JETGO Australia has another go at launching scheduled services, this time a thrice-weekly route between Brisbane and Tamworth. JETGO Australia, which primarily operates as an ACMI and charter airline, has started domestic scheduled services between Brisbane (BNE) and Tamworth (TMW) on 2 March. The 466-kilometre sector is flown thrice-weekly by the airline’s 37-seat ERJ 135s […]
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Allegiant Air now links Las Vegas to Indianapolis and St. Pete-Clearwater to Hagerstown with thrice-weekly and twice-weekly flights respectively. Allegiant Air expanded its seasonal offering with two new routes launched on 27 February, both of which are operated until 17 August. Firstly, the ULCC introduced thrice-weekly flights on the 2,560-kilometre sector from Las Vegas (LAS) […]
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bmi regional now connects Jonkoping in Sweden to Frankfurt with 11 weekly flights, using its ERJ 145s. bmi regional increased its Frankfurt (FRA) offering with the addition of a new service from Jönköping (JKG) in Sweden on 1 March. The 932-kilometre sector from the city situated at the southern end of Sweden’s second largest lake […]
NIKI introduces weekly flights from Vienna to Paphos, using is A320s. NIKI, the wholly-owned Austrian-based subsidiary of airberlin, expanded its presence in Cyprus, with the addition of a new route from its Vienna (VIE) base to Paphos (PFO) on 24 February. The 1,988-kilometre sector to the coastal city in the south-west part of Cyprus will […]
Saudi Arabian Airlines starts its 22nd domestic route from Jeddah on 26 February. Saudi Arabian Airlines has added its 22nd domestic destination to its Jeddah (JED) hub, a sum of domestic routes only beaten by its offer from the capital Riyadh, from where it operates to 24 Saudi cities. Started on 26 February, the twice-weekly […]
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TAM Airlines starts new route from Brasilia to Boa Vista with six weekly flights, using A320s. TAM Airlines increased its domestic offering with the addition of a new route from Brasilia (BSB) to Boa Vista (BVB), the capital of the Brazilian state of Roraima, on 1 March. The 2,507-kilometre domestic sector will be served six times […]
British Airways starts its seventh Spanish route from London Gatwick joining Alicante, Malaga, Barcelona, Tenerife South, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura. British Airways has commenced a four times weekly service to the Spanish city of Seville (SVQ) from its London Gatwick (LGW) base on 26 February. Operated by the IAG airline’s 737-400s, the 1,588-kilometre sector will face […]
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The main gateway to the largest city in Western Asia and to the capital of Iran, Tehran Imam Khomeini Airport (IKA) consolidated its annual capacity in recent years, offering around 2.9 million seats in 2014 (a new record high). With a total of 25 carriers flying to 46 destinations in 30 countries, anna.aero takes a […]
Europe’s equivalent of Allegiant Air likes to keep a low industry profile. But we reveal the airline’s busiest airports and routes this summer, and which new airports have been added to the airline’s all-717 operated network. Despite only starting operations in April 2012, Barcelona-headquartered Volotea has already launched some 200 routes, mostly between and within […]
Following a busy December, both Airbus and Boeing delivered significantly fewer aircraft in the first month of the year. However, January 2015 goes down in history as the busiest beginning to a year since anna.aero started monitoring aircraft deliveries in 2008. Following a busy December, both Airbus and Boeing delivered fewer aircraft this January. The […]
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We examine Asia’s top 15 airlines and airports to see which have seen the most services dropped and launched in the last 12 months. China’s airlines are expanding rapidly (no surprise), but only one of the top 15 airlines has not dropped any routes. The idea that airlines regularly review their route networksand occasionally […]
In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Ryanair celebrates its 250,000th passenger at Bucharest Airport since it started operating from London Stansted on 1 April 2014. More awards from Birmingham Airport.
