Articles Tagged ‘Virgin Atlantic Airways’

190,000+ people want Birmingham to Hong Kong connection Skyscanner data shows; time to connect hub to HSBC's new UK HQ?!

190,000+ people want Birmingham to Hong Kong connection Skyscanner data shows; time to connect hub to HSBC’s new UK HQ?!

Skyscanner data shows that during the past year, 190,000+ people looked for flights between Birmingham and Hong Kong. With MIDT data showing that the UK city, location of HSBC’s new UK HQ, is the Asian hub’s sixth largest unserved market, who is willing to develop this much desired connection?

Aer Lingus is crowned ‘The Fastest Airline in the World’ at the Budapest Airport-anna.aero Runway Run 6.0

Aer Lingus is crowned ‘The Fastest Airline in the World’ at the Budapest Airport-anna.aero Runway Run 6.0

Aer Lingus has regained the title of being the world’s fastest airline at this year’s Budapest Airport-anna.aero Runway Run, having last won the award two years ago. See which other winners were announced on the day and check out the pictures from this year’s record-breaking event.

World Routes host Guangzhou-Manchester is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week" with over 120,000 searches

World Routes host Guangzhou-Manchester is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” with over 120,000 searches

In the last 12 months, Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has shown that over 120,000 potential travellers searched on the leading flight comparison site for services between World Routes host Guangzhou and Manchester ‒ but the city pair is unserved!? China Southern Airlines already flies to five European destinations non-stop from the Chinese city, but will Manchester […]


FTE Global Awards 2018 shortlists announced – 16 airlines and airports make the cut

FTE Global Awards 2018 shortlists announced – 16 airlines and airports make the cut

The shortlists for the Future Travel Experience Global Awards 2018 (sponsored by Airport Lounge Development) have been revealed and include a total of 16 airlines and airports from around the world. Future Travel Experience Global 2018, will take place from 10-12 September, in Las Vegas.

Transatlantic treks between Europe and the Americas; US majors lead the way in S18, London Heathrow tops airport table

Transatlantic treks between Europe and the Americas; US majors lead the way in S18, London Heathrow tops airport table

Transatlantic traffic between Europe and the Americas is on the up, with available capacity increasing by 5.9% for a typical peak week in S18, compared to last year. Nick Preston takes a look capacity trends in this important market, including the leading airlines, airports and routes.

Lagos Airport set for growth in 2018 thanks to 7.4% rise in annual capacity; comes on the back of traffic falling below seven million

Lagos Airport set for growth in 2018 thanks to 7.4% rise in annual capacity; comes on the back of traffic falling below seven million

Lagos Airport is the leading gateway to Nigeria, with it handling over six million passengers in 2016 and 2017. However, Lagos looks set to see a resurgence this summer, having witnessed cuts for three consecutive years. Jonathan Ford informs on the recent history of one of Africa’s busiest airports. 


Virgin Atlantic Airways adds another Caribbean connection

Virgin Atlantic Airways adds another Caribbean connection

Virgin Atlantic Airways starts flights between London Heathrow and Barbados.

South African airports showing 4.0% traffic growth for Q1, Q2 and Q3; MEB3 and Turkish Airlines traffic up 66% since 2012; Alitalia to arrive

South African airports showing 4.0% traffic growth for Q1, Q2 and Q3; MEB3 and Turkish Airlines traffic up 66% since 2012; Alitalia to arrive

South Africa’s leading airports are highlighting a 4.0% increase in traffic for the first nine months of 2017, however it would appear that one of its biggest long-haul markets is feeling the wrath of Gulf competition. We take a closer look behind connecting traffic trends, and how airports are performing so far in 2017. 

Iasi Airport and Blue Air celebrate the one millionth passenger of 2017 for the Romanian airport by partying in style

Iasi Airport and Blue Air celebrate the one millionth passenger of 2017 for the Romanian airport by partying in style

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, along with Blue Air’s Iasi celebration, Germania celebrates the launch of flights between Nuremberg and Tel Aviv, while Sydney Airport officially launches its Community Christmas Giving Appeal. There is also news from Eurowings and Saudi Arabian Airlines, plus Belfast City Airport. 


New York's big three handling 20 million more passengers than in 2007; Newark passes 40 million mark; Chicago leading destination

New York’s big three handling 20 million more passengers than in 2007; Newark passes 40 million mark; Chicago leading destination

New York’s JFK, Newark and LaGuardia airports handled over 129 million passengers in 2016, up 18% when compared to a decade ago. We take a closer look into the city that never sleeps to see how this growth has been distributed, and discover what New York’s leading unserved destinations are.  

Manchester-Mumbai is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week" ‒ over 725,000 searches; Virgin's next long-haul from Northwest UK?

Manchester-Mumbai is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” ‒ over 725,000 searches; Virgin’s next long-haul from Northwest UK?

Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software shows that in the last 12 months a staggering 725,000 potential travellers searched on the leading flight comparison site for flights between Manchester and Mumbai ‒ but the route is unserved!? Will it be Virgin Atlantic Airways or Jet Airways that jumps onto this sizeable sector.

Belfast airports welcomed a record 7.81 million passengers in 2016; international traffic doubles since the turn of the Millennium

Belfast airports welcomed a record 7.81 million passengers in 2016; international traffic doubles since the turn of the Millennium

Belfast in Northern Ireland is served by two airports – City and International. Last year the two combined welcomed a record number of passengers, with it being the first year since 2002 to see traffic grow at a double-digit rate. We take a closer look at the city’s traffic growth and how it is split between […]