Unserved Route of the Week

UK - Middle East market still booming; Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways all increasing Manchester flights this summer

UK – Middle East market still booming; Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways all increasing Manchester flights this summer

Passenger numbers at UK airports may have fallen in each of the last three years, but not on routes to the Middle East. We examine the extraordinary growth of traffic to Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Doha from London and the UK’s regional airports as Manchester prepares for a huge boost in capacity in 2011.

UK - Singapore market shows little change since 2000

UK – Singapore market shows little change since 2000

anna.aero’s editor recently spent over 24 hours travelling between London and Singapore (mostly watching movies and US sitcoms) but how have passenger numbers developed since the late 80s? When did passenger numbers peak and which carriers are operating how many flights on the routes?

UK - US transatlantic air traffic down 3.3% in 2010; British Airways adding winter capacity on existing routes

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?


Iberia, Ryanair and Spanair face new high-speed rail (HSR) competition on Madrid – Valencia sector

Iberia, Ryanair and Spanair face new high-speed rail (HSR) competition on Madrid – Valencia sector

Spain’s high-speed rail network is growing. How big is the current air market between Madrid and Valencia and how much is it likely to suffer? We take a look at what has happened previously on other HSR links such as Madrid – Barcelona and Paris – Strasbourg.

Most Spanish markets growing in 2010; UK and Ireland notable exceptions; Scandinavian markets all booming

Most Spanish markets growing in 2010; UK and Ireland notable exceptions; Scandinavian markets all booming

Air traffic may have been grounded by an ATC strike this week but which country markets are showing the strongest growth in 2010? Which smaller country markets have doubled in size and which markets have shrunk and why?

Snow comes early in Western Europe; easyJet and Jet2.com add most new winter ski routes

Snow comes early in Western Europe; easyJet and Jet2.com add most new winter ski routes

Unexpected heavy snow across many parts of Europe may have made potential passengers think twice about booking an expensive skiing holiday, but which airports and airlines have added most new scheduled services aimed at snow-lovers?


UK regions get German boost with two new easyJet routes

UK regions get German boost with two new easyJet routes

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?

UK - Morocco traffic up 60% this summer; more routes now served year round; BA returning in 2011

UK – Morocco traffic up 60% this summer; more routes now served year round; BA returning in 2011

Morocco’s ‘Open-Skies’ agreement with the EU has certainly helped stimulate the UK market as the growing presence of easyJet and Ryanair testifies. Which UK regional airports have scheduled services to Morocco and who will BA be competing with when it returns to the market next year?

LOT's return to Asia follows Air France withdrawal; Hanoi route instant success

LOT’s return to Asia follows Air France withdrawal; Hanoi route instant success

LOT Polish Airlines’ big step to begin flying to Hanoi comes after Air France dropped its route to the Vietnamese capital. Which other two airlines increase their Europe-Hanoi operations? And which market segment is LOT targeting?


Photo spectacular: Big celebrations as easyJet launches flights from London Gatwick to Gothenburg

Photo spectacular: Big celebrations as easyJet launches flights from London Gatwick to Gothenburg

When easyJet launched its latest destination, we just had to attend the celebrations – at both ends of the route! We have great pictures and video from the performance at London Gatwick as well as fantastic coverage of the multi-faceted event at Gothenburg Landvetter, which included the delicious Cake of the Week.

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?

UK carriers (re)discover Gothenburg; BA and easyJet decide time is right to take on City Airline, Ryanair and SAS

UK carriers (re)discover Gothenburg; BA and easyJet decide time is right to take on City Airline, Ryanair and SAS

The UK to Gothenburg market has been dominated by Ryanair, SAS and City Airline in recent years, but now both British Airways and easyJet plan to start new London routes before the end of 2010. Which UK regional airports are connected to the Swedish city?