Articles Tagged ‘Transatlantic’

Like a Virgin? Branson’s original airline open to offers – offers a boutique long-haul network

Like a Virgin? Branson’s original airline open to offers – offers a boutique long-haul network

What is to become of Virgin Atlantic? Sir Richard Branson seems willing to explore a variety of options so we take a closer look at the airline’s operations in London, particularly Heathrow. How much competition does it face on each route and what sort of fares is it offering across the network?

UK - US transatlantic air traffic down 3.3% in 2010; British Airways adding winter capacity on existing routes

UK – US transatlantic air traffic down 3.3% in 2010; British Airways adding winter capacity on existing routes

The supposedly lucrative transatlantic market is still shrinking, at least between the UK and the US. Where is the traffic reduction coming from? Which airlines have added capacity this winter (and how), and which carrier’s seasonal route has been axed for this summer?

Transatlantic capacity up 2.4% this summer; at least 24 new routes starting with ‘new’ United battling Delta for #1 status

Transatlantic capacity up 2.4% this summer; at least 24 new routes starting with ‘new’ United battling Delta for #1 status

Things are picking up on the historically lucrative transatlantic market with capacity up this summer and over two dozen new routes. But which are the leading country-pair markets and which airlines are expanding (and reducing) their presence.


UK-to-US traffic down 10% in 2009; Heathrow's share of market jumps from 60% to 75% in two years

UK-to-US traffic down 10% in 2009; Heathrow’s share of market jumps from 60% to 75% in two years

After significant changes in 2008 thanks to the ‘opening up’ of Heathrow, 2009 saw few changes in routes but a significant drop in traffic. What’s happened to non-Heathrow traffic and which carrier has cut capacity least for 2010.

Newark still Continental’s second biggest hub; Munich starting soon as Heathrow expands to five daily flights

Newark still Continental’s second biggest hub; Munich starting soon as Heathrow expands to five daily flights

Continental’s second biggest hub (after Houston) makes it the leading airline in the New York area. But which routes has it dropped (and added) in the last couple of years and how many destinations in Europe does it serve?

Air Canada growing Atlantic services; now represent 25% of all capacity

Article Thumbnail: Airline AnalysisAir Canada and its partner Jazz operate over 330 aircraft, many on domestic routes. But what share of capacity is dedicated to the domestic market? Which regional market has shrunk the most in 2009 and how dominant are routes to London among transatlantic services?


UK airlines less vulnerable to seasonality on routes to US; Delta serves 34 European airports in summer

Article Thumbnail: Market TrendsHow do the European and US carriers cope with seasonality in the transatlantic market? Who was the biggest carrier this summer and which US airline has cut the most flights this winter?

Half British Airways’ capacity on transatlantic routes; London City to JFK coming soon

Half British Airways’ capacity on transatlantic routes; London City to JFK coming soonBA’s fortunes have suffered a dramatic reversal in the last 12 months. We take a closer look at one of its major problems; high exposure to the transatlantic market. Just how much of a nuisance is Virgin Atlantic?

“Open-Skies” shifts demand from Gatwick to Heathrow; overall capacity down 5%

Article Thumbnail: Market TrendsSeveral US airlines finally got into ‘fortress Heathrow’ last year. But what did it do to passenger numbers to the US from London’s two biggest airports? Which airlines have added capacity in the last 12 months and which have cut back? How dominant is BA in the market?


Aer Lingus facing increasing direct competition from Ryanair in Dublin; UK and US routes account for over 40% of capacity

Article Thumbnail: Base AnalysisAer Lingus is now a low-cost airline, though not as low-cost as arch-rival and investor Ryanair. Aer Lingus now faces direct or indirect competition from Ryanair on over half of its European routes. But where does it still have a monopoly?

New Heathrow to US carriers – Competition keeps New York fares in check

New Heathrow to US carriers - Competition keeps New York fares in checkWith four new US carriers finally breaking into ‘Fortress Heathrow’ we look at how business and leisure fares vary on the new routes being offered by Continental, Delta, Northwest and US Airways. Which route is the most expensive and which two airlines offer identical fares on similar routes? How do fares compare for US and UK residents?

Transatlantic shake-up has major impact on Heathrow

Transatlantic shake-up has major impact on HeathrowWith a new agreement finally reached on US-EU traffic any airline can now fly from Heathrow to the US. How has BA responded to this threat and which airlines have muscled their way in? How has the UK-US market been performing in recent years? Which carriers will offer most flights/seats this summer?