Altitude East 2017 – Atlantic Canada's airports and airlines gather to discuss region's aviation challenges and opportunities

Altitude East 2017 – Atlantic Canada’s airports and airlines gather to discuss region’s aviation challenges and opportunities

Last week anna.aero was in Halifax for the Altitude East conference, the largest and most significant forum of the year for Atlantic Canada’s airport, airline and tourism professionals. Taking place between 12-14 September, and hosted by Halifax International Airport Authority, 138 delegates attended the two-day event highlighting the key issues facing Atlantic Canada airports. 

Warsaw-Hanoi is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week" with 220,000 searches; Vietnam Airlines' next European operation??

Warsaw-Hanoi is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” with 220,000 searches; Vietnam Airlines’ next European operation??

Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has shown that in the last 12 months over 220,000 potential travellers searched on the leading flight comparison site for flights between Warsaw and Hanoi ‒ but the route is unserved!? Having not started a route to Europe since 2015 when it began flying to London Heathrow (switching from London Gatwick), will the Polish capital be Vietnam Airlines’ next European venture?

30-Second Interview – Dean Dacko, Business Strategist Consultant, Canada Jetlines

30-Second Interview – Dean Dacko, Business Strategist Consultant, Canada Jetlines

Last week anna.aero’s Assistant Editor Jonathan Ford sat down with Dean Dacko, Business Strategist Consultant for Canada Jetlines, a planned ULCC, to discuss the carrier’s proposed business strategy, where it will serve, and how it is planning to break-up the Canadian market. 

Keflavik Arch of Triumph kings revel in crowning glory

Keflavik Arch of Triumph kings revel in crowning glory

Reykjavik/Keflavik’s fire crew show off their huge certificate from last week’s competition. How will they get it on the fire station wall?? Nice to have some real geographic diversity in this week’s Arch of Triumph, with five different regions battling it out for glory.


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Kelowna was Canada's fastest growing major airport during H1 2017; top airports handled an extra 3.8 million passengers

Kelowna was Canada’s fastest growing major airport during H1 2017; top airports handled an extra 3.8 million passengers

Between January and June this year, Canada’s top airports transported over 61.9 million passengers, up 6.6% when compared to the same period of 2016. We look to see how each airport has developed during the first half of 2017, and where the majority of growth is taking place.

Pardubice & Tampa proudly display Route & Cake of the Week awards

Pardubice & Tampa proudly display Route & Cake of the Week awards

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Ryanair announces that it is going to open its 87th base at Bourgas Airport, plus Qatar Airways confirms its start date for Cardiff services. More news also from Norwegian and Frontier Airlines, along with San Jose, Stockholm Arlanda and Amsterdam airports. 


Kansas City is now the largest unserved market in the US from Europe; over 40 airports in the US to have direct flights in S18

Kansas City is now the largest unserved market in the US from Europe; over 40 airports in the US to have direct flights in S18

With WOW air announcing Cleveland and St. Louis, while British Airways has confirmed it will begin flights to Nashville and Delta Air Lines to link Indianapolis with Paris CDG, Kansas City has now become the largest unserved US destination from Europe. We look to see what are the other top unserved markets, and what demand is created from a direct flight.

Edinburgh-Dubai is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week" with 320,000 searches; Emirates' next UK operation??

Edinburgh-Dubai is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” with 320,000 searches; Emirates’ next UK operation??

Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has shown that in the last year over 320,000 potential travellers searched on the leading flight comparison site for flights between Edinburgh and Dubai ‒ but the route is unserved!? With two of the MEB3 already present in Edinburgh, will Emirates, which serves nearby Glasgow and Newcastle, join the party in the Scottish capital.

Melbourne Airport celebrates its first-ever Arch of Triumph win

Melbourne Airport celebrates its first-ever Arch of Triumph win

Melbourne Airport joins Sydney, Brisbane and Gold Coast to become Australia’s fourth-ever winner of the Arch of Triumph competition. Four airports from Europe battle it out for inaugural flight marketing glory this week.

Aer Lingus and Vienna show-off their certificate wins

Aer Lingus and Vienna show-off their certificate wins

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, along with our certificate winners, we have some record traffic numbers from Cornwall Airport Newquay and Liverpool, as well as a 50th anniversary in Mumbai and new deal for new routes in Cyprus. 


Boeing opens gap over Airbus in the 2017 delivery race to 57 units; flydubai becomes first Middle East carrier to operate the 737 MAX 8

Boeing opens gap over Airbus in the 2017 delivery race to 57 units; flydubai becomes first Middle East carrier to operate the 737 MAX 8

Airbus and Boeing in July delivered 105 aircraft between them, up seven units when compared to the same month of 2016. However, the results for July are lower than the 139 units delivered in June. Among the delivery highlights of July were flydubai’s first 737 MAX 8 and Airbus distributing its 100th A350. 

Home run for Wizz Air at Budapest Airport-anna.aero Runway Run

Home run for Wizz Air at Budapest Airport-anna.aero Runway Run

More than 1,000 runners lined up on Budapest Airport’s runway on Saturday for the annual air transport industry’s 10km charity race, as home-based Wizz Air claimed the coveted title of ‘Fastest Airline in the World’.

Spain overtakes Sweden to become Norwegian's #2 market; long-haul routes only account for 4.6% of seats in S17 but growing fast

Spain overtakes Sweden to become Norwegian’s #2 market; long-haul routes only account for 4.6% of seats in S17 but growing fast

Norwegian has increased its presence greatly in Spain during the past year, with the southern European nation now being the airline’s second biggest market after Norway. We take a closer look to see how the carrier has spread its capacity over the past year, and how much of it is now on transcontinental links.  

St. Petersburg-New York is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week" with 380,000 searches; Aeroflot to resume operations??

St. Petersburg-New York is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” with 380,000 searches; Aeroflot to resume operations??

Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has shown that in the last 12 months around 380,000 potential travellers searched on the leading flight comparison site for flights between St.Petersburg and New York ‒ but the route is unserved!? Aeroflot flew the city pair until 2003, surely now the time is ripe for it to take another bite of the Big Apple??