RwandAir takes on Kenya Airways and Fly-SAX on Entebbe-Nairobi sector with daily flights, using its CRJ 900s. RwandAir, the flag carrier of Rwanda, increased its international offering with the addition of daily flights on the 521-kilometre sector from Entebbe (EBB) to Nairobi (NBO) on 29 January, using its 50-seat CRJ 900s. This route is already […]
The sixth busiest Moroccan airport, Rabat Airport handled a new record high of 684,000 passengers in 2014. With a total of five carriers flying to 11 non-stop destinations, anna.aero takes a closer look at the airport’s recent activity and reveals its seasonality profile and how dominant Ryanair is this January. Located in the city of […]
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AirAsia may not have a subsidiary based in Singapore but that hasn’t stopped it becoming the airline group’s third busiest airport by weekly movements. We examine how AirAsia has grown to be a major player at the airport. AirAsia now has airlines based in several countries across Asia; namely India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand. Not […]
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The return of Aer Lingus to the oneworld alliance looks more likely as BA’s latest offer appears to be supported by the airline’s management (and largest shareholder Ryanair). We look at the implications on the London-Dublin and Aer Lingus transatlantic networks. Much of the recent discussion about the potential takeover of Aer Lingus by IAG […]
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A total of 11 air services were launched by seven airlines during the course of last week, including China Eastern Airlines increasing its presence in Japan and South Korea, Air Lituanica starting Stockholm Bromma route as well as TAM Airlines adding its third route to Buenos Aires Ezeiza. The rest of this week’s new routes […]
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If you’re not among the 130+ forward-thinking organisations that have already registered to attend Future Travel Experience Europe 2015 in London next week, the good news is there is still just about enough time for you to register to join them and play an important part in shaping the end-to-end travelexperience of the future. […]
Established in 2000 and having started operations on 15 January 2001 with a flight from Brasilia to Sao Paulo Guarulhos, GOL has expanded considerably since then, offering services to a total of 70 destinations in 11 countries this January. With the carrier flying to 55 points in Brazil, anna.aero looks at GOL’s top airports, country […]
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A process of constant improvement, the more aware of our readers will have noticed some subtle changes to the website, including a rolling news service, new story categories, as well as a new mind-blowing database– traffic data for airports from the Rest of the World. The result – anna.aero version 4.0. To stand still […]
In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Abu Dhabi Airports’ Board of Directors carry out a site visit to the Midfield Terminal Building (MTB) to review the progress made on the future gateway to the capital city.
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Etihad Regional (a.k.a. Darwin Airline) has issued a strongly worded statement criticising SWISS and parent company Lufthansa for a number of actions. We look in more detail at the network/competition issues to reveal what SWISS was (and was not) doing. Last week Darwin Airline (trading as Etihad Regional) announced that it would be restructuring its […]
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Solomon Airlines now links Honiara with Nadi in Fiji, via Port Vila with weekly A320 flights. Solomon Airlines has begun a regular scheduled service between Honiara (HIR) and Nadi (NAN) on the island of Fiji. On 24 January weekly (Saturday outbound and Sunday return) flights were introduced on the 2,094-kilometre route using the airline’s sole […]
China Eastern Airlines starts new routes to Fukuoka and Busan. China Eastern Airlines has extended its international operations with the addition of new services to Fukuoka (FUK) in Japan and Busan (PUS) in South Korea. The new flights began on Monday 26 January and will all be flown by the airline’s A320s. The two new […]
