Articles Tagged ‘UK’

Ireland and UK lag rest of Europe; taxation changes across Europe as Germany launches eco-tax from January

Ireland and UK lag rest of Europe; taxation changes across Europe as Germany launches eco-tax from January

How have Europe’s major country markets performed during the last three years? We look at monthly traffic trends for 12 European countries and identify the winners and losers. What can we expect in 2011?

Would UK-Cyprus market benefit from Ryanair services? Demand has not grown since 2001 and fell by 8% last year

Would UK-Cyprus market benefit from Ryanair services? Demand has not grown since 2001 and fell by 8% last year

UK tour operators are apparently keen to keep Ryanair out of the UK-Cyprus market. How has demand developed in recent years and which carriers are operating from which UK airports this summer?

By George; Belfast City is one of the Best airports in the UK; easyJet and Ryanair help traffic grow by 10.5% in H1 2010

By George; Belfast City is one of the Best airports in the UK; easyJet and Ryanair help traffic grow by 10.5% in H1 2010

Belfast’s smaller, downtown airport is a rare UK success story at present, but routes are primarily to the UK. All four major London airports are served by four different carriers. Flybe remains the leading airline but by how much?


Growth in UK-France market coming from non-Paris routes; Ryanair cuts back as Air France and Flybe forge closer links

Growth in UK-France market coming from non-Paris routes; Ryanair cuts back as Air France and Flybe forge closer links

France was once the second biggest European air travel market in Europe from the UK. Then the Channel Tunnel opened in 1994. How has the market evolved since? Which are the leading carriers and what are Air France and Flybe up to?

UK - Toulouse market bolstered by Bristol flights connecting Airbus centres; BA moves London flights back to Heathrow

UK – Toulouse market bolstered by Bristol flights connecting Airbus centres; BA moves London flights back to Heathrow

Traffic between the UK and Toulouse grew rapidly after 2001 as LCCs entered the market. But which routes have survived and which have failed? How has the Bristol route evolved?

UK international air traffic demand almost back to last year's level in Q1; Egypt and Qatar now included in analysis

UK international air traffic demand almost back to last year’s level in Q1; Egypt and Qatar now included in analysis

So which ‘mature’ markets are performing best (and worst) from the UK in 2010? We’ve added two more countries to our basket of ‘emerging’ markets. And what’s up with the Moroccan and Polish markets?


British Airways offers just 140 out of 349 destinations from London; has monopoly on just 18; more strikes would benefit easyJet most

British Airways offers just 140 out of 349 destinations from London; has monopoly on just 18; more strikes would benefit easyJet most

British Airways faces direct or indirect competition on almost 90% of its routes from London. Which are its only remaining monopoly routes? Apart from London which are the airline’s busiest airports around the world?

Over 150 new routes get summer 2010 season underway; Ryanair launches two new bases; Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, Kingfisher and Singapore Airlines add new Europe-Asia links

Over 150 new routes get summer 2010 season underway; Ryanair launches two new bases; Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, Kingfisher and Singapore Airlines add new Europe-Asia links

Yes, summer’s here apparently. The world’s airlines celebrate with over 150 new routes and we have a free, downloadable, sortable, spreadsheet for you to analyse at your leisure. Which airports get the most new weekly flights?

Ryanair launches 14 new routes from Leeds/Bradford; several will compete head-to-head with Jet2.com

Ryanair launches 14 new routes from Leeds/Bradford; several will compete head-to-head with Jet2.com

Ryanair’s latest UK base sees it going head-to-head with a local LCC on several routes. How do frequencies compare and how many routes are likely to be year-round? What might happen in winter?


London Heathrow still attracting new services; bmi, China Airlines and Kingfisher celebrate route launches; British Airways now serves 104 destinations

London Heathrow still attracting new services; bmi, China Airlines and Kingfisher celebrate route launches; British Airways now serves 104 destinations

A busy week for London Heathrow, but what changes has the airport seen regarding its global network in the last two years? Quite a lot it turns out. And how does the airport’s portfolio of routes compare with its European hub rivals? Not well, and getting worse.

UK charter traffic down 26% in just two years; Turkish market still growing but scheduled traffic growing faster

UK charter traffic down 26% in just two years; Turkish market still growing but scheduled traffic growing faster

The rise of LCCs has hit the UK charter market hard. But what have been the trends over the last two years? Who are the key remaining players and which African market was the fastest growing in 2009?

UK – Florida market unchanged for a decade; charter traffic down 40% this year

Route AnalysisDemand trebled between 1987 and 1998 but has been virtually flat since then. When did traffic peak and what’s been happening in 2009? How significant has the Pound/Dollar exchange rate been?