World Low Cost Airlines Congress: Norwegian’s restricted access; Ryanair’s focus on Cyprus; transavia.com Europe challenges Ryanair, Wizz Air and easyJet

World Low Cost Airlines Congress: Norwegian’s restricted access; Ryanair’s focus on Cyprus; transavia.com Europe challenges Ryanair, Wizz Air and easyJet

anna.aero attended the 11th annual WLCAC held in London between 16 and 17 September, giving Vlad Cristescu a chance to catch-up with a mixture of senior airline and airport representatives on the first day, including WOW air’s CEO, Skúli Mogensen.

London Gatwick’s firefighters display first ‘Arch of Triumph’ award

London Gatwick’s firefighters display first ‘Arch of Triumph’ award

It’s been a long time coming, but anna.aero’s ‘home airport’ of London Gatwick has finally won its first ever ‘Arch of Triumph’ weekly certificate. This week, four global airports, including another London airport, slug it out for the honours.

Brussels Airlines reports 2.1% growth in 2013; Geneva is still top route

Brussels Airlines reports 2.1% growth in 2013; Geneva is still top route

A wholly-owned subsidiary of Lufthansa Group, Brussels Airlines continued its growth last year, as it handled close to six million passengers. As the airline is now serving over 60 destinations in 30 countries within Europe, North Africa, North America and the Middle East, anna.aero reveals Brussels Airlines’ recent developments and its top 12 routes for this September.

Cebu Pacific Air becomes latest airline to put pressure on Qantas’ international network

Cebu Pacific Air becomes latest airline to put pressure on Qantas’ international network

The Australian air travel market continues to report solid if unspectacular growth. We track the growth rates in recent months and look at which airports are growing their international demand most rapidly. Plus a round-up of recent new international services.


Route Shop

Visit the sky over Holland at World Routes 2014

Visit the sky over Holland at World Routes 2014

Thinking about coming to visit World Routes 2014? Then be sure to visit the Amsterdam Airport Schiphol booth at C05.

Penang International Airport heading for 6 million passengers in 2014; new firefly and Malindo Air services to Krabi start this week

Penang International Airport heading for 6 million passengers in 2014; new firefly and Malindo Air services to Krabi start this week

Penang International Airport is Malaysia’s second busiest for international flights and third busiest overall. We reveal how the airport has grown during the last 20 years and which are its leading airlines and routes.


Ryanair’s return to Prague Airport helps boost Czech Republic traffic; easyJet and Vueling make it six carriers serving Rome

Ryanair’s return to Prague Airport helps boost Czech Republic traffic; easyJet and Vueling make it six carriers serving Rome

Prague Airport dominates air traffic in the Czech Republic. Passenger numbers grew rapidly between 1995 and 2008, but since then things have developed more slowly as we reveal with our look at the leading routes and airlines serving the market.

Aeromar has 0.1% of US-Mexico traffic with three routes to Texas; 18 domestic routes account for less than 2% of market

Aeromar has 0.1% of US-Mexico traffic with three routes to Texas; 18 domestic routes account for less than 2% of market

Aeromar has been operating in Mexico for more than a quarter of a century as a niche, ‘executive’ airline. With a fleet of mostly ATRs it operates primarily on short-haul flights from Mexico City. We look at the airline’s busiest routes and its international activities.

Boeing stays in the lead over Airbus as it delivers 60+ units in August; Xiamen Airlines receives its first 787-8

Boeing stays in the lead over Airbus as it delivers 60+ units in August; Xiamen Airlines receives its first 787-8

Following a record July, Boeing stepped up its deliveries in August, while its European counterpart handed over fewer airframes. Airbus will have to add some power if it wants to catch up with Boeing, which now leads the 2014 delivery race by 72 units. In addition, Tigerair Taiwan took delivery of its first of 12 A320s ordered.

Brussels, Detroit and Kalmar airports show-off route launch certificates

Brussels, Detroit and Kalmar airports show-off route launch certificates

Also in this week’s issue of Network Planning Community News, Tigerair Australia clocks-up a significant passenger milestone in less than seven years, while Thai AirAsia puts on a glamourous display for a new route announcement to Guangzhou.