Articles Tagged ‘UK airlines’

British Airways offers just 140 out of 349 destinations from London; has monopoly on just 18; more strikes would benefit easyJet most

British Airways offers just 140 out of 349 destinations from London; has monopoly on just 18; more strikes would benefit easyJet most

British Airways faces direct or indirect competition on almost 90% of its routes from London. Which are its only remaining monopoly routes? Apart from London which are the airline’s busiest airports around the world?

Varsity Express becomes the UKs newest domestic airline; London Oxford base serves Edinburgh, Newcastle ... so far

Varsity Express becomes the UKs newest domestic airline; London Oxford base serves Edinburgh, Newcastle … so far

New airlines are something of a rarity these days so imagine how excited our Editor is that the newest UK airline, Varsity Express, has chosen his local airport (London Oxford) as its main base. What aircraft is it using for its flights and which prominent politician also stands to benefit.

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?


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?

Jet2.com offers almost 100 routes from six UK bases; Murcia is surprise top European destination from UK

Article Thumbnail: Airline AnalysisSix year-old Jet2.com has grown to 30 aircraft with bases in northern England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. How have passenger numbers and load factors developed since 2003? Which bases and destinations are the most popular?


Flybe heading for #1 in UK domestic market; overall demand down around 4% in 2008

Article Thumbnail: Lead StoryLow-cost airlines helped stimulate the UK domestic market by around 70% between 1996 and 2005. London routes dominate the passenger rankings but which other UK city is well represented? Flybe is now on track to overtake easyJet as the biggest airline in the market. How has it done this?

easyJet’s winter programme reflects considerable caution (which should please Sir Stelios!); Malpensa becomes 2nd biggest base after Gatwick

Article Thumbnail: Lead StoryeasyJet’s total winter capacity is virtually the same as last year, but is spread over 20% more airports. Some airports are big winners while others are losers. Which country markets are in favour and which are in trouble?

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?


Bishop pawns bmi to make Lufthansa queen of Heathrow

Article Thumbnail: Lead StorySir Michael Bishop has finally obliged Lufthansa to buy his majority share in bmi. What is Lufthansa getting for its investment apart from over 11% of slots at Heathrow? Where does bmi currently fly from LHR? What will happen to bmibaby and bmi regional?