturday 28 November – Friday 4 December):

Article Thumbnail: Route NewsAnother healthy crop of new routes this week. We have details (and celebratory pictures) of new routes started this week in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Fiji, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Nepal, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, Peru, Slovakia, Spain, Thailand, the UK and the USA.

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?


Liverpool welcomes back KLM after 70 years, as easyJet and Ryanair vie for supremacy

Article Thumbnail: Airport FocusJohn Lennon’s home airport is a battleground between easyJet and Ryanair but the airport recently welcomed back a legacy carrier. We take a closer look at competition on the Amsterdam and Belfast routes.

Jet2.com offers almost 100 routes from six UK bases; Murcia is surprise top European destination from UK

Article Thumbnail: Airline AnalysisSix year-old Jet2.com has grown to 30 aircraft with bases in northern England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. How have passenger numbers and load factors developed since 2003? Which bases and destinations are the most popular?

New routes launched during the last week
Saturday 27 September – Friday 3 October

Article Thumbnail: News in BriefThis week’s new routes are provided by Aer Lingus, airBaltic, Allegiant Air, easyJet, Indian Airlines, IndiGo, Kingfisher Red and Ryanair. The PR departments at easyJet (five new routes) and IndiGo (four new routes) have been kept busiest. We also report on the start of a new airline, GeorgiaSkies.


Aer Lingus targets easyJet with cross-border move to Belfast

Article Thumbnail: Lead StorySuddenly Belfast is the place to be. First Ryanair announces services at Belfast City, now Aer Lingus plans to base three aircraft at Belfast International. How is it finding slots for its planned Heathrow service? Who will it be competing against on its other routes? And what makes the new Budapest route unusual?