A total of 32 air services were launched by 19 airlines during the course of last week, including VietJetAir’s latest domestic route from Da Nang to Can Tho, Fly Africa launching its first operations from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls as well as flynas’ second route to London Gatwick, this time from Riyadh. The rest of this week’s […]
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As Southwest Airlines’ international expansion continues this month, WNCO is sending an ace team to take part in the “bud:runway run” – the air transport charity race taking place on Runway 13R-31L at Budapest Airport in September, with the clear aim to triumph over Europe’s low cost carriers, the majors, andother airlines from the […]
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As the US airline industry continues to make healthy profits, domestic capacity growth is still negligible overall. However, we reveal which of the leading domestic airlines is growing fastest. The international market is showing more signs of life and again we look to see how the leading carriers compare. According to IATA’s Airlines Financial Monitor […]
The latest LCC to celebrate its 10th anniversary in 2014 (we have already had Wizz Air and Vueling) is Thailand’s Nok Air. Operating almost exclusively domestically from Bangkok’s Don Mueang Airport the airline currently offers around one-quarter of all domestic seats in the domestic market. On 23 July, Thai LCC Nok Air celebrated 10 years […]
Turkish Airlines launches its 38th domestic route— Gazipaşa — from its global base. Turkish Airlines commenced its 38th domestic route from its global hub at Istanbul Atatürk (IST), flying to Gazipaşa (GZP) in Southern Turkey. Started on 25 July, the 600-kilometre will be flown double-daily with a variety of equipment. Onur Air will provide[…]
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Finnair adds thrice-weekly flights from Helsinki to Nizhny Novgorod, using E190s. Finnair, the flag carrier and largest airline of Finland, commenced operations to its fourth destination in Russia on 25 July, launching thrice-weekly flights from its Helsinki (HEL) base to Nizhny Novgorod (GOJ). The 1,196-kilometre sector will be operated utilising the oneworld member’s 100-seat E190s. […]
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Spain’s third busiest airport handled over 22 million passengers last year. German and UK tourist traffic accounts for over 55% of demand, but the biggest growth has been coming from smaller country markets. Locally-based Air Europa ranks as the leading Spanish carrier in third place. Palma de MallorcaAirport is Spain’s third busiest airport, handling […]
With Japan’s two largest carriers not growing their domestic capacities, other carriers now account for more than one-quarter of the market with the likes of Jetstar Japan, Peach and Vanilla Air all growing. With their 787 fleets ANA and JAL have even reported double-digit international growth in April andMay this year. Japan’s two biggest […]
Royal Air Maroc now connects Casablanca to Paris CDG and Montpellier with daily and thrice-weekly flights respectively, using its 737-800s. Competes against Air France, easyJet, Mauritanian Airlines and Air Arabia Maroc. Royal Air Maroc, which in the previous week added its ninth route to Paris Orly, expanded its Casablanca (CMN) European offering during the course […]
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Arik Air adds five weekly flights from Abuja and Lagos to Dubai, with the latter being operated via Abuja, using its A330-200s. Competes against Emirates. Arik Air expanded its long-haul network with the addition of two new routes to the most populous city in UAE during the course of last week, both of which are […]
Wizz Air adds four new routes from latest Craiova base to Barcelona, Bologna, Dortmund and Rome Ciampino as well as its 16th link from Cluj Napoca— to Basel, using its A320s. Wizz Air’s Romanian base #5 at Craiova Wizz Air opened its fifth Romanian base in Craiova (CRA) (deploying one A320), with four new […]
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Budapest Airport became only the fifth airport in‘Arch of Triumph’ history last week to win more than one weekly title, joining an elite band of fellow airport firefighters and marketeers. Quite rightly, they show off the second certificate to adorn the walls of the fire station in the Hungarian capital. This week’s winner, the […]
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One year later after starting twice-weekly flights from Craiova to Milan/Bergamo, Wizz Air opened its fifth Romanian base (#18 overall) at the airport located in the south-western part of the country, with the addition of four new routes. The Hungarian ULCC will operate a total of 16 weekly flights to six destinations in four countries […]
