The start of the (northern) summer season always heralds a surge in new route launches. And this year is no exception, with over 140 airlines, launching over 450 new routes across over 90 countries in the first three weeks alone. Sunday 29 March represents the start of the northern hemisphere’s“summer season”. This is when […]
In this week’s Network Planning Community News, London Stansted Airport celebrates the Cake of the Week award for Flybe’s new route to Isle of Man, while Brussels Airport marks the opening of the Connector building. More news from Sofia, Sibiu and Munich airports.
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A Star Alliance member since November 2012, Shenzhen Airlines has managed to establish itself as the fourth largest operator in China, behind Air China, but above Hainan Airlines. With the carrier operating a total of 221 non-stop routes, anna.aero looks at Shenzhen Airlines’ network for this March. Founded in November 1992, Shenzhen Airlines is a […]
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A total of 20 air services were launched by 13 airlines during the course of last week, including Red Wings Airlines expanding its presence at St Petersburg, EC Air linking Brazzaville to Dakar via Bamako as well as Philippine Airlines starting a new domestic route from Manila to Tablas. The rest of this week’s new routes […]
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One of the latest new domestic routes to launch in Australia was the JETGO Australia route between Brisbane and Tamworth. However, it is overseas traffic at the top 20 airports that is driving much of the country’s annual growth, with international airlines increasing by 5.6% in 2014. We investigate where is growing and where is […]
With the public votes just around the corner, ready to trumpet the start of the S15 season, this week heralds the end of W14/15 route launches. Mobilise your fans, friends and followers ready for next week and follow in the footsteps of last year’s public vote winners Budapest and Bucharest airports. This week’s winner, Charleston, […]
Ryanair starts Dublin to Copenhagen daily service up against incumbents Aer Lingus, Norwegian and SAS. Ryanair commenced the 1,239-kilometre city pair from Dublin (DUB) to Copenhagen (CPH) on 18 March. The daily, 189-seat 737-800-operated service will face considerable competition from SAS (eight times weekly), Aer Lingus (daily) and Norwegian (twice-weekly). This route becomes the airline’s […]
Japan Airlines connects Osaka Kansai and Los Angeles with daily 787 flights. Japan Airlines has resumed non-stop flights between Osaka Kansai (KIX) and Los Angeles (LAX). On 20 March the Japanese oneworld member started daily flights on the 9,218-kilometre route using its 787-8s. No other carrier operates this airport pair. This is the airline’s second […]
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Indonesia AirAsia Extra connects Bali and Melbourne, competing with three other airlines. Indonesia AirAsia Extra finally began service on 18 March between Denpasar (DPS) in Indonesia and Melbourne (MEL) in Australia. The 4,379-kilometre service is operated five times weekly by the airline’s A330-300s. The route is already well served by Jetstar Airways (nine times weekly), […]
Indigo starts daily flights from Kolkata to beach resort of Goa. IndiGo began daily non-stop flights on 17 March between Kolkata (CCU) and Goa (GOI), the popular tourism destination on India’s west coast. The 1,733-kilometre service will be operated by the airline’s 180-seat A320s. This becomes the airline’s 20th route from Kolkata and the carrier’s […]
China Southern Airlines connects Guangzhou with Linzhi China Southern Airlines on 19 March began operating four times weekly on the 1,996-kilometre route between its main base at Guangzhou (CAN) and Linzhi (LZY) in Tibet. The airline’s A319s will operate the service. Linzhi Airport is almost 3,000 metres above sea level and opened in 2006. According […]
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Airline executives pretty much everywhere are breathing easier after Ryanair denied the accuracy of last week’s reports that it would start transatlantic services in 2020. However, the apparently mistaken announcement and the clear retraction, appropriately sandwiched around St Patrick’s Day, intrigued anna.aero’s data elves who took a look at the “what if scenario” and identified the […]
Volaris now connects Guadalajara with Houston, competing with United Airlines and VivaAerobus. Volaris had added yet another US destination from its base at Guadalajara (GDL) in Mexico. On 23 March the Mexican LCC began thrice-weekly (Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays) flights to Houston Intercontinental (IAH) using its A320s. The 1,320-kilometre route is already served by United […]
Philippine Airlines starts thrice-weekly flights between Manila and Tablas. Philippine Airlines on 20 March introduced service on the 269-kilometre route from Manila (MNL) to Tablas (TBH). Tablas is the largest of the islands that comprise the province of Romblon in the Philippines. The route will be served thrice-weekly with Dash 8-300s operated by PAL Express. […]
