Brussels Airlines now connects Brussels to Riga with six weekly flights, utilising its Avro RJ100s. Competes against airBaltic. Brussels Airlines, which grew by 2.1% in 2013, expanded its European network with the addition of its second destination in the Baltics on 26 October, when it commenced six weekly flights from Brussels (BRU) to Riga (RIX) […]
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A total of 169 air services were launched by 62 airlines at the turn of seasons, including United Airlines commencing its first 787-9 operations from Los Angeles to Melbourne, Ryanair opening 25 routes in one week, as well as Jetstar Japan adding Kumamoto to its network from three bases. The rest of this week’s new […]
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anna.aero’s Assistant Editor, Vlad Cristescu, was invited by Flybe to the opening of the airline’s “virtual base” at London City Airport on 27 October, coinciding with the launch of flights to Aberdeen, Dublin, Exeter and Inverness. Highlights of the celebrations included a press briefing by airline,airport and government officials, as well as the anna.aero […]
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easyJet links London Luton to Rome Fiumicino and London Gatwick to Reykjavik; Geneva base also benefits from Icelandic link. easyJet has used the start of the W14/15 season to add four routes to its network. Of the four, London Gatwick (LGW) to Reykjavik/Keflavik (KEF) is the most heavily competed, with WOW air (which recently announced […]
SkyWork Airlines commences 11 weekly flights from Bern to London Southend following the movement of operations from London City. SkyWork Airlines began flights from its Bern (BRN) hub to London Southend (SEN) on 26 October due to moving its services from London City. The 716-kilometre sector is not served by any other operator, while SkyWork […]
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Flybe commenced 15 routes, of which seven are competed by incumbents Eastern Airways, germanwings, Jet2.com, CityJet, British Airways, KLM and easyJet. Flybe has had a busy start to the W14/15 season, launching 15 new routes, from eight of its UK bases. Highlights include three new international services from its biggest base at Birmingham (BHX)– […]
eurolot starts services from Warsaw Chopin to Stuttgart, Lublin, Zagreb and Chisinau, using its Q400s. eurolot, which has expanded rapidly in 2014, continued to increase its European offering with the addition of four new airport pairs during the course of last week, all of which were launched from its Warsaw Chopin (WAW) base. With the […]
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Aer Lingus Regional joins Ryanair in serving the Dublin-Leeds Bradford sector with 13 weekly services, using its ATR 72s. Aer Lingus Regional has used the start of the winter season to resume operations from its Dublin (DUB) base to Leeds Bradford (LBA) on 23 October, following a 14-year hiatus. The 307-kilometre sector, which is already […]
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SAS joins Norwegian and germanwings in linking Oslo Gardermoen to Hamburg, with four weekly flights using a mixed fleet of its 737-600s, 737-700s and 737-800s. SAS expanded its presence in the German market with the addition of its fifth destination from Oslo Gardermoen (OSL) on 26 October, when it commenced operations to Hamburg (HAM). The […]
Emirates launches daily 278-seat A330-operated services to Budpaest, becoming the Hungarian capital’s second MEB3 carrier, joining Qatar Airways. Emirates’ Dubai to Budapest Emirates has put another European capital city on its network map this week by commencing daily flights from its Dubai (DXB) hub to Budapest (BUD) on 27 October. While there is no direct […]
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Lufthansa competes with four other airlines on the 3,256-kilometre sector between Munich and Las Palmas. Lufthansa started a weekly (Sundays) flight between Munich (MUC) and Las Palmas (LPA) on 26 October. The Star Alliance cornerstone carrier will operate the route with its 200-seat A321s. The 3,256-kilometre sector will face competition from four incumbents– airberlin […]
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British Airways starts multiple daily flights from Dublin and Hamburg to London’s downtown airport. British Airways has used SUN-AIR, the Danish regional airline which flies under the British Airways banner, to start services between London City (LCY) and Hamburg (HAM) on 27 October. Flown by the franchise carrier’s 32-seat Dornier 328s on a 10 times weekly basis, the […]
