Articles Tagged ‘LHR’

New airline routes launched (27 November – 05 December)

New airline routes launched (27 November – 05 December)

Amongst this week’s new airline routes launched, Flyadeal launched a Riyadh to Yanbu service, and Air Seychelles connected Tel Aviv with Mahé.

British Airways adds Dammam flights from London Heathrow

British Airways adds Dammam flights from London Heathrow

British Airways commences daily services to Dammam, its 3rd Saudi Arabian destination, via Bahrain from London Heathrow on 01 December.

London - Bucharest 1.5 million seats; 9% CAGR since 2014

London – Bucharest 1.5 million seats; 9% CAGR since 2014

Bucharest-London is served by five airlines from five London airports. Yet London-Romania (excl. Bucharest) is now a larger market.


China to Europe sees highest YOY growth; Shanghai – Iceland coming

China to Europe sees highest YOY growth; Shanghai – Iceland coming

China to Europe sees 48 European and 34 Chinese airports. In 2019, 2.4m extra seats were added, the biggest ever, with over 50 new routes. Keflavik coming.

Virgin Atlantic doubles Delhi; for all airlines, London-Delhi seats down 25%

Virgin Atlantic doubles Delhi; for all airlines, London-Delhi seats down 25%

Virgin Atlantic to add second-daily Heathrow – Delhi. For all airlines, seats down 25% since 2015 from Jet Airways’ end and big cuts in seats per departure. 

The Kangaroo Route sees 2.2 million passengers

The Kangaroo Route sees 2.2 million passengers

UK – Australia has 2.2 million passengers, 38% of all Europe – Australia. Strong growth by Qatar Airways, but hindered by Eithad and Malaysia Airlines.


KLM serves 16 UK airports; ~2.2 million passengers connect via Amsterdam

KLM serves 16 UK airports; ~2.2 million passengers connect via Amsterdam

KLM serves 16 UK airports with 67 daily flights. 2.2m connect, especially to Western Europe. Germany is the top country, but London – Lagos and London – Accra are top city-pairs.

Revealed: British Airways' most popular P2P routes for business class

Revealed: British Airways’ most popular P2P routes for business class

British Airways has added 16% more business seats since 2015, with its new Club Suite out. JFK is its #1 route, but Boston wins for fare per mile.

Virgin Atlantic launches daily Mumbai service

Virgin Atlantic launches daily Mumbai service

Virgin Atlantic commenced a daily service from London Heathrow and Mumbai. We take a look at capacity development since the end of Jet Airways.


British Airways becomes first international airline at Daxing

British Airways becomes first international airline at Daxing

British Airways moves its daily Heathrow – Beijing flights to Daxing airport; it becomes the first international service to the new facility.

Back to the future, part one: 767 still 3rd by transatlantic capacity, and Boeing's future NMA?

Back to the future, part one: 767 still 3rd by transatlantic capacity, and Boeing’s future NMA?

This week saw rumours of a re-engining for the Boeing 767. We look at how, 37 years after EIS, one of the most used types in the transatlantic market could evolve into the perfect New Mid-market Aircraft.

Please be seated: can BA's new A350 make a dent in Air Canada's formidable London - Toronto market position?

Please be seated: can BA’s new A350 make a dent in Air Canada’s formidable London – Toronto market position?

As British Airways launches A350-1000 services to Toronto this week, we take a look at whether this can help the carrier compete with Air Canada’s formidable segmentation of the route – from almost LCC density 777-300ERs to smaller 787-8s – and hold off upstart WestJet.