Tenerife South base for Iberia Express

Tenerife South base for Iberia Express

anna.aero’s data elves have been at it again, unearthing network development nuggets of route potential to bring you all some festive cheer. Our number-crunching, spreadsheet-loving helpers have come up with their top picks for Iberia Express’ next base, due to be operational in 2015 or 2016.

Blue Air celebrates 10th anniversary with new route to Liverpool; Romanian LCC faces stiff competition from Wizz Air and TAROM

Blue Air celebrates 10th anniversary with new route to Liverpool; Romanian LCC faces stiff competition from Wizz Air and TAROM

Romania’s very own LCC Blue Air has reached a major milestone, 10 years of flights. We look at what competition the airline faces on its busiest routes, its newest routes and some of the routes that have proved less than successful.

Air Serbia receives Route of the Week award for Zagreb service

Air Serbia receives Route of the Week award for Zagreb service

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Catania Airport celebrates seven million passengers in 2014, and Santa Claus lands his “Sleigh380″ at Manchester Airport to unload 500 presents. More news from Leeds Bradford, Ibiza and Zaragoza airports.

“We’re dreaming of a new route filled Christmas” – sings anna.aero Christmas trio

“We’re dreaming of a new route filled Christmas” – sings anna.aero Christmas trio

A little known fact about anna.aero’s Chief Analyst Ralph Anker is that he does a mean Bing Crosby impression, particularly after a few mulled wines. Also our Business Development Manager Jon Lassetter used to be an original member of 80s pop band Wham! before George Michael booted him out.

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Runway 3.0 announced! Enter "the race to find the fastest airline in the world", Budapest Airport Runway 13R-31L, 5 September 2015

Runway 3.0 announced! Enter “the race to find the fastest airline in the world”, Budapest Airport Runway 13R-31L, 5 September 2015

“The Race to Find The Fastest Airline In The World” will take place on Saturday 5 September 2015 on Budapest Airport’s 13R-31L when runners from airlines, airports and enterprises across the aviation community once again compete in 10k and 5k distances for a series of anna.aero-Budapest Airport “Golden Cake Trophies.”

Munich Airport crowned 2014 ‘Arch of Triumph’ winners

Munich Airport crowned 2014 ‘Arch of Triumph’ winners

A piece of precision German FTWA engineering beats over 250 global airports to secure the second ‘Arch of Triumph’ annual title. Fuerteventura wins the last weekly competition of 2014.


New York JFK reports 5.2% growth so far in 2014; excellent SVID result

New York JFK reports 5.2% growth so far in 2014; excellent SVID result

The US’ sixth busiest gateway according to passengers handled in 2013, New York JFK Airport handled 50 million passengers last year, growing by 2.3%. With a total of 68 airlines operating from the airport this December, anna.aero investigates JFK’s recent activity and reveals how dominant JetBlue Airways is.

Omani market grows by 10% in 11 years; Oman Air expands internationally with Manila

Omani market grows by 10% in 11 years; Oman Air expands internationally with Manila

Situated south of the United Arab Emirates, holding a strategically important position at the mouth of the Persian Gulf, Oman is served by four commercial airports providing scheduled airline services in 2014. With the country’s main gateway at Muscat commanding 91% of weekly seat capacity in Oman, anna.aero investigates the airlines operating in this dynamic market and reveals which is the first international country market this December.

oneworld member SriLankan Airlines is big in India and growing in China; London Heathrow is still #1 route for ASKs

oneworld member SriLankan Airlines is big in India and growing in China; London Heathrow is still #1 route for ASKs

The newest member of the oneworld alliance, the Sri Lankan flag-carrier joined on 1 May 2014. We reveal how the airline has grown since 2000 and what its biggest routes are in terms of ASKs and flights.

Record November for Airbus and Boeing; Ruili Airlines receives first direct 737-700 purchase from Boeing

Record November for Airbus and Boeing; Ruili Airlines receives first direct 737-700 purchase from Boeing

Airbus managed to deliver 61 airframes in November, more units than its American counterpart for the second time in 2014. Nevertheless, the European manufacturer has already lost this year’s delivery race, as Boeing leads by 92 units in the 11th month of the year. Overall, the two producers handed over a combined 118 airframes in November.