LEVEL launches four routes from Barcelona base; will Fiumicino and Orly be next?

LEVEL launches four routes from Barcelona base; will Fiumicino and Orly be next?

Well we have been waiting for it for months, but finally IAG announced to the world LEVEL, its new low-cost long-haul airline to be based in Barcelona with two A330-200s from June. Initially serving four transatlantic routes, we take a look at capacity ‘levels’ of the competition in Spain and across Europe.

1.4m searches (!!) make London to Kochi "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week" – our biggest-ever potential route

1.4m searches (!!) make London to Kochi “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” – our biggest-ever potential route

Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software shows that in the last year a mind-blowing 1.4m potential travellers searched on the leading flight comparison site for flights between London and Kochi ‒ but the route is unserved!? Will it be BA or Air India that jumps onto our biggest potential route so far.

Middle East LCCs battle it out for Arch of Triumph supremacy

Middle East LCCs battle it out for Arch of Triumph supremacy

This week we have two Middle Eastern LCCs going head-to-head in the Arch of Triumph competition. Will Dubai’s flydubai beat its neighbour Air Arabia from Sharjah? Next week…the first of anna.aero’s renowned public votes, as S17 gets underway.

Kansas City is commended by anna.aero with Cake of the Week victory

Kansas City is commended by anna.aero with Cake of the Week victory

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, a Kansas City celebration featuring Justin Meyer’s and the world’s brightest t-shirt, lots of airport SkyTrax award winners and Norwegian smashes a key transatlantic passenger milestone. 


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anna.aero 2017 world tour continues: Routes Asia in Okinawa

anna.aero 2017 world tour continues: Routes Asia in Okinawa

After a couple of weeks break, the anna.aero team has got its suitcases and noise-cancelling headphones out again as Asia’s network planning ninjas arrive in Okinawa for the 15th Routes Asia conference. While we were there, we printed our Show Daily magazines full of all the tours, networking events and show news.

Ryanair arrives in Ukraine with Kiev and Lviv links

Ryanair arrives in Ukraine with Kiev and Lviv links

Ryanair is pushing eastward launching four new services from Kiev Boryspil and seven more from Lviv. We take a look at how the arrival of Europe’s biggest airline will shake-up the Ukrainian market and try to gauge just how scared the incumbents are.


China dominates Asian growth in Q2; fastest-growing major country market but Jakarta fends off Kunming for fastest-growing airport

China dominates Asian growth in Q2; fastest-growing major country market but Jakarta fends off Kunming for fastest-growing airport

With Routes Asia taking place next week and the start of the summer season less than two weeks away, we decided to take a look at Asian developments in 2017 Q2 compared with 2016 Q2. We look at the top country markets for growth, biggest airlines and fastest-growing airports.

Hannover-Lisbon is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week" ‒ 80,000 searches; anna.aero gets fourth adopted route success

Hannover-Lisbon is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” ‒ 80,000 searches; anna.aero gets fourth adopted route success

Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has shown that in the last year nearly 80,000 potential travellers searched on the leading flight comparison site for flights between Hannover and Lisbon ‒ but the route is unserved!? This week we celebrate our fourth new route success since this feature began a year ago, as Delta Air Lines makes an important announcement.

Europe takes home its second Arch of Triumph

Europe takes home its second Arch of Triumph

Having not won until week seven of this year’s competition, Europe takes its second weekly title in three weeks. As a result, the region is now joint top of the inter-regional league table with Asia.

Routes Asia host Okinawa overjoyed with Route of the Week victory while Brazil's Belo Horizonte is beaming with Cake of the Week title

Routes Asia host Okinawa overjoyed with Route of the Week victory while Brazil’s Belo Horizonte is beaming with Cake of the Week title

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Rochester Airport welcomes United Airlines’ announcement that it is to serve the New York State airport from Chicago O’Hare, while HK Express reaches a key milestone. More news also from Vistara, Dubai Al Maktoum and Budapest.  


Air Caraïbes welcomes first A350 while Korean Air is handed its first 787-9; Boeing and Airbus combined deliver 100 units in February

Air Caraïbes welcomes first A350 while Korean Air is handed its first 787-9; Boeing and Airbus combined deliver 100 units in February

Having delivered 69 aircraft in January, Airbus and Boeing upped productivity in February by 45% when compared to the first month of 2017, distributing 100 aircraft between them. Boeing has opened up an early lead over Airbus in the 2017 delivery race, boosting its superior position by two units last month.

Domestic seat capacity down 2% in Japan in 2016; LCCs still have less than 10% of seats as AirAsia plans to re-enter the market

Domestic seat capacity down 2% in Japan in 2016; LCCs still have less than 10% of seats as AirAsia plans to re-enter the market

Japan’s domestic market has grown on average by less than 2% per annum during the last decade. Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways have seen their share of the market fall from almost 90% to just over 70%. With Routes Asia just around the corner, we reveal the top 14 routes by daily flights and how competitive they are.

Ponta Delgada traffic jumps 55% since 2014; Ryanair to add fourth route to Frankfurt Hahn for S17; easyJet and Ryanair impact shows

Ponta Delgada traffic jumps 55% since 2014; Ryanair to add fourth route to Frankfurt Hahn for S17; easyJet and Ryanair impact shows

Ponta Delgada in the Azores welcomed 1.52 million passengers in 2016, up from the 0.98 million that passed through the airport two years previous. During that two-year window, both Ryanair and easyJet have joined the carrier line-up, helping the airport to achieve a 55% growth rate in passengers. 

Dominican Republic demand grows 26% since 2013; Punta Cana heads for 7m passengers; JetBlue Airways and New York JFK top rankings

Dominican Republic demand grows 26% since 2013; Punta Cana heads for 7m passengers; JetBlue Airways and New York JFK top rankings

The Dominican Republic is a popular leisure destination, especially for Americans, with US carriers dominating flights. We reveal how quickly the country’s airports have grown in the last decade and which are the leading airlines, cities and country markets.