Articles Tagged ‘London Heathrow’

Vueling now carrying 11 million passengers per annum; Barcelona now a proper hub; Ciudad Real new for winter

Vueling now carrying 11 million passengers per annum; Barcelona now a proper hub; Ciudad Real new for winter

The ‘new’ Vueling operates a fleet of 37 A320s but how seasonal is demand? Which are the airline’s busiest country markets and what is unusual about its UK flights? Which new routes are being started this winter?

Leading UK country markets show significant changes this summer as overall international traffic shows no growth

Leading UK country markets show significant changes this summer as overall international traffic shows no growth

Total passenger numbers across the UK may be very similar but dig a little deeper and some significant market developments can be identified. How has UK demand developed since 1981 and which country markets are the biggest winners and losers this summer?

British Airways adds Tokyo Haneda, Buenos Aires now non-stop; Alitalia and Air France also adding long-haul routes

British Airways adds Tokyo Haneda, Buenos Aires now non-stop; Alitalia and Air France also adding long-haul routes

It seems that Europe’s flag carriers have suddenly (re-)discovered South America but what other new long-haul destinations have they recently announced and who will they be competing with?


Dresden airport turns 75 as flights to London return and easyJet arrive; traffic growth above German average in 2010

Dresden airport turns 75 as flights to London return and easyJet arrive; traffic growth above German average in 2010

Germany’s 15th busiest airport is dominated by domestic routes but London is back on the network map thanks to Lufthansa/bmi. Which are the two dominant international destinations and where will easyJet’s first flight be from?

British Airways offers just 140 out of 349 destinations from London; has monopoly on just 18; more strikes would benefit easyJet most

British Airways offers just 140 out of 349 destinations from London; has monopoly on just 18; more strikes would benefit easyJet most

British Airways faces direct or indirect competition on almost 90% of its routes from London. Which are its only remaining monopoly routes? Apart from London which are the airline’s busiest airports around the world?

Over 150 new routes get summer 2010 season underway; Ryanair launches two new bases; Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, Kingfisher and Singapore Airlines add new Europe-Asia links

Over 150 new routes get summer 2010 season underway; Ryanair launches two new bases; Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, Kingfisher and Singapore Airlines add new Europe-Asia links

Yes, summer’s here apparently. The world’s airlines celebrate with over 150 new routes and we have a free, downloadable, sortable, spreadsheet for you to analyse at your leisure. Which airports get the most new weekly flights?


London Heathrow still attracting new services; bmi, China Airlines and Kingfisher celebrate route launches; British Airways now serves 104 destinations

London Heathrow still attracting new services; bmi, China Airlines and Kingfisher celebrate route launches; British Airways now serves 104 destinations

A busy week for London Heathrow, but what changes has the airport seen regarding its global network in the last two years? Quite a lot it turns out. And how does the airport’s portfolio of routes compare with its European hub rivals? Not well, and getting worse.

Ten for Tuesday: announcements from Sun Country, Kingfisher, airBaltic, bmi, Carpatair, Jin Air, Lufthansa, Mango, Spanair, and Virgin America

Ten for Tuesday: announcements from Sun Country, Kingfisher, airBaltic, bmi, Carpatair, Jin Air, Lufthansa, Mango, Spanair, and Virgin America

Which airlines have decided to start routes identified recently by anna.aero as having potential? Who’s going transatlantic with a 737-800? Which is airBaltic’s latest ‘country of the week’  and whose second international route is to Guam?

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?