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?

Africa’s airports seal first FTWA glory

Africa’s airports seal first FTWA glory

Dallas gives us some ‘Love’ after last week’s ‘Arch of Triumph’ win. Find out which African airport has delivered the first-ever weekly victory for the contintent in the competition’s history.

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.

Chongqing Airport grows long-haul routes thanks to Qatar Airways, Finnair and Sichuan Airlines

Chongqing Airport grows long-haul routes thanks to Qatar Airways, Finnair and Sichuan Airlines

China’s ninth busiest airport handled over 25 million passengers in 2013 and has seen almost tenfold growth since 2000. Over 95% of flights are within China. We reveal the top 12 airlines and routes and which non-Chinese carriers serve the airport.


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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.

SWISS commands 55% of Zurich seats; Germany #1 country market

SWISS commands 55% of Zurich seats; Germany #1 country market

Analysis of SWISS’ home hub ‒ we reveal how the operation has developed year by year and we detail which are the leading country markets, and how this compares with a year ago, along with what expansion plans the airline has for S15 at its main base.


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.

San José hammers out a path to nine million passengers again; Southwest still #1

San José hammers out a path to nine million passengers again; Southwest still #1

Last year Mineta San José International Airport attracted a service to Tokyo Narita with All Nippon Airways. As the Californian airport stands poised to smash through the nine million passenger mark in 2014, anna.aero takes a peek at which airlines, including ANA, and the city pairs that are delivering this spike in activity.

Royal Brunei Airlines grows by 6.8% in 2013; signs deal with British Airways for UK access

Royal Brunei Airlines grows by 6.8% in 2013; signs deal with British Airways for UK access

Founded in 1974 with two 737s to provide services from Bandar Seri Begawan to Singapore, Hong Kong, Kota Kinabalu and Kuching, Royal Brunei Airlines has expanded rapidly, offering flights to a total of 14 destinations this October. As the carrier has recently received four 787-8s, anna.aero looks at Royal Brunei’s top routes by weekly departures and ASKs.

The Middle East: seats up 1.1%, while flights decreased by 1.9% and ASKs went down 0.6%; Riyadh-Jeddah is #1 route

The Middle East: seats up 1.1%, while flights decreased by 1.9% and ASKs went down 0.6%; Riyadh-Jeddah is #1 route

While the Middle East has been a major centre of world affairs, the air transport industry has become extremely significant for the development of the region. As weekly departing seats have increased by 1.1% this October, anna.aero takes a closer look at the top dozen country and city pairs respectively within the Middle East.


Dallas Love Field and Murmansk airports receive awards for Virgin America and Transaero Airlines respectively

Dallas Love Field and Murmansk airports receive awards for Virgin America and Transaero Airlines respectively

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Iasi Airport’s new 2,400-metre runway becomes fully operational, while Lyon Airport celebrates transavia.com France’s first flight to Tel Aviv. More news from Miami and Delhi Airport.

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.

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.