Articles Tagged ‘UK airport trends’

UK airport traffic up less than 1% in the last 12 months; Aberdeen growing at 10%; London Southend up and running

UK airport traffic up less than 1% in the last 12 months; Aberdeen growing at 10%; London Southend up and running

The UK still handles more airport passengers each year than any other European country, but which airports have done well in the last 12 months and which have seen passenger numbers fall? We compare growth rates region by region.

Revealed! New route opportunities at UK airports from routes dropped in past year

Revealed! New route opportunities at UK airports from routes dropped in past year

We love to report on new routes but we also know that our readers are interested in which routes get dropped for whatever reason. So we’ve taken a look across all UK airports to see which routes served with at least three weekly flights last summer are no longer served by any carrier this summer.

UK airports report growth of just under 2% in September; south-west airports having tough time

UK airports report growth of just under 2% in September; south-west airports having tough time

The struggling UK economy is not helping the country’s airports. Although passenger number are up marginally this summer compared to last, the leading airports in each geographic region have reported a range of results. Who’s doing better than average and who’s struggling this summer?


UK airports report growth of less than 1% in Q1; London, Scotland and Leeds/Bradford performing above average

UK airports report growth of less than 1% in Q1; London, Scotland and Leeds/Bradford performing above average

The UK air travel market is still not really in recovery mode. Traffic was basically unchanged during Q1 but some airports did significantly better than others. Which region has been performing particularly badly and which airports have seen traffic declines most often during the last 51 months?

Leading UK country markets show significant changes this summer as overall international traffic shows no growth

Leading UK country markets show significant changes this summer as overall international traffic shows no growth

Total passenger numbers across the UK may be very similar but dig a little deeper and some significant market developments can be identified. How has UK demand developed since 1981 and which country markets are the biggest winners and losers this summer?

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.


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?

British Airways uncertainty and Flyglobespan collapse likely to impact December traffic at London and Scottish airports

British Airways strike and Flyglobespan collapse likely to impact December traffic at London and Scottish airports.Just a handful of UK airports have reported any growth at any time in 2009. Which ones have bucked the trend and which airports have had a particularly poor year? When did London Stansted last report growth?

UK regional airports lacking direct services to many major European cities this winter

Country AnalysisLCCs may have helped stimulate leisure traffic to warmer destinations but how well are the UK’s regional airports connected to major European business centres? We reveal a surprising number of missing links that may be of interest to airlines.


Belfast City, Birmingham, Edinburgh and Heathrow report traffic growth in April

Article Thumbnail: Market TrendsHelped by a later Easter a few UK airports actually reported year-on-year growth in April. But which airports are still 20% down on passengers and which high-profile airport hasn’t reported growth since October 2007?

Demand at UK airports down 2% in Q3; four Central European markets still reporting double-digit growth

Article Thumbnail: Market TrendsOnly a few UK airports reported traffic growth during the third quarter. Which ones? Which London airport suffered most in September? A dozen major country markets are still reporting double-digit growth. We name them!

UK demand down in 2008 Q2; 11 out of 23 airports report falling traffic in June

UK demand down in 2008 Q2; 11 out of 23 airports report falling traffic in JuneIt’s looking like a bad year for many of the UK’s airports with the likes of Glasgow, Newcastle and Stansted struggling to recall when they last reported growth. A struggling economy isn’t helping but some country markets are still booming while others have definitely hit the rocks.