Articles Tagged ‘BHX’
The lull before the (winter) storm. Just 16 new routes this week but they involve airports in Canada, China, Egypt, Macau, Malaysia, the Maldives, Oman, Spain, Sri Lanka, the UAE, the UK and the US. Get ready, next week we’ll be reporting on the launch of over 150 new routes.
Born in a hurry in early 2002 this baby has developed a split personality with major bases at four UK airports. But how have the number of routes at each base changed with each season? Which are the leading foreign destinations?
Helped by a later Easter a few UK airports actually reported year-on-year growth in April. But which airports are still 20% down on passengers and which high-profile airport hasn’t reported growth since October 2007?
A very busy week as many airlines launched new routes aimed at the winter leisure market, whether it be skiing in Europe or sunshine in the US. We tracked almost 50 new routes that started this week operated by 24 different airlines including: airBaltic, Arik Air, British Airways, Copa, easyJet, Emirates, jetBlue, Ryanair, SAS, Singapore Airlines, TACA, Transavia.com, Turkish Airlines, WestJet and Wizz Air.
Flybe has pensioned off the last of its BAe 146s and now operates just Q400s and Embraer jets. The integration of BA Connect makes Flybe the UK’s biggest domestic airline if measured by flights. Which other markets does it serve and which are its biggest and fastest growing UK bases?
Birmingham is Ryanair’s latest operational base but who are its main competitors at the UK’s second busiest non-London airport. And what happened to BA? What long-haul routes are on offer and which airlines have added the most new routes? Which routes are the most competitive?
Like Transavia last week Monarch has evolved from a charter airline into a successful, solid, hybrid focussing on Spain and Portugal from four main bases across the UK. Which new destination did it focus on last year and what happened to Granada, Lisbon, Madrid and Naples? With a Mediterranean focus just how seasonal is its scheduled demand profile?
Bmibaby only started operations from Birmingham in January 2005. Less than three years later it is the #1 carrier at the UK’s sixth busiest airport. How was this achieved? How many aircraft are based there this summer and how are they scheduled? How competitive are fares for late-bookers compared to early-bookers?