Articles Tagged ‘London Heathrow’
World’s airlines already plan 600 new routes for 2010; easyJet and Ryanair account for 200+
So how busy will airline PR and marketing departments be in 2010? Well, some 600 new routes have already been announced for this year but what other factors may influence growth in 2010?
British Airways uncertainty 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?
What will Lufthansa do with bmi’s 24 Heathrow destinations? (and the rest of its Norwich-to-Tehran 60-airport network?)
bmi 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
BA’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?
Boeing 747 celebrates 40th anniversary; Heathrow the place to see them
Over 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%
Several US airlines finally got into â€˜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…
There 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.
Bishop pawns bmi to make Lufthansa queen of Heathrow
Sir Michael Bishop has finally obliged Lufthansa to buy his majority share in bmi. What is Lufthansa getting for its investment apart from over 11% of slots at Heathrow? Where does bmi currently fly from LHR? What will happen to bmibaby and bmi regional?
Kingfisher going international; fast-growing UK-India markets gets a fifth competitor
Kingfisher finally launched international services between Bangalore and London Heathrow this week, marking the start of its global ambitions. How has the UK-India market developed in recent years and which other UK airport has a non-stop service to India?
Virgin still #3 at Heathrow; still no sign of Canadian flights
Virgin Atlantic had its busiest ever year last year. Three-quarters of its flights operate from Heathrow and it competes with BA and at least one other carrier on every route. On which routes has it recently had to contend with more competition and which major long-haul markets does the airline not currently serve?
Blue1 breaks into Heathrow to serve Helsinki
Formerly known as Air Botnia, SAS’s Finnish subsidiary has done some spring cleaning on its route network. Several capital city routes have been axed in the face of stiff competition. It still has to compete with Finnair on every route and a few other carriers as well. But at least it now has access to Heathrow.
UK air travel market records 3rd slowest growth for 25 years – T5 to the rescue?
Data from the UK CAA shows that airport passenger numbers were up just over 2% last year with a decline in domestic traffic compensated by only modest growth in international markets. But which country markets are booming and which are in decline? And what about individual airport markets?