Frankfurt with almost 300 destinations and Paris CDG with over 100 airlines lead global analysis of airport operations in S17

Frankfurt with almost 300 destinations and Paris CDG with over 100 airlines lead global analysis of airport operations in S17

We reveal the top 15 airports in S17 as measured by most destinations served non-stop, most country markets served and most airlines welcomed. Not surprisingly some airports appear in all three categories, but can you guess which ones?

Transavia drops Munich base but starting new routes in S17 to Albania, Bulgaria, Finland, Poland, Serbia, Slovenia, Sweden and Switzerland

Transavia drops Munich base but starting new routes in S17 to Albania, Bulgaria, Finland, Poland, Serbia, Slovenia, Sweden and Switzerland

The Dutch part of Transavia has been growing significantly since 2010. We look at the relative size of its bases, its leading country markets and top 15 destinations this summer. Plus a comparison with last summer. Plus what new routes the Munich base will welcome in S17.

Not in Las Vegas for Routes Americas? What goes on in Vegas goes in our show daily magazines

Not in Las Vegas for Routes Americas? What goes on in Vegas goes in our show daily magazines

Who spoke at the Strategy Summit? Which casino was the Welcome Reception held in? Who won the Routes Americas 2017 Marketing Awards? To find out the answers to all these questions, as well as the latest network development news from the conference in Las Vegas, read our show daily magazines here.

Europe finally awakes and sends its first 2017 Arch of Triumph entry

Europe finally awakes and sends its first 2017 Arch of Triumph entry

Thank goodness for Marseille Airport, as it becomes the first airport across the whole of Europe to enter the 2017 Arch of Triumph competition. In 2016 it supplied nearly four every week, so it should have sent in 20 by now. How will Marseille do – find out here!


Route Shop

Ryanair announces six new routes from Cologne Bonn to destinations in the UK, Italy, Spain and Lithuania

Ryanair announces six new routes from Cologne Bonn to destinations in the UK, Italy, Spain and Lithuania

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Wizz Air announces its first operations to Frankfurt with flights from Budapest and Sofia, while Ryanair confirms more German expansion with new links to Poland and Lithuania from Nuremberg. More news also from Mahan Air and AirAsia X. 

Billund Airport breaks 3-million passenger milestone in 2016; Brussels Airlines, Czech Airlines, Finnair and Wizz Air all new since start of 2015

Billund Airport breaks 3-million passenger milestone in 2016; Brussels Airlines, Czech Airlines, Finnair and Wizz Air all new since start of 2015

Billund is famous as the home of Lego but its airport is Denmark’s second biggest with a growing portfolio of full-service and low-cost carriers. We reveal the airport’s seasonality, leading airlines and most popular country markets.


Airbus and Boeing only deliver 38% of the total number of aircraft that they distributed in December during the first month of 2017

Airbus and Boeing only deliver 38% of the total number of aircraft that they distributed in December during the first month of 2017

Having delivered a grand total of 178 aircraft in December, Airbus and Boeing slowed production during the first month of this year, distributing only 69 aircraft between them, around 38% of the total of the previous month. Boeing leads the charge going into the 2017 race, having handed over 44 aircraft in January. 

30-Second Interview – Adrian Littlewood, CEO of Auckland Airport

30-Second Interview – Adrian Littlewood, CEO of Auckland Airport

Last week anna.aero’s Assistant Editor Jonathan Ford travelled to New Zealand on Qatar Airways’ first flight to Auckland, the longest route in the world. While in New Zealand he caught up with Adrian Littlewood, CEO of Auckland Airport, to discover more about the booming city’s recent route developments. 

Indonesia’s Batik Air eyes Australia for international expansion; already ranked third in domestic market with 40-plus aircraft fleet

Indonesia’s Batik Air eyes Australia for international expansion; already ranked third in domestic market with 40-plus aircraft fleet

The full-service carrier from the Lion Air Group, Batik Air has grown quickly since launching service in 2013. We reveal the airline’s share of the domestic market, the leading airports for flights and the average weekly frequency of routes.

Ryanair, Turkish Airlines and American Airlines top S17 rankings for airline networks in comprehensive anna.aero analysis

Ryanair, Turkish Airlines and American Airlines top S17 rankings for airline networks in comprehensive anna.aero analysis

We reveal the top 15 airlines this summer (S17 season) as measured by most routes operated, most country markets served and most airports served. Not surprisingly some airlines appear in all three categories, but can you guess which ones?


Larnaca-Madrid is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week" with 120,000 annual searches; will it be easyJet orange or Cobalt blue to serve?

Larnaca-Madrid is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” with 120,000 annual searches; will it be easyJet orange or Cobalt blue to serve?

Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has revealed that in the last year over 117,000 potential travellers searched the leading flight comparison site for flights between Larnaca and Madrid ‒ but the route is unserved!? With Cyprus having no national carrier as such (Aegean Airlines and Cobalt are trying to fill the vacuum), will it be left to the LCCs (Ryanair, easyJet or Norwegian) to link these two historical cities?

World's longest route becomes world's best FTWA of 2017 (so far...!)

World’s longest route becomes world’s best FTWA of 2017 (so far…!)

At 14,535 kilometres, Qatar Airways launched the world’s longest flight between Doha and Auckland on 5 February, beating the previous longest route flown by ‘Arch’ rival Emirates from its Dubai hub to New Zealand’s biggest city. But what score did Auckland get for its Arch of Triumph welcoming this landmark new route?

Miami Airport leaders meets with El Al and Tel Aviv Airport executives

Miami Airport leaders meets with El Al and Tel Aviv Airport executives

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Miami-Dade Aviation Department (MDAD) Director Emilio González led a team of MDAD executives on a visit to Israel recently for meetings with senior officials from El Al and Tel Aviv Airport.

Volaris grows by 25% in 2016; fleet of 69 aircraft flies over 15 million passengers; three million on international (mainly US) services

Volaris grows by 25% in 2016; fleet of 69 aircraft flies over 15 million passengers; three million on international (mainly US) services

Now into its 11th year of operation, Mexican LCC Volaris has been growing rapidly in recent years. We reveal the airline’s top airports by ASKs. Plus analysis of which new airports were added in 2016 and the LCC’s top 10 routes and what competition it faces on these services.