Romania’s very own LCC Blue Air has reached a major milestone, 10 years of flights. We look at what competition the airline faces on its busiest routes, its newest routes and some of the routes that have proved less than successful. Romania’s Blue Air reached a significant milestone on Saturday 13 December when it celebrated […]
V Air is newest LCC starting daily flights from Taipei to Bangkok Don Mueang. V Air (IATA code ZV) became the newest airline in Asia when, on 17 December, it launched daily flights between Taipei Taoyuan (TPE) and Bangkok Don Mueang (DMK) using its only aircraft, a 194-seat A321. The 2,486-kilometre route is already served […]
Air Canada rouge now connects Vancouver to Phoenix, AZ and Palm Springs, CA with daily and thrice-weekly flights respectively, using its A319s. Competes against WestJet and US Airways. Air Canada rouge, the new venture leisure airline from Air Canada that was launched in July 2013, expanded its seasonal offering from Vancouver (YVR), with two new […]
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Finnair now links Helsinki to Miami in Florida with twice-weekly flights using its A340-300s. Finnair expanded its presence in the US market on 16 December, when it commenced operations to Miami, FL (MIA) from its Helsinki (HEL) base. The 8,344-kilometre sector, which was last operated in April 2005, will be served twice-weekly (Tuesdays and Thursdays), […]
flydubai adds its fifth European route in December, starting services to the Croatian capital of Zagreb. flydubai continued its rapid European expansion during the final month of 2014, launching thrice-weekly services from its Dubai (DXB) hub to Croatia’s capital city of Zagreb (ZAG). The 4,167-kilometre sector joins the recently launched European destinations of Bratislava, Prague, […]
A little known fact about anna.aero’s Chief Analyst Ralph Anker is that he does a mean Bing Crosby impression, particularly after a few mulled wines. Also our Business Development Manager Jon Lassetter used to be an original member of 80s pop band Wham! before George Michael booted him out. Once again anna.aero’s very clever designer […]
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A total of 49 air services were launched by 34 airlines during the course of last week, including Alitalia adding two German airports from three Italian bases, Aeromexico launching flights to Nicaragua, as well as China Eastern Airlines commencing seasonal operations to Auckland. The rest of this week’s new routes (A– Z by airline)
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“The Race to Find The Fastest Airline In The World” will take place on Saturday 5 September 2015 on Budapest Airport’s 13R-31L when runners from airlines, airports and enterprises across the aviation community once again compete in 10k and 5k distances for a series of anna.aero-Budapest Airport“Golden Cake Trophies.” Merry Christmas. Now focus on […]
Azul Airlines starts second international route with daily flights between Sao Paulo Viracopos and Orlando in Floridautilising its A330-200s. Azul Airlines, which on 1 December introduced its first international service with flights to Fort Lauderdale, continued to expand its presence in the US with the addition of its second route on 15 December, when it […]
Blue Air now connects Bucharest to Liverpool with thrice-weekly flights, using 737-400s. Blue Air, the Romanian low-cost carrier, commenced its third route to the UK with the addition of thrice-weekly flights (Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays) from Bucharest (OTP) to Liverpool (LPL) on 15 December. The 2,314-kilometre sector will be operated utilising the airline’s 162-seat 737-400s […]
A piece of precision German FTWA engineering beats over 250 global airports to secure the second‘Arch of Triumph’ annual title. Fuerteventura wins the last weekly competition of 2014. Despite last ditch efforts by our good friends in Croatia, India, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Spain, UK, Uruguay and the US, the last eight FTWAs of 2014 […]
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In this week’s Network Planning Community News, British Airways celebrates its second anniversary at Leeds Bradford Airport, and Ryanair achieves 100,000 passengers at its new Glasgow base. More news from London City, Lyon, Prague and Rome Fiumicino airports.
