London Heathrow falls further behind its European rivals this winter as Amsterdam, Frankfurt and Paris all report growing networks

London Heathrow falls further behind its European rivals this winter as Amsterdam, Frankfurt and Paris all report growing networks

Europe’s four busiest airports are all growing this summer but only one is not seeing an increase in destinations served this winter. While other airports now connect to over 200 destinations, runway-constrained London Heathrow is stuck around the 160 mark.

ACI Airport Exchange - hear from the CEO of Eurostar (destroyer of the world’s busiest air route) and loads of developing airports

ACI Airport Exchange – hear from the CEO of Eurostar (destroyer of the world’s busiest air route) and loads of developing airports

ACI Airport Exchange includes a whole load of briefings on new airports currently being built-up (Istanbul, Moscow, Chicago) including keynote presentations by ADPI – the just-announced winner of the design competition for Beijing’s New Daxing Airports new Terminal 1.

Brussels boasts about ‘Arch of Triumph’ win; US newcomer wins this week’s one-horse race

Brussels boasts about ‘Arch of Triumph’ win; US newcomer wins this week’s one-horse race

Having entered the 2014 competition more than any other airport in the world, Brussels Airport was finally rewarded last week with its first ‘Arch of Triumph’ certificate. This week, a newcomer to the competition, gets lucky and wins a one-horse race with its first ever entry.

Aer Lingus (“The Fastest Airline in the World”) wins WARR

Aer Lingus (“The Fastest Airline in the World”) wins WARR

Aer Lingus, “The Fastest Airline in the World” in the bud:runway run has raced to another industry sporting victory in the 33rd World Airline Road Race (WARR) which Aer Lingus also hosted in Dublin 1-5 October.


Route Shop

easyJet now #2 in Berlin serving over 40 destinations

easyJet now #2 in Berlin serving over 40 destinations

easyJet’s Berlin base celebrated its 10th anniversary earlier this year. We reveal how the base has developed year by year. We list which routes have been dropped and which are the leading country markets, and how this compares with a year ago.

Dallas Love Field: 4.2% growth in 2014; Southwest Airlines and Virgin America make Love with eight new destinations

Dallas Love Field: 4.2% growth in 2014; Southwest Airlines and Virgin America make Love with eight new destinations

Following the lifting of Wright Amendment restrictions, Dallas Love Field Airport has seen the addition of eight new destinations from the likes of Southwest Airlines and Virgin America. With a total of 27 destinations being served from the airport this October, anna.aero investigates Love Field’s recent activity and reveals how dominant Southwest is.


Aegean Airlines and Ryanair lead surge in Greek capacity; passenger demand up over 15% this summer

Aegean Airlines and Ryanair lead surge in Greek capacity; passenger demand up over 15% this summer

Greek airports have welcomed a significant increase in tourists this summer. Passenger numbers are up by well over 10% at nearly all airports and many new routes have been launched. We reveal which airlines and country markets have grown fastest.

easyJet’s Schiphol routes announced – anna.aero predicts two out of five

easyJet’s Schiphol routes announced – anna.aero predicts two out of five

The Croatian hotspot of Dubrovnik, currently unserved from Amsterdam, will join four other new routes to be established by easyJet next summer from its 26th base. While anna.aero did not see that city pair as an obvious choice for the LCC, we did achieve a 40% route prediction success rate.

Guyana sees capacity grow by 12% in 2014; Fly Jamaica Airways is fastest growing airline

Guyana sees capacity grow by 12% in 2014; Fly Jamaica Airways is fastest growing airline

Rich in gold and diamonds, Guyana is also a South American aviation hot-spot, having seen its two Georgetown airports offering a combined total of 460,000 one-way seats this year. As Caribbean Airlines dominates with 69% and 62% of seats and flights respectively this October, anna.aero takes a closer look at Guyana’s air transport and reveals which is the #1 international country market.

Okay Airways has 1% of Chinese market; Boeing order will help it grow

Okay Airways has 1% of Chinese market; Boeing order will help it grow

Okay Airways is the 17th biggest airline in the Chinese domestic market with around 1% of scheduled seats. We look at the airline’s busiest airports and what the airline’s order for more Boeings represents.


Tel Aviv on course to break 15 million annual passengers in 2014

Tel Aviv on course to break 15 million annual passengers in 2014

With double-digit growth in weekly seats and flights, Ben Gurion Airport seems likely to break into the top 100 busiest airports in the next few years if these increases continue. anna.aero takes a look at the significant growth statistics of the Israeli capital’s gateway, along with the most important players in the market.

Strongest September for Airbus and Boeing; Qatar Airways receives its first A380

Strongest September for Airbus and Boeing; Qatar Airways receives its first A380

While Qatar Airways received its first A380 from Airbus, the European manufacturer is likely to have lost this year’s delivery race, as Boeing leads by 85 units this September. Overall, both Airbus and Boeing stepped up their deliveries in the ninth month of the year, handing over a combined 121 units.

Flybe ‘soft’ launches London City virtual base; up to 18 daily flights across seven destinations planned

Flybe ‘soft’ launches London City virtual base; up to 18 daily flights across seven destinations planned

Flybe will explode back into the London market this winter, launching seven routes from London City through October and November, ostensibly replacing the operations it withdrew from at London Gatwick in March this year, following its slot sale to easyJet.

Tampa and Nuremberg airports show-off certificates for Southwest Airlines and Wizz Air respectively

Tampa and Nuremberg airports show-off certificates for Southwest Airlines and Wizz Air respectively

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Frankfurt Airport celebrates with a cake ceremony the inaugural flight of Lufthansa to Marrakech, a sector added on 2 October.