BRUising encounter: anna.aero's detailed analysis of Ryanair v Vueling’s fight for low cost supremacy at Brussels Airport

BRUising encounter: anna.aero’s detailed analysis of Ryanair v Vueling’s fight for low cost supremacy at Brussels Airport

A year ago Ryanair appeared to declare war on Vueling in Brussels, going head-to-head with the carrier on 10 routes. We look at how things are panning out for both carriers and analyse December fare data across eight competing routes.

Orlando’s firefighters overjoyed with ‘Arch of Triumph’ win

Orlando’s firefighters overjoyed with ‘Arch of Triumph’ win

Winning at the second attempt, Orlando celebrates its first ‘Arch of Triumph’ award – and boy were they happy. They will be dining out on that win for a long time, not to mention the pay rise. Find out which global airport wins a one horse race this week with the lowest winning score ever!

Hawaiian Airlines grows by 4.8% in 2013; regional subsidiary launched in March

Hawaiian Airlines grows by 4.8% in 2013; regional subsidiary launched in March

Founded on 30 January 1929 as Inter-Island Airways to provide short sightseeing flights over O’ahu, Hawaiian Airlines has grown rapidly beyond these borders, offering flights to a total of 28 destinations this December. As the airline has recently added its second route to San Francisco, anna.aero looks at Hawaiian Airlines’ top markets by weekly capacity.

ASKs between Middle East and US increase by 35%; nine new routes started in last 12 months

ASKs between Middle East and US increase by 35%; nine new routes started in last 12 months

By the end of 2014, Etihad Airways will have added three new US routes to its network, including San Francisco this week, complementing the seven already started over the last 12 months from the Middle East region. anna.aero investigates just how much of the growth between these regions is being delivered by the MEB3.


Route Shop

Sochi/Adler Airport closes in on three million passengers in 2014

Sochi/Adler Airport closes in on three million passengers in 2014

Sochi/Adler Airport’s passenger figures are far from downhill and should speed skate close to the three million mark this year. anna.aero takes an ice dance through the Russian airport’s statistics to discover its gold medal winning airlines and routes this winter.

Ecuador’s capacity grows by 4% in 11 years; tame adds its second route to Fort Lauderdale

Ecuador’s capacity grows by 4% in 11 years; tame adds its second route to Fort Lauderdale

Nestled away in the north-west corner of South America, Ecuador is served by 19 commercial airports providing scheduled airline services in 2014. With the country’s major gateways at Quito and Guayaquil having increased their combined annual seat capacity by 6.8% since we last looked at Ecuador four years ago, anna.aero investigates the airlines operating in this dynamic market and reveals which is the first international country market.


Eurostar celebrates 20 years of London-Paris service with new trains; air travel demand cut by 55% from 1994 peak of four million

Eurostar celebrates 20 years of London-Paris service with new trains; air travel demand cut by 55% from 1994 peak of four million

Once one of the world’s busiest air routes, the London-Paris market has been severely impacted by the launch in 1994 of Eurostar’s high-speed rail services. We reveal what happened to air travel demand in the last 20 years.

Alitalia’s decision to close Air One results in loss of 15 routes from Italian airports; opportunities created for other carriers

Alitalia’s decision to close Air One results in loss of 15 routes from Italian airports; opportunities created for other carriers

Alitalia’s on-going evolution has seen it close its “Smart Carrier” Air One at the end of the summer 2014 season. We look at the 50-plus routes it operated this summer in more detail and reveal which routes are still looking for replacement carriers.

Uzbekistan Airways now serving 50 destinations

Uzbekistan Airways now serving 50 destinations

Launched in 1992, Uzbekistan Airways operates a similar number of both Airbus and Boeing aircraft. We reveal the airline’s top 12 destinations and how seat capacity has fluctuated over the last decade, plus a look at the airline’s 2014 figures.

Hobart Airport reports modest 2014 growth; Jetstar is #1 airline

Hobart Airport reports modest 2014 growth; Jetstar is #1 airline

Australia’s ninth biggest airport (for now anyway) welcomes over two million passengers per year and currently offers a 100% domestic network only. anna.aero’s data elves worked like Tasmanian Devils to unearth the airport’s statistical trends.


Orlando and Delhi airports receive certificates for Volaris and Jet Airways respectively

Orlando and Delhi airports receive certificates for Volaris and Jet Airways respectively

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Air Choice One jets off from Chicago O’Hare to Mason City, while Flybe announces year-round services from Liverpool to Belfast City from 2 February 2015. More news from Tampa, Warsaw Chopin, Marseille and Malta airports.

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.

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.