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Red Wings Airlines starts its seventh domestic route from St Petersburg. Aeroflot and Yamal Airlines to compete. Red Wings Airlines has started a S15 expansion at St Petersburg (LED), with the launch of thrice-weekly services to Simferopol (SIP) on 21 March, its seventh domestic route from the former airport. The 1,658-kilometre sector will face direct […]
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Serving Sacramento (which hosts the Annual Pacific Rim Street Fest), Sacramento Airport consolidated its annual passenger performance, reporting close to nine million travellers in 2014. With a total of 11 airlines flying to 26 destinations non-stop, anna.aero takes a closer look at the airport’s recent activity, reveals its seasonality profile and how dominant Southwest Airlines […]
easyJet has now slipped behind Vueling at Italy’s busiest airport. The two carriers overlap on 24 routes from Rome’s Fiumicino airport. We look at how easyJet’s Rome operations have evolved and what other competition it now faces. Rome Fiumicino Airport became a designated base for easyJet in December 2008 with the launch of domestic flights […]
Sunwing Airlines now links Deer Lake and Gander to Orlando with weekly flights, using its 737-800s. Sunwing Airlines continued to increase its seasonal offering with the addition of two new routes to Orlando (MCO) on 19 March. The carrier now links Deer Lake (YDF) and Gander (YQX) to the county seat of Orange County with […]
EC Air now flies from Brazzaville to Dakar via Bamako with thrice-weekly flights, using its 757-200s. Competes with Ethiopian Airlines, Kenya Airways, ASKY Airlines and Senegal Airlines on the Bamako-Dakar sector. EC Air, also known as Equatorial Congo Airlines, introduced two new routes to Dakar (DKR) in Senegal on 23 March, with thrice-weekly departures using […]
In 2014, Europe’s flag-carriers reported traffic growth of 2.9%, according to the AEA. All geographic markets were up except for North Africa (down 3.5%), with North Atlantic and the Middle East leading the way (both +5.1%). The Association of European Airlines (AEA) comprises 26 European passenger airlines (mostly flag-carriers, but also airberlin and Meridiana) as […]
The smallest of the three airports serving the Balearic Islands, Menorca Airport, also known as Mahón Airport, is on course to grow again this summer, with August schedules offering a 6.4% increase in weekly seats. anna.aero identifies the key players and what new routes will be starting in S15. Menorca Airport, also known as Mahón […]
While Spring Airlines received its 50th A320 from Airbus, the European manufacturer will have to add some power if it wants to catch up with Boeing, which leads the 2015 delivery race by 31 units already. However, February goes down in history as the busiest second month of the year since anna.aero started monitoring aircraft […]
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LC Perú starts new route from Iquitos to Leticia with thrice-weekly departures, using its Dash 8-200s. LC Perú, the Peruvian carrier that was founded in 1993 as LC Busre, introduced a new service to Colombia on 17 March, with the addition of thrice-weekly flights from Iquitos (IQT) to Leticia (LET). The377-kilometre sector that is […]
Silver Airways now connects Charleston to Orlando and Tampa, Jacksonville to Pensacola, as well as Northwest Florida Beaches to Orlando and Tampa, using its Saab 340s. Silver Airways commenced five new routes on 19 March, all of which are operated by its 34-seat Saab 340s. With the longest sector being the 595-kilometre route from Charleston […]
Iraqi Airways starts its second and third routes in two weeks, this time adding two connections from Erbil to Manchester and Yerevan. Iraqi Airways, which just last week started services from Sulaymaniyah to Manchester (MAN), has linked the northern UK city to Erbil (EBL) this week, starting on 18 March. In addition, on 19 March, […]
A total of 16 air services were launched by 12 airlines during the course of last week, including flydubai launching four Iranian routes, Mahan Air making Munich its second German destination, as well as Philippine Airlines resuming service to New York JFK after a 17-year hiatus. The rest of this week’s new routes (A– […]
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Southwest Airlines recently celebrated its birthday of providing its low fares by that new-fangled thing called the internet (well it was 20 years ago). In the last 10 years it has carried over 1.1 billion passengers, add this year’s expected passengers and you have a number close to India’s population (1.25 billion). We go under […]
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In this week’s Network Planning Community News, there are also Skytrax award wins for Budapest and Munich airports, and Manchester is the first American Airlines UK station to showcase its new business class. More news from Hermes Airports and Miami Airport.
