Leading generators of transfer traffic at top four US airports revealed

Leading generators of transfer traffic at top four US airports revealed

Atlanta, Chicago O’Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth and Los Angeles are the four busiest US airports in 2015. We reveal the top 15 sources of transfer traffic at each of these airports. Only one involves non-US airports.

British-Irish Airports EXPO, 147 exhibitors, 20 airport-airline speakers. It’s an anna.aero sister event!

British-Irish Airports EXPO, 147 exhibitors, 20 airport-airline speakers. It’s an anna.aero sister event!

The British-Irish Airports EXPO fills an entire hall of the Birmingham National Exhibition Centre with 147 exhibitors. Birmingham Airport is also hosting a dazzling Gala Party at the city’s new casino. Never mind low-cost, this event is no-cost, so fill your cars up and send all your people! The EXPO will be officially opened by the CEOs of Flybe and Monarch Airlines.

Air France still dominates at CDG and Orly, but easyJet and Vueling continue to eat into its share

Air France still dominates at CDG and Orly, but easyJet and Vueling continue to eat into its share

Air France is still clinging on to having more than 50% of seats and frequencies at its main Paris CDG hub, despite the LCC onslaught. Seven years since our data elves last looked under the hood at the SkyTeam carrier’s biggest operations, they check the oil and kick the tyres again.

UK international traffic up 9% in Q1 2016 ahead of British-Irish Airports EXPO next month

UK international traffic up 9% in Q1 2016 ahead of British-Irish Airports EXPO next month

With the bonus of a leap day and Easter you would expect international passenger numbers to be looking healthy in the first quarter of 2016. We reveal the fastest-growing UK airports, foreign country markets and foreign airports.

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Shannon-Schiphol is Skyscanner “Unserved Route of the Week” with 30,000 searches in the last year; KLM’s first Irish destination??

Shannon-Schiphol is Skyscanner “Unserved Route of the Week” with 30,000 searches in the last year; KLM’s first Irish destination??

Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has uncovered that in the last 12 months 30,000 potential travellers searched for non-stop flights between the Shannon and Amsterdam ‒ but the route is unserved. With Ireland’s far-flung diaspora ‒ including some 30 Irish bars in Amsterdam ‒ surely a Shannon-Schiphol feeder flight would be guaranteed a high load factor from day one?

The Airbus-sponsored Budapest Airport-anna.aero Runway Run has partnered with World Airline Road Race (WARR) host United Airlines to announce two vital sporting/industry networking events

The Airbus-sponsored Budapest Airport-anna.aero Runway Run has partnered with World Airline Road Race (WARR) host United Airlines to announce two vital sporting/industry networking events

Here’s two feel-good vital industry networking events you need to be at in September – the World Airline Road Race (WARR) 2016, hosted by United Airlines in Chicago and this year’s Airbus-sponsored Budapest Airport-anna.aero Runway Run.


30-Second Interview - Kevin Burke, President and CEO, Airports Council International-North America

30-Second Interview – Kevin Burke, President and CEO, Airports Council International-North America

With one-to-one mega-hub providers like American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines in the same room as LCCs including Allegiant Air, Southwest Airlines and Spirit Airlines, ACI-NA’s JumpStart® Conference will undoubtedly deliver air service development opportunities. anna.aero recently grabbed a moment with ACI-NA’s President and CEO Kevin Burke to discuss next month’s event in Denver.

GoAir, India’s fifth largest airline, continues generic growth rather than adding new routes; Delhi #1 airport and no international flights ‒ yet

GoAir, India’s fifth largest airline, continues generic growth rather than adding new routes; Delhi #1 airport and no international flights ‒ yet

The last route launches we can find in the anna.aero New Route Database for GoAir were way back in November 2014, and with none planned. Despite that fact, the LCC is flying smart and is expected to grow its ASKs by 11% this year. anna.aero investigates India’s fifth largest carrier.

Denver Airport displays its first ever Arch of Triumph certificate

Denver Airport displays its first ever Arch of Triumph certificate

Not only did Denver win its first ever Arch of Triumph certificate for the FTWA produced for the arrival of Lufthansa’s new Munich service, but it secured North America’s first win of 2016 in the process. Find out whether the region will add to its tally this week, as seven airports battle for supremacy.

Southampton celebrates Cake of the Week win for KLM arrival

Southampton celebrates Cake of the Week win for KLM arrival

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Oakland welcomes the arrival of Norwegian’s London Gatwick route, while Manchester teams up with Hainan Airlines in preparation for the carrier’s launch to Beijing. More news also from Manchester and Munich airports.


Air Canada rouge is welcomed to London Gatwick by anna.aero

Air Canada rouge is welcomed to London Gatwick by anna.aero

Air Canada rouge commenced services between Toronto Pearson and London Gatwick on 19 May. anna.aero was on hand to help celebrate the carrier’s new service at the London airport on 20 May, and of course produce a splendid route launch cake.

Icelandair introduces 767s to its fleet; launches Montreal as latest North American destination; Boston #1 route for ASKs

Icelandair introduces 767s to its fleet; launches Montreal as latest North American destination; Boston #1 route for ASKs

Icelandair has reported double-digit growth for each of the last six years. It now serves 40 destinations non-stop, with Montreal its newest route. We reveal the airline’s top routes by ASKs and which routes have been added since 2014.

Bologna booming thanks to Ryanair and Emirates; passenger numbers up 14% in first four months of 2016; airberlin new for S16

Bologna booming thanks to Ryanair and Emirates; passenger numbers up 14% in first four months of 2016; airberlin new for S16

Italy’s seventh busiest airport serves Bologna and will easily handle more than seven million passengers in 2016. We look at how traffic has grown since 2002, the leading airlines and which destinations have recently been added and dropped.

anna.aero joins Icelandair in celebrating inaugural flight to Montreal

anna.aero joins Icelandair in celebrating inaugural flight to Montreal

For the third time anna.aero’s Chief Analyst has been invited along to an Icelandair route launch to a new destination in North America. First it was Denver (2013), then Portland (2015) and now Montreal. See what happened this time around.