Articles Tagged ‘LHR’

Veteran German fails to take pole: early summer capacity up 4.6% in Europe; LCCs make up for flag carrier downsizing

Veteran German fails to take pole: early summer capacity up 4.6% in Europe; LCCs make up for flag carrier downsizing

We’ve looked at capacity developments across Europe this summer by airport, country and airline. Who’s growing and who’s still shrinking, and by how much? We’ve got three graphs that summarise a huge amount of information.

Royal Brunei Airlines to re-launch Shanghai flights; London only European destination as airline waits for 787s

Royal Brunei Airlines to re-launch Shanghai flights; London only European destination as airline waits for 787s

Brunei is a tiny country but has a significant airline. What is its current route network and which routes have been tried and found wanting in recent years? Where might it be starting new routes before the end of 2010?

UK-to-US traffic down 10% in 2009; Heathrow's share of market jumps from 60% to 75% in two years

UK-to-US traffic down 10% in 2009; Heathrow’s share of market jumps from 60% to 75% in two years

After significant changes in 2008 thanks to the ‘opening up’ of Heathrow, 2009 saw few changes in routes but a significant drop in traffic. What’s happened to non-Heathrow traffic and which carrier has cut capacity least for 2010.


British Airways extracts £200pp premium from families for 'summer holiday' flights between London and Washington

British Airways extracts £200pp premium from families for ‘summer holiday’ flights between London and Washington

Complementing our transatlantic market trend analysis this week’s farewatch looks at lowest fares every day for the next eight months on the London Heathrow – Washington Dulles route. What is causing the fare ‘spikes’ in each direction?

New routes launched during the last week
(Saturday 9 January – Friday 15 January):

New routes launched during the last three weeks (Saturday 9 - Friday 15 January)Almost 30 new routes have been started since last Friday. Countries involved in celebrating new services include Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Lithuania, Macau, Malaysia, Mexico, Taiwan, the UK, the US and Vietnam.

British Airways uncertainty and Flyglobespan collapse likely to impact December traffic at London and Scottish airports

British Airways strike and Flyglobespan collapse likely to impact December traffic at London and Scottish airports.Just a handful of UK airports have reported any growth at any time in 2009. Which ones have bucked the trend and which airports have had a particularly poor year? When did London Stansted last report growth?


New routes launched during the last week
(Saturday 21 November – Friday 27 November):

nl271109-nibs100.gifA big anna.aero welcome this week to United Airways (not to be confused with United Airlines), making their first appearance in our news section. We also have details (and celebratory pictures) of new routes started this week in Australia, Bangladesh, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, Lithuania, Malaysia, Nigeria, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Thailand, the UAE and the UK.

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.

Europe’s major hubs see fortunes improve; September traffic down just 3%

Article Thumbnail: Market TrendsEurope’s hubs have had mixed fortunes during the last year. Which appear to be doing best and how does traffic this September compare with September 2007? Which two of the 17 hubs examined have grown during this period?


London – Newcastle air traffic back to pre-9/11 levels; BA, easyJet and Flybe share market

Article Thumbnail: Route AnalysisEastern, Gill Air, Go and Jet2.com have all served this market in recent years but now there are just three airlines each using a different London airport. When did demand peak and how much has it fallen in recent years?

What will Lufthansa do with bmi’s 24 Heathrow destinations? (and the rest of its Norwich-to-Tehran 60-airport network?)

Lead Storybmi is still waiting to hear what new majority owner Lufthansa plans for the airline. We look at the three different businesses that comprise the airline and how much competition it faces at London Heathrow.

Half British Airways’ capacity on transatlantic routes; London City to JFK coming soon

Half British Airways’ capacity on transatlantic routes; London City to JFK coming soonBA’s fortunes have suffered a dramatic reversal in the last 12 months. We take a closer look at one of its major problems; high exposure to the transatlantic market. Just how much of a nuisance is Virgin Atlantic?