Articles Tagged ‘UK airlines’

British Airways growing capacity in North America and Asia; new route to Austin is 19th non-stop service to US

British Airways growing capacity in North America and Asia; new route to Austin is 19th non-stop service to US

Fully 35% of British Airways’ capacity (measured by ASKs) from London Heathrow is on routes to the US, which have just seen the addition of a new route to Austin, Texas. We reveal the rest of the top 15 country markets (by ASKs) and summarise the airline’s network changes from Heathrow and London Gatwick this […]

Aurigny to replace ATRs on Guernsey-London Gatwick route with Embraer jet from next March, as flybe departs market

Aurigny to replace ATRs on Guernsey-London Gatwick route with Embraer jet from next March, as flybe departs market

Guernsey-based Aurigny is planning to replace its turboprops on the key London Gatwick route with an Embraer jet from next summer. We take a look at how the airline has evolved in recent years, the rest of the airline’s network, and what competition it faces in its home market.

bmi regional: CEO Cathal O’Connell talks about life without bmi

bmi regional: CEO Cathal O’Connell talks about life without bmi

Already improving aircraft utilisation, and with just one in five of its 24 routes having direct competition, bmi regional is working on creating a sustainable business model with its fleet of 18 ERJ regional jets.


UK LCC Jet2.com celebrates 10th birthday; Manchester closing in on Leeds/Bradford as airline's #1 base

UK LCC Jet2.com celebrates 10th birthday; Manchester closing in on Leeds/Bradford as airline’s #1 base

Jet2.com, the northern UK low-cost carrier, celebrated its 10th anniversary last week recreating is very first flight. As the airline enters its teens, anna.aero examines its operation.

UK's Eastern Airways sees its Humberside home airport bought by parent company; Dijon base has three routes

UK’s Eastern Airways sees its Humberside home airport bought by parent company; Dijon base has three routes

We take a look at developments at the UK regional airline whose parent company has just purchased its home airport. Despite operating small regional aircraft what proportion of the airline’s passengers are travelling on non-scheduled services? And which former Flybe route did the airline take on earlier this summer?

Flybe celebrates 10 years as a full-service, low-fare airline

Flybe celebrates 10 years as a full-service, low-fare airline

Exeter-based Flybe is actually over 30 years old but has been constantly evolving. We examine its position in the UK domestic market, reveal which of its major bases are growing fastest this summer, and summarise which routes it has added and dropped in the last 12 months.


Monarch embraces Italy (Milan, Rome, Venice, Verona) as total passenger numbers rise 2.4% to 6 million in 2011

Monarch embraces Italy (Milan, Rome, Venice, Verona) as total passenger numbers rise 2.4% to 6 million in 2011

UK hybrid carrier Monarch is increasing its scheduled network while reducing charter capacity. This summer it is launching flights to seven new destinations across Europe, but how important is the Spanish market? Which is its busiest UK base and which destinations receive the mostly weekly 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 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?

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?


British Airways adds Scandinavian routes from London City; now serves 14 destinations with all-Embraer fleet

British Airways adds Scandinavian routes from London City; now serves 14 destinations with all-Embraer fleet

British Airways may be synonymous with London Heathrow, but its London City network continues to evolve. Which destinations has it added (and dropped) in the last two years and how many passengers travelled on the airline’s A318 service to New York JFK in its first year of operation?

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?

easyJet adds four non-EU routes from Stansted; now serves 28 destinations; same size as London Luton base

easyJet adds four non-EU routes from Stansted; now serves 28 destinations; same size as London Luton base

easyJet inherited its Stansted base when it bought Go, and it’s now the same size as its ‘ancestral’ base at Luton. Which routes have been added and dropped over the years at the Essex airport? Which routes does it share with Ryanair?