Iceland tops ranking for European countries dominated by local carriers; Lithuania and Slovakia among others with no home carriers

Iceland tops ranking for European countries dominated by local carriers; Lithuania and Slovakia among others with no home carriers

Ryanair has over 80 bases, easyJet and Wizz Air over 20 each and most are outside of where they are headquartered. We reveal which European countries are still dominated by their home-based airlines and which are now dominated by foreign carriers.

Malaga Airport could hit 19 million passengers in 2017 if growth continues; Ryanair leading carrier as it sets sights on four million

Malaga Airport could hit 19 million passengers in 2017 if growth continues; Ryanair leading carrier as it sets sights on four million

Malaga is Spain’s fourth largest airport, with it welcoming close to 16.7 million passengers in 2016. Last year saw the airport record its first double-digit growth this decade, with traffic up by nearly 16%. We take a closer look at the rise of this Mediterranean hot-spot as it gets set for another double-digit year.

70 airlines, 500+ delegates to attend Future Travel Experience Ancillary in Dublin next week – Ryanair’s MOL to give keynote

70 airlines, 500+ delegates to attend Future Travel Experience Ancillary in Dublin next week – Ryanair’s MOL to give keynote

Next week hundreds of airlines, airports and tech stakeholders will gather in Dublin for anna.aero sister initiative Future Travel Experience Ancillary, to define how new digital ancillary revenue streams can be created at every stage of the travel experience. The show has the official support of Ryanair, and Michael O’Leary will deliver the keynote speech. Register online before it’s too late!

Granada-Frankfurt is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week" ‒ nearly 30,000 searches; Lufthansa's next hub link??

Granada-Frankfurt is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” ‒ nearly 30,000 searches; Lufthansa’s next hub link??

Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has shown that in the last year nearly 30,000 potential travellers searched on the leading flight comparison site for flights between Granada and Frankfurt ‒ but the route is unserved!? Lufthansa currently serves 10 Spanish destinations from its main hub – will Granada become #11??


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SkyWest Airlines is present at over 230 airports flying for United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, American Airlines and Alaska Airlines

SkyWest Airlines is present at over 230 airports flying for United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, American Airlines and Alaska Airlines

SkyWest Airlines in 2016 carried over 31 million passengers, up 3.7% when compared to 2015. The airline serves as a feeder carrier, operating under contract with various US airlines. We take a closer look at how SkyWest has evolved in recent years, and look further into its extensive network of over 230 airports. 

Budapest Airport-anna.aero Runway Run, sponsored by Airbus: Slots sign-ups

Budapest Airport-anna.aero Runway Run, sponsored by Airbus: Slots sign-ups

The Budapest Airport-anna.aero Runway Run recruitment roadshow flew halfway across the world last week to sign-up runners at the 140th IATA Slot Conference in Kuala Lumpur. Make sure to sign-up and get your place today!  


18 airports battle for Arch of Triumph Week 23; 200-FTWA barrier burst through

18 airports battle for Arch of Triumph Week 23; 200-FTWA barrier burst through

This is a landmark edition of the 2017 Arch of Triumph battle, as we pass the 200-FTWA barrier in the 23rd week of the annual competition. With a massive 18 entries this week, including four from Blue Air and three each from Norwegian and Air Arabia Maroc, its no surprise we’ve had a busy week of scoring. On top of all that we introduce our new judge! 

Aena's Route of the Week win opens up LEVEL playing field in Barcelona

Aena’s Route of the Week win opens up LEVEL playing field in Barcelona

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Marseille welcomes the arrival of Air Canada Rouge while Jet2holidays celebrates 10 years of operation and seven million passengers carried. More news also from Krasnodar and Stockholm Arlanda airports. 

anna.aero attends JumpStart 2017; 360 new market opportunities waiting to be stimulated by US LCCs; 18 airports lose scheduled services

anna.aero attends JumpStart 2017; 360 new market opportunities waiting to be stimulated by US LCCs; 18 airports lose scheduled services

anna.aero recently attended the ACI-NA JumpStart Air Service Development Conference in Providence beween 5-7 June, continuing its 2017 World Tour of producing its world famous show daily magazines. JumpStart focuses on route development solely within North America, and before the 1,300 one-on-one meetings took place, delegates were invited to take part in the conference which looked into the latest changes in US air service development.  

Fez Airport on track for one million passengers in 2017; Air Arabia Maroc expands network significantly taking advantage of new terminal

Fez Airport on track for one million passengers in 2017; Air Arabia Maroc expands network significantly taking advantage of new terminal

Morocco’s fourth busiest airport looks set for a record-breaking year. The airport is a base for Ryanair, its largest customer. We look at historic traffic growth, the airport’s seasonality profile and leading country markets.


anna.aero World Tour 2017 continues: latest stop the 140th IATA Slot Conference in Kuala Lumpur - read our magazines for FREE here

anna.aero World Tour 2017 continues: latest stop the 140th IATA Slot Conference in Kuala Lumpur – read our magazines for FREE here

Some of our data elves barely had time to unpack their suitcases before packing them all over again with freshly ironed shirts and clean underwear to leave for Kuala Lumpur to attend the 140th IATA Slot Conference. As usual, we printed our Show Daily magazines, full of all the show news – read them here if you were not able to make it to Malaysia.

Cobalt prepares to go long-haul; anna.aero visits Cyprus' leading airline as it gets ready to enter its second year of operations

Cobalt prepares to go long-haul; anna.aero visits Cyprus’ leading airline as it gets ready to enter its second year of operations

Cobalt first started operations on 7 July 2016. It now operates six aircraft to 16 destinations in Europe and the Middle East. As Cobalt enters its second year of operations, anna.aero paid a visit to the carrier in Larnaca to find out more about one of Europe’s newest airlines, and its future plans including its long-haul ambitions. 

Copenhagen Airport receives its Arch of Triumph certificate at KL Slots

Copenhagen Airport receives its Arch of Triumph certificate at KL Slots

Why not fly half-way around the world just to get a picture with Copenhagen Airport’s marketing team attending the 140th IATA Slot Conference in Kuala Lumpur this week. Oh, ok…we did. Find out which of the eight entries wins the prestigious accolade this week.

Belfast City is crowned Cake of the Week champion for the volcanic creation baked to welcome the arrival of Icelandair

Belfast City is crowned Cake of the Week champion for the volcanic creation baked to welcome the arrival of Icelandair

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Cork is voted Best Airport in Europe under 5 million passengers at the ACI EUROPE General Assembly in Paris, plus an ‘Individual Award for Outstanding Contribution to Route Development’ will be launched at World Routes in Barcelona. More news also from Bergen Airport as it welcomes the arrival of RusLine.