Airbus and Boeing recorded strongest June since anna.aero started tracking aircraft deliveries in 2008, with the American producer handing over 71 airframes, 16 more than its European counterpart. Airbus will have to add some power if it wants to catch up with Boeing, which leads the 2014 delivery race by 39 units. After the strongest […]
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Volaris expands presence at Denver, CO with weekly flights from Chihuahua, using its A320s. Volaris’ Chihuahua to Denver Volaris, which in the previous week added weekly flights to Denver, continued to expand its presence at Denver, CO (DEN), this time from Chihuahua (CUU) on 12 July. The 1,250-kilometre sector will be operated weekly (Mondays), utilising […]
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After a World Cup semi-final exit, the Dutch are probably hungry for some good news. Fortunately for them, good news comes in orange packages, with easyJet planning to base three aircraft in Amsterdam next summer, anna.aero can exclusively reveal. easyJet is close to announcing that Amsterdam will become its 26th base, as the LCC continues […]
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A total of 28 air services were launched by 18 airlines during the course of last week, including Copa Airlines expanding its presence at Panama City with routes to Fort Lauderdale and Georgetown, Iraqi Airways linking Erbil to London Gatwick and Berlin Tegel as well as Azerbaijan Airlines entering the Swiss market with Geneva service […]
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In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Porto Santo Airport celebrates with cakes the arrivals of Iberia Express from Madrid and Santiago de Compostela, as well as Germania from Düsseldorf. Furthermore, the Portuguese airport also celebrates the 50th anniversary of its airport peer at Funchal.
UK’s eighth busiest gateway according to CAA figures, Glasgow Airport has consolidated its annual passenger performance over recent years, growing by 2.9% in 2013. With a total of 22 carriers operating from the Scottish gateway, anna.aero takes a closer look at the airport’s recent activity, reveals its seasonality profile and how dominant easyJet is this […]
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From feast to famine. Having received a record-breaking 21 FTWAs last week, we are instantly brought down to earth with just a solitary effort for 23rd week of the‘Arch of Triumph’ competition. It was a sign. 11 weeks ago, when the above FTWA hit the desks at anna.aero, we should have known that a […]
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Everyone knows that Ryanair and easyJet are the biggest LCCs in Europe, but which of Europe’s big six flies to the most countries? Well our statistic-hungry data elves are cooking up the numbers in the information kitchen to provide you with some tasty analytical fare. Everyone knows that Ryanair and easyJet are the biggest LCCs […]
On the Chinese President’s South American tour this month and a potential bolt-hole for notorious sports stars, Venezuela is often in the headlines. anna.aero takes a look at this oil-rich country’s biggest serving airlines. Venezuela has an estimated population close to 30 million and considerable wealth thanks to itsstatus as one of the world’s […]
Flybe starts route #7 from London Southend, having started Antwerp and Caen last week. Flybe’s London Southend to Maastricht Aachen Flybe commenced its seventh route from its fast-growing London Southend (SEN) base, adding six times weekly services to Maastricht Aachen (MST) on 10 July (which replaces the previously announced Cologne Bonn operation). The route will […]
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Copa Airlines adds four weekly flights to Fort Lauderdale, FL and twice-daily operations to Georgetown from Panama City. Competes against Spirit Airlines to US. Copa Airlines, the flag carrier of Panama, increased its Panama City (PTY) offering with the launch of two new routes on 11 July. Firstly, it added its 11th US destination with […]
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‘Ohana adds two new routes from Kahului, HI to Kona, HI and Molokai, HI with twice-daily and daily flights respectively, using ATR 42-500s. Competes against Mokulele Airlines. ‘Ohana, Hawaiian Airlines’ newest subsidiary, continued to expand its inter-island network with the addition of two new routes from Kahului, HI (OGG) on 8 July, using its 48-seat […]
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Hainan Airlines starts six weekly flights from Nanjing to Yinchuan using its 737-800s. Competes against China Southern Airlines and China Eastern Airlines. Hainan Airlines commenced its fourth route to Yinchuan (INC), with the addition of six weekly flights from Nanjing (NKG) on 14 July. The 1,334-kilometre sector to the capital of the Ningxia Hui autonomous […]