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Relations between Australia and New Zealand (also referred to as Tran-Tasman relations) are extremely close with both sharing British colonial heritage. As air services have become extremely significant for the development of both regions, resulting in flights increasing by 2.8% and ASKs up 2.5%, anna.aero takes a closer look at the trends between the two […]
Air Lituanica now links Vilnius to Stockholm Bromma with 10 weekly flights, using ATR 42-500s. Air Lituanica, the relatively new flag carrier of Lithuania, expanded its presence in Scandinavia, with the addition of Stockholm Bromma (BMA) from its Vilnius (VNO) base on 26 January. The 689-kilometre sector to the airport located northwest of downtown Stockholm […]
Just 200 kilometres from Shanghai, Hangzhou is home to China’s 10th busiest airport, which grew by 15% in 2014. We look at the airport’s rapid growth since 2006, its leading routes, leading airlines and developments in international services. Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport on China’s east coast is the country’s tenth busiest airport and passed the […]
VLM starts new link from Antwerp to Geneva with 10 weekly flights, using its Fokker 50s. VLM, also known as Flemish Air Transport Company, added a new international route from Antwerp (ANR) on 26 January, when it introduced twice-daily (Monday to Friday) flights to Geneva (GVA). The 564-kilometre sector to the second most populous city in […]
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TAM Airlines commences weekly flights from Recife to Buenos Aires Ezeiza, utilising its A320s. TAM Airlines expanded its presence at Buenos Aires Ezeiza (EZE) on 24 January, this time from Recife (REC). The 3,814-kilometre sector from the capital and largest city of the state of Pernambuco will be served weekly, utilising the oneworld member’s 174-seat […]
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Southwest Airlines now links Milwaukee to Montego Bay and Punta Cana with weekly seasonal flights until 11 April. Competes with Frontier Airlines. Southwest Airlines increased its seasonal offering from Milwaukee (MKE) with the addition of weekly flights (Saturdays) until 11 April to Montego Bay (MBJ) in Jamaica and Punta Cana (PUJ) in the Dominican Republic […]
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Situated on the isthmus connecting North and South America, Panama is served by 18 commercial airports providing scheduled airline services in 2015. With Panama City controlling 94% of the country’s scheduled seat capacity this January, anna.aero investigates the airlines operating in this interesting market and reveals which is the #1 country market. Covering an area of […]
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In the year when the UK finally decides where to build the next runway in London, we take a detailed look at the facts regarding operations and trends at Heathrow and Gatwick. With the Airport Commission decision on where London will get its new runway only a few months away, the war of words between […]
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A total of 22 air services were launched by 16 airlines during the course of last week, including Copa Airlines expanding its Panamanian network with David, Air India starting new non-stop service to Vijayawada as well as Turkmenistan Airlines introducing its second Turkish route. The rest of this week’s new routes (A– Z by […]
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Muscle Shoals, also known as Northwest Alabama Regional Airport, delivered the first win of 2015 for North America last week– and they now have an ‘Arch of Triumph’ winner’s certificate on the station wall. Find out which South American airport will be doing the same this week. Even at this early stage in the […]
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Future Travel Experience Europe 2015– an anna.aero sister initiative focused on improving the end-to-end travel experience – is now less than two weeks away. We don’t mean to be threatening, but if you do not register for the event we WILL NOT answer for the consequences. We’re sorry, we don’t mean to be threatening, but if you do […]
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In this week’s Network Planning Community News, bmi regional announces that it will commence flights from Munich to Rotterdam, Liege and Bern, and Frankfurt Airport welcomes the arrival of Qatar Airways’ first A350-900. More news from Ireland West Airport Knock and Manchester Airport.
