Articles Tagged ‘Edinburgh’

Fourth airline in four years fails at London Oxford

Fourth airline in four years fails at London Oxford

anna.aero is the champion of those brave entrepreneurs which take the risk to launch new services in unproven markets. So we were quite confused when we heard that Minoan Air was cancelling its London Oxford routes despite gradually improving load factors. Read our investigation here.

30 seconds with: Marcos Caramalengos, Chief Commercial Officer, Minoan Air

30 seconds with: Marcos Caramalengos, Chief Commercial Officer, Minoan Air

With new operations from London Oxford to Edinburgh and Dublin starting this week, Marcos Caramalengos has his hands full. But he still found time to talk to anna,aero’s Editor Marc Watkins before the airline’s first UK flight.

For sale Edinburgh welcomes Turkish Airlines and Vueling; easyJet (seats), Flybe (flights) and Ryanair (routes) all #1

For sale Edinburgh welcomes Turkish Airlines and Vueling; easyJet (seats), Flybe (flights) and Ryanair (routes) all #1

Scotland’s busiest airport ranks 6th in the UK as a whole. How has demand developed in recent years, which are the airport’s busiest routes, and which are the leading airlines? How much has traffic changed on the leading routes, and what network developments are there for this summer and winter?


easyJet adds 5th Airbus to Edinburgh base; new routes to Athens, Dalaman, Grenoble, Naples and Tenerife

easyJet adds 5th Airbus to Edinburgh base; new routes to Athens, Dalaman, Grenoble, Naples and Tenerife

easyJet first started serving Edinburgh just days after its first ever flight in 1995. But how has the network developed in recent years? What competition does it face on its routes and from whom, and which three destinations has it dropped over the years?

Ryanair challenging easyJet to be #1 in Edinburgh

Ryanair challenging easyJet to be #1 in Edinburgh

For five years Ryanair operated now more than two routes from Scotland’s biggest airports, but since 2006 it has served, at one time or other, 50 destinations. But which routes is it operating this summer and which have fallen by the wayside? And on which routes does it compete head-to-head with other LCCs?

Iceland Express adds Boston, Chicago and Edinburgh

Iceland Express adds Boston, Chicago and Edinburgh

After introducing US flights last summer, Iceland Express has added two more US routes this week. But which European destinations has it dropped since last summer and how seasonal are its operations? Which are the only routes to operate daily in winter?


UK airports report growth of less than 1% in Q1; London, Scotland and Leeds/Bradford performing above average

UK airports report growth of less than 1% in Q1; London, Scotland and Leeds/Bradford performing above average

The UK air travel market is still not really in recovery mode. Traffic was basically unchanged during Q1 but some airports did significantly better than others. Which region has been performing particularly badly and which airports have seen traffic declines most often during the last 51 months?

Scotland: Flybe #1 for domestic services; Ryanair #1 for international routes; easyJet #1 overall

Scotland: Flybe #1 for domestic services; Ryanair #1 for international routes; easyJet #1 overall

How have Scotland’s airports fared in the last three years compared with those of the UK as a whole? What have been the key airline developments during this period? And what new routes are currently planned to start this summer? Who would have bet on an Aberdeen – Azerbaijan link starting this summer?

UK regions get German boost with two new easyJet routes

UK regions get German boost with two new easyJet routes

Traffic between the UK’s regional airports and Germany more than doubled between 1998 and 2006. Which are the three major UK airports and which airports have seen significant fluctuations in their demand? Which are the leading airlines serving this market in 2010?


Varsity Express becomes the UKs newest domestic airline; London Oxford base serves Edinburgh, Newcastle ... so far

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.

London-Edinburgh/Glasgow traffic still in decline; British Airways, bmi and easyJet battle it out while Flybe looks on

London-Edinburgh/Glasgow traffic still in decline; British Airways, bmi and easyJet battle it out while Flybe looks on

Demand on the UK’s top two domestic city-pair routes peaked several years ago but how has demand shifted between the various London airports? Are frequencies still declining in 2010?

OpenSkies heads for Washington, Norwegian for Helsinki, Jet Airways for Johannesburg and easyJet for Pristina; Frontier beats Ryanair for new route announcements

OpenSkies heads for Washington, Norwegian for Helsinki, Jet Airways for Johannesburg and easyJet for Pristina; Frontier beats Ryanair for new route announcements

A fascinating batch of new route announcements this week ranging from new inter-continental services from Jet Airways and OpenSkies to niche UK domestic routes using Jetstream 31s. But which new route has riled Flybe and is airBaltic off to Iran or not?