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China Airlines links Taipei Taoyuan to Xuzhou with thrice-weekly flights, using its 737-800s. Competes against TransAsia Airways and China Eastern Airlines. China Airlines, the flag carrier of Taiwan, expanded its cross-strait offering with a new service from its Taipei Taoyuan (TPE) hub to Xuzhou (XUZ) on 14 July. The 1,090-kilometre sector to the fourth largest […]
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China Eastern Airlines now connects Shanghai Pudong to Asahikawa in Japan with twice-weekly flights, using its A320s. China Eastern Airlines introduced its 16th destination in Japan with the addition of twice-weekly flights (Thursdays and Sundays) from Shanghai Pudong (PVG) to Asahikawa (AKJ) on 10 July. The 2,287-kilometre sector will be operated until 10 October, utilising […]
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Azerbaijan Airlines commences twice-weekly flights from Baku to Geneva, using 727s. Azerbaijan Airlines added a new European route with the launch of twice-weekly flights (Fridays and Sundays) from its Baku (GYD) hub to Geneva (GVA). The flag carrier, also known as AZAL, launched operations on the 3,598-kilometre sector to the second most populous city in […]
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Avianca adds new domestic route from Bogota to Villavicencio with twice-daily flights, using ATR 72s. Competes against LAN Airlines and SATENA. Avianca, which in the previous week commenced its third route to Europe, increased its Colombian domestic network with a new service from Bogota (BOG) to Villavicencio (VVC) on 10 July. The 95-kilometre sector will […]
AirAsia now links Johor Bahru to Ho Chi Minh City, Yogyakarta and Lombok using its A320s. AirAsia expanded its presence at Johor Bahru (JHB) with the addition of three new routes during the course of last week, all of which are operated by its 180-seat A320s. On 11 July, the low-cost carrier inaugurated four times […]
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Africa’s fifth largest operator according to weekly seat capacity, Kenya Airways has been growing without interruption in recent years, recording 3.7 million passengers in 2013. As the SkyTeam member is now serving 48 countries in Africa, Europe, Middle East and Asia, anna.aero reveals Kenya Airways’recent developments and its top 13 routes for this August. […]
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Jetstar Airways continues to launch domestic routes, like the recent Gold Coast to Mackay service which started earlier this month. anna.aero investigates the international component of its network, plus its top 12 routes, as the LCC moves into its 11th year of operations. Like several other LCCs we have featured recently– Wizz Air and […]
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Air France returns to Indonesian capital after a near 10-year break in services. Air France made a return to Jakarta (CGK) this week, having stopped services to the Indonesian capital in October 2004. The 11,549-kilometre sector, which originates at the airline’s Paris CDG (CDG) hub has an intermediate stop in Singapore. Started on 9 July […]
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Iraqi Airways adds Erbil to its existing Baghdad and Sulaymaniyah services at London Gatwick, and a new connection to Berlin Tegel. Iraqi Airways began its third destination into London Gatwick (LGW) on 12 July, with the start of weekly (Saturdays) flights from Erbil (EBL). Like the carrier’s existing operations into the world’s 37th biggest airport, […]
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easyjet begins its 14th destination in France with the start of seasonal Brest service. easyJet started a new route to France this week– a thrice-weekly operation to Brest (BES). The seasonal service, which operates until 6 September, has become the airline’s 103rd destination from its biggest base at London Gatwick (LGW), and its 14th […]
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germanwings begins fourth German link to Zagreb and fifth German services to Rijeka and Zadar. germanwings instigated three new seasonal services this week, all of which will have terminated by 19 August. On 8 July, the airline began twice-weekly (Tuesdays and Fridays) operations between Düsseldorf (DUS) and Rijeka (RJK). Two days later it started twice-weekly […]
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Alitalia links Milan Malpensa to Rhodes– its only Greek service from the airport. Alitalia has commenced its only route to Greece from Milan Malpensa (MXP) on 13 July, launching twice-weekly (Saturdays and Sundays) operations to Rhodes (RHO). Flown by the SkyTeam carrier’s 148-seat A320s, the seasonal service, which operates until 31August, will face […]
