Articles Tagged ‘Scotland’
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
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?
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?
Passenger 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?
Edinburgh saw traffic fall (marginally) for the first time in 15 years, but is coping better than many other UK airports thanks to growing low-cost activity. Which legacy carriers are still there (including US ones) and which routes have been abandoned?
Traffic growth at Scotland’s four major airports averaged over 5% every year between 1995 and 2005. But the last two years have seen traffic growth slow to under 3% per annum. What role did the Route Development Fund play in enticing new airlines and routes? Which airlines dominate domestic and international routes?
Scotland’s first and so far only LCC will be celebrating its fifth birthday next month having carried over two million passengers in 2007. Last year was tough for the airline for various reasons. How has its network strategy developed? Which bases have been axed and which short-haul routes failed to deliver? How is the long-haul network developing?