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IndiGo takes on Emirates by entering the Bengaluru-Dubai sector with daily flights, utilising its A320s. IndiGo, India’s #1 domestic airline that passed 70 million passengers since its launch, introduced its seventh route to Dubai (DXB) on 15 December, from Bengaluru (BLR). The 2,696-kilometre sector, which is already flown by Emirates’ thrice-daily flights, will be served […]
Air Canada now connects Toronto Pearson to Rio de Janeiro Galeao with thrice-weekly flights, using its 767-300s. Air Canada, the flag carrier and largest airline of Canada, commenced its second service to Brazil, this time linking Toronto Pearson (YYZ) to Rio de Janeiro Galeao (GIG) on 11 December. The 8,246-kilometre sector to the main gateway […]
Air Astana adds second route to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi, this time from Astana with twice-weekly flights, using its 767-300s. Air Astana expanded its presence at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi (BKK) with the addition of its second route to the Thai capital on 15 December, this time from its Astana (TSE) hub. The 4,894-kilometre sector will be served twice-weekly […]
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airBaltic now links Riga in Latvia to Tatry in Slovakia with weekly seasonal flights, utilising its 737-300s. airBaltic expanded its winter seasonal offering with a new service from its Riga (RIX) base to Tatry (TAT) in Slovakia on 13 December. The 921-kilometre sector to the famous ski resort in the highest mountain range of the […]
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InselAir connects Curaçao and Port of Spain with thrice-weekly Fokker 70 flights. InselAir, on 15 December, began a thrice-weekly (Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays) service between Curaçao (CUR) and Port of Spain (POS) in Trinidad& Tobago. The 850-kilometre route will be served with the airline’s 80-seat Fokker 70s and faces competition from Surinam Airways’ four […]
SeaPort Airlines now serves San Felipe in Mexico with four weekly flights from San Diego in California. SeaPort Airlines, the US-based regional airline, commenced its first international route on 15 December, when it added operations from San Diego, CA (SAN) to San Felipe (SFH) in Mexico. The 291-kilometre sector to the Mexican city and municipality […]
AirAsia Zest adds Cagayan de Oro and Davao to its Cebu network, bringing to four the number of destinations served from the airport. Competes against Cebu Pacific Air and Tigerair Philippines. AirAsia Zest has added two further destinations from Cebu (CEB) on 12 December, when it commenced twice-daily flights to both Cagayan de Oro (CGY) […]
Alitalia connects Berlin Tegel and Düsseldorf to Milan Linate, Rome Fiumicino, and Venice Marco Polo with daily flights. Alitalia has strengthened its position in the German market this week, launching services from three Italian airports ‒ Milan Linate (LIN), Rome Fiumicino (FCO) and Venice Marco Polo (VCE) ‒ to two points in Germany – Berlin […]
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The US’ sixth busiest gateway according to passengers handled in 2013, New York JFK Airport handled 50 million passengers last year, growing by 2.3%. With a total of 68 airlines operating from the airport this December, anna.aero investigates JFK’s recent activity and reveals how dominant JetBlue Airways is. Part of a truly global airport system […]
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Gulf Air restarts two more routes it had previously culled– beginning services to Hyderabad and Shiraz. Gulf Air has resumed services to two cities which had previously featured on its route network. The carrier restarted flights from its Bahrain (BAH) hub to Hyderabad (HYD) following a five and half year gap. Its resurrected Shiraz […]
easyJet adds its third route from Aberdeen and begins Ireland’s only Iceland service. easyJet started its eighth direct flight to Reykjavik/Keflavik (KEF) this week, when it commenced operations from Northern Ireland’s Belfast International (BFS) on 12 December. The twice-weekly (Mondays and Fridays) route was joined a day later by a new weekly (Saturdays) seasonal route […]
Air Serbia now links Belgrade to Zagreb with twice-daily flights, utilising its ATR 72s. Air Serbia, formerly known as JAT Airways, increased its European offering with the addition of a new destination on 12 December– Zagreb (ZAG), from its Belgrade (BEG) hub. The 348-kilometre sector to the Croatian capital was resumed following a 23-year […]
Jetstar Airways starts its first international flight from Wellington to Gold Coast, along with Queenstown to Gold Coast. Jetstar Airways started two thrice-weekly trans-Tasman routes from Gold Coast (OOL) in Australia, one to New Zealand’s North Island – Wellington (WLG) – and one on the South Island - Queenstown (ZQN). Operated by the LCC’s 180-seat […]
