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London Gatwick is the second busiest airport in the United Kingdom. Hosting regional and international passenger and cargo services for over 30 airlines, London Gatwick is a hub for airlines including Aer Lingus, British Airways, easyJet, Flybe, Monarch Airlines, Thomas Cook Airlines, Thomson Airways and Virgin Atlantic Airways. London Gatwick is the busiest single-runway airport in the world.
Formerly owned by BAA, London Gatwick Airport is operated by Gatwick Airport Ltd. Gatwick is wholly-owned by Ivy Bidco Limited (Ivy), a company formed to undertake the acquisition of Gatwick. Ivy is ultimately controlled by funds managed by Global Infrastructure Management, LLC, part of Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP). GIP, a USD5.6 billion independent investment fund, invests worldwide in infrastructure assets. It targets investments in air transport infrastructure, ports, freight rail, power and utilities, natural resources infrastructure, water distribution and treatment, and waste management.
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A surprise UK election result augurs well for Heathrow’s runway proposals but poses more questions than answers about Scotland and the English regions
This report attempts to set the 07-May-2015 UK General Election result and its implications for aviation in the UK within the context of the wider administrative, economic and social ramifications of that result, which saw the Conservative Party win a surprise outright victory at the expense of the Labour and Liberal Democrat parties in particular, with the leaders of both of those parties immediately resigning. The result means that the Conservatives, led by David Cameron, will probably be able to govern with a slender overall majority and independent of other parties for another full fixed term of five years though that is not absolutely certain. Meanwhile, in Scotland, which voted as an aspiring independent country might be expected to, the three main ‘English’ parties were annihilated, with almost every seat going to the Scottish Nationalist Party (SNP).
While it is still early days the vote will probably be a much-needed fillip for Heathrow Airport’s hopes of building a third runway while Scotland might consider that starting to build its own unique aviation system as Ireland has done might be better than continuing its support for Heathrow as it edges closer to independence.
Fort Lauderdale International airport capped off a successful 2014 by growing total passenger numbers 4.6% including a 26% jump in international passengers. Five international airlines launched new service to Fort Lauderdale in 2014, reflecting its attractiveness as a reasonably priced airport catering to the South Florida market.
The airport sits in a unique position of being a focus city for a large US hybrid airline, JetBlue, and the headquarters and top base for the country’s largest ULCC Spirit Airlines. Fort Lauderdale also has representation from ULCCs Allegiant and Frontier and counts Southwest Airlines as its second largest airline measured by ASKs deployed.
With overall US domestic demand holding steady, Fort Lauderdale’s prospects for 2015 remain strong, underpinned by a new runway that opened in late 2014 that should both allow for less congestion and future growth. But the airport also faces some challenges with its growth, namely bottlenecks in customs processing.
London City Airport (LCY) reported an increase of 7.7% in passenger numbers to 3.65 million in 2014, its highest ever number and ahead of forecasts according to CEO Declan Collier. The airport attributed the growth to increased business confidence, helping to return business travel to pre-recession levels. Traffic also received a boost from the entry of UK regional airline Flybe just before the start of the winter 2014/2015 schedule at LCY.
Flybe's entry into London City, at a time when CityJet has been reducing capacity, has given a significant boost to domestic capacity and also had an impact on the list of top routes. In the current winter schedule, Amsterdam has been replaced by Dublin as the number one destination by seats, with services now from all three of the airport's biggest airlines (British Airways, CityJet and Flybe).
A number of routes have been cut this winter by airlines at London's most expensive airport (as defined by aeronautical revenue per passenger), although Flybe's entry tips the balance in favour of routes opened. The high cost of operating at the airport will lead to further route churn, but the strategy seems to be working.
On 2-Sep-2014, the UK Airports Commission, which has been examining – seemingly forever - the case for additional runway capacity in the UK, announced that it would not add a proposed new airport at the Isle of Grain in the River Thames estuary to its shortlist.
This leaves just three proposals fighting it out for ultimate recognition in May-2015, by which time the Airports Commission is expected to make its final recommendation: two at London Heathrow and one at London Gatwick.
There is still time for further twists and turns in the saga. But as the moment for the big decision nears it looks as if other, much bigger ones will impact on events before and after the location of an additional runway, or extension of existing ones, is decided.
Garuda Indonesia will slow its international growth following a lacklustre performance on international routes in 1H2014, which drove a net loss of USD212 million. Garuda recorded an average international load factor of only 63% in 1H2014 as RPKs dropped by 3% despite a 15% surge in ASKs.
Competition in the Indonesian international and broader Southeast Asian market has intensified, making life extremely tough for Garuda just as the carrier attempts to make a bigger international push following its ascension into SkyTeam. The introduction of five 777-300ERs over the last year has contributed to overcapacity, just as its long-haul strategy has had to be revised.
Garuda has responded to the unfavourable market conditions by deferring plans to launch services to India and the Philippines. The carrier is also now planning to cut unprofitable routes and reduce capacity growth by deferring aircraft deliveries.
easyJet's reported revenue growth of 8.6% for 3QFY2014 (i.e. Apr-2014 to Jun-2014), is an acceleration on 1H's 6.3%, with further growth in revenue per seat. However, load factors are already at industry-leading levels throughout the year and easyJet will probably need to focus more on revenue per passenger if it is to continue to see continued growth in revenue per seat. In 3Q, it experienced a rare (and slight) dip in revenue per passenger. To some extent, the change in the timing of Easter distorts year on year comparison for 3Q, but the airline's new FY2014 guidance implies a modest fall in revenue per seat in 4Q.
Strong capacity growth by easyJet at Gatwick, due to the acquisition of slots from Flybe, and a competitive environment of increasing capacity growth are making themselves felt in this modest yield weakness.
Nevertheless, easyJet's unit costs were lower than previously expected and it has a significant cost advantage versus legacy carriers at the primary airports on which its network focuses. Moreover, its FY2014 guidance implies another year of double digit profit growth and return on capital above the cost of capital.