Find out all the show news from anna.aero’s Chicago Dailies produced on site at the 20th World Route Development Forum, including who won the 2014 Marketing Awards. We have hundreds and hundreds of published, un-published, and unpublishable photos which we have taken during the main daily proceedings and social events for the fabulous anna.aero World […]
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Aeromar has been operating in Mexico for more than a quarter of a century as a niche,‘executive’ airline. With a fleet of mostly ATRs it operates primarily on short-haul flights from Mexico City. We look at the airline’s busiest routes and its international activities. Mexico’s Aeromar has been around since the late 1980s offering […]
A total of 21 air services were launched by 13 airlines during the course of last week, including Norwegian linking London Gatwick to two more European capitals, Frontier Airlines expanding its domestic network with five new routes as well as Spring Airlines commencing its first international route from Hangzhou. The rest of this week’s new […]
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Cebu Pacific Air commences non-stop Manila to Sydney flights against two other carriers. Cebu Pacific Air, the airline we examined in more detail last week, became the latest airline to enter the Australian air travel market with the introduction on 9 September of four times weekly flights on the 6,243-kilometre route from Manila (MNL) to […]
firefly adds Penang-Krabi link and Johor Bahru-Ipoh link using ATR 72s. firefly, the regional subsidiary of Malaysia Airlines, has added two new routes during the last week. On 11 September it launched thrice-weekly (Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays) flights on the 332-kilometre route from Penang (PEN) to Krabi (KBV) in Thailand, followed on the 15 September by […]
Czech Airlines makes Gothenburg its latest destination from Prague, served with six weekly flights using its ATR 72s. Czech Airlines’ Prague to Gothenburg via Hamburg Czech Airlines expanded its presence in the Swedish market with the addition of Gothenburg (GOT) from its Prague (PRG) base, operated via Hamburg (HAM). The 963-kilometre airport pair to the […]
Air Armenia begins twice-weekly service between Yerevan and Frankfurt with A320s. Air Armenia’s Yerevan to Frankfurt Air Armenia arrived in Frankfurt (FRA) on Tuesday 9 September with its maiden flight from Yerevan (EVN). The twice-weekly service (Tuesdays and Saturdays) on the 2,983-kilometre route will be flown by the carrier’s A320s. No other carrier operates this […]
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Following a record July, Boeing stepped up its deliveries in August, while its European counterpart handed over fewer airframes. Airbus will have to add some power if it wants to catch up with Boeing, which now leads the 2014 delivery race by 72 units. In addition, Tigerair Taiwan took delivery of its first of 12 […]
Brussels Airlines joins LOT Polish Airlines in linking Brussels to Warsaw Chopin with 13 weekly flights using its Avro RJ100s. Brussels Airlines resumed flights from Brussels (BRU) to Warsaw Chopin (WAW) on 14 September, a sector last operated in October 2012. The 1,149-kilometre route to Warsaw’s main gateway will be served 13 times weekly, utilising […]
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Prague Airport dominates air traffic in the Czech Republic. Passenger numbers grew rapidly between 1995 and 2008, but since then things have developed more slowly as we reveal with our look at the leading routes and airlines serving the market. Undoubtedly one of Europe’s most picturesque cities, Prague is a popular destination for European travellers […]
anna.aero attended the 11th annual WLCAC held in London between 16 and 17 September, giving Vlad Cristescu a chance to catch-up with a mixture of senior airline and airport representatives on the first day, including WOW air’s CEO, Skúli Mogensen. anna.aero was delighted to be invited to the 11th annual World Low Cost Airlines Congress […]
Penang International Airport is Malaysia’s second busiest for international flights and third busiest overall. We reveal how the airport has grown during the last 20 years and which are its leading airlines and routes. The relatively small state of Penang in north-west Malaysia consists of two parts; Penang Island located in the Straitsof Malacca, […]
The Australian air travel market continues to report solid if unspectacular growth. We track the growth rates in recent months and look at which airports are growing their international demand most rapidly. Plus a round-up of recent new international services. Demand for air travel within Australia has grown by just 1.0% to 57.7 million passengers […]
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Transaero Airlines makes Astrakhan its 12th domestic destination from Moscow Domodedovo Transaero Airlines has further improved its domestic offer from its Moscow Domodedovo (DME) hub— its biggest in terms of weekly seats available — this time starting twice-weekly (Thursdays and Sundays) services to Astrakhan (ASF) on 11 September. Operated by the carrier’s 122-seat 737-500s, […]
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It’s been a long time coming, but anna.aero’s ‘home airport’ of London Gatwick has finally won its first ever ‘Arch of Triumph’ weekly certificate. This week, four global airports, including another London airport, slug it out for the honours. This week’s winner is a case of third time lucky. The winning FTWA was Sydney’s second […]
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Also in this week’s issue of Network Planning Community News, Tigerair Australia clocks-up a significant passenger milestone in less than seven years, while Thai AirAsia puts on a glamourous display for a new route announcement to Guangzhou.
