China-Europe market analysed; Chinese carriers growing faster than European rivals as tourism market stimulates demand

China-Europe market analysed; Chinese carriers growing faster than European rivals as tourism market stimulates demand

China is already the biggest country market in Asia for non-stop air services from Europe. We reveal how quickly it is growing, which are the leading airlines and how many airports in China now have direct service to Europe.

Airbus-sponsored anna.aero-Budapest Airport Runway Run: Look who’s signed up now!!!

Airbus-sponsored anna.aero-Budapest Airport Runway Run: Look who’s signed up now!!!

Today is the last day to get the low price for the Airbus-sponsored anna.aero-Budapest Airport Runway Run – its €30 today but goes up to €50 tomorrow. All entry fees are entirely donated to international child cancer charities and other good causes.

Hong Kong happily displays winning Arch of Triumph certificate

Hong Kong happily displays winning Arch of Triumph certificate

Not only did Hong Kong Airport win the last Arch of Triumph weekly battle, but its score of 36.7 saw it swoop into joint second place overall with Portland in the 2015 competition. Meanwhile, 27 (yes that’s 27) airports from across the world are aiming to topple Hong Kong from that spot this week.

Constanta Airport receives Cake of the Week award for Wizz Air

Constanta Airport receives Cake of the Week award for Wizz Air

In this week’s ‘Network Planning Community News’, transavia.com France launches services to Dublin while Wizz Air announces flights to Birmingham. More news from Belfast City, Cluj-Napoca, London City, London Stansted, Munich, Shannon and Southampton airports.

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Ryanair gaining share at Budapest, while Wizz Air marks time

Ryanair gaining share at Budapest, while Wizz Air marks time

Despite only introducing one new route this summer at Budapest – Athens – Ryanair has managed to improve its market share at the Hungarian capital city airport, while its fellow ULCC – Wizz Air ‒ has remained static. The first warning shots in a battle for Central European turf? anna.aero does its own reconnaissance.

IndiGo close to grabbing 40% of Indian domestic market; Delhi passes 40 million passenger milestone

IndiGo close to grabbing 40% of Indian domestic market; Delhi passes 40 million passenger milestone

India’s airlines are taking advantage of low fuel prices and going through a period of rapid growth. We reveal the shifts in domestic market share, the top 15 Indian airports and which are the leading international carriers.


JetBlue Airways reaches 67 destinations from JFK this summer; Reno and Grenada are newest routes

JetBlue Airways reaches 67 destinations from JFK this summer; Reno and Grenada are newest routes

JetBlue Airways has now been operating for over 15 years from its main JFK base. We reveal which are the only three routes so far dropped and which are the busiest routes in terms of ASKs, as well as when flights peaked at the airport.

Airbus becomes main sponsor of anna.aero-Budapest Airport Runway Run!

Airbus becomes main sponsor of anna.aero-Budapest Airport Runway Run!

In a massive step of recognition for the importance of the anna.aero-Budapest Airport Runway Run as the leading sporting charity event for the global aviation industry, Airbus has stepped up as the main sponsor of the good causes.

ACI EUROPE Prague Congress: Michael Cawley addresses “New Aviation Reality”

ACI EUROPE Prague Congress: Michael Cawley addresses “New Aviation Reality”

“I see change” said Michael Cawley to the 350 airport delegates at ACI EUROPE’s Annual Congress in Prague on 25 June. “You all now have open-neck shirts, and now it’s my turn to wear a tie,” observed the ex-Deputy CEO of Ryanair who is now the fully-suited Chairman of Fáilte Ireland, the Irish national tourism development authority.

We’ve been away: At IATA Slots YVR and ACI EUROPE Prague

We’ve been away: At IATA Slots YVR and ACI EUROPE Prague

This is an executive version of your regular anna.aero weekly news bulletin. That’s because we’ve been away in Canada producing the anna.aero on-site printed Show Dailies at the 136th IATA Slot Conference, hosted by Vancouver Airport. You can read them all in flippable format right here.


Greek Grexit fears not impacting on growing summer demand for Greek destinations; volatility of non-European markets examined

Greek Grexit fears not impacting on growing summer demand for Greek destinations; volatility of non-European markets examined

We reveal which of 18 holiday airports around Europe can expect the most growth this summer. Plus we look at 15 years’ worth of data to various non-European destinations from the UK to highlight the volatility of some leisure markets.

Constanta Airport welcomes third scheduled carrier – Wizz Air

Constanta Airport welcomes third scheduled carrier – Wizz Air

anna.aero’s Business Development Associate, Vlad Cristescu, was specially invited by Constanta Airport to attend Wizz Air’s first flight from London Luton on 12 June. Highlights of the celebrations included the traditional water arch salute and a cake cutting ceremony in the VIP Centre by airport, local tourism authority and ministry of transport officials.

Košice Airport kings parade in all their FTWA glory

Košice Airport kings parade in all their FTWA glory

Following their table-topping FTWA last week, it is not surprising that the Slovakian firefighters couldn’t wait to get their hands on the certificate and get in front of the camera. Meanwhile, nine airports from across the world tussle over this week’s award.

Tulsa Airport receives Cake of the Week award

Tulsa Airport receives Cake of the Week award

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, easyJet welcomes passenger #10 million at Manchester, while Virgin Atlantic Airways arrives in Detroit and Delta Air Lines launches Seattle Tacoma to Denver. More news from Athens, Barranquilla, Bordeaux, Hamburg, Miami, Narita and Varna airports.