Nigeria’s largest operator in terms of weekly seat capacity, Arik Air has grown rapidly in recent years, serving a total of 12 countries this summer. As the airline’s passenger numbers reached 2.7 million last year, anna.aero takes a closer look at Arik Air’s recent development and its top 11 airportpairs for this August. Founded […]
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We often interview airline CEOs, like anna.aero’s Publisher seen here with Pegasus Airlines’ General Manager Sertaç Haybat recently. However, we always like to dig a little deeper to understand just where this fast-growing Turkish airline is putting all of the aircraft it is being delivered. When writing about airlines like Pegasus Airlines, you realise that […]
The US’ 21st busiest gateway according to passengers handled in 2013, New York LaGuardia Airport is frequented by Hollywood stars, such as Cameron Diaz. With a total of 10 carriers operating to 75 non-stop destinations from LaGuardia, anna.aero takes a closer look at the airport’s recent activity andreveals how dominant Delta Air Lines is […]
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Since we last looked at this Swiss market in 2009, its combined annual traffic has grown from 37m passengers to over 46m, but other things haven’t changed, like the fact that SWISS and easyJet still dominate. anna.aero takes a look at the data to see what else has moved on in the last five years. […]
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In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Riga Airport celebrates 10 million transit passengers since the restoration of Latvia’s independence. More news from Aruba Airport and Cranfield University.
anna.aero presented Howard Millar, the outgoing Ryanair Chief Financial Officer, with“The anna.aero Golden Retriever Prize for Awesome CFO Achievement” in recognition of his great money-management since flotation of the low cost airline in 1997. In one of his last roles as Ryanair Chief Financial Officer, Howard Millar delivered some sparking financial results on Monday, […]
flynas commences another long-haul route and its third into the UK this summer. flynas started its third long-haul service into the UK this summer, with the launch of twice-weekly services between Riyadh (RUH) and London Gatwick (LGW) on 27 July. The twice-weekly (Thursdays and Sundays) route, joins the Saudi Arabian LCC’s existing thrice-weekly operation to […]
flydubai makes Kandahar its second route in Afghanistan, joining existing thrice-daily services to Kabul. flydubai has added Kandahar (KDH) to its Afghan network portfolio, with the start of twice-weekly (Tuesdays and Fridays) services on 25 July. The 1,239-kilometre sector joins the LCC’s existing thrice-daily flights to Kabul. Operating from its Dubai (DXB) base, the 737-800-operated […]
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Fly Africa now links Johannesburg to Victoria Falls with thrice-weekly flights using 737-500s. Competes against British Airways, South African Airways and Air Zimbabwe. Fly Africa, the latest African low-cost start-up, launched first operations on 23 July from Johannesburg (JNB) to Victoria Falls (VFA) in Zimbabwe. The 925-kilometre route to the city located on the southern […]
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Far Eastern Air Transport starts weekly flights to Harbin in China. Far Eastern Air Transport has launched weekly (Tuesdays) flights from Taipei Taoyuan (TPE) to Harbin (HRB). The 2,370-kilometre route was started on 22 July and will be flown by the airline’s MD-83s. China Southern Airlines already serves the market with daily flights, while EVA […]
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Vueling starts routes #5 and #6 from Catania with Ibiza and Palma de Mallorca launches. Vueling has begun two new seasonal Spanish routes from Catania (CTA), by offering weekly flights (Tuesdays) to Ibiza (IBZ) and weekly flights (Wednesdays) to Palma de Mallorca (PMI). The former route started on 22 July and the latter on 23 […]
Xiamen Airlines connects Shanghai’s downtown airport with Beijing and Shenzhen. Xiamen Airlines has launched two new routes from Shanghai Hongqiao (SHA). On 22 July the airline commenced daily flights to both Beijing (PEK) and Shenzhen (SZX) using its 737-800s. Competition on the two routes is incredibly intense, as the table below shows. The Beijing routes […]
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SunExpress Germany adds seasonal Turkish services to Adana and Ankara. SunExpress Germany, the German-based off-shoot of Turkish carrier SunExpress, has added two new routes from Nuremburg (NUE) this week, with seasonal services beginning to Adana (ADA) and Ankara (ESB). Starting on 24 July, the 2,390-kilometre sector to Adana will be flown weekly (Thursdays). The following […]
