Articles Tagged ‘LGW’

190,000+ people want Birmingham to Hong Kong connection Skyscanner data shows; time to connect hub to HSBC's new UK HQ?!

190,000+ people want Birmingham to Hong Kong connection Skyscanner data shows; time to connect hub to HSBC’s new UK HQ?!

Skyscanner data shows that during the past year, 190,000+ people looked for flights between Birmingham and Hong Kong. With MIDT data showing that the UK city, location of HSBC’s new UK HQ, is the Asian hub’s sixth largest unserved market, who is willing to develop this much desired connection?

Cologne Bonn Airport celebrates its latest marketing award win

Cologne Bonn Airport celebrates its latest marketing award win

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, along with Cologne Bonn winning its latest Cake of the Week award for British Airways’ inaugural flight from London Gatwick, Bergen is announced as the destination for Routes Europe 2020, while Oman Airports wins its latest accolade. 

Tulcea Airport seeks airlines for scheduled routes via public tender

Tulcea Airport seeks airlines for scheduled routes via public tender

Tulcea County Council announces the launch of a tender for Tulcea Airport as it seeks to connect the region’s only gateway to Milan, Madrid, Barcelona, London, Franfurt and Paris. Airlines are invited to request the official and technical documentation starting from 3 December 2018.


Cornwall Airport Newquay secures key London Heathrow hub link

Cornwall Airport Newquay secures key London Heathrow hub link

22 November: Cornwall Airport Newquay announced that it had secured the return of a long sought-after link to London Heathrow. Flybe will commence flights on 31 March 2019. Reconnecting the UK regions was a vital argument in getting Parliamentary approval for Heathrow Expansion last summer.

British Airways returns to Cologne Bonn and adds capital connection

British Airways returns to Cologne Bonn and adds capital connection

British Airways links London Gatwick to Cologne Bonn and London City to Rome Fiumicino.

easyJet sets off on 21 new services

easyJet sets off on 21 new services

easyJet begins flights on 21 new airport pairs, including its return to the Jordanian market. 


Tampa Airport wins Cake of the Week W18/19 public vote Part I; pick your winner from the 21 cakes in Part II - voting extended

Tampa Airport wins Cake of the Week W18/19 public vote Part I; pick your winner from the 21 cakes in Part II – voting extended

With Tampa Airport tasting success in Part I for the cake it commissioned for Swoop’s first flight from Hamilton, it is now time for Part II of the W18/19 public vote. With another 21 entries this week, which will be your choice for Cake of the Week?

Vote for your favourite Arch of Triumph – W18/19 Part II - voting extended

Vote for your favourite Arch of Triumph – W18/19 Part II – voting extended

Tampa took home double honours last week, claiming the titles for Cake of the Week and best FTWA in the public votes for the warm welcome it extended to Swoop’s first flight from Hamilton. There are another eight FTWAs to choose from in Part II of this bi-annual competition this week.

Perfect 10 for Norwegian as LCC continues W18/19 route launches

Perfect 10 for Norwegian as LCC continues W18/19 route launches

Norwegian begins services on 10 more routes including London Gatwick to Tampa.


W18/19 airport analysis; Istanbul Atatürk leads route count while Moscow Sheremetyevo jumps up the rankings

W18/19 airport analysis; Istanbul Atatürk leads route count while Moscow Sheremetyevo jumps up the rankings

With the memories of summer beginning to fade, the start of the W18/19 season is little more than one week away. In our second seasonal sneak preview, Nick Preston looks at a typical winter week to discover which airports will offer the most routes and country markets, plus which one will host the most airlines.

Monarch Airlines one-year on – eight routes missing in S18; Jet2.com and British Airways among carriers to pick up seats

Monarch Airlines one-year on – eight routes missing in S18; Jet2.com and British Airways among carriers to pick up seats

It’s been one year since the demise of Monarch Airlines, which had been one of the longest serving airline brands in the UK. Nick Preston examines the impact the carrier’s collapse has had on the networks from the five UK airports where it had operating bases when all flying ceased on 2 October 2017.

Phuket Airport traffic grows 195% in 10 years; LCCs account for 44% of passengers; VietJetAir among many carriers launching flights in 2018

Phuket Airport traffic grows 195% in 10 years; LCCs account for 44% of passengers; VietJetAir among many carriers launching flights in 2018

Situated in Southern Thailand, Phuket Airport handled just shy of 16.85 million passengers in 2017, up from 5.70 million in 2008. One of Asia’s leading leisure hot-spots, Jonathan Ford investigates the growth that has taken place in recent years, highlighting the airport’s leading carriers plus its top connections.