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UK votes to pay more in airport charges if no Brexit deal

Which airports are to profit in a "no-deal" Brexit scenario? RDC's expert Richard Leigh explains....


Analysis| Q2 2018 LCC performance: spring damped, shocks absorbed

This is the time of year when things get better for Europe’s LCCs. Springtime brings new hope and new growth, and there are still copious amounts of Easter chocolate to feast on after the thin gruel of Winter. Sadly, unions across Europe saw the second quarter of 2018 in similar fashion, with flight crew (fight crew?), cabin crew and air traffic controllers all wanting a bit more of the LCC’s chocolate, please. Particularly Ryanair&rs...


Full Year 2017 for LCCs: the best performance ever?

A few more years like this year and this annual summary is going to get pretty repetitive. A couple of airlines went bust, the legacy carrier LCCs made a better effort to compete, and Ryanair added a load more growth and remained by far the most profitable LCC in Europe. Thank you, goodnight....


Legacy carrier performance FY2017: making hay

2017 was a year of making hay while the sun shone for our legacy airline group. More passengers paid more money than they did in 2016, giving our airlines nice, juicy profits. But the worry of low-cost competition on long-haul services, especially to North America, is bringing further change to the legacy business model, with both Joon and Level commencing operations during the year....


RDC launches airline performance analysis platform

RDC, a Europe-based aviation data analysis company, announced the launch of Airline Profitability into its online Apex platform. Powered by RDC’s proprietary yield and route economics data, Airline Profitability delivers powerful insight into airline route and network profitability. The program is designed for airports to make their airline relationships more profitable....