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Meridiana begins three seasonal routes– all of which will cease operations by first week in September. Meridiana used the last week to launch a trio of new routes, two domestic and one international. Commenced on 25 July, the airline started a twice-weekly service (Mondays and Fridays) between Cagliari (CAG) and Trieste (TRS), flown by […]
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Royal Brunei Airlines resumes flights from Brunei to Denpasar, Bali after a six year absence. Royal Brunei Airlines resumed serving Denpasar (DPS) on the island of Bali, Indonesia on 26 July. The four times weekly flights on the 1,510-kilometre route from Bandar Seri Begawan (BWN) will be operated by the airline’s A319s and A320s and […]
Iberia utilises Air Nostrum metal for its third Canaries service from Asturias. Iberia has begun its third service to the Canary Islands from Asturias (OVD) this week, with a weekly (Tuesdays) service to Lanzarote (ACE). Joining its existing flights to Las Palmas and Tenerife North, the 90-seat CRJ 900-operated seasonal route (until 26 August) is […]
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VietJetAir starts routes to Can Tho and Seoul Incheon using its A320s. VietJetAir on 22 July commenced a new domestic route from Da Nang (DAD) to Can Tho (VCA). The 715-kilometre route will be served thrice-weekly (Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays) using the airline’s A320s and faces no competition. On 24 July VietJetAir also launched a new […]
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Alitalia starts seasonal Greek island service, operating until 31 August. Alitalia commenced a thrice-weekly service on the 1,334-kilometre sector between its home hub of Rome Fiumicino (FCO) and the Greek holiday destination of Heraklion (HER) on 26 July. As expected with this type of route, it is a seasonal operation, flying up until 31 August […]
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Malindo Air adds routes to Kuantan and Penang in Malaysia. Malindo Air, the Malaysian subsidiary of Indonesia’s Lion Air, has added two more routes to its rapidly expanding domestic network. On 23 July the airline began daily flights on the 552-kilometre sector between Johor Bahru (JHB) and Penang (PEN), competing with AirAsia’s daily flights. On […]
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AirAsia takes over AirAsia Zest route to the Philippines. AirAsia has started flying between Kuala Lumpur (KUL) and Cebu (CEB) in the Philippines. The 2,593-kilometre route was operated by Cebu Pacific Air until the end of August 2013. Then AirAsia Zest served the market from 1 December 2013 until 18 May 2014. On 24 July […]
La Compagnie— a ‘Boutique Airline’ — starts flights on a 74-seat 757 between Paris CDG and New York Newark. La Compagnie is a start-up all business class airline which launched flights between Paris CDG (CDG) and New York Newark (EWR) on 21 July, having previously planned to launch on 11 July. Initiallybeginning with […]
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Pegasus Airlines starts services to its 21st European capital city. Pegasus Airlines’ Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen to Budapest Pegasus Airlines began operations to its 21st European capital city this week, when it launched flights from Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen (SAW) to Budapest (BUD). Flying four times weekly, the fifth largest European LCC (by passenger numbers) will use […]
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Malaysia’s long-haul, low-cost pioneer has yet to be consistently profitable, and its network churn is surprisingly high. We reveal in which years the airline launched (and dropped) most routes, and what competition it faces. Plus a look at the airline’s key operating and financial statistics since 2010. In the months after AirAsia X’s IPO in […]
International air travel from the UK grew faster in the first half of 2014 than in the previous year. Popular summer sun destinations such as the Canary Islands, Greece and Portugal have been performing well, but one major EU country market (which grew rapidly last year) has seen a decline this year. anna.aero’s analysis of […]
La Compagnie sneaked into the air on 21 July, with what is known in the marketing world as a‘soft launch’ of its services. The French all-business class airline hopes to succeed where others of this type of carrier have failed in the past — anna.aero reviews its start-up plans and the competition. Having received […]
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On 1 April, Air Malta entered into its fifth decade, having been set up in 1974. Since then, the airline has focussed on delivering inbound tourists to the Mediterranean group of islands. anna.aero takes a look at the airline’s current network 40 years on. Air Malta operates entirely from the main island of Malta, which […]
In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Frankfurt Airport and Condor welcome the arrival of German fans from FIFA World Cup. We also have news from Glasgow Airport.