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The big US airlines with global networks are apparently trying to stop the growth of the major Gulf carriers into the US. We look at how these airlines allocate their capacity globally, and where capacity is being added fastest in 2015. US carriers have recently become rather vocal in their criticism of the major carriers […]
Fuelled by its catchment’s burgeoning energy sector, Aberdeen Airport, Routes Europe 2015 host this coming April, produced its best ever passenger results in 2014. anna.aero discovers which routes and airlines have been gushing growth at Scotland’s third largest airport. Having delivered a 2014 annual passenger figureof 3.73 million (+8.4%), Aberdeen Airport is the UK’s […]
The busiest gateway to Brazil’s largest city, Sao Paulo Guarulhos Airport handled close to 40 million passengers in 2014 (a new record high). With a total of 40 airlines flying to 91 non-stop destinations, anna.aero takes a closer look at the airport’s recent activity and reveals how dominant TAM Airlines is this March. Having a […]
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Branson AirExpress starts new seasonal route from Branson to Houston Hobby with thrice-weekly flights until 28 June, using its CRJ 200. Branson AirExpress increased its seasonal domestic offering with the addition of a new route from its Branson (BKG) base to Houston Hobby (HOU) on 23 February. The 789-kilometre sector will be served thrice-weekly until […]
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Air Transat expands Mexican offering with San Jose del Cabo from Toronto Pearson, flying weekly using its 737-800s. Air Transat, the Canadian holiday travel airline, expanded its Mexican offering from Toronto Pearson (YYZ) with the addition of San Jose del Cabo (SJD) on 21 February. The 3,573-kilometre sector will be served weekly (Saturdays) until 25 […]
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A total of 10 air services were launched by nine airlines during the course of last week, including Vistara introducing Goa link from Delhi, Air Transat adding its fifth Mexican route from Toronto Pearson as well as Pobeda commencing operations from Moscow Vnukovo to Arkhangelsk. The rest of this week’s new routes (A– Z […]
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Pobeda starts its 14th domestic route from Moscow Vnukovo, with daily flights to Arkhangelsk. Pobeda continues its unabated growth from its Moscow Vnukovo (VKO) hub, adding its 14th service from the Russian capital, this time to Arkhangelsk (ARH) in the north of European Russia. There is no direct competition on this route for Aeroflot’s in-house […]
With one-to-one mega-hub providers like American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines in the same room as LCCs like Allegiant Air, Southwest Airlines and Spirit Airlines, ACI-NA’s JumpStart® Conference will undoubtedly deliver air service development. anna.aero grabs 30 seconds with ACI-NA’s President and CEO Kevin Burke to discuss his expectations for the Seattle event. […]
Located in the Iberian Peninsula and being home to an estimated population of over 46 million as of 2014, Spain is served by 39 commercial airports providing scheduled airline services this March. With Spanish air traffic beginning its recovery in 2014, anna.aero investigates the airlines operating in this fluctuating market and reveals which is the #1 […]
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Eurowings is set to become a pan-European low cost carrier with the announcement that Vienna in Austria will become its first non-German base later this year. We speculate on which routes the two A320s may be placed. The withdrawal of the last remaining SWISS services from Basel at the end of May (to Barcelona, Hamburg, […]
Germania gets Tehran routes going from Berlin Schönefeld and Düsseldorf – both with twice-weekly flights.gergetown Germania, will begin operations to a new country market this week, linking Düsseldorf (DUS) and Berlin Schönefeld (SXF) with Tehran (IKA) in Iran. Both new routes will be served by the carrier’s 148-seat 737-700s. The 3,932-kilometre sector from Düsseldorf started […]
Peach Aviation adds its second international service from Okinawa, and fourth route in total. Peach Aviation has added its second international route from Okinawa (OKA) this week, with the start of a four times weekly services to Hong Kong (HKG) on 21 February. The Okinawa-Hong Kong route is Peach’s seventh international service and it is […]
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Pegasus Asia adds Delhi to its network, complementing existing flights to Osh and Moscow Domodedovo. Pegasus Asia has started its third service from Bishkek (FRU), adding Delhi (DEL) to existing operations to Moscow Domodedovo and Osh. Commenced on 20 February, the 1,629-kilometre city pair will be flown twice-weekly (Mondays and Fridays) and will be operated […]