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OK, this is a bit of a mouthful: The anna.aero-Budapest Airport Runway Run (bud:runway run), is sponsoring the CONNECT Kerry Airport Canter– two early-morning runs through the stunning Killarney National Park to the shores of Lough Leane at CONNECT ‘The International Aviation Forum’ hosted by Kerry Airport, Ireland 3-5 June 2015. OK, this is […]
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KrasAvia Airlines adds a weekly An-24 operation to Strzhewoi from Novosibirsk on 14 March. NordStar Airlines to provide competition. KrasAvia Airlines started the 698-kilometre domestic link from Novosibirsk (OVB) to Strzhewoi (SWT) on 14 March. The weekly (Saturdays), An-24-operated service will encounter competition from NordStar Airlines, which begins its own twice-weekly operations on the city […]
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Allegiant Air begins its fifth route from Columbus Rickenbacker, as Fort Lauderdale joins Orlando Sanford, St.Pete-Clearwater, Punta Gorda and New Orleans. Allegiant Air began its fifth route from Columbus Rickenbacker (LCK) on 13 March, with twice-weekly (Mondays and Fridays) flights from Fort Lauderdale (FLL) joining existing services to Orlando Sanford, St.Pete-Clearwater, Punta Gorda and New […]
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Flybe expands operations at London Stansted with Isle of Man flights– Newcastle and Newquay to follow later in S15. Flybe has commenced its second city pair from London Stansted (STN) this week, joining existing services to Dundee (operated by franchisee Loganair). Starting on 16 March, the airline is now flying to Isle of Man […]
If you’re not planning to board a flight back home from Kunming today or tomorrow, it probably means you were stuck back in the office deciding what stationery to steal from your colleague’s desks while they were at Routes Asia. So you don’t miss out on any of the conference action, read our show daily […]
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Things have moved on a bit at Casablanca Airport since one of the most famous films ever was released in 1942. For one, the airport’s #1 carrier – Royal Air Maroc – was not formed until 15 years later. Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman ‒ above) famously boards a plane to Lisbon – a city pair still […]
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Jet Airways links Kozhikode and Thiruvananthapuram to Doha in Qatar. Jet Airways has added non-stop flights from two more Indian airports to Doha (DOH) in Qatar. On Sunday 15 March the Etihad Airways partner airline began thrice-weekly flights from both Kozhikode (CCJ) and Thiruvananthapuram (TRV). The former 3,005-kilometre route will see the airline compete with […]
Wizz Air now links Cluj-Napoca to Bari with twice-weekly flights, using its A320s. Wizz Air increased its presence at Bari (BRI) with the addition of a new route from Cluj-Napoca (CLJ) on 14 March. The 835-kilometre sector will be operated twice-weekly (Tuesdays and Saturdays), utilising the airline’s 180-seat A320s. The ULCC is already flying to […]
Sky Airline joins LAN Airlines in linking Iquique to La Paz with four weekly flights, using its A320s. Sky Airline entered Bolivia with four weekly flights from Iquique (IQQ) in Chile to La Paz (LPB) on 16 March. The 460-kilometre sector will be operated by the airline’s 174-seat A320s. LAN Airlines is also flying four […]
flydubai starts services to Ahwaz, Hamadan, Isfahan and Tabriz– Iranian destinations up to eight. flydubai, having started services to Shiraz in the previous week, has added four more Iranian destinations to its Dubai (DXB) hub. As a result, the LCC will now fly to eight Iranian cities in total, with the five services commenced […]
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Iraqi Airways starts Sulaymaniyah services to Manchester, its second UK point after London Gatwick. Iraqi Airways, which already flies to London Gatwick in the UK, has added a weekly (Sundays) service to Manchester (MAN) from Sulaymaniyah (OSO) on 15 March. Operated by the Middle Eastern airline’s 737-800s, the 4,170-kilometre sector will face no direct competition. […]