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A wholly-owned subsidiary of Lufthansa Group, Brussels Airlines continued its growth last year, as it handled close to six million passengers. As the airline is now serving over 60 destinations in 30 countries within Europe, North Africa, North America and the Middle East, anna.aero reveals Brussels Airlines’ recent developments and its top 12 routes for […]
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Spring Airlines connects Hangzhou with Bangkok thrice-weekly with A320s. Spring Airlines has launched its first international service from Hangzhou (HGH) with the introduction on 9 September of thrice-weekly flights to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi (BKK). The 2,712-kilometre sector will be flown by the airline’s A320s and faces no direct competition. Bangkok becomes the 24th international destination to […]
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Jeju Air joins Seoul Incheon to Shijiazhuang in China, twice-weekly with 737-800s. Jeju Air has added another Chinese destination from its international base at Seoul Incheon (ICN). On 15 September the South Korean LCC began twice-weekly flights (Mondays and Fridays) on the 1,085-kilometre route to Shijiazhuang (SJW) using its 737-800s. The airline already serves three […]
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Frontier Airlines continues to expand at Washington Dulles, VA with four new links and commences another service from Cleveland, OH to Las Vegas, NV. Competes against Southwest Airlines and United Airlines. Frontier Airlines, which in the previous week added five routes from the busiest airport in the Washington metropolitan area, continued to expand its presence […]
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Ethiopian Airlines now links Addis Ababa to Kombolcha with daily flights, using its Q400s. Ethiopian Airlines, which in the previous week added its ninth destination in Europe, expanded its domestic network on 10 September with the addition of a new link from its Addis Ababa (ADD) base to Kombolcha (DSE). The 253-kilometre sector to the […]
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Norwegian expands its London Gatwick operations still further with two more European capitals added to the network– Berlin and Warsaw. Norwegian started destinations #36 and #37 from its growing London Gatwick (LGW) hub, adding six times weekly connections to two new European capitals – Berlin Schönefeld (SXF) and Warsaw Chopin (WAW). Commencing 15 September, […]
Malindo Air links Kuala Lumpur Subang and Penang with Krabi in Thailand. Malindo Air has added two new international routes between Malaysia and Thailand. On 11 September it began daily flights on the 608-kilometre route from Kuala Lumpur Subang (SZB) to Krabi (KBV) in Thailand. The following day four times weekly flights on the 332-kilometre […]
Cyprus Airways now connects Larnaca to London Stansted with daily flights, using its A320s. Cyprus Airways began flights from Larnaca (LCA) to London Stansted (STN) on 14 September due to moving its services from London Heathrow. The airline sold its last slot pair at Heathrow to American Airlines for US 31$m to help its difficult […]
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Aer Lingus raced down Budapest Airport’s runway to take the title of “Fastest Airline in the World” beating other airlines, airports, and aviation enterprises from all over the world in the air transport industry’s annual charity race, “bud:runway run” organised by Budapest Airport, Nike, Wizz Air, and anna.aero. Aer Lingusraced down Budapest Airport’s Runway […]
