Airlines celebrate their wins in the seventh annual US ANNIES

Airlines celebrate their wins in the seventh annual US ANNIES

For a seventh year running, airlines across the US have been celebrating their wins in the anna.aero US ANNIES. Take a closer look to see which airlines have been celebrating this week in Part I of the awards, with the airport winners to be revealed next week in Part II. 

Norwegian serves 60+ destinations from Copenhagen; routes to Spain and US account for over half of all ASKs; Oakland is newest destination

Norwegian serves 60+ destinations from Copenhagen; routes to Spain and US account for over half of all ASKs; Oakland is newest destination

For Norwegian, Copenhagen is its third biggest base after Oslo and Stockholm. Since 2009 the network has expanded from 20 to over 60 routes. We reveal how the network has grown, the leading routes in S17 by ASKs and biggest country markets by seats.

Caracas-Santiago is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week" ‒ nearly 240,000 searches; Conviasa's next capital connection??

Caracas-Santiago is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” ‒ nearly 240,000 searches; Conviasa’s next capital connection??

Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has shown that in the last year nearly 240,000 potential travellers searched on the leading flight comparison site for flights between Caracas and Santiago ‒ but the route is unserved!? The leading airlines at either end of the city pair – Conviasa and LATAM Airlines – both seem well-positioned to take this route on – but who will be first?

Seven airports battle it out to be Week 19 Arch of Triumph champion

Seven airports battle it out to be Week 19 Arch of Triumph champion

While Europe has delivered the most FTWAs and the most winners so far in this year’s Arch of Triumph competition, does it have the best wins per entry ratio? Or does that honour belong somewhere else in the world? Find out here, as well as which of this week’s seven airports has done the business.


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Ryanair announces connecting flights and that it will sell Air Europa long-haul flights as part of its 'Always Getting Better' programme

Ryanair announces connecting flights and that it will sell Air Europa long-haul flights as part of its ‘Always Getting Better’ programme

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Miami Airport hosts Japan Airlines as it advances its efforts to increase non-stop connectivity to Asia, while Frontier Airlines celebrates two million passengers from Cincinnati. More news also from Kirkwall Airport and Routes as it announces a new partnership for this year’s World Routes in Barcelona.  

Myanmar market doubles in two years; Emirates and Qatar Airways both serve Yangon; nine carriers fighting for domestic market share

Myanmar market doubles in two years; Emirates and Qatar Airways both serve Yangon; nine carriers fighting for domestic market share

With China, India and Thailand as neighbours, Myanmar is located in a key region for Asian travel. We analyse the country’s air travel growth, leading airports and airlines. Plus, we identify the top international destinations for weekly flights. 


Nuremberg Airport witnesses Q1 2017 traffic grow 23%; Germany's fastest-growing top 10 airport; getting set for Krakow connection

Nuremberg Airport witnesses Q1 2017 traffic grow 23%; Germany’s fastest-growing top 10 airport; getting set for Krakow connection

Nuremberg Airport in Germany last year welcomed 3.5 million passengers. However, with the impressive growth being seen already this year, it will easily top four million in 2017. We take a look at the trends behind the airport’s success, and what significant routes are launching later this year.   

UK-Spain market saw biggest growth in over 20 years in 2016; S17 seats up 11% as Jet2.com drives growth with Stansted and Birmingham bases

UK-Spain market saw biggest growth in over 20 years in 2016; S17 seats up 11% as Jet2.com drives growth with Stansted and Birmingham bases

The UK-Spain market grew by 16% in 2016 to over 41 million passengers. In 2010 the number had dipped below 30 million. We reveal the top 15 airports in each country and their growth in 2016. Plus a look at the leading airlines in S17 and how fast they are growing.

Bristol Airport celebrates the return of British Airways and four new European routes – anna.aero joins in on the celebrations

Bristol Airport celebrates the return of British Airways and four new European routes – anna.aero joins in on the celebrations

On 20 May British Airways returned to Bristol Airport after a 10-year absence with four new routes from Florence, Ibiza, Malaga and Palma de Mallorca. Take a closer look to see how the UK airport celebrated the return of the nation’s flag carrier.

El Al faces growing competition in Tel Aviv; JFK is biggest route and US busiest market with Miami route resuming in November

El Al faces growing competition in Tel Aviv; JFK is biggest route and US busiest market with Miami route resuming in November

Israel’s flag carrier El Al accounts for one third of traffic at the country’s main airport. We look at the growing competition in Tel Aviv, the airline’s recent network expansion and its fastest-growing country markets.


International growth stalls in China; Japan deposes South Korea as #1 market as Hainan Airlines grows 50%; Guangzhou adds 700k seats

International growth stalls in China; Japan deposes South Korea as #1 market as Hainan Airlines grows 50%; Guangzhou adds 700k seats

After double-digit growth in each of the last three summers, international growth in China is set to slow dramatically this summer to less than 3%. Political issues with South Korea have taken their toll as we reveal the winners and losers by country, airline and Chinese airport.

Visit the Ryanair Network Store at The British-Irish Airports EXPO

Visit the Ryanair Network Store at The British-Irish Airports EXPO

Ryanair, which launched 200 routes in 2016, will be exhibiting a “Network Store” at the British-Irish Airports EXPO, 7-8 June at the Birmingham NEC. Airports can make network planning appointments free-of-charge.

Bilbao-Athens is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week" ‒ over 110,000 searches; Vueling's next Basque boost??

Bilbao-Athens is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” ‒ over 110,000 searches; Vueling’s next Basque boost??

Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has shown that in the last 12 months over 110,000 potential travellers searched on the leading flight comparison site for flights between Bilbao and Athens ‒ but the route is unserved!? With some of the biggest carriers at either end of the city pair being domestic players-only, this is a Parthenon-sized opportunity for Vueling or Aegean Airlines.

Europe passes 100 entries in 2017 Arch of Triumph competition

Europe passes 100 entries in 2017 Arch of Triumph competition

Nine airports battle it out for this week’s Arch of Triumph trophy, including a coloured FTWA from one airport. Was it in honour of the inaugural airline or merely to the city’s football team? Also Europe passes the 100-mark in terms of the number of entries so far this year.