Frontier CEO says "size will double" to ACI-NA’s JumpStart air service convention, Denver

Frontier CEO says “size will double” to ACI-NA’s JumpStart air service convention, Denver

Last week anna.aero continued its 2016 World Tour of leading air service development conferences by descending on Denver for the Airports Council International-North America’s (ACI-NA) JumpStart® Air Service Development Conference – an event focused on route development solely within the North American continent.

Collapse of VLM creates route opportunities in Belgium, Ireland, Germany and UK

Collapse of VLM creates route opportunities in Belgium, Ireland, Germany and UK

VLM is the latest European regional airline to cease operations. The Fokker 50 operator was flying just five routes in the end involving six airports in three countries. German domestic market takes biggest hit.

Malta-St Petersburg is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” ‒ 76,000 annual searches ‒ why isn't Ryanair "Russian" in?

Malta-St Petersburg is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” ‒ 76,000 annual searches ‒ why isn’t Ryanair “Russian” in?

Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has uncovered that in the last year 76,000 potential travellers searched for non-stop flights between Malta and St. Petersburg ‒ but the route is unserved. Will this be Air Malta’s next new route after it launches flights to Palermo in July?

Airbus-sponsored Budapest Airport-anna.aero Runway Run 4.0 draws in more runners at IATA Slot Conference in Hamburg

Airbus-sponsored Budapest Airport-anna.aero Runway Run 4.0 draws in more runners at IATA Slot Conference in Hamburg

The Budapest Airport-anna.aero Runway Run takes place on runway 13R-31L at 11:00 on Saturday 3 September 2016. The anna.aero team has been busy recruiting runners at the IATA Slot Conference. With Airbus as the main sponsor, the team has been building recognition and support for the leading sporting-charity event for the global aviation industry.


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Budapest celebrates fourth Arch of Triumph win at Hamburg Slots

Budapest celebrates fourth Arch of Triumph win at Hamburg Slots

Despite having back-to-back meetings to discuss the next batch of route launches, the Budapest Airport Business Development team at the IATA Slot Conference in Hamburg had time to celebrate last week’s win. Find out which of this week’s 14 entries takes the prize home.

Manchester celebrates awards double at the 138th IATA Slot Conference

Manchester celebrates awards double at the 138th IATA Slot Conference

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Thomas Cook Airlines commences charter operations between Brussels and Ohrid while Glasgow wins big at the ACI Europe Awards. Finally Batumi Airport welcomed Bravo Airways’ first charter flight from Kiev Boryspil.


Flybe is the leading provider of UK domestic flights; growing in France, Germany and Netherlands as network develops to almost 200 routes

Flybe is the leading provider of UK domestic flights; growing in France, Germany and Netherlands as network develops to almost 200 routes

Flybe’s fleet of over 50 Q400s and some 20 Embraer E-Jets carried almost eight million passengers in 2015. We reveal the airline’s busiest airports in S16 (and how fast they are growing) and the airline’s top routes by ASKs.

Lisbon-Tenerife is Skyscanner “Unserved Route of the Week” – 55,000 searches in last year; a TAP Portugal leisure route

Lisbon-Tenerife is Skyscanner “Unserved Route of the Week” – 55,000 searches in last year; a TAP Portugal leisure route

Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has shows that in the last year 55,000 potential travellers searched for non-stop flights between Lisbon and Tenerife ‒ but the route is unserved. Will this be TAP Portugal’s next Spanish route following its launch of Lisbon to Vigo flights in July?

Football legend endorses Budapest Airport-anna.aero Runway Run 4.0…and it’s sponsored by Airbus!

Football legend endorses Budapest Airport-anna.aero Runway Run 4.0…and it’s sponsored by Airbus!

The Budapest Airport-anna.aero Runway Run, sponsored by Airbus, has been given the thumbs up by ex-England and Liverpool football legend and number-one-selling rapper, John Barnes, at the British-Irish Airports EXPO in Birmingham.

anna.aero World Tour 2016 continues: ACI-NA JumpStart in Denver

anna.aero World Tour 2016 continues: ACI-NA JumpStart in Denver

Sandwiched between Routes Europe (in Krakow) and the IATA Slots Conference (in Hamburg next week) there is a North American air service development event ‒ ACI-NA JumpStart, hosted by Denver Airport. Catch-up here with anna.aero’s Show Daily magazine, printed for conference delegates.


Find out which airport wins its fourth Arch of Triumph

Find out which airport wins its fourth Arch of Triumph

This week’s winner has secured its first victory of 2016, but its fourth overall since the competition began in 2013 (a year it didn’t win in!). Discover the European airport’s FTWA secrets to success here.

Aeromexico celebrates its Route of the Week victory

Aeromexico celebrates its Route of the Week victory

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, New Orleans is flying high after Condor’s S17 route announcement, while Reno-Tahoe celebrates the start of Oakland services from Southwest Airlines. Other news from Larnaca, St. Petersburg, Cairns, Tbilisi and Belfast City airports as well as Blue Islands.

30-Second Interview - Alexander Schroll, CEO of Castellon Airport

30-Second Interview – Alexander Schroll, CEO of Castellon Airport

anna.aero’s Assistant Editor Jonathan Ford met with Castellon Airport CEO Alexander Schroll on the day the facility welcomed its second scheduled carrier. Schroll spoke to anna.aero about how the airport has celebrated a successful nine months of operations since Ryanair inaugurated flights from the UK, and to also highlight Castellon’s USPs that are drawing attention for potential future service by new carriers.

German seat capacity up 8% this summer; Berlin Schönefeld, Cologne Bonn and Memmingen growing fast in 2016 thanks to LCCs

German seat capacity up 8% this summer; Berlin Schönefeld, Cologne Bonn and Memmingen growing fast in 2016 thanks to LCCs

Europe’s second biggest air travel market looks set for a good summer. We reveal which airports have been growing (and shrinking) so far this year, and how the top 20 airlines in Germany are altering their capacity for S16 versus S15.