Budapest runway run latest: Jet2.com boss to race Wizz CEO on home Tarmac

Budapest runway run latest: Jet2.com boss to race Wizz CEO on home Tarmac

Jet2.com Managing Director, Ian Doubtfire, has become the first airline boss to sign up to the challenge to race Wizz Air CEO József Váradi in a bid to win the title of “Fastest Airline Leader in the World” in the 12km running race taking place on Budapest Airport’s Runway 13R-31L in September.

"You wouldn’t have won it if I'd entered" - still time to nominate your airport for ACI EUROPE Best Airport Awards in Frankfurt

“You wouldn’t have won it if I’d entered” – still time to nominate your airport for ACI EUROPE Best Airport Awards in Frankfurt

The ACI EUROPE Annual Congress hosted by Fraport in June is the biggest annual gathering of airport bosses in Europe. Harry Hohmeister, Lufthansa Executive Board Member and the CEO of SWISS, will deliver the keynote in a programme jammed-packed with airport CEOs.

Find out which airport left the competition drenched in the public vote for S14 week two ‘Arch of Triumph’

Find out which airport left the competition drenched in the public vote for S14 week two ‘Arch of Triumph’

The second week of public voting for the ‘Arch of Triumph’ S14 week two ends in a landslide win. See which fire department blew the competition out of the water.

The lines are now closed and your vote will no longer register - you’ve missed your chance to vote for the Cake of the Week S14 Part 2

The lines are now closed and your vote will no longer register – you’ve missed your chance to vote for the Cake of the Week S14 Part 2

Over 2,300 readers have had their say and here are the results you’ve patiently been waiting for. Ryanair celebrate gold and silver for the best cakes in the Summer Scheduling Season Part 2 readers vote.

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Boeing delivers more units than Airbus for the third month in a row; Air Arabia receives 6000th A320 aircraft

Boeing delivers more units than Airbus for the third month in a row; Air Arabia receives 6000th A320 aircraft

While the 6000th A320 family aircraft was delivered in March, Airbus will have to add some power if it wants to catch up with its American counterpart, as Boeing is now leading the 2014 delivery race by 20 units.

Valencia shows-off Cake certificate; Ryanair opens Greek base #3 at Athens; Emirates celebrates 10th anniversary at Glasgow; Air Serbia at Sofia, more news from Munich, Stuttgart, Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen, Newcastle, Shannon, Bordeaux and Jacksonville airports

Valencia shows-off Cake certificate; Ryanair opens Greek base #3 at Athens; Emirates celebrates 10th anniversary at Glasgow; Air Serbia at Sofia, more news from Munich, Stuttgart, Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen, Newcastle, Shannon, Bordeaux and Jacksonville airports

Another busy week for Network Planning Community News, including Valencia Airport showing-off COTW certificate; Ryanair opening its third base at Athens Airport and Emirates celebrating its 10th anniversary at Glasgow Airport. We also have newsworthy events from our peers from around the world.


Airports of Thailand takes four route development awards in the 4th Asian ANNIEs along with fast-growing Kunming

Airports of Thailand takes four route development awards in the 4th Asian ANNIEs along with fast-growing Kunming

More eagerly awaited by the world’s airport and airline industry than the Skytrax awards, are anna.aero’s Asian ANNIE prizes! The Asian ANNIEs are back for their fourth outing, with awards for seven airports and four airlines that have achieved notable route and traffic-related success in the Asian region over the past 12 months.

Weren’t at Routes Europe mp? Shame. Here’s what you missed

Weren’t at Routes Europe mp? Shame. Here’s what you missed

Routes Europe was hosted by Aéroport Marseille Provence this week and anna.aero printed ‘Arrivals’ and ‘Departures’ editions of our on-site newspapers to provide an intensely detailed and highly illustrated record. You can browse them online here; don’t hesitate to contact us should you need any photos.

UP launches to five destinations as El Al’s LCC starts operations

UP launches to five destinations as El Al’s LCC starts operations

UP replaces El Al on routes from Tel Aviv to destinations in Czech Republic, Cyprus, Germany, Hungary and Ukraine. We look at what competition the airline will face in its first five chosen markets.

Manchester becomes European destination #8 for Cathay Pacific

Manchester becomes European destination #8 for Cathay Pacific

Cathay Pacific Airways is famously reserved when it comes to route development in Europe — with no new routes into the continent for over four years. So when they announce they are coming to your airport, it really is time to get the red carpet out, which is exactly what Manchester Airport will be doing later this year.