Pzurita1 From Greenland, joined Sep 2002, 1400 posts, RR: 13 Posted (10 years 5 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2054 times:
Here a list of top routes between UK and Latin America during October 2004. Please note that it includes both scheduled and charter flights, hence some touristic places high figures.
Numbers include incoming and outcoming pax in every route, so you just have to divide by 2 to get the traffic in a single route.
It is quite evident charter traffic is the most important to Latin America, especially to Cuba, Dominican Republic and Cancún. All Cuban airports had 18,903 pax going to and coming from UK, Dominican Republic 41,786 pax, and CUN alone had 33,300 pax.
If you consider exclusively scheduled flights, things come out very different:
(all departing from London)
Just for comparision purposes:
London-Barbados gets 32.300 pax,
Or, in other words, the total of Latin America-UK traffic is roughly the same at that between UK and Belgium (147.000 vs 155.000) or half UK-Cyprus (147.000 vs 345.000), or even less than LON-Málaga (147.000 vs 217.000)!!!!!!!!
Arsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (10 years 5 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1943 times:
Thanks for sharing those figures with us, it was interesting. CUN is not suprising, it is becoming increasingly popular for holidaymakers choosing something different other than Spain and Florida. GRU is interesting, i would've thought GIG had higher passenger numbers? Cuba is not suprising either, the UK-Cuba tourist market is increasing, VS will be flying there soon. Is SCL not included in the list? BA stopped flying there some time ago, there's no direct link between the UK and Chile.
Wimpycol From Netherlands, joined Aug 2001, 484 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (10 years 5 months 3 days ago) and read 1854 times:
Thanks for the figures
I still can't believe that BA is pulling out of BOG
and looking to this numbers please keep in mind that BA only have a 3 weekly flight between LHR and CCS/BOG.....so this numbers are totally great!!
Colombia... can't wait to be there again!!!!!!!!!!
SAA-SAL From Belgium, joined Nov 2000, 356 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (10 years 5 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1848 times:
Pzurita1, your figures on UK-Belgium are completely wrong! You can multiply by 10 about the 155000 you mentioned to get the real value. BRU-LON is one of the major city pairs in Europe. Just between BRU and all London airports (LHR, LCY, LGW) there are about 17 daily return flights with equipment varying from F-50 (VLM) to the odd B763 (BA). Then you can add the numerous dailies by Bmi, BA, SN, Flybe to Southampton, Newcastle, Birmingham, Manchester, Bristol, Leeds, Birmingham and Edinbrugh. In total I counted 46 round trips from BRU to the UK for today. Add the 5 or 6 dailies from ANR to LCY by VLM and that makes over 50 daily flights between these two countries. I somehow doubt that Cyprus has twice more traffic flow from the UK than Belgium does.
Otherwise interesting info , but please get your stats right.