Vueling’s S16 route droppings revealed; 39 airport pairs no longer served with Rome Fiumicino and Barcelona seeing biggest changes

Vueling’s S16 route droppings revealed; 39 airport pairs no longer served with Rome Fiumicino and Barcelona seeing biggest changes

Vueling has grown its network from fewer than 100 routes to almost 400 in the space of just six years. We reveal those routes that were dropped this summer across the airline’s network of 156 airports. A total of 42 airports were involved.

Bahrain Airport-Jakarta is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” with 90,000 searches; anna.aero recommends Gulf Air

Bahrain Airport-Jakarta is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” with 90,000 searches; anna.aero recommends Gulf Air

Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has uncovered that in the last year 90,000 potential passengers searched for flights between Bahrain and Jakarta ‒ but the route is unserved! While Gulf Air already serves Bangkok and Manila in Southeast Asia, Indonesia remains a network white spot.

Compass Airlines operates 66 routes between 44 airports; Los Angeles, Minneapolis-St. Paul and Seattle-Tacoma are its three largest bases

Compass Airlines operates 66 routes between 44 airports; Los Angeles, Minneapolis-St. Paul and Seattle-Tacoma are its three largest bases

Compass Airlines inaugurated its first operation in May 2007 for Northwest Airlink between Minneapolis-St. Paul and Washington Dulles with a sole CRJ 200. Now it operates 62 aircraft for American Eagle and Delta Connection from three operational bases at Los Angeles, Minneapolis-St. Paul and Seattle-Tacoma. We take a look at the airline’s route portfolio and how its capacity has grown since 2007.

Castellon Airport celebrates its first Arch of Triumph success

Castellon Airport celebrates its first Arch of Triumph success

The newly-opened Spanish airport of Castellon, which nestles between Barcelona and Valencia airports, has already scooped its first award – the anna.aero Arch of Triumph. Find out which global airport follows this trailblazer this week.


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Moscow Zhukovsky and Tampa airports showcase their coveted industry-recognised awards ahead of World Routes 2016

Moscow Zhukovsky and Tampa airports showcase their coveted industry-recognised awards ahead of World Routes 2016

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, TAP Portugal celebrates one million passengers on its route from Lisbon to Belo Horizonte while Wizz Air announces its latest route from Lublin. More news also from Amsterdam, Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen and Vilnius airports as well as Flybe.

Beijing Airport still #2 after Atlanta; 100m pax milestone may not be reached before new airport opens; Air China is dominant carrier

Beijing Airport still #2 after Atlanta; 100m pax milestone may not be reached before new airport opens; Air China is dominant carrier

China’s busiest airport grew by 4.4% last year to reach almost 90 million passengers. We reveal the leading airlines, the biggest and fastest-growing country markets and which new domestic routes have been added in the last 12 months.


Impact of Norwegian air passenger tax not yet discernible in airport passenger statistics; Oslo Gardermoen traffic up 4% in 2016

Impact of Norwegian air passenger tax not yet discernible in airport passenger statistics; Oslo Gardermoen traffic up 4% in 2016

The new government tax, introduced at the beginning of June, has yet to have a noticeable impact on traffic looking at monthly data for the top 10 airports. We reveal which airlines have grown (and shrunk) capacity in the Norwegian market this summer.

Capacity to Belarus grows 32% in 12 months; three new airlines join the nation’s carrier line-up; Belavia commands the show with 64% of seats

Capacity to Belarus grows 32% in 12 months; three new airlines join the nation’s carrier line-up; Belavia commands the show with 64% of seats

Arkia Israeli Airlines is one of three new airlines to serve Belarus during the past 12 months, one of the factors helping grow seat capacity to the nation by 32%. We take a closer look to see how traffic has evolved during the past decade, and to discover how the nation’s remaining carriers are growing.

Lufthansa's Munich hub serves over 140 destinations this year; German routes have most seats, Italy very popular, US routes #1 for ASKs

Lufthansa’s Munich hub serves over 140 destinations this year; German routes have most seats, Italy very popular, US routes #1 for ASKs

Lufthansa operates two major hubs in Frankfurt and Munich. We reveal how the Munich hub has developed in the last decade, which are the leading country markets and routes and the daily pattern of arrivals and departures.

Albuquerque’s traffic is at its lowest level since 1990; Southwest Airlines is largest carrier, flying 55% of traffic in 2016 so far; Allegiant Air arrives

Albuquerque’s traffic is at its lowest level since 1990; Southwest Airlines is largest carrier, flying 55% of traffic in 2016 so far; Allegiant Air arrives

In June Albuquerque welcomed its latest carrier – Allegiant Air – which commenced twice-weekly flights from Las Vegas and Austin-Bergstrom. Hopefully Allegiant Air will help boost traffic to the New Mexico city which is welcoming nearly two million fewer passengers than it did in 2007. We look at how the airport’s other carriers are performing and see which routes are the most popular.


UK domestic market sees fastest growth for a decade; British Airways, easyJet and Flybe dominate; London-Scotland routes are busiest

UK domestic market sees fastest growth for a decade; British Airways, easyJet and Flybe dominate; London-Scotland routes are busiest

The UK domestic market is still 16% smaller than it was at its peak in 2005, but last year saw demand grow by 5%. We reveal how the market has developed in the last 15 years, the busiest routes, the leading airlines and the newest services.

Vienna-SFO is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week" with 120,000 annual searches; Austrian Airlines and United should operate in alliance

Vienna-SFO is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” with 120,000 annual searches; Austrian Airlines and United should operate in alliance

Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software reveals that in the last year 120,000 potential travellers searched for flights between Vienna and San Francisco ‒ but the route is unserved! After launching Miami in 2015, surely Austrian Airlines should now add San Francisco in S17 as its next US service?

Cuban connections and new airports in this week’s Arch of Triumph

Cuban connections and new airports in this week’s Arch of Triumph

Bit of a landmark week of FTWAs again – we have one from Miami for its Cuban flight inaugural, as well as one heralding the start of operations at Moscow’s newest airport ‒ Zhukovsky. Find out if either of them manages to scoop the weekly title.

Seat capacity to Algeria grows by nearly 15%; Hungary and Russia are newest markets; Atlas Atlantique Airlines is latest carrier

Seat capacity to Algeria grows by nearly 15%; Hungary and Russia are newest markets; Atlas Atlantique Airlines is latest carrier

Atlas Atlantique Airlines is the only new carrier to serve Algeria during the past 12 months, with it opening up eight routes between France and Africa’s largest nation. anna.aero looks into how other carriers have grown during the past year and how the leading country markets have developed over the same period.