airberlin’s latest network strategy admits extreme seasonality issues

airberlin’s latest network strategy admits extreme seasonality issues

airberlin’s network offers a wide-range of services for business and leisure travellers, but it has not been a profitable mix. We take a closer look at the airline’s seasonality problems, which the airline has revealed it intends to tackle in the coming months.

Turkish Airlines, Qatar Airways put Eritrea on the global aviation map

Turkish Airlines, Qatar Airways put Eritrea on the global aviation map

Eritrea is probably one of the less well-known countries in Africa, but last week Turkish Airlines made it a lot easier to get to. We take a look at the commercial aviation scene in the East African state just across the Red Sea from Saudi Arabia.

Luxair reports traffic growth of 10% in 2013; Porto is top S14 route

Luxair reports traffic growth of 10% in 2013; Porto is top S14 route

Luxembourg’s flag carrier, Luxair has been growing remarkably in recent years, recording over 1.5 million passengers in 2013 (a new record high). As the airline is now serving 18 countries in Europe and North Africa, anna.aero reveals Luxair’s recent network developments and its top 12 routes for this August.

Lucky Air is China’s fastest-growing airline; over five million passengers expected this year for Hainan Airlines subsidiary

Lucky Air is China’s fastest-growing airline; over five million passengers expected this year for Hainan Airlines subsidiary

Lucky Air, based at China’s seventh busiest airport (Kunming) is expecting passenger numbers to grow by almost 15% this year. We reveal the airline’s biggest airports and which new routes the airline has launched in the last 12 months.


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Darwin Airport reports 5% traffic growth in FY2014; Malaysia Airlines drives international growth

Darwin Airport reports 5% traffic growth in FY2014; Malaysia Airlines drives international growth

Gateway to the capital of the Northern Territory of Australia, Darwin Airport consolidated its annual passenger performance in FY2014, reaching 2.3 million this year. With a total of 11 carriers operating from the airport, anna.aero takes a closer look at Darwin’s recent developments and reveals which is the busiest destination this summer.

Western Europe’s main air travel markets growing solidly in 2014 after difficult 2013; Ireland and Norway impacted most by Easter shift

Western Europe’s main air travel markets growing solidly in 2014 after difficult 2013; Ireland and Norway impacted most by Easter shift

Passenger numbers have been growing steadily if unspectacularly at airports in most Western European countries, even in Italy and Spain which had such a tough time in 2013.


Washington Dulles’ Frontier Airlines FTWA takes victory in all-American “Arch of Triumph” week

Washington Dulles’ Frontier Airlines FTWA takes victory in all-American “Arch of Triumph” week

North America has secured its second win of the 2014 competition this week, with a Fire Truck Water Arch entry from Washington Dulles Airport, to celebrate the historic base launch by Frontier Airlines.

Kazan and Samara airports show-off certificates for Finnair

Kazan and Samara airports show-off certificates for Finnair

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Tallinn Airport welcomes with the traditional water arch salute Japan Airlines’ first charter service from Osaka Kansai. More news from Cancun and Kaunas airports.

Edinburgh and Aberdeen Airports have record 2013 as Glasgow airports struggle; Qatar Airways leads long-haul expansion

Edinburgh and Aberdeen Airports have record 2013 as Glasgow airports struggle; Qatar Airways leads long-haul expansion

Scotland’s airports overall are not much busier now than they were 10 years ago, but some are performing better than others. We reveal which airlines are growing (and shrinking) in Scotland this summer and list some of the key new services launched recently.

Chicago’s airports handled 90 million passengers in 2013; city will host World Routes event in September

Chicago’s airports handled 90 million passengers in 2013; city will host World Routes event in September

Chicago O’Hare and Midway airports dominate the Illinois aviation scene accounting for over 95% of capacity. We rank the state’s largest airlines and busiest destinations, as well as revealing which airports are no longer served this September.