Articles Tagged ‘bmibaby’

New routes launched during the last week (Wednesday 10 February - Tuesday 16 February):

New routes launched during the last week (Wednesday 10 February – Tuesday 16 February):

Another busy week with a strong focus on new US routes starting in time for a long weekend. Other countries benefiting from new services include Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, the Dominican Republic, Italy, Macau, Mexico, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, the UK and Vietnam.

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 12 – Friday 18 December)

New routes launched during the last week (Saturday 12 - Friday 18 December)Over 60 new routes this week from 30 airlines. Countries involved in celebrating new services include Australia, Bahamas, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Fiji, France, Germany, Hungary, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Kuwait, Libya, Lithuania, Netherlands, Nepal, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Russia, Singapore, Switzerland, Syria, Thailand, Turkey, the UAE, the UK, and the USA. Phew, I guess that’s what you’d call global coverage

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.

easyJet plans to withdraw from East Midlands; only Geneva and Venice lost as destinations*

Article Thumbnail: Airline AnalysiseasyJet has announced plans to close its East Midlands base but is being rather vague about when. We take a look at the history of the airline’s network at the airport and how competition has increased since 2002.

What will Lufthansa do with bmi’s 24 Heathrow destinations? (and the rest of its Norwich-to-Tehran 60-airport network?)

Lead Storybmi is still waiting to hear what new majority owner Lufthansa plans for the airline. We look at the three different businesses that comprise the airline and how much competition it faces at London Heathrow.

bmibaby adds more sunshine and ski routes; 40% of capacity on UK domestic routes

Article Thumbnail: Airline AnalysisBorn 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?

New routes launched during the last week (Saturday 16 May – Friday 22 May):

nib_anim3.gifNearly 40 new routes identified this week from airlines including Air Arabia Maroc, airberlin, AirTran, Allegiant Air, B&H Airlines, bmibaby, Cimber Sterling, easyJet, Finnair, Germania, Germanwings,, jetBlue, Oren Air,, and US Airways.

easyJet and Ryanair battle for supremacy in UK short-haul market

Article Thumbnail: Lead StoryFrom inauspicious beginnings at unfashionable UK airports easyJet and Ryanair have developed to be the two leading airlines serving the UK short-haul market. Who are its closest rivals and which country markets from the UK are most (and least) dominated by low-cost carriers?

Major European LCCs; only easyJet, Norwegian and Ryanair still growing in November but load factors are up

Article Thumbnail: Market TrendsEurope’s major LCCs are not immune from the industry’s current problems. Several are no longer growing but the good news is that capacity cutbacks for winter have resulted in improved load factors for most of the carriers examined.

Bishop pawns bmi to make Lufthansa queen of Heathrow

Article Thumbnail: Lead StorySir Michael Bishop has finally obliged Lufthansa to buy his majority share in bmi. What is Lufthansa getting for its investment apart from over 11% of slots at Heathrow? Where does bmi currently fly from LHR? What will happen to bmibaby and bmi regional?

easyJet repeats “double”; load factors start to fall from August peak

Article Thumbnail: Market TrendseasyJet is again the fastest growing reporting LCC and the one with the highest load factor. Who else is still growing at more than 10% in September and which European LCCs have seen traffic fall? Has anyone reported better load factors than a year ago?