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Articles Tagged ‘UK airports’

UK international traffic up 9% in Q1 2016 ahead of British-Irish Airports EXPO next month

UK international traffic up 9% in Q1 2016 ahead of British-Irish Airports EXPO next month

With the bonus of a leap day and Easter you would expect international passenger numbers to be looking healthy in the first quarter of 2016. We reveal the fastest-growing UK airports, foreign country markets and foreign airports.

UK airports on track to handle 240 million passengers in 2014

UK airports on track to handle 240 million passengers in 2014

The UK remains the biggest European market in terms of passenger numbers at its airports. We look back at the monthly traffic trends over recent years, reveal which airports are growing fastest and which are the dynamic country markets driving growth.

UK airports see international passenger numbers grow by 4.5% in 2014 H1; Canary Islands lead ‘summer sun’ surge

UK airports see international passenger numbers grow by 4.5% in 2014 H1; Canary Islands lead ‘summer sun’ surge

International air travel from the UK grew faster in the first half of 2014 than in the previous year. Popular summer sun destinations such as the Canary Islands, Greece and Portugal have been performing well, but one major EU country market (which grew rapidly last year) has seen a decline this year.


Seven airlines can claim to be #1 at one or more of the UK's busiest airports; easyJet leads way at six airports

Seven airlines can claim to be #1 at one or more of the UK’s busiest airports; easyJet leads way at six airports

The UK economy is currently one of the fastest-growing in Europe, and this is reflected in the 3.4% growth in passenger numbers, during the last 12 months, across the country’s airports. We reveal how quickly the top 21 airports are growing (or not) and which are the top three airlines at each airport.

East Midlands Airport rebuilds after end of bmibaby; Ryanair still #1, but flybe and Monarch Airlines establish bases

East Midlands Airport rebuilds after end of bmibaby; Ryanair still #1, but flybe and Monarch Airlines establish bases

Located in the heart of England, East Midlands Airport has had more than its fair share of airline comings and goings in recent years. But last year’s closure of bmibaby has resulted in almost 30 new services launching in less than a year, though Ryanair remains the dominant carrier with almost half of all seats.

Bristol Airport set to hit 6m passengers again; easyJet rules the roost

Bristol Airport set to hit 6m passengers again; easyJet rules the roost

Bristol boys Shaun Browne and Jason Westcott “work very hard to match the right airline to the right route.” Find out the secrets to their on-going success.


Manchester Airports Group buys London Stansted Airport – Monarch and Jet2.com on route shopping list?

Manchester Airports Group buys London Stansted Airport – Monarch and Jet2.com on route shopping list?

Manchester Airport’s Group Ken O’Toole will be spending more time in London and Dublin following the sale of London Stansted from LHR Airports Ltd.

easyJet makes Birmingham 11th domestic route from Belfast; operates international flights to seven countries

easyJet makes Birmingham 11th domestic route from Belfast; operates international flights to seven countries

easyJet has been flying from Northern Ireland for 14 years but how has its network at Belfast International evolved during the last decade? Which international services are operated seasonally and which routes have failed to stand the test of time?

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.


France, Germany, Spain and UK report better airport traffic results in June than in May

France, Germany, Spain and UK report better airport traffic results in June than in May

Airport traffic data for June suggests that passenger demand picked up compared with May in four of the five leading European country markets (and we don’t know about Italy yet because we haven’t got any data). But which countries saw the biggest improvement in June?

London Stansted now serving over 150 destinations as Ryanair continues to grow network

London Stansted now serving over 150 destinations as Ryanair continues to grow network

London’s third busiest airport (and the UK’s fourth) is still growing its range of destinations even as passenger numbers continue to fall. Just how dominant is Ryanair at Stansted these days and when did easyJet last launch a new route from the airport?

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.