Articles Tagged ‘UK’

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?

UK regional airports lacking direct services to many major European cities this winter

Country AnalysisLCCs may have helped stimulate leisure traffic to warmer destinations but how well are the UK’s regional airports connected to major European business centres? We reveal a surprising number of missing links that may be of interest to airlines.

easyJet and Ryanair battle for supremacy in UK short-haul market

Article Thumbnail: Lead StoryFrom inauspicious beginnings at unfashionable UK airports easyJet and Ryanair have developed to be the two leading airlines serving the UK short-haul market. Who are its closest rivals and which country markets from the UK are most (and least) dominated by low-cost carriers?


“Open-Skies” shifts demand from Gatwick to Heathrow; overall capacity down 5%

Article Thumbnail: Market TrendsSeveral US airlines finally got into ‘fortress Heathrow’ last year. But what did it do to passenger numbers to the US from London’s two biggest airports? Which airlines have added capacity in the last 12 months and which have cut back? How dominant is BA in the market?

London Heathrow’s third runway; never let the facts get in the way of a good story…

Article Thumbnail: Lead StoryThere has been intense media coverage regarding the UK government’s support for a third runway at Heathrow. However, little of it has focused on presenting clear, basic information about trends at Heathrow and its European rivals. That’s where we come in.

Flybe heading for #1 in UK domestic market; overall demand down around 4% in 2008

Article Thumbnail: Lead StoryLow-cost airlines helped stimulate the UK domestic market by around 70% between 1996 and 2005. London routes dominate the passenger rankings but which other UK city is well represented? Flybe is now on track to overtake easyJet as the biggest airline in the market. How has it done this?


easyJet’s winter programme reflects considerable caution (which should please Sir Stelios!); Malpensa becomes 2nd biggest base after Gatwick

Article Thumbnail: Lead StoryeasyJet’s total winter capacity is virtually the same as last year, but is spread over 20% more airports. Some airports are big winners while others are losers. Which country markets are in favour and which are in trouble?

European winter capacity down by 2.3%; UK and Spain struggling, Turkey booming

Article Thumbnail: Lead StoryWe take a detailed look at how capacity this winter has changed for Europe’s biggest airports, countries and airlines. Which of the top airports are still seeing growth? What’s happening in Central Europe (not what you might expect) and which airlines are still adding capacity?

UK still #1 growth market for Ryanair and easyJet; Ryanair growing fast in Spain, easyJet in France

LeadEurope’s two LCC heavyweights added more new routes than anyone else in the last 12 months. But in which countries do they have their biggest presence? And which country markets experienced most growth? And where do they manage to avoid each other?