LHR-BLR Virgin Atlantic

Virgin Atlantic chose the last day of March to inaugurate flights between London LHR and Bengaluru, with the return journey commencing its maiden voyage the following day, April 1. The 8,050-kilometre service will be maintained daily with the 258-seat 787-9 aircraft. The airline competes directly against British Airways’ daily flights. Flight VS316 departs London LHR […]

April 4, 2024 | Latest Route News +

LHR-PLS

Virgin Atlantic inaugurated a new long-haul service on Saturday 4 November between London LHR and Providenciales, an island in the Turks and Caicos archipelago. The 6,895-kilometre route will be maintained 2-weekly, on Wednesdays and Saturdays, with the 258-seat 787-9 aircraft. The airline faces no competition. The service continues from Providenciales to Montego Bay. Flight VS163 […]

November 15, 2023 | Latest Route News +

LHR-MLE

Virgin Atlantic introduced flights between London LHR and Malé, the capital of the Maldives, on Sunday 22 October. The 8,535-kilometre service will be maintained 3-weekly on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays departing London LHR, with the 258-seat 787-9 aircraft. It will compete directly against British Airways’ 4-weekly rotations on the route, which will increase to daily […]

October 24, 2023 | Latest Route News +

LHR-CVG

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 +

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 […]