Heathrow or Gatwick? anna.aero reveals key trends as runway decision gets closer

Heathrow or Gatwick? anna.aero reveals key trends as runway decision gets closer

In the year when the UK finally decides where to build the next runway in London, we take a detailed look at the facts regarding operations and trends at Heathrow and Gatwick.

Panama’s capacity grows by 8.1% in three years; Copa Airlines adds #1 domestic flight

Panama’s capacity grows by 8.1% in three years; Copa Airlines adds #1 domestic flight

Situated on the isthmus connecting North and South America, Panama is served by 18 commercial airports providing scheduled airline services in 2015. With Panama City controlling 94% of the country’s scheduled seat capacity this January, anna.aero investigates the airlines operating in this interesting market and reveals which is the #1 country market.

More airlines to speak at FTE Europe 2-4 February 2015. That is a tasty burger!

More airlines to speak at FTE Europe 2-4 February 2015. That is a tasty burger!

Future Travel Experience Europe 2015 – an anna.aero sister initiative focused on improving the end-to-end travel experience ­– is now less than two weeks away. We don’t mean to be threatening, but if you do not register for the event we WILL NOT answer for the consequences.

Denver-San Diego air fares revealed; market now served by Frontier Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, United Airlines

Denver-San Diego air fares revealed; market now served by Frontier Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, United Airlines

We examine fares on the almost 1,400-kilometre route from Colorado to California on which Spirit recently joined Frontier, Southwest and United. We reveal the differences in fares and which of the two cities is more popular as a Valentine’s break.


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Florence Airport reports 14% traffic growth in 2014; Air France is #1 airline

Florence Airport reports 14% traffic growth in 2014; Air France is #1 airline

The primary gateway to the capital city of the Italian region of Tuscany, Florence Airport handled 2.3 million passengers last year (a new record high). With a total of 12 airlines flying to 16 non-stop destinations, anna.aero takes a closer look at the airport’s recent activity and reveals how dominant Air France is this January.

Muscle Shoals shows-off its guns of victory; South America takes win #3 this year

Muscle Shoals shows-off its guns of victory; South America takes win #3 this year

Muscle Shoals, also known as Northwest Alabama Regional Airport, delivered the first win of 2015 for North America last week – and they now have an ‘Arch of Triumph’ winner’s certificate on the station wall. Find out which South American airport will be doing the same this week.


Vistara receives Route of the Week award for first operations

Vistara receives Route of the Week award for first operations

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, bmi regional announces that it will commence flights from Munich to Rotterdam, Liege and Bern, and Frankfurt Airport welcomes the arrival of Qatar Airways’ first A350-900. More news from Ireland West Airport Knock and Manchester Airport.

Virgin America’s traffic grows by 2.8% in 2014; San Francisco-Los Angeles is top route

Virgin America’s traffic grows by 2.8% in 2014; San Francisco-Los Angeles is top route

Established on 8 August 2007 to provide low-fare, high-quality for long-haul point-to-point service between major metropolitan cities on the US eastern seaboard and the US west coast, Virgin America has expanded considerably, becoming the 12th largest operator in the US. As the airline is currently serving a total of 21 airports, anna.aero investigates Virgin America’s top 12 routes and which airports are likely to witness a frequency shift this winter.

Malindo Air’s dual-hub/fleet strategy in Kuala Lumpur; 21 routes launched in 2014 with Kathmandu coming next

Malindo Air’s dual-hub/fleet strategy in Kuala Lumpur; 21 routes launched in 2014 with Kathmandu coming next

Malindo Air launched operations in Malaysia in early 2013. It has already grown to a fleet of almost 20 aircraft and over 30 routes. We reveal the airline’s busiest airports, which routes have already been dropped and what’s coming next.

Kenya’s capacity grows by 4.6% (CAGR) in 11 years; Fly-SAX adds Nairobi-Entebbe sector

Kenya’s capacity grows by 4.6% (CAGR) in 11 years; Fly-SAX adds Nairobi-Entebbe sector

Famous for its tea, coffee, flowers and athletes, Kenya is also an African aviation hot-spot, having seen its 19 airports offering around 6.3 million one-way seats in 2014. As Kenya Airways controls over half of weekly capacity this January, anna.aero evaluates the airlines operating in this dynamic market and reveals which is the first international country market.


AirAsia India and Vistara bring further competition to Indian market; domestic traffic up almost 20% in September to November period

AirAsia India and Vistara bring further competition to Indian market; domestic traffic up almost 20% in September to November period

Demand for air travel in India is booming once again. After a quiet start to 2014, domestic passenger numbers are growing at double-digit rates. We reveal the change in airline market share during 2014 and look at which airports are growing fastest for domestic and international passengers.

Airbus-Boeing 2014 deliveries up 6%; Seattle wins as Airbus hands over #1 A350-900 to Qatar Airways

Airbus-Boeing 2014 deliveries up 6%; Seattle wins as Airbus hands over #1 A350-900 to Qatar Airways

An impressive 1,351 airframes were delivered to worldwide airline customers by Airbus and Boeing last year, turning 2014 into a record year. Boeing delivered 722 aircraft and wins the race for the third consecutive year.

AirTran finishes the way it started with Atlanta-Tampa service

AirTran finishes the way it started with Atlanta-Tampa service

The integration with Southwest Airlines is complete. AirTran Airways is confined to the history books. We reveal how the combined airlines’ biggest airports have changed in the last five years and list the 19 airports that have lost out in the merger, plus the eight new airports served.

Cyprus Airways ceases operations; Blue Air moves in with Larnaca base

Cyprus Airways ceases operations; Blue Air moves in with Larnaca base

Times are tough for businesses in Cyprus, and the state-owned flag carrier Cyprus Airways is the latest victim of a weakened Cypriot economy. Following the European Commission ordering the airline to pay back around €65 million out of a €103 million state aid package received between 2012 and 2013, Cyprus Airways ceased operations on 9 January. anna.aero evaluates the airline’s network for S14.