Virgin Atlantic CPT

South Africa remains the most-served sub-Saharan African market from Europe based on non-stop capacity. According to Cirium schedules data, there 806,000 departing seats in W23 – 19% lower than the almost one million in W19. In contrast, all of Europe to sub-Saharan Africa rose by about 5%. More than two-thirds of South Africa-bound passengers continue […]

Cologne Abu Dhabi

  Cologne Bonn is Germany’s sixth-busiest airport this winter. The latest Cirium data shows that it has 1.86 million departing seats, which is a quarter lower than in W19. While the North Rhine-Westphaliaairport’s recovery has been impacted by Eurowings’ cuts and the exit of easyJet – previously the fourth-largest carrier – in particular, it has […]


British Airways launched flights between London LGW and Accra in Ghana on Sunday 29 October. The 5,050-kilometre service will be maintained 3-weekly, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, increasing to 4-weekly from April 2024. Operations will be maintained with the carrier’s 336-seat 777 aircraft. British Airways faces no competition on the route. It complements the airline’s […]

November 6, 2023 | Latest Route News +

BNA Welcome Sign

Probably best known as ‘the home of country music’, Nashville in the state of Tennessee, is also home to one of America’s fastest-growing airports. According to Cirium data, between May 2022 and May 2023 Nashville International Airport’s seat capacity grew by almost 20%. Among the top 30 US airports only Chicago MDW registered a higher […]


British Airways introduced its latest destination in the United States on Monday 5 June by adding flights between London LHR and Cincinnati. The 6,380-kilometre service will be maintained 5-weekly on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, using the 214-seat 787-8 aircraft. The oneworld member faces no competition on the route. London and Cincinnati were last […]

June 13, 2023 | Latest Route News +


British Airways commenced flights between London LGW and Montpellier on Saturday 27 May, through its BA Euroflyer subsidiary, marking the British carrier’s return on the route for the first time since 2007. The 900-kilometre service will be maintained 3-weekly on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays using the A320 aircraft. British Airways will face direct competition from […]

June 2, 2023 | Latest Route News +

Air Service One

Air Service One has identified 15 European flag-carriers that operate a mix of narrow-body (NB) and wide-body (WB) aircraft, and plan to operate at least 1,000 flights with WB aircraft in 2023 Q2. Typically, WB aircraft tend to be used primarily on long-haul, intercontinental services. This analysis, using Cirium schedules data, compares the capacity (seat) […]