airberlin’s network offers a wide-range of services for business and leisure travellers, but it has not been a profitable mix. We take a closer look at the airline’s seasonality problems, which the airline has revealed it intends to tackle in the coming months. airberlin’s attempts to figure out what sort of airline it needs to […]
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A total of 16 air services were launched by nine airlines during the course of last week, including germanwings adding a new German-UK route from Düsseldorf to London Stansted, Silver Airways commencing its 16th intra-Florida link as well as Lucky Air increasing its presence in Taiwan with Kunming-Taichung operations. The rest of this week’s new […]
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Luxembourg’s flag carrier, Luxair has been growing remarkably in recent years, recording over 1.5 million passengers in 2013 (a new record high). As the airline is now serving 18 countries in Europe and North Africa, anna.aero reveals Luxair’s recent network developments and its top 12 routes for this August. Following the reorganisation of Luxembourg Airlines, […]
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Gateway to the capital of the Northern Territory of Australia, Darwin Airport consolidated its annual passenger performance in FY2014, reaching 2.3 million this year. With a total of 11 carriers operating from the airport, anna.aero takes a closer look at Darwin’s recent developments and reveals which is the busiest destination this summer. Established in 1919 […]
In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Tallinn Airport welcomes with the traditional water arch salute Japan Airlines’ first charter service from Osaka Kansai. More news from Cancun and Kaunas airports.
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YANAIR now connects Kiev Zhulyany to Tbilisi with twice-weekly operations, using its Saab 340s. Competes against Air Caucasus. YANAIR’s Kiev Zhulyany to Tbilisi YANAIR, the Ukraine regional airline that operates a fleet of two Saab 340s and a single A320, expanded its presence in the Georgian market with the addition of twice-weekly flights (Tuesdays and […]
United Airlines starts daily flights from Denver, CO to Lafayette, LA as well as from Houston Intercontinental, TX to Williston, ND and Boise, ID, using ExpressJet Airlines’ ERJ 145s and SkyWest Airlines’ CRJ 700s. United Airlines expanded its US domestic offering during the course of last week with three new routes, all of which are […]
Silver Airways now links Jacksonville, FL to Fort Lauderdale, FL with 18 weekly flights, using Saab 340s. Competes against Southwest Airlines. Silver Airways commenced its 16th intra-Florida airport pair with the addition of 18 weekly services from Jacksonville, FL (JAX) to Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL) on 19 August. The 512-kilometre route will be operated by […]
Frontier Airlines adds five routes from Washington Dulles, VA to Atlanta, GA, Charlotte Douglas, NC, Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN, Orlando, FL and Tampa, FL, using A320s and competing with Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and US Airways. Frontier Airlines’ Washington Dulles to Tampa Frontier Airlines, which in the previous week added its second route to Dallas/Fort […]
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North America has secured its second win of the 2014 competition this week, with a Fire Truck Water Arch entry from Washington Dulles Airport, to celebrate the historic base launch by Frontier Airlines. North America has secured its second win of the 2014 competition this week, with a Fire Truck Water Arch entry from Washington […]
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Passenger numbers have been growing steadily if unspectacularly at airports in most Western European countries, even in Italy and Spain which had such a tough time in 2013. Airport traffic data collected by anna.aero for 10 of Western Europe’s biggest air travel markets shows that all 10 of the countries analysed have reported growth in […]
Turkish Airlines has started thrice-weekly flights to Asmara in Eritrea via Taif in Saudi Arabia. Turkish Airlines has found a new country to serve. On 19 August the Star Alliance carrier began thrice-weekly flights from its Istanbul Atatürk (IST) hub to Asmara (ASM) the capital of Eritrea, a country in East Africa. The 3,009-kilometre route […]
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Eritrea is probably one of the less well-known countries in Africa, but last week Turkish Airlines made it a lot easier to get to. We take a look at the commercial aviation scene in the East African state just across the Red Sea from Saudi Arabia. With the arrival last week of Turkish Airlines services […]
