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2008-10-12 00:00:25

Airline failures, the credit crunch and a dismal airport experience have caused a sharp fall in the number of fliers from the UK. Martin Hickman reports Air travel is declining for the first time in almost 20 years, The Independent on Sunday discloses today. Airline failures, harder economic times and a dismal airport experience have caused a sharp downturn in the number of travellers boarding planes at British airports. IoS figures show that traffic at 18 leading UK airports fell by 4.5...

2008-10-06 21:00:22

The carrier's load factor of 86.9 per cent was almost two percentage points higher than the same month a year earlier and better than the 84.1% seen for the last year.Passenger numbers rose 22.1 per cent on a year ago as Luton-based easyJet benefited from its acquisition of GB Airways from British Airways, as well as promotions and sales.EasyJet carried out heavy promotional activity in June and July with up to 20 per cent off two million seats - a strategy aimed at boosting traffic in the...

2008-07-25 00:00:34

LOW-cost airline easyJet said today it had offset more than 50% of an anticipated Pounds 185 million rise in its annual fuel bill. In a trading update, the Luton-based operator forecast pre-tax profits of up to Pounds 120m for the year to the end of September, with revenues and cost-saving measures helping it to cope with soaring oil prices. It said third quarter passenger numbers were up by 16 per cent amid continued strong growth at Gatwick and mainland Europe, but added capacity growth...

2008-07-16 15:00:42

Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report related to the China industry is available in its catalogue. China Aviation Company Research --Air China http://www.reportlinker.com/p091000/China-Aviation-Company-Research---Air-China.html In 2007 in terms of the strong demands, Air China's RTK and RPK increased 11.5 per cent and 11.1 per cent year-on-year, in a rapid growth period. The growth of RTK of domestic, international and regional route was 10.8 per cent , 12.2 per...

2008-07-10 15:00:39

EDINBURGH Airport recorded its busiest June last month, with passenger numbers boosted by popular international routes. New figures from airport operator BAA Scotland show that overall traffic for the month was up by 1.5 per cent on last year, with a total of 859,382 passengers using the airport. This bucked the overall trend for Scottish airports, which recorded a 1.8 per cent drop in passengers across the board. BAA said new services to Pisa and Alicante showed strong growth, while...

2008-06-17 15:00:37

By Andrew Picken Green campaigners say high oil price will stop millions flying GREEN campaigners are calling for plans to expand Edinburgh Airport to be scaled back in the wake of soaring oil prices. Airport operator BAA estimates Edinburgh Airport could almost treble in size over the coming decades with land being reserved for a possible second runway. But research by environmental charity WWF has concluded that millions of passengers will be put off flying due to higher ticket...


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