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Europes busiest routes – 8 out of top 10 start at Heathrow — AviationNews.online

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There may be bigger airports with more routes, but still, despite its congestion and bursting at the seams capacity issues, London Heathrow still holds 8 of Europe’s top ten routes.

  1. LHR- JFK New York is the busiest route out of Europe with almost 3,000,000 annual passengers, heavily dominated by BA and American who between them carry some 60% (BA 40 American 20). Virgin Atlantic manages nearly 29% with Delta just over 10%.
  2. The JKF route jumped to first because the busiest route prior to that was LHR-DXB. That fell from over 3,200,000 to under 2,675,000 because both Qantas and Royal Brunei stopped flying via DXB. Qantas went via Singapore and Royal Brunei started flying the Dreamliner direct.
  3. LHR-Dublin, Ireland. This is entirely operated by IAG through BA and Aer Lingus, with a 65:35 split in favour of BA. Frankly its an atrocious situation when one airline group gets to hold a complete control over such a busy route.
  4. Istanbul-Tehran with an increase of almost 10% in passengers between the two airports. It now tops over 1,745,000 people a year.
  5. Heathrow-Amsterdam Schipol grew by 3%  to 1,727,000
  6. Heathrow-LAX is now running at over 1,612,000
  7. Heathrow-Singapore is approaching 1,600,000 up nearly 16%
  8. Heathrow-Hong Kong nearly 1,550,000
  9. Paris CDG-Madrid at 1,311,000
  10. Heathrow-Mumbai up 15.5% at 1,112,000 passengers

Fastest growing routes include Palma de Mallorca-Düsseldorf, Zurich-Berlin Tegel, Heathrow-Singapore (largely because of the Qantas re-routing), Madrid-Paris, Amsterdam-Dublin and Istanbul-Tel Aviv Ben Gurion in Israel.

 

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Phantoms in The Mist: This Photoshoot of the Last Samurai F-4s is Epic. — The Aviationist

Top Photographers Travel Around the World to Get These Images of The Last Japanese F-4s. It is a shrine. They are here to witness a sacred passing; the last of the Samurai F-4 Phantoms. Top […]

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23 January 1971 — This Day in Aviation

Captain Eugene A. Cernan, U.S.N., in the cockpit of NASA 947, a Bell 47G-3B-1, as it hovers in ground effect, circa 1970. (NASA)Eugene A. Cernan, backup commander, Apollo 14. (NASA)23 January 1971: NASA Astronaut Eugene Andrew (“Gene”) Cernan, backup commander for Apollo 14, was flying NASA 947, a 1967 Bell Model 47G-3B-1 helicopter, (N947NA, serial…

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5 Rules of Thumb Every Pilot Should Know  Boldmethod — Fly ‘n Things

5 Rules of Thumb Every Pilot Should Know Colin Cutler 1) Estimating Your Crosswind Component When you’re on the ground, it’s easy to use the crosswind chart in your POH, or an E6B. But when you’re in the air, neither of those options are very practical. Lucky of all of us, there’s an easier way. […]

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Project Top Flight: how the Mighty Phantom II set a New Absolute Altitude record — The Aviation Geek Club

For Project Top Flight the second prototype (BuNo 142260) of the Phantom II was equipped with water injection and flown by CDR Lawrence E. Flint in a series of twelve ballistic zoom climbs from 50,000ft at maximum power between October and December 1959 The McDonnell two-place, twinjet, all-weather F-4 Phantom II, with top speeds more…

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8 tips to keep the “nice” in your holiday travel — Alaska Airlines Blog

The week of Thanksgiving and the last two weeks of December. These are typically the busiest and most stressful times to travel. To prepare for another holiday season and deflect some of that stress, here’s eight tips to make your journey as smooth as possible. 1. Buy gifts for them, earn miles for you Comfort,…

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