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The primary gateway to the capital city of the Italian region of Tuscany, Florence Airport handled 2.3 million passengers last year (a new record high). With a total of 12 airlines flying to 16 non-stop destinations, anna.aero takes a closer look at the airport’s recent activity and reveals how dominant Air France is this January. […]
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We examine fares on the almost 1,400-kilometre route from Colorado to California on which Spirit recently joined Frontier, Southwest and United. We reveal the differences in fares and which of the two cities is more popular as a Valentine’s break. When Spirit Airlines began daily service earlier this year (6 January) on the 1,373-kilometre (858-mile) […]
Cambodia Angkor Air now links Siem Reap to Wuxi in China, utilising its A321s. Cambodia Angkor Air, the national flag carrier of Cambodia, increased its international offering from Siem Reap (REP) with the addition of Wuxi (WUX) in China on 17 January. The 2,626-kilometre route to the city located in southern Jiangsu province will be […]
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Blue Air now links Larnaca to Athens and Thessaloniki with daily and thrice-weekly flights, using 737-400s. Competes with Aegean Airlines. Blue Air, the Romanian LCC that celebrated its 10th anniversary in December, opened a new base at Larnaca (LCA) on 19 January, taking advantage of Cyprus Airways’ demise. The LCC will operate daily flights to […]
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Indonesia AirAsia Extra starts weekly flights between Denpasar in Bali and Taipei Taoyuan. Indonesia AirAsia Extra appears to have had something of a soft launch, operating its first commercial service on Monday 19 January between Denpasar (DPS) and Taipei Taoyuan (TPE). After the initial launch flight the 3,800-kilometre route will be served weekly (Fridays outbound, […]
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Established on 8 August 2007 to provide low-fare, high-quality for long-haul point-to-point service between major metropolitan cities on the US eastern seaboard and the US west coast, Virgin America has expanded considerably, becoming the 12th largest operator in the US. As the airline is currently serving a total of 21 airports, anna.aero investigates Virgin America’s […]
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Copa Airlines starts Panama City to David operations with four daily flights, utilising its E190s. Copa Airlines, the flag carrier of Panama, expanded its domestic network with the addition of a new link between Panama City (PTY) and David (DAV) on 15 January. The 344-kilometre sector to the city located in the west of Panama […]
Sun Country Airlines takes on Delta Air Lines on Minneapolis-St. Paul-Nassau sector with weekly departures, using its 737-700s until 10 April. Sun Country Airlines increased its seasonal offering at Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP) with a new non-stop link to Nassau (NAS) on 16 January. The 2,618-kilometre airport pair will be served weekly (Fridays) until 10 April, […]
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Sunwing Airlines now links Buffalo to Cancun with weekly flights, using 737-800s. Sunwing Airlines added another service to its seasonal offering on 17 January, with the launch of weekly flights (Saturdays) between Buffalo (BUF) and Cancun (CUN). The 2,545-kilometre sector will be served utilising the airline’s 189-seat 737-800s and will face no direct competition from […]
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Wizz Air adds Turin and Verona to its Warsaw Chopin route portfolio with weekly flights, using its A320s. Wizz Air continued to expand its European network with the addition of two new seasonal links from Warsaw Chopin (WAW) on 17 January, both of which are served weekly (Saturdays) until 28 March, using its 180-seat A320s. […]
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Aeroflot begins weekly operations to Uzbekistan’s third largest city, joining its five times weekly Tashkent services. Aeroflot has begun operations to the third largest city in Uzbekistan, complementing its existing five times weekly operations to the capital city of Tashkent. Commenced on 16 January from its Moscow Sheremetyevo (SVO) hub, the new route to Samarkand […]
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Turkmenistan Airlines starts its second Turkish destination from its Ashkhabad base, adding to its existing Istanbul operations. Turkmenistan Airlines started operations to its second city in Turkey, with Ankara (ESB) being added to its existing flights to Istanbul Atatürk. The new route will be flown twice-weekly (Tuesdays and Fridays) from the airline’s Ashkhabad (ASB) base […]
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Juneyao Airlines starts 38th route from Shanghai Pudong to Mianyang in Sichuan Province. Juneyao Airlines began a new daily service on 15 January with the introduction of daily A320 flights between Shanghai Pudong (PVG) and Mianyang (MIG) in Sichuan Province. The 1,622-kilometre route is already served by Shanghai Airlines with daily flights, while Spring Airlines […]
