Articles Tagged ‘LCY’

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?

Afghanistan and Iraq get new services from flydubai and Etihad; CityJet’s seasonal French routes; RwandAir gets bigger jets to grow network

Afghanistan and Iraq get new services from flydubai and Etihad; CityJet’s seasonal French routes; RwandAir gets bigger jets to grow network

This week’s focus is on the Middle East where two fast-growing carriers have decided to venture into markets many carriers have chosen to ignore. And what is CityJet attempting that even Ryanair failed to do?

New routes launched during the last week (Tuesday 23 March - Monday 29 March):

New routes launched during the last week (Tuesday 23 March – Monday 29 March):

Over 150 new routes to celebrate this week with the focus heavily on Europe. There are so many great cakes to choose from we’re asking you to help us identify our Cake Of The Week. And don’t forget, there’s a free, downloadable, spreadsheet for you to look at all the new route data any way […]


Baboo focuses on business routes this winter; Marseille, Milan and London City launched this week

Airline AnalysisThe Swiss regional is already six-years-old and starting three new routes this week. How comprehensive is its Geneva-based network and which routes have proven unworthy of further support?

New routes launched during the last week
(Saturday 24 October – Friday 30 October):

Route NewsHere it is: Analysis, pictures and trivia on over 130 new routes that have started during the last seven days, involving over 40 airlines. Sorry if we’ve missed any. Please let us know and we can include them next week.

New routes launched during the last week
(Saturday 26 September – Friday 2 October):

Route NewsQuite a busy week with new routes from airlines based in Australia, Bahrain, China, India, Iraq, Ireland, Latvia, Oman, Romania, Russia, Ukraine, the UAE, the UK and the USA.


New routes launched during the last week
(Saturday 17 January – Friday 23 January):

Article Thumbnail: Route NewsAnother nine new routes were started around the world this week by Aer Arann (Ireland), Air France (France), EVA Air (Taiwan), Kingfisher (India), Mexicana (Mexico), Turkish Airlines (Turkey), Sun-Air (Denmark) and Wizz Air (Poland).

New routes launched during the last week
(Saturday 10 January – Friday 16 January):

Article Thumbnail: Route NewsAnother 17 new routes were started around the world this week by Azul (Brazil), BA (UK), Cebu Pacific (Philippines), Cimber Air (Denmark), Eastern Airways (UK), easyJet (UK), JAL (Japan), Mihin Lanka (Sri Lanka), Oman Air (Oman), Turkish Airlines (Turkey), Vivaaerobus (Mexico) and VLM (Netherlands).

British Airways doubled route network at London City in 2008; now #1 airline with New York A318 service starting later this year

Article Thumbnail: Base AnalysisLondon City airport passed the three million passenger mark in 2008 thanks in part to BA’s expansion. Which new routes did it add and which has it dropped as it looks to create a significant niche operation at the airport?


UK airports mostly showing only modest growth: London City, Doncaster/Sheffield and Bournemouth bucking trend

Logo: airport market trendsIn the week that the UK CAA published a report on recent trends in UK air travel demand, we take a closer look at monthly growth rates at the UK’s 23 busiest airports in 2007. We identify three star performers among the relatively lacklustre overall market. Which airports will have a better 2008? We highlight some trends.

VLM’s takeover by Air France/KLM creates dominant force at London’s City airport

VLM’s takeover by Air France/KLM creates dominant force at London’s City airportAir France has made a bold move to grab the initiative at London City airport by acquiring Dutch-owned, Belgian-based VLM. With a fleet of mostly Fokker 50s the business focused airline has been profitable for the last nine years and operates a number of short-haul, high-frequency routes. We take a detailed look at the airline’s operations.

VLM fares fall by 50% if bookings can be planned a fortnight in advance

VLM fares fall by 50% if bookings can be planned a fortnight in advanceAs the ultimate pure business airport you would think that air fares from London City would be ultra expensive. But day return fares for next day travel are under £400 and if you can plan two weeks ahead this falls to around £150. Which route is the best value for money in terms of cost per kilometre? We reveal all!