Articles Tagged ‘East Midlands’
East Midlands Airport rebuilds after end of bmibaby; Ryanair still #1, but flybe and Monarch Airlines establish bases
Located in the heart of England, East Midlands Airport has had more than its fair share of airline comings and goings in recent years. But last year’s closure of bmibaby has resulted in almost 30 new services launching in less than a year, though Ryanair remains the dominant carrier with almost half of all seats.
Bye bye bmibaby at Belfast City, Birmingham, East Midlands; Aer Lingus, Flybe, Jet2.com and Monarch stepping in
Started in the summer of 2002, bmibaby’s passenger numbers peaked in 2007 as the carrier tried a total of six UK regional bases. Which routes was it operating this summer, what competition did it face, and which carriers have already stepped in to replace which services?
Lufthansa was unable to find buyers for bmibaby and bmi regional. Will BA have better luck? If not it would seem that the two airlines’ days are numbered. We take a closer look at the fleet and route networks of the two niche carriers to see what prospective purchasers would be getting.
Remember Go? Ten years ago it was Europe’s third largest LCC with a fleet of 27 737s based at London Stansted, Bristol and East Midlands. Then easyJet decided to make an offer Go’s majority shareholder (3i) couldn’t refuse. So what became of Go’s route network and the senior management team that ran the airline?
Lufthansa’s UK-based LCC has been operating for nine years but how have passenger numbers developed? Which bases have fallen in and out of favour (and when)? What proportion of the network is on domestic flights and which 16 new routes is the airline starting between now and next summer?
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?
easyJet 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.
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?