InselAir Aruba launches flights to Manaus in Brazil from Aruba, operating twice-weekly with Fokker 70s. InselAir Aruba now serves Manaus (MAO) in Brazil, following the launch on 14 January of twice-weekly (Wednesdays and Sundays) flights from Aruba (AUA). The 2,042-kilometre service will be operated by the airline’s small fleet of 80-seat Fokker 70s and faces […]
Air India now connects Delhi and Vijayawada with daily non-stop flights using A319s. Air India has added a new non-stop domestic service from Delhi (DEL) on 15 January. From that day the Indian flag-carrier began serving Vijayawada (VGA), a major city in the state of Andhra Pradesh on India’s east coast. The 1,387-kilometre route will […]
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9 Air links Guangzhou, Harbin and Wenzhou with daily flights. 9 Air (IATA code AQ), the latest new airline to start commercial domestic services in China, began operating scheduled flights on 15 January 2015. The budget subsidiary of Juneyao Airlines is operating daily flights between Guangzhou (CAN) and Wenzhou (WNZ), and Wenzhou and Harbin (HRB) […]
Famous for its tea, coffee, flowers and athletes, Kenya is also an African aviation hot-spot, having seen its 19 airports offering around 6.3 million one-way seats in 2014. As Kenya Airways controls over half of weekly capacity this January, anna.aero evaluates the airlines operating in this dynamic market and reveals which is the first international […]
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Malindo Air launched operations in Malaysia in early 2013. It has already grown to a fleet of almost 20 aircraft and over 30 routes. We reveal the airline’s busiest airports, which routes have already been dropped and what’s coming next. Malindo Air, a joint venture between Indonesia’s Lion Air and NADI (Malaysia’s National Aerospace& […]
Alaska Airlines adds new seasonal service from Las Vegas to Mammoth Lakes with twice-weekly flights, using Horizon Air’s Q400s. Alaska Airlines expanded its US seasonal offering with a new service from Las Vegas (LAS) to Mammoth Lakes (MMH) on 15 January. The 372-kilometre sector to the town in Mono County, California will be operated twice-weekly […]
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Spirit Airlines now links Cleveland to Orlando, Tampa and Southwest Florida, with daily, thrice-weekly and four weekly flights respectively. Spirit Airlines introduced domestic flights from Cleveland (CLE) during the course of last week with three new routes, all of which are served by its 145-seat A319s. On 15 January, the LCC started daily operations to […]
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Demand for air travel in India is booming once again. After a quiet start to 2014, domestic passenger numbers are growing at double-digit rates. We reveal the change in airline market share during 2014 and look at which airports are growing fastest for domestic and international passengers. After a quiet start to 2014, demand for […]
An impressive 1,351 airframes were delivered to worldwide airline customers by Airbus and Boeing last year, turning 2014 into a record year. Boeing delivered 722 aircraft and wins the race for the third consecutive year. An impressive 1,351 airframes were delivered to worldwide airline customers by Airbus and Boeing last year, turning 2014 into a record […]
Pobeda starts its 10th destination since its launch on 1 December last year, with daily services to Makhachkala. Pobeda began operations to its 10th domestic network point, just six weeks after its first flight on 1 December. This time the Aeroflot-owned LCC has connected its home base of Moscow Vnukovo (VKO) to Makhachkala (MCX), which […]
A total of 25 air services were launched by 18 airlines during the course of last week, including Pacific Coastal Airlines expanding its British Colombia offering with two new routes, flydubai commencing its 12th destination in Saudi Arabia as well as Garuda Indonesia starting its fourth route to China. The rest of this week’s new […]
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Improving the passenger experience is now very much on airlines’ list of priorities and if you are interested in finding out what the world’s most forward-thinking carriers have planned to enhance the end-to-end travel process, you should take a look at anna.aero’s sister initiative, Future Travel Experience Europe 2015. Finding ways to improve the passenger […]
SeaPort Airlines now links Muscle Shoals to Nashville with 24 weekly flights, utilising its Cessna Caravans. SeaPort Airlines, the US-based regional airline, commenced its third route to Nashville (BNA) on 12 January, this time from Muscle Shoals (MSL). The 175-kilometre sector to the capital of the US state of Tennessee will be served 24 times […]
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