Unserved Route of the Week
100 years of cross-channel air travel; London – Paris traffic down 50% since launch of Eurostar services in 1994
Louis Bleriot’s historic flight took place 100 years ago. But how has air traffic between the capitals of France and the UK developed since the launch of high-speed rail services in 1994?
London – Berlin market growth triggered by buzz and Virgin Express; now easyJet and Ryanair compete with national flag carriers
Air travel between the capitals of the UK and Germany has more than doubled in the last decade, but the route has seen some interesting comings and goings.
Madrid to Barcelona was once the world’s busiest airport-pair but the emergence of a high-speed rail alternative last year has impacted traffic. By how much? And how have the competing airlines adjusted capacity?
London – New York is still the busiest transatlantic route but how has the market evolved during the last 20 years? Which carriers and connections have been and gone in recent years and who’s left?
Valencia was ‘discovered’ by UK LCCs in 2004 and the market quadrupled in just two years. But that growth has not been sustained and having been a duopoly between Iberia and British Airways in the early 00s, now easyJet and Ryanair dominate.