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“Belfast-London Gatwick becomes UK’s busiest domestic route”9 Mar 2017
I think it might be overtaken shortly when Flybe start their EDI/LHR route, if it flights per day. But that will depend on whether “busiest”, is in terms of flights per day or passenger numbers. Does anyone happen to know?9 Mar 2017
The figures are a bit misleading. If you take all five London airports into account (LHR/LGW/STN/LTN/LCY) the figures for January are closer to: Belfast (BFS & BHD) to London – c.180,000 Edinburgh to London -c. 239,000 and Glasgow to London c.186,000. These are the three major UK Domestic routes and Edinburgh to London is well ahead by margin of c. 60,000. BFS/LGW may have been the busiest single route, but city to city, Edinburgh is by far the busiest UK domestic route.11 Mar 2017
Reminds me of the Swedish proverb: Smoking is the biggest cause of statistics! One should really include all London airports and both at Belfast unless you’re the airport marketing manager. Btw don’t believe any statistics about LHR they’re similarly contrived. LGW even has routes to more destinations and it has half the runways and capacity!13 Mar 2017
It must be worthwhile to fly the route.
“Eastern Airways steps in to save Isle of Man route” (to Belfast City)
(Buying Business Travel 13-3-17)13 Mar 2017