Articles Tagged ‘Edinburgh’

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?


Scotland’s own LCC Flyglobespan stops flying; over 110 routes tried since April 2003

Scotland’s own LCC Flyglobespan stops flying; over 110 routes tried since April 2003Passenger 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?

Edinburgh airport; easyJet offers most seats, Flybe most flights and Ryanair most routes

Article Thumbnail: Airport FocusEdinburgh 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 launches 67 new routes this week with focus on Italy; France and UK also see gains

Article Thumbnail: Airline AnalysisRyanair 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?


FlyGlobespan consolidates network after challenging 2007

FlyGlobespan consolidates network after challenging 2007Scotland’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?