Articles Tagged ‘British Airways’

European flag carriers react to transatlantic low-cost penetration, with average economy point-to-point fares falling 9.1% in 2018

European flag carriers react to transatlantic low-cost penetration, with average economy point-to-point fares falling 9.1% in 2018

In anna.aero’s latest partnership with aviation performance data experts RDC, we look at Europe’s biggest flag carriers across the Atlantic and see how they are adjusting fares in order to compete with the growing market of LCCs to North America, with data showing that the latter group’s fares are, in fact, going up.

One-to-one with John Cunliffe, Aviation and Commercial Director, Leeds Bradford Airport

One-to-one with John Cunliffe, Aviation and Commercial Director, Leeds Bradford Airport

anna.aero’s Chief Analyst Nick Preston recently visited Leeds Bradford Airport to meet its Aviation and Commercial Director John Cunliffe. The airport is aiming to increase passenger numbers by 25% over the next five years, and the discussion turned to targets for new routes and infrastructure development plans.

Barbados Airport records fifth year of consecutive growth in 2018, however still behind pre-2007 traffic levels; Copa Airlines latest carrier

Barbados Airport records fifth year of consecutive growth in 2018, however still behind pre-2007 traffic levels; Copa Airlines latest carrier

Barbados Airport processed 2.19 million passengers in 2018, up 1.0% on 2017’s figures, and a healthy 19% more than levels seen in 2013. However, the airport is still handling 7.0% less passengers than it did before the 2007 financial crash. Jonathan Ford looks at the airport’s history to see why its growth is limited.


2018 sees biggest net rise in airline seats between Europe and China this decade; 30 new routes added last year; two new airline players for 2019

2018 sees biggest net rise in airline seats between Europe and China this decade; 30 new routes added last year; two new airline players for 2019

In 2018 there was 17.72 million two-way seats on routes between Europe and China, with this having risen from just 7.47 million in 2009. Jonathan Ford looks at the biggest players in the market, the number of routes that have been added in the past few years, and highlights the recent announcements for 2019. 

190,000+ people want Birmingham to Hong Kong connection Skyscanner data shows; time to connect hub to HSBC's new UK HQ?!

190,000+ people want Birmingham to Hong Kong connection Skyscanner data shows; time to connect hub to HSBC’s new UK HQ?!

Skyscanner data shows that during the past year, 190,000+ people looked for flights between Birmingham and Hong Kong. With MIDT data showing that the UK city, location of HSBC’s new UK HQ, is the Asian hub’s sixth largest unserved market, who is willing to develop this much desired connection?

Cologne Bonn Airport celebrates its latest marketing award win

Cologne Bonn Airport celebrates its latest marketing award win

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, along with Cologne Bonn winning its latest Cake of the Week award for British Airways’ inaugural flight from London Gatwick, Bergen is announced as the destination for Routes Europe 2020, while Oman Airports wins its latest accolade. 


British Airways returns to Cologne Bonn and adds capital connection

British Airways returns to Cologne Bonn and adds capital connection

British Airways links London Gatwick to Cologne Bonn and London City to Rome Fiumicino.

British Airways opens three new connections from London Heathrow

British Airways opens three new connections from London Heathrow

British Airways launches flights from its largest hub to Durban, Marrakech and Moscow Sheremetyevo.

W18/19 network analysis; airlines serving most routes, country markets and airports identified here

W18/19 network analysis; airlines serving most routes, country markets and airports identified here

With the start of W18/19 now less than three weeks away, we decided to peer into the future to see which airlines will be ruling the roost this winter. Nick Preston identifies those carriers offering the most routes and which will operate from the most country markets and airports in a typical week during W18/19.


Coventry University celebrates the 10th birthday of its aviation management course with a special networking and educational event

Coventry University celebrates the 10th birthday of its aviation management course with a special networking and educational event

Coventry University, ranked as the 13th best educational facility in the UK by The Guardian, celebrated the 10-year anniversary of its aviation management course on Saturday 29 September with a special birthday event, including panel discussions and network opportunities, plus cake!

Ryanair announces Exeter as its latest UK destination

Ryanair announces Exeter as its latest UK destination

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, along with Ryanair’s announcement, Blue Islands announced record passenger numbers in S18, British Airways celebrates 20 years of flying to Denver, while Sarasota Airport commissions a fantastic cake to celebrate the opening of its new control tower. More news also from Vietnam Airlines and Aeroflot.

Zambia market returns to growth in 2018; capacity up by 4.2% this year, South African Airways is leading carrier

Zambia market returns to growth in 2018; capacity up by 4.2% this year, South African Airways is leading carrier

There are 2.56 million two-way seats scheduled on flights serving Zambia in 2018, a 4.2% increase on the previous year. Nick Preston takes a look at the African nation’s commercial air traffic trends over the past 10 years, including domestic and international market share and the biggest airlines and country markets.