EsyJet base Southend

easyJet has announced plans to expand its UK network by opening a new base at London Southend Airport in March 2025. This move will create approximately 130 direct jobs for pilots and crew in the UK, along with numerous indirect jobs within easyJet’s largest market. The opening of the 10th UK base at London Southend […]

May 16, 2024 | Airports, Europe, News & Analysis

London Southend Airport, which has slots available in a London market returning to full capacity, has routes like Barcelona, Copenhagen, Dusseldorf and Budapest on its new route shopping list while it is attending Routes Europe later this month.

London Southend Airport (LSA) is attending Routes Europe in Aarhus to exploit the capacity gaps that exists in other London markets. “Barcelona is just one of several major London markets we have on our new routes shopping list as having a lot less seats on sale this summer from the London system than in 2019,” […]

April 16, 2024 | Air Service Event News

DL ATL-EDI

Edinburgh ended 2023 with about 14.4 million passengers, making it the UK’s sixth-busiest airport. While traffic was -2.3% below that of 2019, it was much better recovered than UK airports generally (-8.4%). Edinburgh has gained nine airlines since 2021 Examining Cirium schedules data shows that the Scottish capital has welcomed the following carriers since 2021, […]

BHX 5 million pax easyJet

easyJet only serves Birmingham in the English Midlands. While Cirium data shows that the West Midlands airport only ranks as the LCC’s ninth most-served UK airport this summer by available seats, it is nonetheless increasingly important, as its base there opens in March. It will be the carrier’s only base in the Midlands since it […]

EI NOK-LHR

Aer Lingus is Europe’s twenty-third largest airline by available seats in the first half of 2024 (January-June), based on Cirium schedules data. Its network is from the Republic of Ireland, Belfast BHD in Northern Ireland, and, through its Aer Lingus UK AOC, from Manchester. Planespotters.net shows that Aer Lingus itself has 54 A320s/A321s/A330s, its Regional […]

February 5, 2024 | Airlines, Europe, News & Analysis, Top Story

AeroItalia

London Southend Airport has unveiled a strategic collaboration with the Italian airline Aeroitalia, introducing a new service to Italy, with plans for additional routes in the future. Commencing on Monday March 25, London Southend will facilitate 6-weekly Aeroitalia flights to Milan Bergamo Airport. The new route promises a convenient link to Italy’s second largest city, […]

January 4, 2024 | Airports, Europe, News & Analysis

Virgin Atlantic

Virgin Atlantic’s first commercial flight was between London LGW and Newark in June 1984. More than 39 years later, the long-haul-only airline is the fourth-largest carrier to serve the UK by Available Seat Kilometres (ASKs) this winter. Only British Airways, Ryanair and easyJet are larger in this sense. According to Planespotters.net, Virgin’s 41-strong fleet averages […]

Egypt Air at Manchester

Serving a great slice of northern England, Manchester welcomed 24.2 million passengers in the first 10 months of 2023. This included 2.6 million in October, up by more than 5% versus the same month in 2019. It was the first month to have seen traffic exceed pre-pandemic levels. Not surprisingly, the airport’s own statistics shows […]