VietJetAir begins its 13th destination, and its third international route from Ho Chi Minh City– to Taipei Taoyuan. VietJetAir has commenced its latest new route, this time from Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) to Taipei Taoyuan (TPE) – its third international destination from the Vietnamese city. The 2,205-kilometre sector began on 12 December and […]
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Oman Air adds another Asian destination this week, with Jakarta joining the network, following the addition of Manila last week. Oman Air commenced the 6,298-kilometre sector between its hub in Muscat (MCT) and Jakarta (CGK) on 12 December. Swiftly following on from the introduction of a Manila service last week, the carrier will offer a […]
British Airways starts two new ski services to Grenoble and Friedrichshafen, as well as a winter sun route to Fuerteventura from Gatwick. British Airways started a trio of new routes from its second most important London base this week, commencing twice-weekly operations each to Friedrichshafen (FDH), Fuerteventura (FUE) and Grenoble (GNB) from London Gatwick (LGW). […]
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Situated south of the United Arab Emirates, holding a strategically important position at the mouth of the Persian Gulf, Oman is served by four commercial airports providing scheduled airline services in 2014. With the country’s main gateway at Muscat commanding 91% of weekly seat capacity in Oman, anna.aero investigates the airlines operating in this dynamic […]
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The newest member of the oneworld alliance, the Sri Lankan flag-carrier joined on 1 May 2014. We reveal how the airline has grown since 2000 and what its biggest routes are in terms of ASKs and flights. Sri Lanka’s national carrier SriLankan Airlines joined the oneworld alliance on 1 May 2014. This was a big […]
Aeromexico starts almost daily flights from Mexico City to Managua in Nicaragua. Aeromexico on 10 December added Managua (MGA) in Nicaragua to its route network when it launched six times weekly flights on the 1,600-kilometre route from Mexico City (MEX) using its E170s. No other carrier operates the route. With this development, Managua will be […]
anna.aero’s data elves have been at it again, unearthing network development nuggets of route potential to bring you all some festive cheer. Our number-crunching, spreadsheet-loving helpers have come up with their top picks for Iberia Express’ next base, due to be operational in 2015 or 2016. Iberia Express (I2), the low-cost daughter company of Iberia […]
Airbus managed to deliver 61 airframes in November, more units than its American counterpart for the second time in 2014. Nevertheless, the European manufacturer has already lost this year’s delivery race, as Boeing leads by 92 units in the 11th month of the year. Overall, the two producers handed over a combined 118 airframes in […]
Copa Airlines begins services from Panama City to Santa Clara in Cuba and Sao Paulo Viracopos in Brazil with twice-weekly and daily flights respectively. Copa Airlines, the flag carrier of Panama, increased its international offering from Panama City (PTY) with two new routes during the course of last week. Firstly, the airline commenced twice-weekly (Tuesdays […]
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Jetstar Pacific Airlines takes on several carriers by entering Bangkok market from Ho Chi Minh City. Jetstar Pacific Airlines, which launched as long ago as May 2008, has begun only its second international route from its main base at Ho Chi Minh City (SGN). On 10 December the airline began daily A320 flights on the […]
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China Eastern Airlines now links Shanghai with Auckland, competing with Air New Zealand. China Eastern Airlines commenced service between Shanghai Pudong (PVG) and Auckland (AKL) on 9 December, operating four times weekly with its A330-200s. The SkyTeam member will face competition on the 9,347-kilometre route as Star Alliance carrier Air New Zealand already serves the […]
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Amaszonas now links Santa Cruz to Montevideo via Asuncion with thrice-weekly flights, using its CRJ 200s. Amaszonas expanded its South American offering with the addition of its first service to Uruguay on 11 December, when it commenced thrice-weekly (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays) flights to Montevideo (MVD) from Santa Cruz (VVI) via Asuncion in Paraguay. The […]
