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New airline routes launched (17 – 23 May 2011)

New airline routes launched (17 – 23 May 2011)

Although ‘only’ 30 routes launched in the last week, we have a comprehensive selection of great photos from celebrations all across the world – including lots of cakes! But which two landmark jetBlue routes are among them? And don’t forget the downloadable spreadsheet to keep track of all the routes!

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?

Few UK airports reporting growth; APD increase, strikes, the economy, exchange rates and the World Cup all factors

Few UK airports reporting growth; APD increase, strikes, the economy, exchange rates and the World Cup all factors

The new government has scrapped plans for runway expansion at London’s airports and decided not to make any changes to APD. So how have the UK’s airports fared in Q2? Not that well, though there are a few bright spots.


New routes launched during the last week<br/> (Tuesday 4 May - Monday 10 May)

New routes launched during the last week
(Tuesday 4 May – Monday 10 May)

The last week has been another busy week with 87 routes being launched by 27 of the world’s airlines. New routes have started in countries as varied as across 25 European countries as well as Canada, China, Dominican Republic, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Syria, South Africa and the US.

UK airports see traffic fall 2% in 2010 Q1; poor weather, APD increases and industrial action have all had an impact

UK airports see traffic fall 2% in 2010 Q1; poor weather, APD increases and industrial action have all had an impact

UK airports have had a poor start to 2010 compared to many other EU countries. Which regions have fared best and worst? Which airport has gone 30 months since last reporting growth? Which returned to growth in February after over a year?

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?


Eastern Airways adds Liverpool; Aberdeen is busiest of 17 airports served in UK and Norway

Article Thumbnail: Airline AnalysisThe definitive niche airline, Eastern Airways carries almost half a million passengers annually primarily within the UK. Which are its busiest bases and which routes (and airports) have been dropped since last summer?

Flybe adds Loganair routes to growing UK network; Southampton still biggest base

Article Thumbnail: Base AnalysisFlybe has pensioned off the last of its BAe 146s and now operates just Q400s and Embraer jets. The integration of BA Connect makes Flybe the UK’s biggest domestic airline if measured by flights. Which other markets does it serve and which are its biggest and fastest growing UK bases?

Why does Ryanair’s Bournemouth base take on Flybe at Southampton but shy away from competing on German routes from Birmingham?

Why does Ryanair’s Bournemouth base take on Flybe at Southampton but shy away from competing on German routes from Birmingham?Not content with launching one base last week, Ryanair announced two, both in the UK. It already has a presence at both airports but what will it mean for Bournemouth in its battle against nearby Southampton? And how has Ryanair managed to generate 20 new routes from two aircraft at BHX?


Flybe takes control of Southampton

Base Analysis: Flybe at SouthamptonThe 1700-metre runway at Southampton on the UK’s south coast restricts certain operations. But Flybe with its mix of regional jets and turboprops has turned it into a major base. Which routes does it serve from the airport and how much are fares for imminent travel? The results may surprise you.