easyJet vs. Ryanair in the UK; low-level route duplication at shared hubs, Spanish sun routes see most competition

easyJet vs. Ryanair in the UK; low-level route duplication at shared hubs, Spanish sun routes see most competition

On 13 June Ryanair announced its plans to open a base at London Southend with three aircraft operating 13 routes from April 2019. Southend is already a base for easyJet. Nick Preston decided to take a look at how the two low-cost heavyweights compete at the eight UK airports they both already consider home.

anna.aero World Tour 2018 continues: IATA Summer Slot Conference in Vancouver

anna.aero World Tour 2018 continues: IATA Summer Slot Conference in Vancouver

The last route development event before the summer break has taken place this week, as the world’s network planners congress in a sunny Vancouver to discuss opportunities for S19 and beyond at the 142nd IATA Slot Conference. While we were there, we printed our Show Daily magazines full of all the show news.

Lisbon scores second Portuguese hat-trick in a week

Lisbon scores second Portuguese hat-trick in a week

The FTWA competition is continuing to hot up with another 21 entries received this week. There’s strong representation from Europe, plus examples from North America and the Caribbean. This week’s result sees a previous 2018 winner extend a remarkable winning run. Find out more here.

Kansas City and Shannon celebrate anna.aero award wins

Kansas City and Shannon celebrate anna.aero award wins

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, along with Kansas City and Shannon’s award wins, we have news from Vienna, Cluj-Napoca, Debrecen, Düsseldorf, Lodz and Cardiff airports.

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SunExpress seeks out London Luton launch

SunExpress seeks out London Luton launch

SunExpress commenced its expansion at London Luton this week, as the airline added four new services to its existing operation to Izmir. anna.aero’s Editor Marc Watkins went to visit the London airport to be part of the celebrations.

easyJet Heathrow base: 79 potential routes revealed at anna.aero-RABA HubLAB conference

easyJet Heathrow base: 79 potential routes revealed at anna.aero-RABA HubLAB conference

The anna.aero-RABA HubLAB Heathrow Connectivity Conference took place at the third British-Irish Airports EXPO in London on 12 June. In the Star Presentation easyJet’s Chief Commercial & Strategy Officer, Robert Carey revealed the airline’s plans for a potential base at an expanded Heathrow would include 18 domestic links and 61 European routes.


anna.aero World Tour 2018 continues: ACI-NA JumpStart in Cleveland

anna.aero World Tour 2018 continues: ACI-NA JumpStart in Cleveland

Early June is the time of year when ACI-NA’s JumpStart Air Service Development Conference takes place, hosted this year by the fantastic Cleveland Airport. Catch-up on the latest news relating to air service development among North America’s top airports with anna.aero’s exclusive Show Daily magazine.

Lisbon Lions take second title in three weeks

Lisbon Lions take second title in three weeks

It has been another record-breaking seven days in the Arch of Triumph competition, with last week’s tally of 23 entries being matched by this week’s haul. As a result, the 250 FTWA mark has been passed a month earlier than in 2017.

Munich Airport celebrates United Airlines anniversary

Munich Airport celebrates United Airlines anniversary

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Santo Domingo La Isabela Airport welcomes its third route from Air Century, while Columbia Metropolitan Airport celebrates American Airlines upgauging its Dallas/Fort Worth operation with cake, and there is news from Cluj-Napoca, Manchester, Weeze, St. Petersburg and Lisbon airports.

‘Follow Me’ (or DUS) to Budapest Airport-anna.aero Runway Run!

‘Follow Me’ (or DUS) to Budapest Airport-anna.aero Runway Run!

Düsseldorf Airport sends trophy-hungry running team to guide the way at this year’s Budapest Airport-anna.aero Runway Run.


US-Canada market sees 4.0% capacity boost in 2017, Air Canada is leading carrier in S18, Toronto Pearson top origin airport

US-Canada market sees 4.0% capacity boost in 2017, Air Canada is leading carrier in S18, Toronto Pearson top origin airport

The available capacity between the US and Canada grew by 4.0% in 2017 with the number of two-way seats increasing to 37.15 million. The market has now witnessed eight consecutive years of steady growth. Nick Preston examines the leading airlines, airports and routes in this North American country pair.

Malta passes six million passenger landmark in 2017; national carrier leads the way this summer, Italy and UK are largest markets

Malta passes six million passenger landmark in 2017; national carrier leads the way this summer, Italy and UK are largest markets

Malta Airport welcomed six million passengers in 2017, 17.5% up on the previous year. Nick Preston examines its recent traffic trends, including the leading airlines, destinations and country markets, while the airport’s CEO and Head of Traffic Development discuss recent route developments and the future focus.

anna.aero-RABA Heathrow HubLAB Conference - less than a week left to register

anna.aero-RABA Heathrow HubLAB Conference – less than a week left to register

The UK Parliament will now likely vote to approve Heathrow Expansion in the next three weeks. Meanwhile there’s still time to register for the anna.aero-Heathrow HubLAB Conference which is being staged in joint venture with the Regional And Business Airports Group (RABA) on 12 June at The British-Irish Airports EXPO. A series of analyses performed by anna.aero show there are multiple opportunities for new routes from an expanded Heathrow.

Lisbon Lions roar with pride over Arch of Triumph win

Lisbon Lions roar with pride over Arch of Triumph win

Winners don’t get prouder than this, as 15 members of last week’s victors from Lisbon Airport’s fire crew take centre stage – including Miguel Moreira with the certificate. It is a record week of entries, with 23 FTWAs battling it out to get that little piece of paper on their airport’s fire station walls.