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Lucky Air links Kunming to Taichung in Taiwan operating weekly 737-800 flights. Lucky Air, the subject of this week’s anna.aero airline profile, has followed the introduction last week of international flights to Koh Samui in Thailand with the launch on 24 August of weekly (Sunday) flights from its main base at Kunming (KMG) to Taichung […]
Lucky Air, based at China’s seventh busiest airport (Kunming) is expecting passenger numbers to grow by almost 15% this year. We reveal the airline’s biggest airports and which new routes the airline has launched in the last 12 months. Lucky Air is currently the 14th busiest airline ranked on seats offered from Chineseairports, but […]
SAS utilises PrivatAir’s metal for its latest premium transatlantic operations from Stavanger to Houston Intercontinental, a route served six times weekly. SAS commenced premium services from Stavanger (SVG) in Norway to Houston Intercontinental, TX (IAH) on 20 August. The 7,796-kilometre sector between the two major petroleum hubs will be operated six times weekly, using PrivatAir’s […]
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SATENA now connects Bogota and Cali to Tumaco with daily flights, using a mixed fleet of ATR 42-500s and ERJ 145s. Competes against Avianca on the sector from Bogota. SATENA, the Colombian government-owned carrier, added two new domestic links to Tumaco (TCO) on 25 August, from Bogota (BOG) and Cali (CLO). Both routes are operated […]
germanwings joins Etihad Regional in linking Düsseldorf and London Stansted with daily flights. germanwings continues its major expansion this summer with the introduction on 22 August of 12 times weekly flights between Düsseldorf (DUS) and London Stansted (STN). The 457-kilometre route will be flown by the airline’s CRJ 900s and will facecompetition from Etihad […]
A total of 14 air services were launched by 12 airlines during the course of last week, including Etihad Regional landing at Pristina from Zurich, Southwest Airlines expanding international network with new flights to Nassau and Cancun as well as SpiceJet adding second route to Nepal, with Bagdogra-Kathmandu service. The rest of this week’s new […]
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Gateway to one of the 11 host cities during the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Samara Airport handled over two million passengers last year. With a total of 20 airlines operating from the gateway to Samarskaya Oblast, anna.aero investigates the airport’s recent activity and reveals how dominant Aeroflot is this summer. Established in 1957 as a […]
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In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Cancun Airport welcomes Southwest Airlines’ first service to the Mexican gateway with the traditional water arch salute.
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Finnair begins thrice-weekly flights from Helsinki to Kazan, using Flybe Finland’s E190s. Finnair’s Helsinki to Kazan Finnair, which in the previous week ventured to Russia for destination #5, continued to expand its presence in the Russian market commencing operations from Helsinki (HEL) to its sixth destination — Kazan (KZN), on 18 August. The 1,508-kilometre sector […]
Airnorth makes Cairns its 13th destination from Darwin; will compete against Jetstar Airways and Qantas. Airnorth’s Darwin to Cairns via Gove Airnorth, the Australian regional airline, has started services to Cairns (CNS) from Darwin (DRW), becoming its 13th destination from the Northern Territory Airport. The flights operate via existing network point of Gove (GOV), with […]
Monarch Airlines’ services from East Midlands only began in August 2012 after bmibaby’s closure. Now the airline’s eight routes are being discontinued as seven of them faced intense competition from Jet2.com and Ryanair. Monarch Airlines has announced plans to close its base at East Midlands Airport by the end of April 2015. Monarch began scheduled […]
While Emirates received its 50th A380 from Airbus, the European manufacturer will have to add some power if it wants to catch up with Boeing, which leads the delivery race by 48 units. In addition, the American producer handed over its second 787-9 to All Nippon Airways in July. Following the busiest ever June, both […]
