Articles Tagged ‘Scotland’

Edinburgh Airport passes 10m; Aberdeen Airport breaks passenger record again as easyJet (seats) and Flybe (flights) top Scottish rankings

Edinburgh Airport passes 10m; Aberdeen Airport breaks passenger record again as easyJet (seats) and Flybe (flights) top Scottish rankings

Scotland’s top four airports handled 22.5 million passengers in 2014 (up 3.6%), the same as in 2005. Heathrow is leading non-Scottish destination, Amsterdam and Dublin leading international destinations. anna.aero takes a look at this country market in the week that Routes Europe rolls into Aberdeen.

Edinburgh and Aberdeen Airports have record 2013 as Glasgow airports struggle; Qatar Airways leads long-haul expansion

Edinburgh and Aberdeen Airports have record 2013 as Glasgow airports struggle; Qatar Airways leads long-haul expansion

Scotland’s airports overall are not much busier now than they were 10 years ago, but some are performing better than others. We reveal which airlines are growing (and shrinking) in Scotland this summer and list some of the key new services launched recently.

Glasgow Prestwick Airport sold to Scottish government for £1

Glasgow Prestwick Airport sold to Scottish government for £1

Renationalising airports seems to be catching on in the UK. First Cardiff and now Glasgow Prestwick have returned to public ownership in 2013. We examine Prestwick’s traffic development in the last 20 years, and reveal what Ryanair, the airport’s only scheduled airline at present, has been doing to help traffic grow 9% in 2013.


For sale Edinburgh welcomes Turkish Airlines and Vueling; easyJet (seats), Flybe (flights) and Ryanair (routes) all #1

For sale Edinburgh welcomes Turkish Airlines and Vueling; easyJet (seats), Flybe (flights) and Ryanair (routes) all #1

Scotland’s busiest airport ranks 6th in the UK as a whole. How has demand developed in recent years, which are the airport’s busiest routes, and which are the leading airlines? How much has traffic changed on the leading routes, and what network developments are there for this summer and winter?

UK airports report growth of just under 2% in September; south-west airports having tough time

UK airports report growth of just under 2% in September; south-west airports having tough time

The struggling UK economy is not helping the country’s airports. Although passenger number are up marginally this summer compared to last, the leading airports in each geographic region have reported a range of results. Who’s doing better than average and who’s struggling this summer?

easyJet adds 5th Airbus to Edinburgh base; new routes to Athens, Dalaman, Grenoble, Naples and Tenerife

easyJet adds 5th Airbus to Edinburgh base; new routes to Athens, Dalaman, Grenoble, Naples and Tenerife

easyJet first started serving Edinburgh just days after its first ever flight in 1995. But how has the network developed in recent years? What competition does it face on its routes and from whom, and which three destinations has it dropped over the years?


Aberdeen welcomes new routes from Aer Lingus, Azerbaijan Airlines, easyJet, Flybe and Lufthansa to Scotland in 2011

Aberdeen welcomes new routes from Aer Lingus, Azerbaijan Airlines, easyJet, Flybe and Lufthansa to Scotland in 2011

The UK’s 15th busiest airport (and Scotland’s third busiest) is growing at twice the UK average in 2011. Which regional airline operates most flights and serves most destinations? Which carrier offers most seats? And just how many carriers are competing on flights to Stavanger in Norway?

Ryanair challenging easyJet to be #1 in Edinburgh

Ryanair challenging easyJet to be #1 in Edinburgh

For five years Ryanair operated now more than two routes from Scotland’s biggest airports, but since 2006 it has served, at one time or other, 50 destinations. But which routes is it operating this summer and which have fallen by the wayside? And on which routes does it compete head-to-head with other LCCs?

Scotland: Flybe #1 for domestic services; Ryanair #1 for international routes; easyJet #1 overall

Scotland: Flybe #1 for domestic services; Ryanair #1 for international routes; easyJet #1 overall

How have Scotland’s airports fared in the last three years compared with those of the UK as a whole? What have been the key airline developments during this period? And what new routes are currently planned to start this summer? Who would have bet on an Aberdeen – Azerbaijan link starting this summer?


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?

Jet2.com unveils Glasgow as eighth UK base with nine new routes

Jet2.com unveils Glasgow as eighth UK base with nine new routes

Leeds/Bradford based Jet2.com has announced Glasgow as its second base in Scotland and eighth overall. How often will it serve each destination, what competition will it face and which is the only route on which it may have a monopoly?

Scotland’s own LCC Flyglobespan stops flying; over 110 routes tried since April 2003

Scotland’s own LCC Flyglobespan stops flying; over 110 routes tried since April 2003Passenger numbers flying with Flyglobespan peaked in 2007. Apart from its Edinburgh and Glasgow hubs what other routes and bases did it try over the last six and a half years? And which other LCC was competing this winter on 60% of its routes?