Articles Tagged ‘London Stansted’

Cornwall Airport Newquay secures key London Heathrow hub link

Cornwall Airport Newquay secures key London Heathrow hub link

22 November: Cornwall Airport Newquay announced that it had secured the return of a long sought-after link to London Heathrow. Flybe will commence flights on 31 March 2019. Reconnecting the UK regions was a vital argument in getting Parliamentary approval for Heathrow Expansion last summer.

Ryanair reveals 12 new routes from London Stansted

Ryanair reveals 12 new routes from London Stansted

After last week’s announcement in Dublin, Ryanair has revealed 12 new routes for London Stansted, though four of them had previously been announced. The airline returns to Osijek in Croatia, while several airports see a doubling of Ryanair destinations. Increases in frequency on 17 other routes will see Ryanair adding 20 daily flights from its […]

Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary: No departure from continuous revolution

Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary: No departure from continuous revolution

This week anna.aero talked separately with both the Ryanair CEO, Michael O’Leary and the CFO and Deputy CEO, Howard Millar. We also did our own thorough analysis of Ryanair’s shifts in capacity to see which airports have been dropped and added (+21)  in the last 12 months.


easyJet's London operations dominated by Gatwick; new Stansted agreement will "enable" growth

easyJet’s London operations dominated by Gatwick; new Stansted agreement will “enable” growth

In 2005, there was little to choose between the size of easyJet’s London bases at Gatwick, Luton and Stansted. Eight years later, Gatwick has over 60% of the airline’s flights, with Stansted at less than 13%. Last week’s new “growth framework agreement” between Stansted and easyJet is designed to reverse the airline’s gradual decline at […]

UK airport traffic up less than 1% in the last 12 months; Aberdeen growing at 10%; London Southend up and running

UK airport traffic up less than 1% in the last 12 months; Aberdeen growing at 10%; London Southend up and running

The UK still handles more airport passengers each year than any other European country, but which airports have done well in the last 12 months and which have seen passenger numbers fall? We compare growth rates region by region.

London Stansted now serving over 150 destinations as Ryanair continues to grow network

London Stansted now serving over 150 destinations as Ryanair continues to grow network

London’s third busiest airport (and the UK’s fourth) is still growing its range of destinations even as passenger numbers continue to fall. Just how dominant is Ryanair at Stansted these days and when did easyJet last launch a new route from the airport?


Go-fly 10 years on: What happened to the routes and people behind Europe's then third biggest LCC?

Go-fly 10 years on: What happened to the routes and people behind Europe’s then third biggest LCC?

Remember Go? Ten years ago it was Europe’s third largest LCC with a fleet of 27 737s based at London Stansted, Bristol and East Midlands. Then easyJet decided to make an offer Go’s majority shareholder (3i) couldn’t refuse. So what became of Go’s route network and the senior management team that ran the airline?

Fancy an Easter break from London on easyJet or Ryanair?

Fancy an Easter break from London on easyJet or Ryanair?

The upcoming Easter weekend is a popular time to get away. Now that the UK’s record warm March has given way to a freezing April there is likely to be a surge of interest in getting away this weekend. But how much are the two biggest LCCs in the UK charging from their biggest bases? […]

easyJet and Ryanair can both claim to operate biggest low-cost base in Europe (depending on what is measured)

easyJet and Ryanair can both claim to operate biggest low-cost base in Europe (depending on what is measured)

So which are the biggest low-cost airline bases in Europe? We rank them both in terms of destinations served and number of flights offered. Which other carriers apart from easyJet and Ryanair make it into the top 12? Which airport/airline combinations make it into only one of the two rankings?


AirAsia X moves London service from Stansted to Gatwick; Osaka Kansai (second Japanese route) starting soon

AirAsia X moves London service from Stansted to Gatwick; Osaka Kansai (second Japanese route) starting soon

AirAsia X has switched its London flights from Stansted to Gatwick, but what reason has it given? How much has the London – KL market been stimulated by the arrival of the low-cost long-haul airline, and what milestone will AirAsia X be celebrating next week?

London Stansted still Europe's leading low-cost hub with over 130 destinations served this winter

London Stansted still Europe’s leading low-cost hub with over 130 destinations served this winter

Europe’s busiest airport for low-cost carriers saw explosive growth for many years but what’s happening now? Apart from Ryanair and easyJet which other airlines have been (and sometimes gone) from the airport in recent years? Which new services started in 2010 and are already planned for 2011?

Barcelona El Prat now fastest growing of Europe's major airports; Copenhagen and Rome also up more than 10%

Barcelona El Prat now fastest growing of Europe’s major airports; Copenhagen and Rome also up more than 10%

With 10 months of data for 2010 we take a closer look at how Europe’s top 16 airports have performed year-on-year. Which is the only one not to have grown in any month so far this year? And which two airports just escaped this fate thanks to October growth?