- PEK continues to be down this year
- FRA is down with a new runway, when LHR & AMS are up
- IST is low compared to previous months when it saw double digit growth.
- LHR & LGW are doing well in Europe.
UA787DEN From United States of America, joined Dec 2012, 396 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (3 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1124 times:
No idea why PEK is down still. China's economy is lower than its been for a bit but still.
FRA is down...well because its getting a little less traffic! Any route cuts or downgauges?
LON is up because its London. LHR does not simply shrink. And as LHR gets constrained it gets bigger planes and LGW gets more traffic.
IST might be down because of the Turkey and Middle East situation.
VV701 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 7037 posts, RR: 17 Reply 2, posted (3 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 821 times:
The comparisons are, of course, with the same short period last year.
For LON July 2013 was very different to July 2012. Back then we had a large influx of sportsmen and sportswomen and spectators for the London 2012 Olympics BUT a significant reduction in general tourist numbers as visitors avoided the higher costs of hotels etc as well as the perceived congestion caused by the Games themselves..
VV701 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 7037 posts, RR: 17 Reply 4, posted (3 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 727 times:
A factor that I overlooked in the growth at the two LON airports is the free worldwide publicity that London obtained through the TV coverage of both the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and the London Olympics in 2012.
If the coverage by the international media that literally camped outside St Mary's Hospital for days from early July this year until Kate, Wills and George emerged on 23rd is anything to go by there could be another boost to British inward tourism next year:
And then, of course, this July all the international journalists, photographers and cameramen and women had to get to London and then return home. So they will have given this July's figures just a very slight boost.