Vistara starts its third route from Delhi, and fourth route in total, as it lifts its weekly flights to 134. Vistara commenced its third route from Delhi (DEL) this week, adding to its existing services to Ahmedabad and Mumbai, this time by starting flights to Goa (GOI). Beginning on 20 February, the daily operation, flown […]
anna.aero undertakes an in-depth analysis of exactly what are the top 12 routes flown by America’s third biggest carrier (United Airlines) from its busiest operational base in terms of weekly capacity this March, Houston Intercontinental Airport. Houston Intercontinental Airport (IAH) is a major gateway to the state of Texas serving the Greater Houston metropolitan area […]
Azul Airlines now links Curitiba to Passo Fundo with six weekly flights, using its ATR 72s. Azul Airlines increased its domestic offering with the addition of a new service between Curitiba (CWB) and Passo Fundo (PFB) on 20 February. The 435-kilometre sector to the city located in the north of the southern Brazilian state of […]
Sunwing Airlines introduces a new seasonal route from Charlottetown to Holguin in Cuba with weekly flights, using its 737-800s. Sunwing Airlines, which during the course of last week started five new seasonal winter routes, continued to expands internationally, this time with a new service to the Cuban destination of Holguin (HOG) from Charlottetown (YHG) on […]
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A total of 39 air services were launched by 21 airlines during the course of last week, including Silver Airways expanding with four new airport pairs, Etihad Airways beginning Kolkata connections as well as AirAsia X introducing its sixth Chinese route. The rest of this week’s new routes (A– Z by airline)
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Home to an estimated population of 51 million, who like to describe their home country’s economic success as “Miracle on the Han River”, South Korea is served by 14 commercial airports. With the two airports serving Seoul commanding 63% of the total traffic, anna.aero investigates the airlines operating in this fast growing market and reveals […]
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In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Ryanair celebrates its seventh million passenger at Berlin Schönefeld Airport, and Newcastle Airport hosts a special visit from a New York taxi to commemorate United Airlines’ new service to New York Newark starting on 23 May.
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We have analysed our traffic and trends database for over 300 European airports to determine which were the fastest-growing airports in 2014, and also to see the growth (or otherwise) in passenger numbers across 43 countries in Europe. anna.aero has now collated passenger traffic data for all of 2014 for well over 300 of Europe’s […]
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All tied at the top of the inter-regional‘Arch of Triumph’ table again, with North America joining Asia at the summit of the leader board. This week’s victorious airport also charges into the top two of inter-airport battle, squeezing in between Delhi and Turin. Europe has gone five weeks without a win in the global […]
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easyJet’s new Manchester service becomes the LCC’s fourth link to Funchal from the UK. easyJet has now taken its weekly rotations from its UK bases to Madeira up to 13 weekly flights, with the introduction of twice-weekly (Mondays and Saturdays) flights between Manchester (MAN) and Funchal (FNC) on 14February. These A320-operated flights will join […]
Etihad Airways begins flights to its 11th Indian destination from its Abu Dhabi hub. Etihad Airways began operations to Kolkata (CCU) on 15 February, its 11th destination in India– adding to its existing 121 weekly services to Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Kozhikode, Kochi, Delhi, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Chennai and Thiruvananthapuram. The daily services from the carrier’s […]
China United Airlines now links Foshan to Kunming and Haikou using 737s. China United Airlines has added two more domestic routes to its network. On 10 February the carrier began daily flights on the 1,073-kilometre route between Foshan (FUO) and Kunming (KMG). The following day it launched thrice-weekly flights on the 484-kilometre route between Foshan […]
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China Southern Airlines connects Shantou and Taipei with weekly flights. China Southern Airlines has introduced another cross-Straits service to its network. On 15 February the airline began a weekly (Sunday) service on the 501-kilometre route between Shantou (SWA) and Taipei Taoyuan (TPE). Frequency on the route is scheduled to increase to thrice-weekly by the end […]