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Ryanair adds three new bases and a new destination to its network map this week‒ Hamburg. Ryanair’s march towards respectability with business travellers continues this week, as in the process of launching 25 new routes from 14 of its bases, it perhaps most tellingly, adds Hamburg (HAM) to its network map, with a daily […]
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anna.aero was invited to attend the biggest route launch event for some time in Budapest, the arrival of MEB3 carrier Emirates. The airline’s EVP and CCO Thierry Antinori was on-hand to divulge the airline’s mantra for its continued success. This week anna.aero was delighted to be invited to attend the event to mark the inaugural […]
United Airlines adds five new routes from Guam, Los Angeles, CA, New York Newark, NJ and San Francisco, CA, including the sector to Melbourne that is served by its brand new 787-9. United Airlines had a busy week launching a total of five routes, including the 12,746-kilometre sector from Los Angeles (LAX) to Melbourne (MEL), […]
In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Flybe has been awarded the contract to operate the air services between Newquay and London Gatwick, a route supported by a Public Service Obligation. More news from Hong Kong, Abu Dhabi, Dar es Salaam, Cape Town, Aberdeen and Frankfurt airports.
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Jetstar Japan links Nagoya, Osaka and Tokyo to Kumamoto with twice-daily flights. Jetstar Japan has added Kumamoto (KMJ) to its domestic network with the launch on 26 October of services from Nagoya Chubu (NGO), Osaka Kansai (KIX) and Tokyo Narita (NRT). Kumamoto is located on the southern Japanese island of Kyushu. All three routes will […]
StarFlyer begins thrice-daily flights between Tokyo Haneda and Yamaguchi-Ube. StarFlyer became the third Japanese airline to serve the market between Tokyo Haneda (HND) and Yamaguchi-Ube (UBJ) with the introduction of thrice-daily A320 flights on 26 October. The 798-kilometre route is already served by All Nippon Airways (42 weekly flights) and Japan Airlines (28). To find […]
The start of the W14/15 season sees a lot of the world’s airports pulling out all the stops in terms of new route marketing‒ and that means lots of fire truck water arches (FTWAs). This week, we give you, the reader, the chance to select the best of the 10 FTWAs we have been […]
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The first days of the 2014 winter timetable have brought almost 200 new routes to the world and almost as many tonnes of cakes. Use your vote to select your choice of the week for W14/15 Season Part 1. The first launches of the 2014 (northern) winter season have brought almost 200 new routes to […]
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The (northern) winter season has begun with the launch of dozens of new routes. We reveal which airports, airlines and country markets have seen the biggest volume increase in seat capacity this November compared with last November. With the Northern Winter season (W14) having commenced on Sunday 26 October, anna.aero this week takes a detailed […]
Aeroflot resumes service to Chisinau and Tbilisi with daily A320 flights on both sectors. Aeroflot has added fresh links to two more capital cities from its main hub at Moscow Sheremetyevo (SVO), namely to Chisinau (KIV) in Moldova and Tbilisi (TBS) in Georgia. Both routes started on 26 October and both are operated daily by […]
Transaero Airlines commences four domestic routes this week, with three more to follow next week. Transaero Airlines used the start of the W14 season to commence four new domestic routes from two different Moscow bases. Three quarters of the routes face competition, with S7 Airlines being present in all three. Three more domestic routes will […]
Wizz Air continues to expand European network from Bucharest to Basel and Nuremberg, from Sibiu to Dortmund, from Poprad to London Luton as well as from Szczecin to London Luton, using its A320s. Wizz Air, which last month took delivery of a new A320, continued to expand its European network with five new additions during […]
Iberia utilises its Iberia Express brand to start new operations from its Madrid hub to Stuttgart and Hannover. Iberia, flying under the auspices of its Iberia Express brand, has joined its Madrid (MAD) hub with the German cities of Hannover (HAJ) and Stuttgart (STR). Both sectors will face no direct city pair competition and the […]
