Air Service One Weekly News Round Up March 22

It was another fairly quiet week for new route launches in Europe and North America. Air Service One identified just 18 new routes across the two regions. These were [date of first flight, weekly frequency]: Advanced Air launched two intra-California routes from Crescent City to Oakland [17/3, daily] and Hawthorne[17/3, 2-weekly] using Dornier 328 Jets. […]

14 NEW ROUTES

According to our diligent research over the course of 2023, Air Service One estimates that airlines last year launched over 1,400 new routes involving at least one European airport. This is over 20% down compared with 2022 when we identified over 1,800 new European routes. Again, it should be noted that following Russia’s invasion of […]

January 19, 2024 | Airlines, Europe, News & Analysis, Top Story

JFK-Gatwick

The United States to Europe is by far the world’s largest long-haul market. According to Cirium schedules information data, there are 3,903-weekly one-way flights this August (about 558 daily). They have risen by 1.7% versus the same week in 2019. Some 320 airport pairs and 466 routes are served in this all-important month. Much has […]

OSL - BER

Norwegian carrier Flyr began commercial operations from Oslo on 30 June 2021, focussing on domestic services. That remained the case during winter 2021/22, although by then the airline was offering several international routes from the Norwegian capital. However, last summer saw Flyr launch almost 30 international routes, not only from Oslo, but also from Bergen […]

January 26, 2023 | Airlines, Europe, News & Analysis, Top Story

BA adds Gatwick Routes

British Airways (BA) has been London LGW’s second biggest short-haul operator since 2008, when it was overtaken by primary competitor easyJet. According to Cirium schedules information data, BA had 1.3 million one-way, short-haul seats across Europe and North Africa from Gatwick in 2022, having only resumed short-haul operations from the airport at the start of […]

Lufthansa adds Belfast BHD and London LGW; its UK airport network reaches 12

Belfast BHD is set to receive flights from Germany for the first time. On 23 April 2023, Lufthansa CityLine will begin Frankfurt, with the 4-weekly, 1,110-kilometre service using the 100-seat Embraer E190. It will provide an additional option to reach the wider world from Northern Ireland, will be the country’s sole German route following Ryanair’s […]

Bamboo at Gatwick

“Since the reopening of the South Terminal, we’ve had really strong performance from our incumbent airlines; new airlines choosing to fly to Gatwick and, with more in the pipeline, it’s a really positive time for Gatwick following a turbulent couple of years.” explains Stephanie Wear, Gatwick’s VP of Aviation Development Recent developments: This summer, Gatwick’s […]

November 13, 2022 | Air Service Event News

Gatwick,Norse Launch

More than six months after the restart of flights from Gatwick’s South Terminal, London Gatwick is experiencing unexpected demand. “It is fair to say the incredible demand for travel we’ve seen over the summer surpassed anything we expected,” explains Stephanie Wear, Gatwick’s VP of Aviation Development. “Since the reopening of the South Terminal, we have […]

October 10, 2022 | Air Service Event News

LGW - JFK

New York is by far the biggest US market from the UK, as confirmed in our recent story looking at the London-Boston market. The market welcomed a new carrier on 12 August when Norse Atlantic Airways began daily service between London LGW and New York JFK using 787-9s, formerly operated by Norwegian. Between 2004 and […]

BOS - LGW

In 2019, Boston ranked as the fourth biggest US travel destination from London based on scheduled, non-stop seat capacity, as collated by Cirium. It was only beaten by New York JFK, Los Angeles and Chicago ORD. However, if measured by ASKs (Available Seat Kilometres), Boston falls to sixth behind San Francisco and Miami. At around […]