anna.aero World Tour 2016 continues: Routes Europe in Kraków

anna.aero World Tour 2016 continues: Routes Europe in Kraków

Throat- and foot-sore from pounding between exhibition halls and meeting tables, Europe’s route development community will be straggling back into their offices over the next few days. Catch-up here with anna.aero’s Show Dailies, printed live at the 11th Routes Europe hosted by Kraków Airport.

Croatia again welcomes new routes from over 20 airlines in 2016; airberlin, easyJet, Volotea and Transavia adding most new routes

Croatia again welcomes new routes from over 20 airlines in 2016; airberlin, easyJet, Volotea and Transavia adding most new routes

The Croatian market is forecast to grow by around 15% this summer with many carriers launching new routes. We reveal the top 12 airlines and top 15 country markets and how they compare with last summer.

Routes Europe host Kraków meets Geneva to promote Skyscanner “Unserved Route of the Week” – 40,000 searches in 2015

Routes Europe host Kraków meets Geneva to promote Skyscanner “Unserved Route of the Week” – 40,000 searches in 2015

Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has uncovered that 40,000 prospective passengers in 2015 sought non-stop flights – but the route remains unserved. easyJet must surely be interested in adding its 11th Kraków Airport route to this week’s Routes Europe host!

anna.aero’s Virgin London Marathon – thanks for the €5,000 Ryanair!!

anna.aero’s Virgin London Marathon – thanks for the €5,000 Ryanair!!

Ryanair sponsored anna.aero €5,000 in the Virgin London Marathon benefiting the Anthony Nolan bone marrow transplant charity which arranged two transplants for the Publisher’s daughter.

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American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines (the USB3) have dropped 25 international routes for this summer including Dubai

American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines (the USB3) have dropped 25 international routes for this summer including Dubai

While Delta’s decision to terminate its Atlanta-Dubai service has received the greatest publicity, we have identified 24 other significant international routes the USB3 carriers have chosen to drop for this summer.

Krakow-Istanbul is Skyscanner “Unserved Route of the Week" – 100,000 searches in 2015; visit Skyscanner at Routes Europe!

Krakow-Istanbul is Skyscanner “Unserved Route of the Week” – 100,000 searches in 2015; visit Skyscanner at Routes Europe!

Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has revealed that, in 2015, 100,000 would-be travellers searched the Skyscanner.net flight comparison site hoping to find a flight between Krakow, the Routes Europe host, and Istanbul, the third-busiest airport hub city in Europe. However, the route remains unserved – even by Turkish Airlines from its mega-hub at Istanbul Atatürk or its fast-growing presence at Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen.


30-Second Interview – Lukas Johnson, VP Network & Pricing, Allegiant Air

30-Second Interview – Lukas Johnson, VP Network & Pricing, Allegiant Air

Allegiant Air welcomed anna.aero to its headquarters in Las Vegas to meet the carrier’s VP Network & Pricing Lukas Johnson on 15 April. During a meeting with anna.aero’s Jonathan Ford, Johnson highlighted the carrier’s development in the US domestic market and why it is considering entering more slot constrained airports such as New York Newark. Other topics included the potential of scheduled international services and what Allegiant Air looks for in an airport it is willing to serve.

Viennese fire fighters in a whirl after Arch of Triumph win

Viennese fire fighters in a whirl after Arch of Triumph win

Vienna’s triumphant fire crew celebrates last week’s win for the Air India inaugural – the Austrian capital’s first ever victory in the competition. 10 airports vie for honours in this week’s Arch of Triumph battle.

Chicago O’Hare, Singapore and Debrecen airports celebrate their anna.aero awards wins

Chicago O’Hare, Singapore and Debrecen airports celebrate their anna.aero awards wins

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Turkish Airlines announces it will commence services to Košice in Slovakia while Flybe confirms it will begin flights between Leeds Bradford and Newquay. More news from Birmingham, Cork, Glasgow and Bergerac airports as well as Tigerair Australia.

Katowice Airport breaks three million barrier in 2015; Wizz Air serves almost 30 destinations with new Dubai service starting in October

Katowice Airport breaks three million barrier in 2015; Wizz Air serves almost 30 destinations with new Dubai service starting in October

Katowice Airport is Poland’s fourth busiest and has seen a twelvefold increase in passenger numbers since the country joined the EU back in 2004. We reveal the airport’s biggest scheduled airlines and country markets.


Allegiant Air welcomes anna.aero

Allegiant Air welcomes anna.aero

anna.aero was warmly invited by Allegiant Air to visit its crew training facilities and headquarters in Las Vegas on 13 April. Take a closer look to see behind the scenes at the airline, and how the carrier is planning to expand heading into the future.

Vanilla Air is fifth biggest carrier at Tokyo Narita; ANA’s LCC starting first route from Osaka Kansai later this month

Vanilla Air is fifth biggest carrier at Tokyo Narita; ANA’s LCC starting first route from Osaka Kansai later this month

Vanilla Air is a 100%-owned subsidiary of All Nippon Airways. We reveal how much competition the LCC faces on each route and how it compares with other carriers at Tokyo’s Narita Airport.

Poland’s airports grew by 12% in 2015; S16 seat capacity is up 11% as LOT Polish Airlines launches fightback against Ryanair and Wizz Air

Poland’s airports grew by 12% in 2015; S16 seat capacity is up 11% as LOT Polish Airlines launches fightback against Ryanair and Wizz Air

While Warsaw’s two airports account for 45% of Polish airport traffic, three carriers account for 70% of scheduled seats. We reveal how Poland’s airports have developed since the country joined the EU and which airlines are growing fastest in S16.

easyJet announces Palma de Mallorca as first seasonal base; carried almost 1.7 million passengers in 2015; served from 22 bases this summer

easyJet announces Palma de Mallorca as first seasonal base; carried almost 1.7 million passengers in 2015; served from 22 bases this summer

easyJet was the fourth biggest carrier at Palma de Mallorca Airport in 2015 according to Aena statistics. We reveal all the routes the LCC has ever operated there (and when they started) and how passenger numbers have developed since 2004.