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Qatar Airways begins thrice-weekly services to Djibouti– will be joined by Asmara in December. Qatar Airways commenced thrice-weekly flights on 26 October from Doha (DOH) to Djibouti (JIB), marking the airline’s 145th global destination. The 1,757-kilometre sector will be operated by the MEB3 airline’s 144-seat A320s and will face no direct competition. In September […]
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Bangkok Airways launches two domestic and two international routes from Chiang Mai. Bangkok Airways has expanded operations from Chiang Mai (CNX) in northern Thailand with the introduction of four new routes. On 26 October the boutique airline started three new routes, two within Thailand and Mandalay (MDL) in neighbouring Myanmar. According to Ariya Prasarttong-Osoth, Bangkok […]
Malindo Air now serves Kota Bharu from Malaysia’s busiest airport. Malindo Air has expanded its presence in Kuala Lumpur (KUL) with the introduction on 26 October of daily flights to Kota Bharu (KBR). The 383-kilometre service will be operated by the airline’s 737-900s and becomes the carrier’s 16th destination from Kuala Lumpur’s main gateway this […]
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WestJet Encore now connects Calgary to Penticton and Prince George with daily flights, using its Q400s. Faces competition on the sector to the“Northern Capital” of British Columbia from Central Mountain Air. WestJet Encore, the Canadian regional operator, expanded its domestic offering from Calgary (YYC) on 26 October, when it launched two new services to […]
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Tigerair Philippines connects Manila to Clark, Roxas and Tagbilaran with daily flights. Tigerair Philippines, which is now a fully owned subsidiary of Cebu Pacific Air, has launched three new routes from Manila (MNL) during the last week. All of the routes will be served daily by the carrier’s A320s and include a service to Clark […]
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Indonesia AirAsia now operates six routes from Medan with the additions of Palembang and Yogyakarta services. Indonesia AirAsia has added two new routes from Medan (KNO). Since 26 October the LCC has been offering daily flights to Palembang (PLM) and Yogyakarta (JOG) using its 180-seat A320s. The 970-kilometre route to Palembang faces direct competition from […]
Nok Air starts double-daily flights to Lampang, competing indirectly with Bangkok Airways. Nok Air has used its recently acquired Q400s to start a new double-daily service between Bangkok Don Mueang (DMK) and Lampang (LPT) in the north-west of the country. The first flight on this 497-kilometre sector took place on Sunday 26 October. Lampang is famous […]
Juneyao Airlines links Yinchuan to Osaka Kansai via Shanghai Pudong. Juneyao Airlines has introduced four times weekly flights between Yinchuan (INC) and Osaka Kansai (KIX), operating via Shanghai Pudong. The 2,617-kilometre service began on 27 October using the airline’s A320s and faces no direct competition. Juneyao Airlines launched the Shanghai-Osaka service back in April. Yinchuan […]
Interjet now links Monterrey with Houston 12 times weekly against three other carriers. Interjet chose Thursday 23 October as the launch date for their new 12 times weekly service connecting Monterrey (MTY) in Mexico with Houston Intercontinental (IAH) in Texas. The airline will operate a mix of its 150-seat A320s and 93-seat Superjet 100s on […]
This winter will see the loss of over 50 airport pairs in Europe that supported at least a daily flight last winter. We list all of them and present additional information on each. Will your airline see an opportunity amongst them? With the change from the summer 2014 (S14) schedule to the winter 2014 (W14) […]
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A total of 23 air services were launched by 16 airlines during the course of last week, including tame adding its second US destination— Fort Lauderdale — from Quito, Flybe linking London City to Belfast City, as well as Royal Brunei Airlines returning to Ho Chi Minh City from its Bandar Seri Begawan hub. […]
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While the Middle East has been a major centre of world affairs, the air transport industry has become extremely significant for the development of the region. As weekly departing seats have increased by 1.1% this October, anna.aero takes a closer look at the top dozen country and city pairs respectively within the Middle East. According […]
