Articles Tagged ‘LBA’

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?

New airline routes launched (5 - 11 April 2011)

New airline routes launched (5 – 11 April 2011)

The summer season start is over and route launches have calmed down somewhat, but we still have 44 new routes that began in the last week. New for this issue is that the new route list is also available as a downloadable spreadsheet. We will make the Excel document available until the next issue of […]

UK LCC Jet2.com with eight UK regional bases adds 20+ new routes this summer; now flies over 130 routes with 737/757s

UK LCC Jet2.com with eight UK regional bases adds 20+ new routes this summer; now flies over 130 routes with 737/757s

How has Jet2.com’s network evolved in recent years? How seasonal is its operation? Which bases are growing (and shrinking) and which are its leading destinations? How many airports does it now serve and which new routes is it adding this summer? And what link does it have with Allegiant Air?


New airline routes launched (8-14 February 2011)

New airline routes launched (8-14 February 2011)

16 new routes launched across the world in the last week, mostly with low frequencies. But which airline added three new routes, both domestic and international, all with at least daily frequencies? Which low-cost carriers began serving two Asian cities’ capital cities? And which long-haul airline launched its second European route?

New airline routes launched (14 – 20 December)

New airline routes launched (14 – 20 December)

Ahead of Christmas, we have seen 83 new routes launch! You might have thought that route launch celebrations would be more low-key as Christmas celebrations take over, but we dare almost say it has been the contrary. We have fantastic photos from route launches all across the world!

New routes launched during the last week<br/> (Tuesday 26 October – Tuesday 2 November)

New routes launched during the last week
(Tuesday 26 October – Tuesday 2 November)

Download the spreadsheet with this week’s 250 new routes and see our fantastic photo coverage of launch celebrations all across the world. Ribbons have been cut in masses, lakes have been emptied for fire brigades to salute the arriving aircraft and the world’s master bakers have worked day and night to bake an amazing selection […]


Few UK airports reporting growth; APD increase, strikes, the economy, exchange rates and the World Cup all factors

Few UK airports reporting growth; APD increase, strikes, the economy, exchange rates and the World Cup all factors

The new government has scrapped plans for runway expansion at London’s airports and decided not to make any changes to APD. So how have the UK’s airports fared in Q2? Not that well, though there are a few bright spots.

New routes launched during the last week <br/>(Tuesday 15 June - Monday 21 June):

New routes launched during the last week
(Tuesday 15 June – Monday 21 June):

39 new routes were launched by 28 airlines in the last week. Although several new routes started in the Middle East, it is notable that none of them were launched by the ‘MEB3’ Gulf carriers. Launching the most new routes are Wizz Air from London Luton, Hamburg International from Cologne/Bonn and flydubai from Dubai. Read […]

New routes launched during the last week (Tuesday 18 May - Monday 24 May):

New routes launched during the last week (Tuesday 18 May – Monday 24 May):

Over 60 new routes this week with a strong bias towards European LCCs. Cimber Sterling, easyJet, Jet2.com, Ryanair and Wizz Air all launched multiple routes. But AirAsia, Avianova, BA CityFlyer, Delta, Flydubai, Southwest, Spanair and Transaero among others all had reasons to celebrate this week.


UK airports see traffic fall 2% in 2010 Q1; poor weather, APD increases and industrial action have all had an impact

UK airports see traffic fall 2% in 2010 Q1; poor weather, APD increases and industrial action have all had an impact

UK airports have had a poor start to 2010 compared to many other EU countries. Which regions have fared best and worst? Which airport has gone 30 months since last reporting growth? Which returned to growth in February after over a year?

Over 150 new routes get summer 2010 season underway; Ryanair launches two new bases; Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, Kingfisher and Singapore Airlines add new Europe-Asia links

Over 150 new routes get summer 2010 season underway; Ryanair launches two new bases; Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, Kingfisher and Singapore Airlines add new Europe-Asia links

Yes, summer’s here apparently. The world’s airlines celebrate with over 150 new routes and we have a free, downloadable, sortable, spreadsheet for you to analyse at your leisure. Which airports get the most new weekly flights?

Ryanair launches 14 new routes from Leeds/Bradford; several will compete head-to-head with Jet2.com

Ryanair launches 14 new routes from Leeds/Bradford; several will compete head-to-head with Jet2.com

Ryanair’s latest UK base sees it going head-to-head with a local LCC on several routes. How do frequencies compare and how many routes are likely to be year-round? What might happen in winter?