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Following last week’s win of Samara (pictured), Russia secures its second Arch of Triumph winner in 2014. Therefore, the gateway to the capital of Republic of Tatarstan achieved this week’s monumental feat of airport marketing prowess, entering the ranking at position #8. A relatively quiet week for airport fire and rescue services everywhere, with only […]
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SpiceJet launches thrice-weekly flights from Bagdogra to Kathmandu SpiceJet, India’s second biggest LCC, which is profiled in this week’s airline analysis, on 13 August began thrice-weekly flights (Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays) between Bagdogra (IXB) and Kathmandu (KTM) in Nepal. The short 315-kilometre route will be flown by the airline’s 737-800s and will face no direct […]
SpiceJet is still growing but is reducing the size of its network. More flights on fewer routes may help improve yields. We reveal which seven airports have been dropped from the airline’s network and which routes have been suspended. SpiceJet, India’s second biggest LCC, carried 11.7 million passengers last year on domestic routes at an […]
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Airlines in the Asia Pacific region have seen international traffic grow by almost 5% in the first half of 2014. According to AAPA, the group of 30 airlines for which it collects traffic showed a 1.1 percentage point drop in load factor during the same period to 76.7%. Data from the Association of Asia Pacific […]
Chicago O’Hare and Midway airports dominate the Illinois aviation scene accounting for over 95% of capacity. We rank the state’s largest airlines and busiest destinations, as well as revealing which airports are no longer served this September. The airports of the US state of Illinois handled an estimated 90 million passengers in 2013 (more than […]
Time is running out to enter the“bud:runway run”. Registration closes on 25 August for the air transport charity race, which takes place on Budapest Airport’s runway on 6 September. ACI EUROPE and SWISS are the latest teams to sign-up. Think you can beat them? Register now! Time is running out to enter the “bud:runway […]
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A wholly owned subsidiary of LOT Polish Airlines, eurolot has been growing impressively in 2014, serving a total of 23 airports this summer. With Gdansk being the carrier’s busiest airport by weekly departures, anna.aero takes a closer look at eurolot’s network and reveals which new services were added so far in 2014. Established on 19 […]
Scotland’s airports overall are not much busier now than they were 10 years ago, but some are performing better than others. We reveal which airlines are growing (and shrinking) in Scotland this summer and list some of the key new services launched recently. As voters in Scotland prepare for the big referendum vote on 18 […]
Etihad Regional links Zurich with Pristina with five weekly ATR flights. Competes with Belair. Etihad Regional on 15 August operated its first flight between Zurich (ZRH) and Pristina (PRN) in Kosovo. The Swiss-based regional airline, whose flights on this route are operated by Darwin Airline’s ATR 72-500s, will fly the route five times weekly initially, […]
Insel Air connects Aruba and Paramaribo in Surinam with twice-weekly MD-83 flights. Insel Air has launched non-stop service between Aruba (AUA) and Paramaribo (PBM), the capital of Surinam. The twice-weekly (Mondays and Fridays) service on the 1,806-kilometre route was started on 18 August using the airline’s MD-83s. Competition is provided by Surinam Airways who operate […]
Ukraine International Airlines commences its first route to Uzbekistan with twice-weekly operation to Tashkent. Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) has started the 3,112-kilometre link from its Kiev Boryspil (KBP) base to Tashkent (TAS) in Uzbekistan— its first route to the country — on 14 August. Operated twice-weekly (Thursdays and Sundays) by the airline’s 101-seat E190s, […]
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Jeju Air begins weekly flights between Seoul Incheon and Jiamisu. Jeju Air, the independently-owned South Korean LCC, has begun a weekly (Saturday) service between Seoul Incheon (ICN) and Jiamisu (JMU) in China. The 1,072-kilometre route, which was launched on 16 August, will be operated until 25 October with the airline’s 737-800s. This is the airline’s […]
Southwest Airlines adds second route to Nassau and third link to Cancun from Atlanta, GA and Milwaukee, WI respectively with weekly flights, using 737-700s. Southwest Airlines, which in the previous week expanded in Washington and headed to Mexico, continued to replace AirTran Airways operations on 16 August with two more airport pairs, both of which […]