Etihad Airways makes Rome Fiumicino its second Italian destination and Perth its fourth point in Australia. Etihad Airways’ Abu Dhabi to Perth Etihad Airways expanded its presence in Italy and Australia this week, with the addition of daily services to Rome Fiumicino (FCO) and Perth (PER) on 15 July. A330-200-operated flights to the Italian capital, […]
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“We make people fly” says Lion Air CEO Rusdi Kirana. True to his word (and adopted as the company slogan) Lion Air made nearly 35 million people fly in 2013, making it the world’s fifth largest LCC. anna.aero takes a look at Asia’s biggest low-cost carrier. Lion Air is the fifth largest LCCin the […]
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Avianca adds thrice-weekly flights from Pereira to Cartagena and New York JFK, NY, using its A319s, with the latter service being operated via Cartagena. Competes against JetBlue Airways and VivaColombia. Avianca, which in the previous week added domestic flights between Bogota and Villavicencio, continued to expand its network with three new services this week, all […]
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Air India to offer city pair competition on Delhi-Moscow against incumbent Aeroflot. Air India started its only route to Russia on 18 July, when it commenced the 4,311-kilometre link between Delhi (DEL) and Moscow Domodedovo (DME). The Star Alliance carrier has flown to the country in the past (including Delhi-Amritsar-Moscow Sheremetyevo-Birmingham with 707s in the […]
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Palm Beach is the seventh busiest airport in Florida, itself the third biggest state in terms of weekly seats available, behind California and Texas. anna.aero reveals that fortunes seem to improving once again for Palm Beach, due in part to the arrival of PEOPLExpress on 14 July. Florida is a busy and competitive aviation market, […]
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You can stay in the hotel where Richard Burton staged Elizabeth Taylor’s lavish 40th birthday party, or splash out €45 on something ultra-low cost: Hotel partners have been announced for “bud:runway run” – the race on Runway 13R-31L at Budapest Airport in September in aid of child cancer charities. The accommodation partners have now been […]
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Until this week, Cambridge was the only airport to have won more than one‘Arch of Triumph’ award so far in 2014. However this week another European airport has joined this elite club — find out which capital city airport it is inside. Budapest Airport has this week joined an elite club of global airports, […]
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Peach Aviation commences route #2 to Fukuoka with daily flights from Okinawa, using A320s. Competes against All Nippon Airways, Japan Transocean Air and Skymark Airlines. Peach Aviation commenced its second route to Fukuoka (FUK), with the addition of services from Okinawa (OKA) on 19 July. The low-cost carrier is already serving Fukuoka with twice-daily flights […]
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Yakutia Airlines starts its first flights to Niigata and second flight to Tokyo Narita. Yakutia Airlines has commenced three new seasonal routes to Japan, all of which will have ceased to operate by mid-September. The airline has launched weekly (Tuesdays) flights to Niigata (KIJ) from Khabarovsk (KHV) on 15 July, as well as weekly (Saturdays) […]
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Iberia uses Air Nostrum CRJ 900s to link Asturias and Gran Canaria. Iberia launched a seasonal domestic service between Asturias (OVD) and Gran Canaria (LPA), which will operate between 18 July and 31 August only. Air Nostrum will fly the 1,922-kilometre sector four times weekly with its 90-seat CRJ 900s. Air Europa will provide direct […]
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