Analysis of SWISS’ home hub ‒ we reveal how the operation has developed year by year and we detail which are the leading country markets, and how this compares with a year ago, along with what expansion plans the airline has for S15 at its main base. As may be expected at its home-hub, SWISS […]
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Peruvian Airlines now connects Lima in Peru to La Paz in Bolivia via Cuzco in Peru with daily flights, using its 737-700s. Peruvian Airlines added its first route to Bolivia on 15 October, when it commenced daily flights from Lima (LIM) to La Paz (LPB). The 1,105-kilometre sector is operated via Cuzco (CUZ) in Peru, […]
Royal Brunei Airlines now flies four times weekly from Brunei to Vietnam with its Airbus narrowbody fleet. Royal Brunei Airlines on 17 October resumed service between Bandar Seri Begawan (BWN) and Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) in Vietnam. The 1,120-kilometre route will be operated four times weekly by the airline’s A319s and A320s and faces […]
We analyse August and September traffic data from French airports to reveal which suffered most as a result of the Air France strike. We also show which of the leading airlines in the French market are growing fastest this winter. Air France’s well-publicised industrial relations issues, which led to the suspension of many flights during […]
Founded in 1974 with two 737s to provide services from Bandar Seri Begawan to Singapore, Hong Kong, Kota Kinabalu and Kuching, Royal Brunei Airlines has expanded rapidly, offering flights to a total of 14 destinations this October. As the carrier has recently received four 787-8s, anna.aero looks at Royal Brunei’s top routes by weekly departures […]
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China’s ninth busiest airport handled over 25 million passengers in 2013 and has seen almost tenfold growth since 2000. Over 95% of flights are within China. We reveal the top 12 airlines and routes and which non-Chinese carriers serve the airport. Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport is the ninthbusiest airport in China handling 25.3 million passengers […]
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Last year Mineta San José International Airport attracted a service to Tokyo Narita with All Nippon Airways. As the Californian airport stands poised to smash through the nine million passenger mark in 2014, anna.aero takes a peek at which airlines, including ANA, and the city pairs that are delivering this spike in activity. San José […]
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Turkish Airlines starts is sixth Ukrainian destination from its Istanbul hub on the 703-kilometre sector to Kherson. Turkish Airlines’ Istanbul Atatürk to Kherson Turkish Airlines started its sixth destination in Ukraine on 15 October, beginning flights to Kherson (KHE) from its Istanbul Atatürk (IST) hub. The four times weekly operation will be flown by a […]
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In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Iasi Airport’s new 2,400-metre runway becomes fully operational, while Lyon Airport celebrates transavia.com France’s first flight to Tel Aviv. More news from Miami and Delhi Airport.
One of Latin America’s best-managed economies, Peru is also an aviation hot-spot, having seen its gateways offering 15 million one-way seats this year. As LAN Airlines commands over half of weekly seats, anna.aero investigates the carriers operating in this dynamic market and reveals which is the first internationalcountry market this October. While it is […]
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FlySafair joins South African Airways, British Airways, Comair and Mango in linking Cape Town to Johannesburg with 26 weekly flights, using its 737-400s. FlySafair’s Cape Town to Johannesburg FlySafair, the latest start-up low-cost airline based in South Africa, launched its first operations on 16 October with 26 weekly flights from its Cape Town (CPT) hub […]
For an airline with over 40 aircraft this summer, the Czech company Travel Service has a surprisingly low profile. Its LCC brand SmartWings has been operating since 2004. We reveal the airline’s biggest country markets. Launched on 1 May 2004 (on the day the Czech Republic joined the EU) with flights from Prague to Amsterdam, […]
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Dallas gives us some‘Love’ after last week’s ‘Arch of Triumph’ win. Find out which African airport has delivered the first-ever weekly victory for the contintent in the competition’s history. Well it has taken over 50 weeks of competition and around 300 FTWAs, but Africa has finally secured its first ever victory in the ‘Arch […]