Articles Tagged ‘UK’

Virgin Atlantic to begin Islamabad and Lahore from big gap left by PIA

Virgin Atlantic to begin Islamabad and Lahore from big gap left by PIA

As Virgin Atlantic announces Pakistan, we examine the market to understand what is driving it and the routes it has picked.

UK - Spain most profitable for Euro LCCs last year with est. €395m, RDC’s Apex platform shows

UK – Spain most profitable for Euro LCCs last year with est. €395m, RDC’s Apex platform shows

Despite tough times, we explore Europe’s top-20 most profitable markets last year. The UK’s quarantine undermines the recovery of the #1 most profitable market, UK – Spain.

easyJet to close Stansted, Newcastle, Southend bases; a loss of up to 2.8 million departing seats

easyJet to close Stansted, Newcastle, Southend bases; a loss of up to 2.8 million departing seats

With the news that easyJet is to close these three bases, we look at the performance of them and find that underlying issues exist as competition heats up. 


Loganair new anna.aero webinar: “Loganair’s post-COVID network and airport partnership aspirations"

Loganair new anna.aero webinar: “Loganair’s post-COVID network and airport partnership aspirations”

Learn all you need to know about “Scotland’s Airline” in this free 30-min webinar packed with analysis & live interview with Loganair CEO, Jonathan Hinkles.

Virgin Atlantic to stop serving London Gatwick; an inevitable decision?

Virgin Atlantic to stop serving London Gatwick; an inevitable decision?

With Virgin Atlantic’s Gatwick cuts, routes moving to Heathrow, planned fleet reduction, & a boosted British Airways, it is inevitable it would end Gatwick.

EU now ended ‘use it or lose it' slots for summer 2020

EU now ended ‘use it or lose it’ slots for summer 2020

The EU suspended the ‘80% rule’ on 1 April from the current exceptional circumstances. With 88 level three EU airports in S20, we look at what’s happening.


Jet2 announce two new routes from Birmingham; to be #2 base

Jet2 announce two new routes from Birmingham; to be #2 base

Jet2 will serve Kalamata and Mytilene from Birmingham. With big growth planned, Birmingham is to be the carrier’s #2 airport this year, from #4.

London - Bucharest 1.5 million seats; 9% CAGR since 2014

London – Bucharest 1.5 million seats; 9% CAGR since 2014

Bucharest-London is served by five airlines from five London airports. Yet London-Romania (excl. Bucharest) is now a larger market.

The Kangaroo Route sees 2.2 million passengers

The Kangaroo Route sees 2.2 million passengers

UK – Australia has 2.2 million passengers, 38% of all Europe – Australia. Strong growth by Qatar Airways, but hindered by Eithad and Malaysia Airlines.


KLM serves 16 UK airports; ~2.2 million passengers connect via Amsterdam

KLM serves 16 UK airports; ~2.2 million passengers connect via Amsterdam

KLM serves 16 UK airports with 67 daily flights. 2.2m connect, especially to Western Europe. Germany is the top country, but London – Lagos and London – Accra are top city-pairs.

The UK ends ban to Sharm El Sheikh; it had 1.2 million passengers

The UK ends ban to Sharm El Sheikh; it had 1.2 million passengers

The UK ban to Sharm El Sheikh has been lifted. In 2015, 15 UK airports had service to Sharm, carrying nearly 1.2m passengers.

Global turboprop capacity up 22% since 2009; Vancouver is 'Top of the Props' as Canada overtakes US to become top market

Global turboprop capacity up 22% since 2009; Vancouver is ‘Top of the Props’ as Canada overtakes US to become top market

More than 245 million two-way seats were available on scheduled turboprop flights in 2018, a 22% increase since 2009. Nick Preston examines trends over the past decade to identify which airlines, airports and country markets have seen the biggest increases or cuts in services performed by these aircraft.