A total of 41 air services were launched by 28 airlines during the course of last week, including Etihad Airways touching down at Dallas/Fort Worth, flydubai launching European trio of routes, as well as AirAsia returning to Hyderabad following a three-year hiatus. The rest of this week’s new routes (A– Z by airline)
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Airports around the Alps are preparing for a busy period in the next few weeks. We reveal which airports will see the biggest change to their schedules and which new services will be started. Plus, which are the busiest airlines on the first Saturday in January across eight key airports. With Christmas and its related […]
flydubai links its Dubai hub with Sarajevo, Prague and Bratislava, all with twice-weekly operations. flydubai has started a trio of new European routes from its Dubai (DXB) hub, linking to Prague (PRG) on 5 December, Bratislava (BTS) on 6 December and Sarajevo (SJJ) on 8 December. All routes will be flown twice-weekly by the airline’s […]
Having launched with little or no fanfare in July, all-business,‘boutique airline’ La Compagnie appears to now have London in its sights, with flights expected to start in March. anna.aero evaluates just what the airline will be up against in this ultra-competitive, but ultra-lucrative market. Having started services between Paris CDG and New York Newark […]
anna.aero undertakes an in-depth analysis of exactly what are the top 13 routes flown by USA’s fifth biggest carrier – JetBlue Airways – from its third busiest operational base in terms of weekly capacity this December – Fort Lauderdale. Fort Lauderdale Airport (also known as Fort Lauderdale – Hollywood International Airport) is an intercontinental gateway […]
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AirAsia once again links Kuala Lumpur and Hyderabad with daily flights. Competes with Malaysia Airlines. AirAsia returned to Hyderabad (HYD) on 8 December when it resumed daily A320 flights from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) after a three year hiatus. AirAsia launched the route initially in July 2010 before suspending service in December 2011. The 3,009-kilometre route […]
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Aeromexico starts daily service between Monterrey and New York JFK with E190s. Aeromexico has joined VivaAerobus and Volaris in adding a new Mexico-US route this week. The flag-carrier chose Monday 8 December to launch a new daily service between Monterrey (MTY) and New York JFK, NY (JFK). The 2,939-kilometre route will be served by Aeromexico […]
Christchurch Airport proudly displays its certificate for last week’s win following the start of China Airlines services. Find out which African airport has made a last ditched attempt to swipe the 2014 ‘Arch of Triumph’ trophy. Dar es Salaam has provided Africa with its second ‘Arch of Triumph’ win of 2014, but perhaps more importantly […]
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In this week’s Network Planning Community News, NIKI announces plans to start three routes from Bratislava Airport next year and Emirates’ A380 touches down at Houston Intercontinental Airport from Dubai. More news from London Southend and Southampton airports.
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United Airlines now links Denver to Panama City and Houston Intercontinental to Santiago with daily flights, utilising its 737-700s and 767-300s respectively. United Airlines expanded its international network with the addition of two new services during the course of last week, both of which are operated daily. Firstly on 3 December, the Star Alliance member […]
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Air Dolomiti starts its sixth Italian route into the German hub of Munich. Air Dolomiti has assumed responsibility from Lufthansa for the city pair of Bologna (BLQ) and Munich (MUC), and continues to be the operating airline. The Italian destination becomes its sixth served from the German hub, joining Milan/Bergamo, Bari, Florence, Venice Marco Polo […]
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Volotea begins its first route to the capital city of Cantabria, offering twice-weekly services from Venice Marco Polo. Volotea started its first route to the capital city of the Spanish region of Cantabria, linking Venice Marco Polo (VCE) with Santander (SDR). The twice-weekly service (Tuesdays and Saturdays), which began on 6 December, will face no […]
HK Express now links Hong Kong with Tokyo Narita with daily flights. Already serves Tokyo Haneda. HK Express now serves both Tokyo airports with the launch on 8 December of daily A320 flights from Hong Kong (HKG) to Tokyo Narita (NRT). The 2,940-kilometre route is already served by Cathay Pacific Airways (four daily flights), All […]