Eighth annual Euro ANNIES – Part II; No blues in Bucharest – Blue Air CEO loves his most new airports award

Eighth annual Euro ANNIES – Part II; No blues in Bucharest – Blue Air CEO loves his most new airports award

Well the cleverest of you will have worked out the first of the four airline winners in Part II of the Euro ANNIES awards (for the slow ones – it’s Romania’s Blue Air). But will Wizz Air, Norwegian or LOT Polish Airlines secure back-to-back wins or will the awards be soon gathering dust in the trophy cabinets of new airlines like Albania’s Albawings?

Desperately Seeking Brains! Join our expanding team ‒ anna.aero seeks new Senior/Experienced Analyst

Desperately Seeking Brains! Join our expanding team ‒ anna.aero seeks new Senior/Experienced Analyst

Chance to work at a fast-paced, dynamic e-publisher. Widely acknowledged as a route development news and analysis oracle? Opportunities like that don’t grow on trees. Indeed they don’t. Stop reading this pointless introduction and find out how to join the anna.aero team as a Senior Analyst.

Muscat-Tunis is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week" ‒ nearly 30,000 searches; Oman Air's next African addition??

Muscat-Tunis is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” ‒ nearly 30,000 searches; Oman Air’s next African addition??

Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has shown that in the last 12 months nearly 30,000 potential travellers searched on the leading flight comparison site for flights between Muscat and Tunis ‒ but the route is unserved!? Surely a route menu omission to be filled by Oman Air or a tasty tempter for Tunisair?

More reigning champions return to Budapest Airport-anna.aero Runway Run

More reigning champions return to Budapest Airport-anna.aero Runway Run

Reigning ‘Fastest Airport in the World’ Wroclaw Airport returns to retain #1 position at Budapest Airport-anna.aero Runway Run, sponsored by Airbus and Qatar Airways. 


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Friedrichshafen basks in first-time Arch of Triumph glory – and south German sunshine!

Friedrichshafen basks in first-time Arch of Triumph glory – and south German sunshine!

Last week German regional airport Friedrichshafen beat-off competition from the likes of Melbourne, Orlando and Nice to secure its first-ever Arch of Triumph title. As the airport celebrates its landmark victory, find out whether this week’s competition will be be won by a minnow or mega-hub here!

Sofia Airport celebrates Euro ANNIES award victory while Cork displays its Route of the Week award

Sofia Airport celebrates Euro ANNIES award victory while Cork displays its Route of the Week award

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, ANA celebrates the pending launch of Portugal’s first link to China as well as charter flights to Japan, and we have an anna.aero first – a new scheduled helicopter route celebration from Spain. More news also from Bratislava, Sohar and San Jose airports.   


Qatar Airways launches flights between Doha and Skopje – anna.aero joins the airline and TAV Macedonia for the inaugural service

Qatar Airways launches flights between Doha and Skopje – anna.aero joins the airline and TAV Macedonia for the inaugural service

On 17 July oneworld member Qatar Airways launched flights between Doha and Skopje, the carrier’s first link to Macedonia and its 11th in Eastern Europe. Take a closer look to see how the Macedonian capital welcomed its first MEB3 carrier. 

American Airlines' international capacity drops 41% from Chicago O'Hare; shifts to domestic growth; strengthening against United

American Airlines’ international capacity drops 41% from Chicago O’Hare; shifts to domestic growth; strengthening against United

American Airlines is Chicago O’Hare’s second largest airline after United Airlines, with the oneworld member operating 35% of weekly seat capacity from the US hub this summer. Overall the carrier has increased its seats from O’Hare by 3.4% this year, however the level of growth varies in different sectors.  

Eighth annual Euro ANNIES – Part I; eight countries share the honours

Eighth annual Euro ANNIES – Part I; eight countries share the honours

While the whole of Europe is either already on holiday or just about to go, we thought it would be good time to reveal the winners of the last of our three annual competitions – the Euro ANNIES. With winning airports in Bulgaria, France, Germany, Iceland, Russia, Spain, Turkey and the UK there is a good geographical spread. Find out who is jumping for joy.

East Midlands-Nice is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week" ‒ nearly 60,000 searches; Ryanair's 39th route from UK airport??

East Midlands-Nice is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” ‒ nearly 60,000 searches; Ryanair’s 39th route from UK airport??

Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has shown that in the last year nearly 60,000 potential travellers searched on the leading flight comparison site for flights between East Midlands and Nice ‒ but the route is unserved!? The UK airport is the 18th largest base on the Ryanair network, maybe the French hot-spot will be its next new route addition?


Congratulations Krakow! Polish airport celebrates first-ever Arch of Triumph win

Congratulations Krakow! Polish airport celebrates first-ever Arch of Triumph win

At the fourth time of asking, Krakow Airport finally won its first ever Arch of Triumph award last week. The airport’s fire crew even let their CO and CEO share in their fine victory! Nine more airports battle it out for the world’s biggest airport firefighting accolade this week.

Halifax Airport passed 3.9 million passengers in 2016, its best year for growth this decade; airport to host Altitude East 2017 in September

Halifax Airport passed 3.9 million passengers in 2016, its best year for growth this decade; airport to host Altitude East 2017 in September

Halifax Airport witnessed its traffic rise by 5.6% in 2016, the airport’s best year for growth this decade. We take a closer look at the developments of this Nova Scotia airport over the past few years, with Halifax ready to host the largest and most significant forum of the year for Atlantic Canada’s airport, airline, and tourism professionals.   

Hainan Airlines heralds Asian ANNIES award win while Adelaide has its cake and eats it with Cake of the Week award

Hainan Airlines heralds Asian ANNIES award win while Adelaide has its cake and eats it with Cake of the Week award

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Eastern Airways announces a new service between Belfast City and Newcastle, while Helsinki opens up the newest section of its terminal extension. More news also from Cornwall Airport Newquay, Southampton and Menorca airports.   

Air Algérie seat capacity up 7.5% in 12 months; Budapest and Porto among new destinations; 31% of traffic flown on domestic routes

Air Algérie seat capacity up 7.5% in 12 months; Budapest and Porto among new destinations; 31% of traffic flown on domestic routes

Air Algérie is the national airline of Algeria, operating to destinations across Africa, Europe, North America and Asia. Its biggest airport operation is Algiers, with the capital airport occupying 34% of the airline’s weekly seat capacity. We take a closer look at the carrier’s development and growth in recent years.