Articles Tagged ‘EDI’
Varsity Express becomes the UKs newest domestic airline; London Oxford base serves Edinburgh, Newcastle … so far
New airlines are something of a rarity these days so imagine how excited our Editor is that the newest UK airline, Varsity Express, has chosen his local airport (London Oxford) as its main base. What aircraft is it using for its flights and which prominent politician also stands to benefit.
And they’re back. A raft of new routes have started since last week including new services in Austria, Canada, China, Finland, Germany, Greece, India, Iraq, Italy, Mexico, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey, the UK, and the USA.
Passenger numbers flying with Flyglobespan peaked in 2007. Apart from its Edinburgh and Glasgow hubs what other routes and bases did it try over the last six and a half years? And which other LCC was competing this winter on 60% of its routes?
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
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?
Jet2.com offers almost 100 routes from six UK bases; Murcia is surprise top European destination from UK
Six year-old Jet2.com has grown to 30 aircraft with bases in northern England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. How have passenger numbers and load factors developed since 2003? Which bases and destinations are the most popular?
Edinburgh saw traffic fall (marginally) for the first time in 15 years, but is coping better than many other UK airports thanks to growing low-cost activity. Which legacy carriers are still there (including US ones) and which routes have been abandoned?
Ryanair must have broken some kind of record this week by single-handedly starting 67 new routes. Which countries benefited most and how many routes does that make in total? Which new routes started with the highest weekly frequency?
This week sees another batch of new routes launched by Aegean Airlines, AirAsia X, Alaska Airlines, Allegiant Air, Belle Air, Cebu Pacific, China Southern, Norwegian, Porter Airlines, Ryanair (just one new route this week!) and Sama.
Scotland’s first and so far only LCC will be celebrating its fifth birthday next month having carried over two million passengers in 2007. Last year was tough for the airline for various reasons. How has its network strategy developed? Which bases have been axed and which short-haul routes failed to deliver? How is the long-haul network developing?
Click Air launches four more Barcelona routes – Air India launches first non-stop flights to US – easyJet adds new destinations across Europe – Cimber Air serves up a new route to Berlin