China Southern Airlines links its Guangzhou hub to Busan with thrice-weekly services. China Southern Airlines has added its second service into Korea, with a thrice-weekly route into Busan (PUS) from its Guangzhou (CAN) hub– the world’s 16th busiest airport. Adding to the airline’s existing double-daily operations into Seoul Incheon from Guangzhou, the new route […]
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Shandong Airlines adds thrice-weekly Jinan-Bangkok operation to existing Qingdao service. Shandong Airlines started its second link to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi (BKK) on 12 July, with the launch of seasonal flights from Jinan (TNA). The operation, which is expected to terminate on 30 September, will join the carrier’s existing Bangkok flights from Qingdao. The 3,008-kilometre sector will […]
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A total of 124 air services were launched by 55 airlines during the course of last week, including AirAsia X making Xi’an its fifth Chinese destination, TAP Portugal expanding its presence at Lisbon with eight new routes as well as Qatar Airways linking two oneworld hubs — Doha and Dallas/Fort Worth. The rest of this […]
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We’ve been invited on a few first flights before, but we’ve never been asked to fly the thing! (Just kidding, Ross struggles to ride his tricycle, let alone fly a plane). anna.aero’s intrepid Ross Falconer reports from the dream flight to New York JFK on the Norwegian inaugural from London Gatwick.
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Norwegian starts 787 operations from London Gatwick to New York JFK, Fort Lauderdale and Los Angeles. Links Madrid and Malta too. Norwegian’s London Gatwick to Los Angeles Norwegian has started its long-haul operations from London Gatwick (LGW) this week with the launch of three new routes in the US – namely to Los Angeles (LAX), […]
Europe Airpost starts its first services outside of Europe, and utilises aircraft downtime to launch two new French regional route to Porto. Europe Airpost launched weekly flights (Fridays) from Brest (BES) to Porto (OPO) on 4 July, utilising a 133-seat 737-300 quick-change cargo aircraft which would otherwise be operating just at night. The aircraft flies […]
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SAS adds 19 seasonal routes from Aalborg, Bergen, Billund, Copenhagen, Gothenburg, Kristiansand, Oslo Gardermoen and Stavanger. Faces competition on six airport pairs from Norwegian and TUIfly Nordic. SAS, which in the previous week added 12 European airport pairs, continued to expand its seasonal offering with the launch of 19 new routes, all of which were […]
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Avianca resumes operations from Bogota to London Heathrow with four weekly flights, using its A330-200s. Avianca’s Bogota to London Heathrow Avianca resumed operations from Bogota (BOG) to London Heathrow (LHR) on 3 July, following a 13-year hiatus. The 8,473-kilometre sector to London’s busiest airport will be served four times weekly, utilising the Star Alliance member’s […]
US Airways links Charlotte Douglas, NC to Oklahoma City, OK and Tulsa, OK with twice-daily flights, using CRJ 900s and CRJ 700s respectively. US Airways expanded its domestic offering with two new services from Charlotte Douglas, NC (CLT), both of which are flown with twice-daily operations. With the longest sector being the 1,514-kilometre route to […]
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transavia.com France bets on Barcelona as its fifth Spanish destination from Paris Orly. transavia.com France touched down in Barcelona (BCN) this week, beginning 13 times weekly flights from its Paris Orly (ORY) base. The route will becomes its fifth to Spain from the French capital, joining its current operations to Malaga, Ibiza, Madrid and Seville. […]
After his press conference with Norwegian CEO Bjørn Kjos, celebrating three new US routes, anna.aero’s Ross Falconer grabbed some time with London Gatwick’s CEO Stewart Wingate to talk about where next for the LCC and maximizing single runway capacity. Last week’s celebrations to mark the launch of Norwegian’s new long-haul operations from London Gatwick to […]
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Transaero Airlines restarts services to Taiwan after a 12 year hiatus. Transaero Airlines has returned to the Taiwan market, which it last served in 2002, following the launch of flights between Moscow Vnukovo (VKO) and Taipei Taoyuan (TPE) on 2 July. The route, which is flown weekly (Wednesdays) by the airline’s 218-seat 767-300s, will face […]
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TAP Portugal adds eight routes from Lisbon to Asturias, Belgrade, Bogota, Gothenburg, Hannover, Nantes, St Petersburg and Tallinn. Competes against transavia.com France on the French service. TAP Portugal expanded its Lisbon (LIS) offering with the addition of eight new routes during the course of last week. Surprisingly, only one of the new airport pairs faces […]
