Articles Tagged ‘Virgin Atlantic Airways’

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 […]

Virgin Atlantic Airways starts US duo from Manchester

Virgin Atlantic Airways starts US duo from Manchester

Virgin Atlantic Airways commences Boston and San Francisco services – London Gatwick gains Varadero.


Virgin Atlantic Airways says hello to Seattle

Virgin Atlantic Airways says hello to Seattle

Virgin Atlantic Airways begins a daily 787-9 service between London Heathrow and Seattle-Tacoma. 

anna.aero joins Flybe as it begins services to London Heathrow

anna.aero joins Flybe as it begins services to London Heathrow

On 27 March Flybe celebrated the start of flights to London Heathrow from Aberdeen and Edinburgh, taking up slots that were made available after the demise of Virgin Atlantic Airways’ Little Red operations that ended nearly two years ago. Take a closer look to see how the day’s events unfolded. 

1.4m searches (!!) make London to Kochi "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week" – our biggest-ever potential route

1.4m searches (!!) make London to Kochi “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” – our biggest-ever potential route

Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software shows that in the last year a mind-blowing 1.4m potential travellers searched on the leading flight comparison site for flights between London and Kochi ‒ but the route is unserved!? Will it be BA or Air India that jumps onto our biggest potential route so far.


Norwegian takes transatlantic battle up a level with Belfast, Cork, Dublin, Edinburgh and Shannon launches

Norwegian takes transatlantic battle up a level with Belfast, Cork, Dublin, Edinburgh and Shannon launches

Easy as B-C-D-E and S, Norwegian announces 10 new routes and 38 weekly transatlantic flights from Belfast, Cork, Dublin, Edinburgh and Shannon to greater New York, Boston and New England areas. We take a look at the transatlantic landscape at all of the UK and Irish airports involved as the LCC enters the market this summer.

Over 50 new services added between Europe and US this summer; airberlin, Norwegian and WOW air adding most capacity versus S16

Over 50 new services added between Europe and US this summer; airberlin, Norwegian and WOW air adding most capacity versus S16

The Europe to US market will see capacity grow by 6% this summer thanks to the addition of over 50 new services. We reveal the leading players in the market and how quickly they are growing, plus which US airport will welcome back European flights for the first time since the 80s.

Liverpool Airport to welcome Ryanair flights from Milan Malpensa

Liverpool Airport to welcome Ryanair flights from Milan Malpensa

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, along with Liverpool welcoming the news that Ryanair will commence a three times weekly service from Milan Malpensa, Virgin Atlantic Airways has been out in force in Seattle to promote its new link from London Heathrow which starts in March.