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 […]

IST-EWR

Analysis of the latest Cirium airline schedule data indicates that capacity between Europe and all regions outside of Europe is down just 2% in 2023 Q2 versus 2019 Q2. However, this apparent stability hides a number of significant changes at a country, airline and airport level. The US is still by far the biggest country […]

NOC-LHR

Aer Lingus launched operations between Knock and London LHR, replacing the previously served London LGW, on Sunday 26 March. The 625-kilometre route is maintained daily with A320 aircraft. The Irish carrier faces no competition between the two airports. The move to Heathrow will provide greater connectivity to passengers transferring onto Aer Lingus’ IAG partner British Airways. […]

March 28, 2023 | Latest Route News +

Europe’s six major airport

Airport data collected for 2022 reveals that Europe’s six busiest airports all handled at least 48 million passengers last year. Istanbul IST led the way with 64.3 million followed by London LHR (61.6m), Paris CDG (57.5m), Amsterdam (52.5m), Madrid (50.6m) and Frankfurt (48.9m). Seventh placed Barcelona was some way behind with 41.6m passengers while eighth […]

NOC-LHR

In 2019 London’s Heathrow Airport was Europe’s busiest, welcoming 80.9m passengers. This was almost five million more than Paris CDG (76.2m) and nine million more than third ranked Amsterdam (71.7m). However, UK air travel was more severely impacted than other European countries when the pandemic struck in 2020 and Heathrow slipped to third that year […]

MCT - TZX

Oman Air is not the biggest Middle Eastern airline, but it plays an important role in developing Oman’s ambitions as a business and leisure destination. Pre-pandemic the airline was serving 10 European destinations with non-stop flights from Muscat, the country’s capital. These were: Athens: 5-weekly Frankfurt: daily Istanbul IST: daily London LHR: 2-daily Manchester: daily […]

September 21, 2022 | Airlines, Europe, News & Analysis

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 […]