Articles Tagged ‘UK’

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?


UK - Middle East market still booming; Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways all increasing Manchester flights this summer

UK – Middle East market still booming; Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways all increasing Manchester flights this summer

Passenger numbers at UK airports may have fallen in each of the last three years, but not on routes to the Middle East. We examine the extraordinary growth of traffic to Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Doha from London and the UK’s regional airports as Manchester prepares for a huge boost in capacity in 2011.

Aegean/Olympic merger denied due to domestic dominance; but how monopolistic are other domestic EU markets?

Aegean/Olympic merger denied due to domestic dominance; but how monopolistic are other domestic EU markets?

So the EU has thwarted plans to create a single major Greek airline because of the resultant lack of domestic competition. But how do other European domestic markets compare? Which country is currently the most monopolistic? And the least?

UK - US transatlantic air traffic down 3.3% in 2010; British Airways adding winter capacity on existing routes

UK – US transatlantic air traffic down 3.3% in 2010; British Airways adding winter capacity on existing routes

The supposedly lucrative transatlantic market is still shrinking, at least between the UK and the US. Where is the traffic reduction coming from? Which airlines have added capacity this winter (and how), and which carrier’s seasonal route has been axed for this summer?


UK regions get German boost with two new easyJet routes

UK regions get German boost with two new easyJet routes

Traffic between the UK’s regional airports and Germany more than doubled between 1998 and 2006. Which are the three major UK airports and which airports have seen significant fluctuations in their demand? Which are the leading airlines serving this market in 2010?

Ryanair re-allocates winter capacity; Spain now #1 market with 26% growth; France and UK suffer 20% cuts in flights

Ryanair re-allocates winter capacity; Spain now #1 market with 26% growth; France and UK suffer 20% cuts in flights

Ryanair’s ruthless approach towards routes, bases and even countries means that its network is constantly evolving. We take a closer look at how its winter capacity this year will differ from last year to reveal which countries are gaining Ryanair services and which are losing them.

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?