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Emirates’ new Oslo 777-300 service joins existing Scandinavian flights to Copenhagen and Stockholm Arlanda. Brussels also linked to Dubai mega hub. Emirates’ Dubai to Brussels Emirates has added another two European capital cities to its burgeoning Dubai (DXB) hub this week, commencing daily services toboth Oslo Gardermoen (OSL) on 2 September, closely followed by […]
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A total of 30 air services were launched by 18 airlines during the course of last week, including Cebu Pacific Air adding its longest route so far— to Kuwait, Aurigny launching its third London connection as well as Frontier Airlines expanding its presence at Washington Dulles with five more routes. The rest of this […]
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Delta Air Lines adds two new routes from Atlanta, GA to Lincoln, NE and Rochester, MN, and from Detroit, MI to Rochester, MN with daily operations, utilising ExpressJet Airlines and Endeavor Air’s metal. Delta Air Lines, which during the course of last week decided to go year-round on the New York JFK-Zurich airport pair, expanded […]
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Despite the fact that a number of new routes have been launched by Delta Air Lines from Atlanta in the last 12 months, the total number of weekly departures operated by the carrier has remained unchanged this September. anna.aero undertakes an in-depth analysis of exactly what are the top 12 routes flown by the SkyTeam […]
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Cebu Pacific Air now links Manila to Kuwait with thrice-weekly flights. Cebu Pacific Air has started a new long-haul service from Manila (MNL) to Kuwait City (KWI). On 2 September the airline began thrice-weekly service on the 5,612-kilometre route using its A330-300s. No other carrier operates this route. Passengers on the inaugural flight were seen […]
Garuda Indonesia resumes service from Jakarta to London Gatwick, but via Amsterdam. Garuda Indonesia has returned to London Gatwick (LGW) after an absence of over 10 years. On Monday 8 September, the Indonesian flag-carrier began flying from Jakarta (CGK) to London’s second busiest airport, via Amsterdam in the Netherlands. The 11,710-kilometre service will be operated […]
Hainan Airlines connects Hangzhou and Xi’an twice-weekly with Paris. Hainan Airlines on 3 September, began twice-weekly flights from Hangzhou (HGH) to Paris CDG (CDG) via Xi’an (XIY). Flights depart Hangzhou every Wednesday and Saturday, but depart Xi’an on Thursdays and Sundays. The airline’s A330-200s will operate the new routes. Hainan Airlines’ other current routes to […]
Ethiopian Airlines begins thrice-weekly flights from Addis Ababa to Madrid operated via Rome Fiumicino, utilising a mixed fleet of its 757-200s and 767-300s. Ethiopian Airlines, which in the previous week launched a new domestic airport pair from its main base to Bale Robe, expanded its international network on 2 September with the addition of its […]
US Airways begins twice-daily flights from Grand Rapids to Charlotte Douglas and Philadelphia using Air Wisconsin’s CRJ 200s. US Airways, which merged with American Airlines last year, started operating from Grand Rapids, MI (GRR) with two new routes, both of which are served twice-daily using Air Wisconsin’s 50-seat CRJ 200s. Firstly, the oneworld member commenced […]
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In our latest weekly dispatch of Network Planning Community News, Ireland West Airport Knock celebrates a passenger milestone and SAS moves into its new Heathrow home on 10 September.
