Articles Tagged ‘Manchester’

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?

UK regions get German boost with two new easyJet routes

UK regions get German boost with two new easyJet routes

Traffic between the UK’s regional airports and Germany more than doubled between 1998 and 2006. Which are the three major UK airports and which airports have seen significant fluctuations in their demand? Which are the leading airlines serving this market in 2010?

easyJet grows flights 13% this winter; nine airports added

easyJet grows flights 13% this winter; nine airports added

easyJet is growing faster than usual this winter. Which country markets and airports will see most new flights compared with last winter, and which are the nine new airports to see orange aircraft this winter?


Start-up Viking Hellas launches UK-Iraq flights via Athens

Start-up Viking Hellas launches UK-Iraq flights via Athens

A new airline has emerged in Europe, but what routes will it fly and with what aircraft? Where does the demand come from and how much are passengers willing to pay? And what do Iraqi airports really look like?

Manchester needs Berlin, Madrid and Warsaw services; Prague market down 50% in two years but should grow in 2010

Manchester loses Berlin, Madrid and Warsaw services to Liverpool; Prague market down 50% in two yearsManchester is the UK’s second biggest metropolis but what of its connections to major EU cities? How has traffic developed since 1997 on 22 key international routes? What impact has the growth of nearby Liverpool had?

Flybe #1 UK domestic airline; 72 active aircraft spread across 14 UK bases this winter including fast-growing Gatwick

Article Thumbnail: Airline AnalysisFlybe carried almost seven million passengers last year. How rapidly has it grown and which are its biggest UK bases in terms of routes and seat capacity? Which are its leading international markets and who is its latest codeshare partner?