Articles Tagged ‘Manchester’

One-to-one with Robert Smith, Head of Aviation Development, Manchester Airport

One-to-one with Robert Smith, Head of Aviation Development, Manchester Airport

In early February, anna.aero’s Chief Analyst Nick Preston met with Robert Smith, Head of Aviation Development, Manchester Airport. Manchester is currently undergoing a £1.0 billion redevelopment programme and the pair discussed it aims for future traffic growth, plus it top targets for new routes.

Virgin Atlantic announces London Heathrow to Manchester route from March 2013 with three daily flights

Virgin Atlantic announces London Heathrow to Manchester route from March 2013 with three daily flights

Having lost its partner airline bmi, Virgin Atlantic now announces own short haul operations as Virgin Group swaps trains for planes between London and Manchester. The airline plans to start Heathrow – Manchester flights next March using its own slots. But how has traffic developed between the two cities since 2004?

Ryanair cutting flights in nine countries this summer; 270 routes launched but 130 dropped as flights increase by 7%

Ryanair cutting flights in nine countries this summer; 270 routes launched but 130 dropped as flights increase by 7%

We all know that Ryanair starts lots of new routes every year, but what about the routes they drop? We take a closer look at how this summer’s network compares with a year ago to see which country markets are growing fastest, which are shrinking, and which airports have lost most routes. Also, which airports […]


Monarch embraces Italy (Milan, Rome, Venice, Verona) as total passenger numbers rise 2.4% to 6 million in 2011

Monarch embraces Italy (Milan, Rome, Venice, Verona) as total passenger numbers rise 2.4% to 6 million in 2011

UK hybrid carrier Monarch is increasing its scheduled network while reducing charter capacity. This summer it is launching flights to seven new destinations across Europe, but how important is the Spanish market? Which is its busiest UK base and which destinations receive the mostly weekly flights this summer?

UK airports anticipate over 130 new routes in 2012 as Olympic 'fever' grips the nation; Manchester and Ryanair lead way

UK airports anticipate over 130 new routes in 2012 as Olympic ‘fever’ grips the nation; Manchester and Ryanair lead way

The UK is gearing up for a high-profile 2012, but what does the year hold for the country’s airports? How many of the nation’s 20 airports that handle over one million passengers per annum are currently growing? Which airlines and airports will be launching most new routes this year?

Manchester persuades Ryanair to open base, and then recruits its Director of New Route Development!

Manchester persuades Ryanair to open base, and then recruits its Director of New Route Development!

The UK’s busiest airport outside of London has had an up-and-down last 10 years. easyJet has been growing fast since 2008 and Ryanair is about to open a base with 20 new routes. But which are the leading airlines, and which LCC is returning this winter after a four year absence? And which other carriers […]


Flybe axes two of three Frankfurt routes; still serving five German airports from across four UK airports

Flybe axes two of three Frankfurt routes; still serving five German airports from across four UK airports

Flybe is axing two of its three routes to Germany’s busiest airports. We take a closer look at the competition it faces on these routes from Lufthansa. But, what other routes does Flybe operate from the UK to Germany and what competition (if any) does it face on these routes?

Monarch's new Bodrum and Corfu scheduled services mean non-Spanish routes are one-third of its flights this summer

Monarch’s new Bodrum and Corfu scheduled services mean non-Spanish routes are one-third of its flights this summer

Monarch’s business model has changed during the last decade shifting from charter to scheduled operations. But which is the biggest of its four UK bases and which are its most popular destinations during the peak summer months?

easyJet makes Palma 23rd destination from Manchester; seven destinations overlap with nearby Liverpool base

easyJet makes Palma 23rd destination from Manchester; seven destinations overlap with nearby Liverpool base

easyJet inherited a base at Manchester when it acquired GB Airways in 2008, but how rapidly has it developed the route network there? How does this compare with its base at nearby Liverpool, and how much overlap is there between the two bases? How soon could easyJet be the leading airline at Manchester?


UK LCC Jet2.com with eight UK regional bases adds 20+ new routes this summer; now flies over 130 routes with 737/757s

UK LCC Jet2.com with eight UK regional bases adds 20+ new routes this summer; now flies over 130 routes with 737/757s

How has Jet2.com’s network evolved in recent years? How seasonal is its operation? Which bases are growing (and shrinking) and which are its leading destinations? How many airports does it now serve and which new routes is it adding this summer? And what link does it have with Allegiant Air?

TAP plugs gaps in European network with addition of Athens, Düsseldorf, Manchester and Vienna

TAP plugs gaps in European network with addition of Athens, Düsseldorf, Manchester and Vienna

Portugal’s flag-carrier announced six new European destinations last week. Four of them filled major gaps in the airline’s network. But which three major European air travel destinations does the airline still not serve (although it has in the past)?

Flybe launches IPO; 68 aircraft spread across 16 UK bases

Flybe launches IPO; 68 aircraft spread across 16 UK bases

Flybe’s IPO last Friday raised over £60 million. What is the airline’s position in the UK market and which European country markets does it serve? Which are its biggest bases and how has the network changed in recent seasons? Which new routes did Flybe start in 2010 and what is it planning for 2011?