Leeds Bradford-headquartered has existed for more than two decades. The leisure airline, which developed from Channel Express, first took off from Leeds Bradford to Amsterdam in February 2003. Twenty-one years later, it opened its 11th base at Liverpool in early 2024, with its 12th base at Bournemouth starting in 2025. Leeds Bradford: base opened […]

Newcastle 1 million

Serving England’s Northeast, Newcastle welcomed its one millionth passenger of the year in early May. The airport has seen multiple new carriers and other developments in the past two years. Lufthansa arrived in July 2021, while Ryanair opened a two aircraft base in March 2022. Corendon started in April 2022, while the second iteration of […]

Bristol airport with Corendo Airlines

Bristol ended 2022 with 7.95 million passengers, according to the UK Civil Aviation Authority. Traffic was down by 11.3% versus 2019; Bristol performed much better than UK airports generally (-25.2%). As the following figure shows, it was Bristol’s lowest passenger volume since 2016 (excluding 2020/2021). Nonetheless, it had the best recovery of all UK airports with […]

Birmingham at Connect 22

England’s second city — birthplace of heavy metal, home of the Peaky Blinders and gateway to Shakespeare’s country — is on the cusp of a renaissance, and the gateway to it all is Birmingham Airport. The UK’s third largest airport outside of London, BHX has 35 million people living within two hours of its terminal. […]

February 22, 2022 | Airports, Europe, News & Analysis