Bangkok, Ryanair and China are leaders in winter 2014; global seat capacity up 4.7% this November

Bangkok, Ryanair and China are leaders in winter 2014; global seat capacity up 4.7% this November

The (northern) winter season has begun with the launch of dozens of new routes. We reveal which airports, airlines and country markets have seen the biggest volume increase in seat capacity this November compared with last November.

Vote for the best Cake of the Week - 15 scrummy treats from Winter 2014 Season Part 1

Vote for the best Cake of the Week – 15 scrummy treats from Winter 2014 Season Part 1

The first days of the 2014 winter timetable have brought almost 200 new routes to the world and almost as many tonnes of cakes. Use your vote to select your choice of the week for W14/15 Season Part 1.

Vote for the best of 10 Fire Truck Water Arches; Winter Season Launches Part 1

Vote for the best of 10 Fire Truck Water Arches; Winter Season Launches Part 1

The start of the W14/15 season sees a lot of the world’s airports pulling out all the stops in terms of new route marketing ‒ and that means lots of fire truck water arches (FTWAs). This week, we give you, the reader, the chance to select the best of the 10 FTWAs we have been sent.

Flybe touches down at London City with seven routes

Flybe touches down at London City with seven routes

anna.aero’s Assistant Editor, Vlad Cristescu, was invited by Flybe to the opening of the airline’s “virtual base” at London City Airport on 27 October, coinciding with the launch of flights to Aberdeen, Dublin, Exeter and Inverness. Highlights of the celebrations included a press briefing by airline, airport and government officials, as well as the anna.aero cake cutting.

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Emirates’ strategy revealed at Budapest route launch; “Be good, look good and make money,” says CCO

Emirates’ strategy revealed at Budapest route launch; “Be good, look good and make money,” says CCO

anna.aero was invited to attend the biggest route launch event for some time in Budapest, the arrival of MEB3 carrier Emirates. The airline’s EVP and CCO Thierry Antinori was on-hand to divulge the airline’s mantra for its continued success.

FlySafair receives Route award for its first operations

FlySafair receives Route award for its first operations

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Flybe has been awarded the contract to operate the air services between Newquay and London Gatwick, a route supported by a Public Service Obligation. More news from Hong Kong, Abu Dhabi, Dar es Salaam, Cape Town, Aberdeen and Frankfurt airports.


Europe’s airports ‘lose’ over 50 daily routes this winter

Europe’s airports ‘lose’ over 50 daily routes this winter

This winter will see the loss of over 50 airport pairs in Europe that supported at least a daily flight last winter. We list all of them and present additional information on each. Will your airline see an opportunity amongst them?

Prague-based SmartWings grows in Greece; parent company Travel Service active in ACMI market

Prague-based SmartWings grows in Greece; parent company Travel Service active in ACMI market

For an airline with over 40 aircraft this summer, the Czech company Travel Service has a surprisingly low profile. Its LCC brand SmartWings has been operating since 2004. We reveal the airline’s biggest country markets.

Impact of Air France strike at French airports analysed; Paris CDG sees 12.3% drop in September traffic

Impact of Air France strike at French airports analysed; Paris CDG sees 12.3% drop in September traffic

We analyse August and September traffic data from French airports to reveal which suffered most as a result of the Air France strike. We also show which of the leading airlines in the French market are growing fastest this winter.

Peruvian market grows by 7.9% in 11 years; Lima commands 63% of seat capacity

Peruvian market grows by 7.9% in 11 years; Lima commands 63% of seat capacity

One of Latin America’s best-managed economies, Peru is also an aviation hot-spot, having seen its gateways offering 15 million one-way seats this year. As LAN Airlines commands over half of weekly seats, anna.aero investigates the carriers operating in this dynamic market and reveals which is the first international country market this October.