Articles Tagged ‘LHR’

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?


London – New York market still evolving as Virgin Atlantic celebrates 25th anniversary on the route

Article Thumbnail: Route AnalysisLondon – New York is still the busiest transatlantic route but how has the market evolved during the last 20 years? Which carriers and connections have been and gone in recent years and who’s left?

Belfast City, Birmingham, Edinburgh and Heathrow report traffic growth in April

Article Thumbnail: Market TrendsHelped by a later Easter a few UK airports actually reported year-on-year growth in April. But which airports are still 20% down on passengers and which high-profile airport hasn’t reported growth since October 2007?

Lufthansa adds routes in Germany and Italy; makes use of bmi slots at Heathrow

Article Thumbnail: Airline AnalysisLufthansa and Lufthansa Italia started 10 new routes this week. Lufthansa is taking on easyJet on more routes from Milan Malpensa (including domestic ones) but what role has new subsidiary bmi played in the airline’s new routes?


Boeing 747 celebrates 40th anniversary; Heathrow the place to see them

Article Thumbnail: Lead StoryOver 1400 747s of different configurations have been built in the last 40 years, but how many airlines are still operating the last passenger version, the -400? At which airports will you see most 747s and which are the longest (and shortest) commercial flights operated by this type?

“Open-Skies” shifts demand from Gatwick to Heathrow; overall capacity down 5%

Article Thumbnail: Market TrendsSeveral US airlines finally got into ‘fortress Heathrow’ last year. But what did it do to passenger numbers to the US from London’s two biggest airports? Which airlines have added capacity in the last 12 months and which have cut back? How dominant is BA in the market?

London Heathrow’s third runway; never let the facts get in the way of a good story…

Article Thumbnail: Lead StoryThere has been intense media coverage regarding the UK government’s support for a third runway at Heathrow. However, little of it has focused on presenting clear, basic information about trends at Heathrow and its European rivals. That’s where we come in.