Articles Tagged ‘UK’

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.

Norwegian's London Gatwick North Atlantic routes <1% of UK-US capacity (but Virgin was once new too)

Norwegian’s London Gatwick North Atlantic routes <1% of UK-US capacity (but Virgin was once new too)

The UK-US market peaked way back in 2000, but the market has returned to growth in the last two years. We reveal which carriers have the largest share of the market at present, and what Norwegian’s new services will mean for London Gatwick. We also reveal which other airlines are launching new routes between the […]

FIGUS analysis - the leading international destinations from airports in France, Italy, Germany, UK and Spain revealed

FIGUS analysis – the leading international destinations from airports in France, Italy, Germany, UK and Spain revealed

Amsterdam is the leading international destination from UK airports, but which are the top 12 international destinations from airports in France, Germany, Italy and Spain? We’ve crunched the numbers, and can reveal which country markets have a clear winner, and which are much closer. Not surprisingly, London and Paris airports make several appearances.


easyJet announces 10 new routes for winter 2012

easyJet announces 10 new routes for winter 2012

easyJet is inching close to the 100-route mark from London Gatwick. Which four new destinations did it announce last week and which new European country market will it soon serve? Which Italian destination returns to the airline’s network and which UK airport will get its first year-round service?

London to Rio +76% in February, but UK to Brazil slows down compared with other South American countries

London to Rio +76% in February, but UK to Brazil slows down compared with other South American countries

With monthly year-on-year growth reaching 80% on selected routes in February, Brazil was praised as the saviour of London Heathrow’s traffic growth. But what hides behind the monthly volatility? How does the trend compare to the region’s average? And why might the UK to Brazil market soon become a oneworld monopoly?

UK international traffic up 5% in 2011; Spain up by over two million passengers, Estonian market grows by 150%

UK international traffic up 5% in 2011; Spain up by over two million passengers, Estonian market grows by 150%

UK airports have had a difficult year but international traffic is up 5%. Which markets have seen the biggest volume increase (and decrease) and which major markets have seen the highest growth in 2011? And who is responsible for the UK – Estonian market more than doubling this year?


August data suggests European airports face difficult 2011 H2; German and UK airport traffic up less than 1%

August data suggests European airports face difficult 2011 H2; German and UK airport traffic up less than 1%

With lots of airport traffic data now available for August what trends can be seen developing this year across Europe’s biggest markets? Which country market unexpectedly lost passengers in August? And which Nordic country reported double-digit growth?

UK – Athens market about to welcome Hellenic Imperial to Gatwick; easyJet adding Edinburgh link in September

UK – Athens market about to welcome Hellenic Imperial to Gatwick; easyJet adding Edinburgh link in September

Hellenic Imperial has announced plans to serve London Gatwick from Athens with widebody aircraft later this summer, but how have passenger numbers developed between UK airports and the Greek capital since 1995? What have been the key capacity, frequency changes in the market during that period?

UK overtakes Mexico to become second biggest country market for US travellers this summer after Canada

UK overtakes Mexico to become second biggest country market for US travellers this summer after Canada

International capacity from US airports is up around 1% this June versus last year. But which country markets are growing fastest? Which US airports offer the most international services and which have been growing fastest in the last year?


Germany and Morocco outperform rivals from the UK in 2010; passenger demand down in 2011 to Egypt and Tunisia

Germany and Morocco outperform rivals from the UK in 2010; passenger demand down in 2011 to Egypt and Tunisia

How did our basket of mature and emerging country markets from the UK perform in 2010 and the first quarter of 2011? Which emerging market seems to have reached maturity already? And exactly how much has traffic fallen to Egypt, Tunisia and Bahrain in Q1 given their domestic problems?

UK - Munich market grows 10% in 2010 thanks to easyJet

UK – Munich market grows 10% in 2010 thanks to easyJet

Nearly two million passengers travelled between the UK and Bavaria’s biggest airport last year. A number of low-cost carriers have come and gone but easyJet seems to be making a difference. But which legacy carrier still dominates and which LCC recently returned to the market?

UK-Spain is biggest intra-European airline market; how much have ‘foreign’ airlines invaded top country-pair markets?

UK-Spain is biggest intra-European airline market; how much have ‘foreign’ airlines invaded top country-pair markets?

Which are the leading intra-European international travel markets this summer? Which country-pairs are most dominated by carriers from just one of the countries? And which country-pairs have seen the biggest invasion of foreign airlines thanks to EU liberalisation?