Articles Tagged ‘GLA’

London's airports handle 44 million more passengers than in 2010; four of the top five airlines don't serve Heathrow

London’s airports handle 44 million more passengers than in 2010; four of the top five airlines don’t serve Heathrow

London’s Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton, City and Southend airports hosted over 171.06 million passengers last year, up from 127.17 million in 2010. Jonathan Ford highlights which airports are reporting the biggest net gain in passengers, the top destinations, plus the growth patterns of its leading airlines.

American Airlines' transatlantic capacity to grow in S19 as result of network restructure

American Airlines’ transatlantic capacity to grow in S19 as result of network restructure

American Airlines has confirmed that it will add nine new routes to its transatlantic network for S19, however it will also close six existing services. Jonathan Ford highlights the impact of the carrier’s network restructure on its capacity, plus looks into the demand potential of the new destinations it will serve.

Southampton Airport passes two million passenger threshold in 2017, Flybe is dominant carrier, Jersey top destination in peak S18

Southampton Airport passes two million passenger threshold in 2017, Flybe is dominant carrier, Jersey top destination in peak S18

Southampton welcomed a record high of 2.07 million passengers through its terminal in 2017, 6.3% up on the previous year. Nick Preston takes a look at the UK South Coast airport’s traffic trends and identifies its leading airlines, destinations and country markets.


Jet2.com's biggest base Manchester analysed; capacity set to grow 19% this year to 1.57 million one-way seats; Turkish market growing fast

Jet2.com’s biggest base Manchester analysed; capacity set to grow 19% this year to 1.57 million one-way seats; Turkish market growing fast

With over 50,000 one-way seats during its peak weeks, Manchester Airport has worked its way to become Jet2.com’s biggest base – nearly double the size of the LCC’s next largest hub at Leeds Bradford. Marc Watkins analyses this +40-destination operation to reveal the areas of its recent growth, as well as its biggest routes and […]

easyJet vs. Ryanair in the UK; low-level route duplication at shared hubs, Spanish sun routes see most competition

easyJet vs. Ryanair in the UK; low-level route duplication at shared hubs, Spanish sun routes see most competition

On 13 June Ryanair announced its plans to open a base at London Southend with three aircraft operating 13 routes from April 2019. Southend is already a base for easyJet. Nick Preston decided to take a look at how the two low-cost heavyweights compete at the eight UK airports they both already consider home.

Leeds Bradford-Frankfurt is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week" with 22,000 searches; next hub connection for bmi regional??

Leeds Bradford-Frankfurt is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” with 22,000 searches; next hub connection for bmi regional??

In the last 12 months, Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has shown that nearly 22,000 potential travellers searched on the leading flight comparison site for services between Leeds Bradford and Frankfurt ‒ but the city pair is unserved!? With a Lufthansa code attached, could this be a great route for bmi regional??


Glasgow and Shanghai airports sign partnership agreement

Glasgow and Shanghai airports sign partnership agreement

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, along with agreement signings in China, we have stories from Bristol, London Stansted, Miami, Manchester, Mobile, Montgomery, San Antonio and Stockholm Skavsta airports.

30-Second Interview – Bernard Lavelle, Aviation Business Development Director, London Southend Airport

30-Second Interview – Bernard Lavelle, Aviation Business Development Director, London Southend Airport

anna.aero’s Chief Analyst Nick Preston paid a visit to London Southend last week to see it welcome its latest carrier, Air Malta. While on site, there was also an opportunity to discuss the airport’s plans for future growth and network expansion with its Aviation Business Development Director, Bernard Lavelle.

Thomas Cook Airlines discovers 18 new city pairs from UK

Thomas Cook Airlines discovers 18 new city pairs from UK

Thomas Cook Airlines begins four new routes from Manchester and three from Bristol, plus 11 others.


Ryanair to grow by 4% at its Dublin home this year; Stansted link #1; Germany growing fast

Ryanair to grow by 4% at its Dublin home this year; Stansted link #1; Germany growing fast

While Ryanair’s largest base has been at London Stansted for years, and despite the airline being a true pan-European success, the ULCC’s spiritual home will always be in Dublin, the place from which this industry titan grew. Marc Watkins takes a look at the carrier’s biggest routes and country markets from the Irish capital city […]

Heathrow Expansion – 14 UK airports face (re)connection: FREE anna.aero-RABA conference on Heathrow route propositions

Heathrow Expansion – 14 UK airports face (re)connection: FREE anna.aero-RABA conference on Heathrow route propositions

Ahead of next month’s RABA-anna.aero Heathrow Connectivity Conference, we look at routes to 14 unserved UK regional airports that could be created as a result of Heathrow Expansion, which includes the new runway.

London Southend bounces back with 25% growth in 2017; two new carriers announced; Dublin and Amsterdam are top destinations

London Southend bounces back with 25% growth in 2017; two new carriers announced; Dublin and Amsterdam are top destinations

London Southend has been rejuvenated under the stewardship of Stobart Group, and handled 1.09 million passengers last year, an impressive 25% increase on the figures of 2016. With the airport set to welcome two new carriers in 2018, Nick Preston looks at its recent network trends and upcoming route launches.