Biggest and fastest-growing international country pair markets in W14 revealed; Algeria, Greece and Poland see impressive domestic growth

Biggest and fastest-growing international country pair markets in W14 revealed; Algeria, Greece and Poland see impressive domestic growth

While many country pair markets are regulated by strict bilateral agreements, there are plenty of deregulated markets where growth can happen quickly We reveal where they are and analyse the biggest and fastest-growing domestic markets as well.

Not at Slots in Prague? Find out all the event news

Not at Slots in Prague? Find out all the event news

Find out all the show news from anna.aero’s Prague Dailies produced on site at IATA’s 135th Slot Conference, including all the pictures from the Welcome Reception.

Canary Islands' celebrations for last week’s Arch of Triumph champions

Canary Islands’ celebrations for last week’s Arch of Triumph champions

The airports of the Canary Islands have dominated this competition over the last three weeks, with Las Palmas (LPA) and La Palma (SPC) winning the two W14/15 public votes, now being joined by Lanzarote (ACE) last week. Maybe these guys should be doing FTWA courses for the rest of the world’s airports.

New airport facilities that airlines and passengers will love – all you need to know about New Istanbul Airport, Hamad International Airport in Qatar and klia2

New airport facilities that airlines and passengers will love – all you need to know about New Istanbul Airport, Hamad International Airport in Qatar and klia2

Building new airports and terminals that make the airlines and passengers happy is easier said than done. But at anna.aero sister event, FTE Asia 2014, the man responsible for delivering the New Istanbul Airport mega hub will reveal how he plans to achieve this and what we can expect from the world’s largest terminal under one roof.


Route Shop

Volaris growing faster in US than in Mexico; has 23% of domestic market with fleet of 50 Airbus

Volaris growing faster in US than in Mexico; has 23% of domestic market with fleet of 50 Airbus

Mexican LCC Volaris began operations in March 2006 and has grown to have 50 Airbus aircraft. We look at the airline’s recent expansion in the US, its busiest airports by flights, and busiest routes by ASKs and examine its US network expansion.

Ryanair makes Bratislava base 71 but adds only one new route in S15

Ryanair makes Bratislava base 71 but adds only one new route in S15

Ryanair has made the Slovak capital its 71st base and will station two aircraft at the airport next summer. We examine the history of the airline’s operations at the airport and how next summer’s programme compares with previous years.


Boeing stays in lead over Airbus as it delivers 61 units in October, SriLankan Airlines receives its first A330-300

Boeing stays in lead over Airbus as it delivers 61 units in October, SriLankan Airlines receives its first A330-300

Following a record September, both Airbus and Boeing handed over fewer airframes this October, with a combined total of 111 units. While SriLankan Airlines received its first A330-300, the American manufacturer is likely to have won this year’s delivery race, as Boeing leads by 96 units this October.

Kansai International Airport benefits from LCC expansion from Peach Aviation and Jetstar Japan

Kansai International Airport benefits from LCC expansion from Peach Aviation and Jetstar Japan

Having just celebrated its 20th anniversary, Osaka’s Kansai International Airport has seen an upturn in its fortunes since local LCCs emerged. We examine the traffic growth, leading airlines and country markets as the airport heads for 20 million annual passengers.

South African market grows by 1.2% in four years; World Routes 2015 takes place in Africa for the first time

South African market grows by 1.2% in four years; World Routes 2015 takes place in Africa for the first time

As South Africa is lined up to host the 21st annual World Route Development Forum, in Durban next September, anna.aero takes a closer look at the recent developments in scheduled air services at the country’s busiest gateways and reveals which is the first international country market this November.

30-Second Interview – Neil Pakey, CEO, Shannon Airport

30-Second Interview – Neil Pakey, CEO, Shannon Airport

18 months into his new role as CEO at Shannon Airport in Ireland, industry veteran Neil Pakey has made an impact already, turning around the airport’s red financial and passenger volume numbers. anna.aero’s Ian Hill grabs a Guinness and a chat with the man at the helm of Ireland’s #3 airport.


Qantas lacks capacity bounce at its main hub Sydney

Qantas lacks capacity bounce at its main hub Sydney

Analysis of Qantas’ home-hub ‒ we investigate how the operation has developed year by year and we detail which are the leading country markets, and how this compares with a year ago, along with what expansion plans the airline has for S15 at its main base (cough – none!).

ASKs between Europe and Caribbean increase by 5.3%; Seats slightly ahead on 6.4% growth

ASKs between Europe and Caribbean increase by 5.3%; Seats slightly ahead on 6.4% growth

For many people in Europe, a winter holiday to escape the wind and the rain is the norm. For those with a bit more disposable cash, the Caribbean satisfies this desire. anna.aero takes a look under the bonnet of this high-end market to check its resilience to the sluggish economic activity that persists across many European countries.

Condor, Bahrain and Reykjavik/Keflavik airports receive awards

Condor, Bahrain and Reykjavik/Keflavik airports receive awards

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Cluj-Napoca Airport celebrates one million passengers in 2014, while Mahan Air lands at Beijing from Tehran. More news from Larnaca and Durban airports.

UK airports on track to handle 240 million passengers in 2014

UK airports on track to handle 240 million passengers in 2014

The UK remains the biggest European market in terms of passenger numbers at its airports. We look back at the monthly traffic trends over recent years, reveal which airports are growing fastest and which are the dynamic country markets driving growth.