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Arik Air now links Lagos to Abidjan via existing Cotonou service, utilising a mixed fleet of CRJ 900s and 737-700s. Competes against Air Cote D’Ivoire and Camair-Co. Arik Air, the privately-owned airline operating mainly from Lagos and Abuja airports to a total of 12 countries, entered the Ivory Coast country market on 16 February with […]
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WestJet Encore now flies from Edmonton to Kamloops with daily flights, using its Q400s. WestJet Encore increased its presence at Kamloops (YKA), this time with a new service from Edmonton (YEG) on 15 February. The 552-kilometre sector will be served daily, using the airline’s 78-seat Q400s. No other carrier serves this new route, but WestJet […]
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Aegean Airlines, a Star Alliance member since 2010, carried 10 million passengers in 2014. We look at which airports have seen the fastest growth in the last three years and reveal the airline’s 50 new routes for this summer. Aegean Airlines, the leading airline in Greece, plans to launch some 50 new routes this summer […]
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Sunwing Airlines introduces new links from Buffalo, Edmonton, Moncton and St. John with weekly flights, using its 737-800s. Sunwing Airlines continued to increase its seasonal offering with the addition of five new links, all of which are served weekly by the airline’s 189-seat 737-800s. With the longest sector being the 3,877-kilometre service from Edmonton (YEG) […]
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Silver Airways now links Fort Lauderdale to Tallahassee, Tampa to Marsh Harbour, as well as Orlando to Freeport and North Eleuthera, using its Saab 340s. Silver Airways commenced four new routes during the course of last week, all of which are operated by its 34-seat Saab 340s. Firstly, on 12 February, the airline added four […]
Porter Airlines introduces a new seasonal route from Toronto City to Charleston with weekly flights, using its Q400s. Porter Airlines commenced a new service from Toronto City (YTZ) to Charleston (CHS) in the USA on 14 February. The 1,194-kilometre sector will be served weekly (Saturdays) until 2 May, utilising the airline’s 74-seat Q400s. No other […]
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WestJet launches seasonal weekly flights from Calgary to Loreto, using its 737-700s. WestJet, the Canadian low-cost carrier, expanded its seasonal offering from Calgary (YYC) with the addition of Loreto (LTO) in Mexico on 14 February. The 2,799-kilometre sector will be served weekly (Saturdays) until 30 May, utilising the LCC’s 136-seat 737-700s. This route is not […]
Delta Air Lines now connects Seattle-Tacoma to San Jose del Cabo with weekly flights, using its A319s. Delta Air Lines increased its Mexican seasonal offering with the addition of a new route from Seattle-Tacoma (SEA) to San Jose del Cabo (SJD) on 14 February, a sector that is already served by Alaska Airlines’ eight weekly […]
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The primary international and domestic airport of Peru, Lima Airport (perhaps better known as Jorge Chávez International Airport) handled 16 million passengers last year (a new record high). With a total of 24 airlines flying to 56 non-stop destinations, anna.aero takes a closer look at the airport’s recent activity and reveals how dominant LAN Airlines […]
United Airlines now operates daily from New York Newark to Sarasota in Florida, utilising its 737-800s. United Airlines introduced its second route to Sarasota (SRQ) in Florida on 12 February, when it commenced daily seasonal flights from New York Newark (EWR). The 1,664-kilometre route will be operated until 5 May, using the airline’s 166-seat 737-800s. […]
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Tianjin Airlines connects Tianjin with Bangkok Suvarnabhumi in Thailand, competing with Okay Airways. Tianjin Airlines on 15 February launched its first service to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi (BKK). The 3,241-kilometre route from its home base at Tianjin (TSN) will be served daily by the airline’s A320s and faces competition from Okay Airways, which also operates the route daily. […]
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Malindo Air now connects Kuala Lumpur with Visakhapatnam with thrice-weekly flights. Malindo Air has made Visakhapatnam (VTZ), also known as Vizag, its latest destination in India, with the introduction on 15 February of thrice-weekly (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays) flights from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) using its 737-900ERs. The 2,612-kilometre route is not flown by any other […]
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