Articles Tagged ‘UK’
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
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?
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’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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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 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?