Articles Tagged ‘British Airways’

Toulouse Airport welcomed 9.26 million passengers in 2017; easyJet is the top carrier this summer, while Paris is the leading destination

Toulouse Airport welcomed 9.26 million passengers in 2017; easyJet is the top carrier this summer, while Paris is the leading destination

Toulouse welcomed 9.26 million passengers through its terminal in 2017, a 15% increase on the previous year. Nick Preston examines the recent traffic and capacity trends at an airport which is at the heart of France’s aerospace industry, including its leading airlines, routes and country markets.

Airbus and Boeing’s productivity rate improves 3.5% in H1 2018, with the North American manufacturer responsible for 55% of deliveries

Airbus and Boeing’s productivity rate improves 3.5% in H1 2018, with the North American manufacturer responsible for 55% of deliveries

Airbus and Boeing together handed over 681 aircraft to airline customers in H1 2018, 23 more than the two managed during H1 2017. However, while overall unit deliveries are up, data shows that wide-body distribution rates dropped 5.5%. Jonathan Ford details the companies’ delivery performance for H1 2018.

Durban sees 24% passenger traffic increase in three years; set to launch first direct European service in autumn

Durban sees 24% passenger traffic increase in three years; set to launch first direct European service in autumn

Previously overshadowed by Cape Town and Johannesburg – despite serving South Africa’s second largest city – Durban has seen a rapid increase in passenger numbers since 2014. James Davis investigates the underlying seasonality trends and developments behind the airport’s recent growth, and analyses the top airlines and routes serving this coastal city. 


UK-France capacity returns to pre-credit crunch levels in 2017; easyJet is leading carrier, Paris CDG tops airport table

UK-France capacity returns to pre-credit crunch levels in 2017; easyJet is leading carrier, Paris CDG tops airport table

There were 15.37 million two-way seats on offer between the UK and France in 2017, a 4.4% increase on the previous year. The European country pair has now enjoyed four consecutive years of growth. Nick Preston examines this mature market’s leading trends, including the top airlines, airports and routes.

Ghana growth curbed by cutbacks in 2017; Africa World Airlines is leading carrier; Lagos top destination

Ghana growth curbed by cutbacks in 2017; Africa World Airlines is leading carrier; Lagos top destination

There were 4.53 million two-way seats available on flights serving Ghana in 2017, 4.0% down on the previous year. Despite this, the African nation has enjoyed a strong capacity growth spurt over the past 10 years. Nick Preston looks at Ghana’s capacity trends, and its leading airlines, airports and routes.

Europe, Middle East and Africa S18 review; UK biggest market; Jeddah – Riyadh is busiest route

Europe, Middle East and Africa S18 review; UK biggest market; Jeddah – Riyadh is busiest route

This week, in the second instalment of our regional review for S18, we look at Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Nick Preston takes a look at the region’s busiest country markets, airlines and routes for a typical peak week in summer and offers a comparison of this year’s schedules with those of S17.


Airbus outperforms Boeing for deliveries in April; combined productivity down 3.1%; Primera Air gets first A321neo

Airbus outperforms Boeing for deliveries in April; combined productivity down 3.1%; Primera Air gets first A321neo

Airbus and Boeing managed to deliver 95 aircraft between them in April, down 3.1% versus the same month last year. Among the delivery highlights for the fourth month of 2018 included Primera Air getting its first A321neo, allowing the LCC to become the latest to venture into the long-haul sector.

UK – Italy market on the up-and-up; London Gatwick is largest airport, Ryanair is top airline

UK – Italy market on the up-and-up; London Gatwick is largest airport, Ryanair is top airline

There were 17.38 million two-way seats available between the UK and Italy in 2017, a 5.0% increase over the previous year. The Anglo-Italian market has now enjoyed four consecutive years of capacity growth. Nick Preston takes a look at recent trends in terms of its leading airlines, airports and routes.

LEVEL's Austrian advance; set to become Vienna's #3 largest carrier

LEVEL’s Austrian advance; set to become Vienna’s #3 largest carrier

LEVEL announces its intention to start 14 routes from Vienna Airport – with six to start later this month. Marc Watkins takes a look at the airline rankings at the Austrian capital city airport and the competition on the routes it has announced so far.


Malta passes six million passenger landmark in 2017; national carrier leads the way this summer, Italy and UK are largest markets

Malta passes six million passenger landmark in 2017; national carrier leads the way this summer, Italy and UK are largest markets

Malta Airport welcomed six million passengers in 2017, 17.5% up on the previous year. Nick Preston examines its recent traffic trends, including the leading airlines, destinations and country markets, while the airport’s CEO and Head of Traffic Development discuss recent route developments and the future focus.

2016 Arch of Triumph champions go to the top of the 2018 leaderboard

2016 Arch of Triumph champions go to the top of the 2018 leaderboard

13 airports do battle for Week 21 Arch of Triumph glory, with entries from Europe, plus North and South America. With an average score of 30.2 out of 40, it has certainly been a week of high-standard FTWAs. However, a past champion has clinched pole position for its sublime efforts in welcoming yet another transatlantic service. […]

British Airways expands in Europe from London

British Airways expands in Europe from London

British Airways starts three new routes from London Gatwick and one from London Heathrow.