Sun Country Airlines begins seasonal operations from St. Pete-Clearwater to Gulfport with five weekly flights, using 737-700s. Sun Country Airlines increased its seasonal offering at St. Pete-Clearwater, FL (PIE) with a new non-stop link to Gulfport, MS (GPT) on 12 August. The 679-kilometre airport pair will be served five times weekly until 30 September, utilising […]
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Frontier Airlines makes Dallas/Fort Worth, TX its latest destination from Cleveland, OH with four weekly flights, using A320s. Competes against American Airlines and United Airlines. Frontier Airlines, which turned 20 this February, commenced its second route to Dallas/Fort Worth, TX (DFW) with four weekly flights from Cleveland, OH (CLE) on 15 August. The 1,643-kilometre airport […]
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SkyJet Airlines competes with many carriers on Manila to Kalibo route SkyJet Airlines the self-styled‘Boutique Leisure Airline’ based in the Philippines, has begun five times weekly flights between Manila (MNL) and Kalibo (KLO). The 346-kilometre route is already served by AirAsia Zest (41 weekly flights), Tigerair Philippines (22), Philippine Airlines (22), PAL Express (21) […]
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Lucky Air links Kunming and Koh Samui with thrice-weekly Airbus flights Lucky Air has begun thrice-weekly flights on the 1,748-kilometre route between Kunming (KMG) and Koh Samui (USM) in Thailand. The airline’s A319s will operate the route, which was launched on 12 August, and is not served by any other carrier. This becomes the airline’s […]
A total of 22 air services were launched by 12 airlines during the course of last week, including HK Express adding a new service to Busan from its Hong Kong base, Southwest Airlines expanding with five new airport pairs as well as fastjet’s sixth route from Dar es Salaam, this time to Harare. The rest […]
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Finnair touches down at Samara from Helsinki with thrice-weekly flights, using Flybe Finland’s E190s. Finnair, the flag carrier and largest airline of Finland, commenced operations to its fifth destination in Russia on 7 August, launching thrice-weekly flights from its Helsinki (HEL) base to Samara (KUF). The 1,717-kilometre sector will be operated by Flybe Finland’s 100-seat […]
China Southern Airlines links Guangzhou with New York JFK four times weekly. China Southern Airlines has launched its longest ever non-stop route, between Guangzhou (CAN) and New York JFK, NY (JFK). The 12,905-kilometre route is over 1,200 kilometres longer than its previous longest route from Guangzhou to Los Angeles, the airline’s only other US destination […]
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fastjet makes Harare its latest international destination with twice-weekly flights from Dar es Salaam, using A319s. fastjet, the low-cost operator providing pan-African services, commenced its sixth route from Dar es Salaam (DAR) with twice-weekly (Tuesdays and Saturdays) flights to Harare (HRE) on 5 August. The 1,505-kilometre sector to Zimbabwe’s capital will be operated using the […]
Finnish airports achieved over 19 million passengers last year, decreasing by a modest 0.4% since we last looked at this market three years ago. With Helsinki Airport offering 80% of traffic in 2013 and Sweden being the top international country this summer, anna.aero investigates how the Finnish market is evolving. While it is home to […]
Spirit Airlines begins services to Kansas City from Chicago O’Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston Intercontinental, Detroit and Las Vegas with daily flights, using A319s. Spirit Airlines’ five new routes to Kansas City Spirit Airlines, which in the previous week added two domestic routes, started serving Kansas City, MO (MCI) with five links, all of which are […]
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In this week’s Network Planning Community News, TAV Georgia and Moscow Sheremetyevo show-off awards for flyvista and China Southern Airlines respectively. We also have news from Miami and Enfidha airports. anna.aero would like to thank London City Airport (LCY) for sponsoring our entry in the London Surrey 100 bike road race in support of the […]
Emirates begins operations to its ninth US destination completing the MEB3 trio at Chicago O’Hare. Emirates’ Dubai to Chicago O’Hare Emirates, which began daily flights to Abuja in Nigeria last week, has started another route this week, this time to the US. On 5 August, the MEB3 carrier started daily flights to Chicago O’Hare (ORD) […]
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