anna.aero World Tour 2017 continues: Routes Europe 2017 in Belfast; ACI-NA JumpStart next

anna.aero World Tour 2017 continues: Routes Europe 2017 in Belfast; ACI-NA JumpStart next

Having enjoyed four days of non-stop networking, meetings and craic, 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 12th Routes Europe hosted by Belfast City and Belfast International airports and Tourism NI.

Thanks Ryanair! London Marathon sponsorship launches Budapest Airport-anna.aero Runway Run

Thanks Ryanair! London Marathon sponsorship launches Budapest Airport-anna.aero Runway Run

Ryanair sponsors the Budapest Airport-anna.aero Runway Run organisers’ team in Sunday’s London Marathon, launching the fundraising efforts of this year’s aviation sporting-charity event.

Nine routes adopted in year of anna.aero-Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week

Nine routes adopted in year of anna.aero-Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week

Last year anna.aero launched a brand new cooperation – our Unserved Route of the Week feature – with leading flight comparison site Skyscanner. 12 months on, nine of our proposed new routes have now been adopted by airlines as diverse as Cobalt, Ryanair, Air Canada, Delta Air Lines and Fiji Airways.   

Volotea celebrates five years of flying; fleet of 28 aircraft expected to carry 4.3 million passengers on over 240 routes in 2017

Volotea celebrates five years of flying; fleet of 28 aircraft expected to carry 4.3 million passengers on over 240 routes in 2017

With its fleet of 717s and A319s, Volotea is big in France and Italy. With nine operating bases this summer, the LCC serves almost 80 airports across Europe. We reveal its extreme seasonality, rapid growth, leading airports and range of route frequencies.


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Europe has +50% of 2017 Arch of Triumph weekly victories

Europe has +50% of 2017 Arch of Triumph weekly victories

Having won just once in the first eight weeks of the 2017 competition, Europe has scooped the title for the last seven weeks on the bounce. Despite these impressive stats, have the average scores so far this year been better or worse than the previous years of competition? Find out here.

Riga Airport welcomes its 60 millionth passenger

Riga Airport welcomes its 60 millionth passenger

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Brussels Airport celebrates with Belgium’s national carrier the start of flights between Brussels and Mumbai, while Vueling celebrates its five year anniversary at Brest. More news also from St. Petersburg and Munich airports. 


LOT Polish Airlines, Finnair lead network expansion race among Europe’s flag carriers; British Airways adds 20 new routes in two years

LOT Polish Airlines, Finnair lead network expansion race among Europe’s flag carriers; British Airways adds 20 new routes in two years

We reveal by how much Europe’s flag carriers have expanded their networks from their main bases since 2015. Iberia, KLM and Turkish Airlines have also been busy celebrating many new routes. Plus the top 20 flag carriers by routes served from their main airports.

Cornwall Airport Newquay is the fastest-growing airport in the UK, recording 48% traffic growth in 2016; wants European hub link

Cornwall Airport Newquay is the fastest-growing airport in the UK, recording 48% traffic growth in 2016; wants European hub link

In 2016 Cornwall Airport Newquay welcomed over 370,000 passengers, up from 250,000 in 2015. The airport last year also welcomed the return of Ryanair with routes from Frankfurt Hahn and Alicante. We take a closer look at the airline’s first year of operations from the airport since its return, and how passenger traffic is growing on other services. 

Over 40 airlines already signed up for FREE to attend Future Travel Experience Ancillary Dublin – Ryanair’s O’Leary to give keynote

Over 40 airlines already signed up for FREE to attend Future Travel Experience Ancillary Dublin – Ryanair’s O’Leary to give keynote

Future Travel Experience Ancillary, Dublin, 26-27 June, will bring together airlines, airports and various other tech stakeholders to find out how new digital revenue opportunities can be created at every step of the journey. The show has the support of Ryanair and 44 airlines from around the world have already registered to attend. Airlines can register for FREE before 28 April.

Alicante elated with Arch of Triumph victory as another airport climbs to the top of the 2017 leader board

Alicante elated with Arch of Triumph victory as another airport climbs to the top of the 2017 leader board

This week Alicante has celebrated winning the Arch of Triumph competition for the FTWA that has placed it second in the overall competition for 2017. However, one week on from its victory and it has already dropped to third due to the wonder that anna.aero’s judges have been sent this week from another European airport.   


Gran Canaria celebrates Cake of the Week victory

Gran Canaria celebrates Cake of the Week victory

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Edinburgh Airport welcomes the arrival of Eurowings’ new service from Munich while Newcastle reaches one million passengers in 2017. More news also from Malaga Airport as it celebrates Jet2.com’s new Birmingham and London Stansted routes.  

Qatar Airways is MEB3 load factor champion to US in 2016; filled over 80% of seats on its 10 routes beating Emirates and Etihad Airways

Qatar Airways is MEB3 load factor champion to US in 2016; filled over 80% of seats on its 10 routes beating Emirates and Etihad Airways

The bosses of American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines really don’t like the big Gulf carriers and want changes. But how well are the Gulf carriers doing at filling their US capacity in 2015 and 2016? We dig into the available data and reveal individual route load factors for 2016. 

Manchester-Mumbai is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week" ‒ over 725,000 searches; Virgin's next long-haul from Northwest UK?

Manchester-Mumbai is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” ‒ over 725,000 searches; Virgin’s next long-haul from Northwest UK?

Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software shows that in the last 12 months a staggering 725,000 potential travellers searched on the leading flight comparison site for flights between Manchester and Mumbai ‒ but the route is unserved!? Will it be Virgin Atlantic Airways or Jet Airways that jumps onto this sizeable sector.

Gran Canaria wins Part II of the Cake of the Week S17 Public Vote

Gran Canaria wins Part II of the Cake of the Week S17 Public Vote

Winning by over 60 votes, Gran Canaria secured the Cake of the Week Public Vote Part II for the calorific beauty it created for Jet2.com’s Birmingham and London Stansted route launches, beating 32 other entries from around the world. Maravilloso!