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Philippine Airlines starts Manila-JFK flights operating four times weekly via Vancouver. Philippine Airlines on 15 March resumed flights to New York after an absence of 17 years. It now operates four times weekly on the 13,700-kilometre route between Manila (MNL) and New York JFK (JFK) using an A340-300. Flights operate via Vancouver in both directions. […]
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Turkish Airlines starts its seventh Iranian city– Ahwaz – on 16 March. Turkish Airlines started a four times weekly service to Ahwaz (AWZ) in Iran – its seventh Iranian destination – on 16 March. Operated from the airline’s main hub at Istanbul Atatürk (IST), the service is flown in conjunction with one of the […]
If you’re not on board a flight to Kunming today or tomorrow, it probably means you’re stuck back in the office planning what stationery to steal from your colleague’s desks while they’re at Routes Asia. So you don’t miss the action, read our Arrivals magazine here before it’s even printed inChina. If you’re not […]
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Alaska Airlines now connects Seattle-Tacoma to Washington Dulles with daily flights, using its 737-800s. Competes against United Airlines. Alaska Airlines expanded its domestic network with a new route from Seattle-Tacoma (SEA) base to Washington Dulles (IAD) on 11 March. The 3,711-kilometre sector that is already served by United Airlines with 20 weekly departures will […]
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Mahan Air complements its existing Düsseldorf flights with the start of twice-weekly services to Munich. Mahan Air added its second German destination (in addition to Düsseldorf) and its third to Europe (joining Istanbul Atatürk), when it began twice-weekly (Wednesdays and Sundays) operations to Munich (MUC) on 11 March. Ordinarilythe 3,512-kilometre sector will be flown […]
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This September, Ryanair will commence operations from the SNC-Lavalin-managed Castellón Airport, nestled on the Costa del Azahar between Valencia and Reus airports. We take a look at the ULCC’s operations to Spain and nearby competing airports. Tickets will go on sale tomorrow for the newest airport in Ryanair’s network, with the addition of its 24th […]
Connecting traffic remains an important component of traffic at Europe’s four best-known hub airports – which are increasingly having to resist the challenge of the newcomer Istanbul Atatürk. We use OAG Traffic Analyser to identify the top 15 routes for connecting traffic, and compare connecting growth in Europe with the Middle East. Europe’s best-known majorhub airports […]
Watch out Europe, watch out Middle East– don’t bury your head in the sand – Istanbul New Airport, the game-changing global mega-hub, is definitely happening. You can find out all about it at the first major international event focused on this €10.2 billion project being hosted by the airport operator itself, İGA Havalimanı İşletmesi […]
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In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Aer Lingus Regional announces a new route from Doncaster Sheffield to Dublin starting on 29 May, and London Gatwick Airport celebrates St Piran’s Day – Cornwall’s national day. More news from Birmingham, Sao Paulo Guarulhos, Phoenix-Mesa, Bahrain, Bristoland TAV Airports.
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Established in 2004 as Grand China Express Air in an effort to merge the major aviation assets of Hainan Airlines, China Xinhua Airlines, Chang’an Airlines and Shanxi Airlines, Tianjin Airlines (renamed as of 10 June 2009), has expanded considerably since then. With the carrier operating a total of 177 non-stop routes, anna.aero looks at Tianjin […]
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Following the launch of Zimbabwe flyafrica.com in July 2014 and Namibia flyafrica.com in February 2015, the flyafrica.com airline group has expanded rapidly, offering services to a total of six airports in Zimbabwe, South Africa and Namibia. anna.aero evaluates the group’s network for this March. flyafrica.com group launched on 23 July 2014 its first low-cost subsidiary […]
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