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Possibly the best winner’s photograph that anna.aero has received in the FTWA competition so far — Tokyo Narita’s firefighters pose proudly in all their cosmic gear along with their ‘Arch of Triumph’ winner’s certificate from last week. With its second entry of 2014, London Gatwick, anna.aero’s home airport,has won its first ever ‘Arch of […]
anna.aero’s Assistant Editor, Vlad Cristescu, was specially invited by Brussels Airport to attend Emirates’ inaugural flight from Dubai on 5 September. Highlights of the celebrations included the traditional water arch salute, a press conference in the terminal by airport and airline officials as well asa special tour on board Emirates’ 777-200LR. anna.aero was delighted […]
Virgin Atlantic Airways entered the UK domestic market last summer but it appears to be struggling to fill its aircraft. We reveal the airline’s monthly passenger figures and load factors and what else has been happening in the UK domestic market. Data from the UK Civil Aviation Authority reveals that since Virgin Atlantic Airways launched […]
Demand for air travel within Brazil has seen modest growth in 2014 with no obvious spike occurring during the period when the country hosted the FIFA World Cup. Since anna.aero last took a close look at the Brazilian aviation market in December 2013 the country has hosted the FIFA World Cup (12 June to 13 […]
Oil-rich Kuwait is not trying to create another regional aviation mega hub, but has still seen passenger numbers double in the last decade at its only airport. We reveal the airport’s leading airlines and some of the route developments that have occurred in 2014. The State of Kuwait only has one civil airport, Kuwait International […]
Cebu Pacific Air is extending its network reach to Australia and Kuwait. We reveal how rapidly the airline has grown in recent years and which are the airline’s biggest routes as measured by ASKs Cebu Pacific Air has now firmly established itself as the leading airline in the Philippine domestic market, transporting well over 50% […]
The main gateway to the capital of Norway, Oslo Gardermoen handled almost 23 million passengers in 2013 (a new record high). With a total of 33 airlines flying to 117 non-stop destinations, anna.aero takes a closer look at the airport’s recent activity, reveals its seasonality profile and how dominant SAS is this September. Having a […]
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Uzbekistan Airways offers weekly non-stop flights from Frankfurt to Urgench (but not vice-versa) Uzbekistan Airways has introduced a weekly (Saturday) service from Frankfurt (FRA) to Urgench (UGC) in Uzbekistan. The service then continues on to the capital Tashkent. The 4,068-kilometre routes will be served eight times until the end of the summer season using the […]
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Frontier Airlines adds five routes from Washington Dulles to Cincinnati, Detroit, Las Vegas, Memphis and St. Augustine using A320s and competing with Delta Air Lines and United Airlines. Frontier Airlines, which on 19 August opened a new base at the busiest airport in the Washington metropolitan area, continued to expand its presence at Washington Dulles, […]
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Air Macau now links Macau with Tianjin four times weekly Air Macau on 6 September added Tianjin (TSN) to its Chinese network. The 1,905-kilometre route from Macau (MFM) will be served four times weekly by the airline’s A319s and will face no direct competition. Tianjin Binhai International Airport, China’s 24th busiest airport last year with […]
Spirit Airlines now connects Houston Intercontinental to San Diego and Fort Lauderdale with daily flights using its A319s. Competes against United Airlines. Spirit Airlines, which on 7 August arrived at Kansas City with five routes, continued to expand its domestic offering with the addition of two airport pairs from Houston Intercontinental, TX (IAH), both of […]
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AirAsia India now connects Bengaluru with Chandigarh and Jaipur with daily flights. AirAsia India has grown its fledgling network by adding its fourth and fifth routes from Bengaluru (BLR). On 5 September daily flights were launched on the 1,938-kilometre route to Chandigarh (IXC) and on the 1,521-kilometre route to Jaipur (JAI). Both of these routes […]
Air Arabia makes its second destination in Bangladesh, after Dhaka, Chittagong, from its Ras Al Khaimah base. Air Arabia has strengthened its presence at Ras Al Khaimah (RKT) on 2 September following the introduction of thrice-weekly services from Chittagong (CGP) in Bangladesh. The coastal city is Bangladesh’s second largest, with a population of over 6.5 […]
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easyJet starts destination #47 from its Milan Malpensa hub and its seventh to Spain. easyJet started destination #47 from Milan Malpensa (MXP) and its seventh to Spain, adding to its existing flights to Barcelona, Ibiza, Madrid, Mahon, Malaga and Palma de Mallorca, with the start of thrice-weekly operations to Tenerife South (TFS) on 2 September. […]
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Ryanair commences its seventh route to Athens, this time from Brussels Charleroi with daily flights using 737-800s. Ryanair increased its European offering with the addition of its seventh route to Athens (ATH) on 4 September, this time from Brussels Charleroi (CRL). The 2,078-kilometre sector to the capital of Greece will be operated daily by the […]
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