30 top London routes NOT served by Heathrow: FREE anna.aero-RABA conference on Heathrow route propositions

30 top London routes NOT served by Heathrow: FREE anna.aero-RABA conference on Heathrow route propositions

easyJet’s and Flybe’s CCOs lead the line-up at HubLAB, anna.aero’s and RABA’s FREE-to-attend Heathrow Connectivity Conference in London in June. In this analysis we look at the 30 top-performing London routes NOT linked to Heathrow. If your airport is on this list, then you should be coming.

anna.aero World Tour 2018 continues: Routes Europe in Bilbao; ACI-NA JumpStart in Cleveland next

anna.aero World Tour 2018 continues: Routes Europe in Bilbao; ACI-NA JumpStart in Cleveland next

Having enjoyed four days of non-stop networking, meetings and pintxos, Europe’s network planning community will be dribbling back to their offices over the next few days, telling everyone what hard work it was. Catch-up here with anna.aero’s Show Dailies, printed live at the 13th Routes Europe hosted by the Basque Government, the Bizkaia Government and Bilbao City Council.

Boutique airline wins Arch of Triumph Week 16

Boutique airline wins Arch of Triumph Week 16

Does anybody know what a boutique airline is? The four anna.aero judges certainly know what a boutique fire truck water arch looks like…and there are eight of them fighting it out this week for airport marketing glory!

Billund, Brussels and Budapest win big in Bilbao

Billund, Brussels and Budapest win big in Bilbao

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, along with Billund, Brussels and Budapest winning big at the Routes Europe Marketing Awards 2018, the event baton is passed over from Bilbao to Hannover. More news also from Oslo Gardermoen which was highly commended in the over 20 million passenger category, Blue Islands, and Yangon, Hamburg, Belfast City Gold Coast and Friedrichshafen airports.

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Transatlantic treks between Europe and the Americas; US majors lead the way in S18, London Heathrow tops airport table

Transatlantic treks between Europe and the Americas; US majors lead the way in S18, London Heathrow tops airport table

Transatlantic traffic between Europe and the Americas is on the up, with available capacity increasing by 5.9% for a typical peak week in S18, compared to last year. Nick Preston takes a look capacity trends in this important market, including the leading airlines, airports and routes.

TAP Air Portugal sees strong growth in 2017; Lisbon-Porto is busiest route, Spain is main international market

TAP Air Portugal sees strong growth in 2017; Lisbon-Porto is busiest route, Spain is main international market

There were 18.33 million two-way seats available across TAP Air Portugal’s network in 2017, a 16.2% increase compared to the previous year. Nick Preston reveals the Portuguese operator’s main market trends over the past ten years, including its largest Lisbon links and international country markets. 


Allegiant Air, flydubai and Transavia post multiple entries in this week's Arch of Triumph competition

Allegiant Air, flydubai and Transavia post multiple entries in this week’s Arch of Triumph competition

Special livery aircraft featuring the Egyptian National Football Team, three airlines with multiple entries, five global regions doing battle, this week’s Arch of Triumph competition has got it all. Which one of the 10 entries will be victorious??

Cologne Bonn and Oakland observe Cake of the Week victories

Cologne Bonn and Oakland observe Cake of the Week victories

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, along with the German and US airport cake celebrations, easyJet toasts 15 years of based operations at Newcastle, while Norwegian carries its four millionth passenger from Aalborg. More news also from Lufthansa at Helsinki. 

Annual seats between Australia and Indonesia have increased by 82% since 2010; Jetstar Airways grows market share from 24% to 41%

Annual seats between Australia and Indonesia have increased by 82% since 2010; Jetstar Airways grows market share from 24% to 41%

The market between Australia and Indonesia has seen various changes during the past decade, including the loss and gain of operators, plus the country pairing surpassing three million annual passengers. Jonathan Ford takes a further look at one of Australia’s biggest international sectors. 

London Southend bounces back with 25% growth in 2017; two new carriers announced; Dublin and Amsterdam are top destinations

London Southend bounces back with 25% growth in 2017; two new carriers announced; Dublin and Amsterdam are top destinations

London Southend has been rejuvenated under the stewardship of Stobart Group, and handled 1.09 million passengers last year, an impressive 25% increase on the figures of 2016. With the airport set to welcome two new carriers in 2018, Nick Preston looks at its recent network trends and upcoming route launches.


Lagos Airport set for growth in 2018 thanks to 7.4% rise in annual capacity; comes on the back of traffic falling below seven million

Lagos Airport set for growth in 2018 thanks to 7.4% rise in annual capacity; comes on the back of traffic falling below seven million

Lagos Airport is the leading gateway to Nigeria, with it handling over six million passengers in 2016 and 2017. However, Lagos looks set to see a resurgence this summer, having witnessed cuts for three consecutive years. Jonathan Ford informs on the recent history of one of Africa’s busiest airports. 

IAG considers bid for Norwegian; Gatwick would become bigger hub than Dublin; deal would strengthen market lead over Ryanair in Spain

IAG considers bid for Norwegian; Gatwick would become bigger hub than Dublin; deal would strengthen market lead over Ryanair in Spain

International Airlines Group (IAG) has announced its interest in pursuing options for Norwegian. With this in mind, Jonathan Ford has looked to see where the LCC currently competes directly with IAG carriers, and how its network fits, plus strengthens, the IAG business model. 

Japan capacity jumps past 250 million seats in 2017; All Nippon Airways is largest carrier, Tokyo Haneda is busiest airport

Japan capacity jumps past 250 million seats in 2017; All Nippon Airways is largest carrier, Tokyo Haneda is busiest airport

There were 257.6 million seats available on domestic and international flights serving Japan in 2017, a 3.9% increase on the previous year. Nick Preston considers recent network trends in this mature Asia Pacific country market, including the top airlines, airports and destinations.

AIRLINE – the newest global network development forum

AIRLINE – the newest global network development forum

AIRLINE, brought to you by Global Travel Investments, is the newest airline and airport networking development conference, with the inaugural event having took place between 10-12 April in London’s Canary Wharf. Find out more about the latest forum on the networking circuit.