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Located less than 50 kilometres across town, Kansai International grabs all the headlines in Osaka with its new international services– like when China’s only LCC Spring Airlines started flights from Shanghai in March. anna.aero takes a look at Osaka’s other, lesser-known airport, Itami. Osaka is Japan’s third largest city (after Tokyo and Yokohama) and […]
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Southwest Airlines adds seven international routes from Atlanta, GA, Baltimore/Washington, MD and Orlando, FL, using its 737-700s. Competes with Delta Air Lines and JetBlue Airways. Southwest Airlines launched its first international services during the course of last week, following the merger with AirTran Airways. The LCC launched operations on seven routes from Atlanta, GA (ATL), […]
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Ryanair adds eight new routes utilising its 737-800s and competes with Vueling, Jetairfly, Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium and eurolot. Ryanair recently added eight new European routes to its offering, all of which are served by its 189-seat 737-800s. With the longest sector being the 2,359-kilometre sector from Brussels Charleroi (CRL) to Kos (KGS) and the […]
In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Toronto Pearson Airport shows-off Route award, Ryanair celebrates one million passengers at Lille Airport, and easyJet records over 10 million passengers carried in 12 months to and from Switzerland. We also have news from Barcelona, Leeds Bradford, Shannon, Oslo Rygge and Faro airports.
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Qatar Airways starts services to its seventh US destination from its Doha hub. Qatar Airways started its tenth destination of 2014, commencing operations between Doha (DOH) and Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) on 1 July. The daily 777-200LR flight between two oneworld hubs will be the MEB3 airline’s seventh destination in the US – adding to Washington […]
Pegasus Airlines makes Hamburg its eighth year-round (tenth during the peak season) destination in Germany. Pegasus Airlines started operations to its eighth year-round German destination (current flights to Saarbruecken and Hannover are seasonal only) on 1 July, with Hamburg (HAM) becoming connected to its Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen (SAW) hub. The four times weekly service, operated […]
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Nok Air takes on Thai AirAsia linking Bangkok Don Mueang twice-daily with Khon Kaen. Nok Air, the Thai LCC, has launched its first new route of 2014 by linking its Bangkok Don Mueang (DMK) base with Khon Kaen (KKC). The 370-kilometre route was introduced on 1 July and will be served twice-daily by the airline’s […]
The young Bavarian airport has announced a powerful team entry for “bud:runway run” – the running race taking place on Runway 13R-31L at Budapest Airport on Saturday 6 September in aid of child cancer charities and other good causes. Allgäu Airport has announced a powerful team entry for “bud:runway run” – therunning race taking place on […]
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Iberia re-introduces Madrid to Amsterdam operation after a near 18-month break. Iberia reintroduced operations on 1 July between Madrid (MAD) and Amsterdam (AMS) having pulled off the city pair in January 2013. This time around the double-daily service is operated by Iberia Express, the lower operating cost subsidiary of the mainline carrier, using its A320s. […]
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Flybe starts routes five and six from London Southend. Flybe added its fifth and sixth routes from London Southend (SEN) this week, with the addition of new routes to Antwerp (ANR) and Caen (CFR) both of which will be targeting inbound traffic into London primarily. The service to the Belgian diamond city will be flown […]
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Etihad Airways commences services to Yerevan– becomes first MEB3 carrier serving Armenia’s capital. Etihad Airways started services from its Abu Dhabi (AUH) hub, the world’s 102nd busiest airport, to the capital of Armenia – Yerevan (EVN). Commenced on 2 July, the 1,989-kilometre sector will be flown four times weekly by the airline’s 136-seat A320s. […]
The oldest commercial carrier in Latin America, Avianca has been growing impressively in recent years, following the integration of TACA Airlines’ operations. As the Star Alliance member is now serving a total of 54 destinations worldwide, anna.aero investigates how dominant Avianca is at Bogota and which is its top country market this summer. Established on […]
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