Articles Tagged ‘BHD’

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?

Flybe launches IPO; 68 aircraft spread across 16 UK bases

Flybe launches IPO; 68 aircraft spread across 16 UK bases

Flybe’s IPO last Friday raised over £60 million. What is the airline’s position in the UK market and which European country markets does it serve? Which are its biggest bases and how has the network changed in recent seasons? Which new routes did Flybe start in 2010 and what is it planning for 2011?

New routes launched during the last week<br/> (Tuesday 26 October – Tuesday 2 November)

New routes launched during the last week
(Tuesday 26 October – Tuesday 2 November)

Download the spreadsheet with this week’s 250 new routes and see our fantastic photo coverage of launch celebrations all across the world. Ribbons have been cut in masses, lakes have been emptied for fire brigades to salute the arriving aircraft and the world’s master bakers have worked day and night to bake an amazing selection […]


New routes launched during the last week<br/> (Tuesday 7 - Monday 13 September):

New routes launched during the last week
(Tuesday 7 – Monday 13 September):

The world has seen the launch of 19 new routes in the last week, eight of which are US domestic services. The remaining countries that have seen new routes are Australia, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Portugal and the UK. But which is the airline that launched the most new services? And which […]

Flybe steps in to replace some Ryanair capacity at Belfast City; re-launches Bristol and Liverpool, adds East Midlands

Flybe steps in to replace some Ryanair capacity at Belfast City; re-launches Bristol and Liverpool, adds East Midlands

Flybe is stepping in to start three of the five routes that Ryanair will soon be axing. But two of the routes it has previously flown back in 2006. What is unusual about the new East Midlands service?

Delta ramps up Raleigh-Durham; CSA Czech Airlines prunes Prague and pulls out of UK; Ryanair's 'Best' no longer acceptable; Zagreb announces expansion plans

Delta ramps up Raleigh-Durham; CSA Czech Airlines prunes Prague and pulls out of UK; Ryanair’s ‘Best’ no longer acceptable; Zagreb announces expansion plans

Delta takes on Southwest from Raleigh-Durham, CSA Czech Airlines abandons UK market, Ryanair says farewell to Belfast and Zagreb looks at providing capacity for future growth.


By George; Belfast City is one of the Best airports in the UK; easyJet and Ryanair help traffic grow by 10.5% in H1 2010

By George; Belfast City is one of the Best airports in the UK; easyJet and Ryanair help traffic grow by 10.5% in H1 2010

Belfast’s smaller, downtown airport is a rare UK success story at present, but routes are primarily to the UK. All four major London airports are served by four different carriers. Flybe remains the leading airline but by how much?

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.

New routes launched during the last week (Tuesday 13 July - Monday 19 July):

New routes launched during the last week (Tuesday 13 July – Monday 19 July):

This week, UK regional airline flybe has launched the largest number of routes; 10 out of the week’s total 38. Chinese airlines are also prominently featured with rich illustrations from all Chinese launches. Read about all the routes, from airports ranging from Guam in the east to Wyoming in the west.


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 three weeks (Saturday 19 December – Friday 8 January):

Article Thumbnail: Route NewsOver 40 new routes have been started since mid-December. Countries involved in celebrating new services include Argentina, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Greece, India, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, the Lebanon, Lithuania, Mexico, Netherlands, Serbia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Thailand, the UAE, the UK, the USA and Uzbekistan.

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.