Despite issues of Brexit, London Luton and Manchester see biggest increase in seats by easyJet in S17; four new airports added

Despite issues of Brexit, London Luton and Manchester see biggest increase in seats by easyJet in S17; four new airports added

In S17 easyJet’s top two airports for seat growth are both, maybe surprisingly, in the UK. Vienna, the location of the carrier’s new EU operation, is only placed 60th when it comes to net seat gains this summer. We take a closer look to see where and how Europe’s #2 LCC is growing. 

Australia domestic market growth still around 2%; international traffic up 7% with China (+23%) and Japan (+13%) driving passenger growth

Australia domestic market growth still around 2%; international traffic up 7% with China (+23%) and Japan (+13%) driving passenger growth

While domestic traffic in Australia continues to grow quite slowly, international traffic is booming thanks in large part to the Chinese market. We track growth in the last 12 months in both markets and look at the busiest domestic routes and how much they are growing (or not).

Headline sponsor Airbus signs up 12 runners for Budapest Airport-anna.aero Runway Run 5.0

Headline sponsor Airbus signs up 12 runners for Budapest Airport-anna.aero Runway Run 5.0

Headline sponsor Airbus has signed-up 12 runners in a move to again win top spot as the ‘Fastest Aviation Enterprise’ at the Budapest Airport-anna.aero Runway Run, taking place Saturday 2 September. 

Jeddah Airport's capacity increased by 13% in 2016; international market growing twice as fast as domestic; new terminal due to open Q1 2018

Jeddah Airport’s capacity increased by 13% in 2016; international market growing twice as fast as domestic; new terminal due to open Q1 2018

Jeddah Airport is one of the leading airport’s of the Middle East, with the largest airport in Saudi Arabia handling over 30 million passengers per annum. Since 2007, the airport’s average year-on-year increase in seat capacity is 11%. We take a closer look at the growth patterns of one of the Middle East’s unique gateways. 


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It's the battle of Europe in Week 27 of the 2017 Arch of Triumph competition

It’s the battle of Europe in Week 27 of the 2017 Arch of Triumph competition

Last week it was the turn of the Arch of Triumph’s reigning champions, Lisbon, to claim their second victory of the 2017 competition, with the Portuguese capital now appearing twice in the top 10 leader board. But, has one of the four entrants this week done enough to make it onto the prestigious listing of global airports? 

Vienna Airport welcomes easyJet's first Austrian-registered aircraft

Vienna Airport welcomes easyJet’s first Austrian-registered aircraft

This week easyJet confirmed that it had been awarded an Air Operator Certificate (AOC) by Austro Control and an airline operating licence by Austria’s Federal Ministry for Transport, allowing the carrier to continue operating intra-European routes post-Brexit. More news also from Manchester Airport. 


Brussels Airport returns to natural growth; on course to pass 24 million passengers in 2017; anna.aero meets with CEO Arnaud Feist

Brussels Airport returns to natural growth; on course to pass 24 million passengers in 2017; anna.aero meets with CEO Arnaud Feist

Brussels Airport serves the capital of Belgium and Europe. This year will see the airport return to natural growth, with every month since November being record-breaking for the hub. We recently travelled to the airport to speak with its CEO Arnaud Feist to find out more about what lies ahead for the airport.  

Eighth annual Euro ANNIES – Part II; No blues in Bucharest – Blue Air CEO loves his most new airports award

Eighth annual Euro ANNIES – Part II; No blues in Bucharest – Blue Air CEO loves his most new airports award

Well the cleverest of you will have worked out the first of the four airline winners in Part II of the Euro ANNIES awards (for the slow ones – it’s Romania’s Blue Air). But will Wizz Air, Norwegian or LOT Polish Airlines secure back-to-back wins or will the awards be soon gathering dust in the trophy cabinets of new airlines like Albania’s Albawings?

Desperately Seeking Brains! Join our expanding team ‒ anna.aero seeks new Senior/Experienced Analyst

Desperately Seeking Brains! Join our expanding team ‒ anna.aero seeks new Senior/Experienced Analyst

Chance to work at a fast-paced, dynamic e-publisher. Widely acknowledged as a route development news and analysis oracle? Opportunities like that don’t grow on trees. Indeed they don’t. Stop reading this pointless introduction and find out how to join the anna.aero team as a Senior Analyst.

Muscat-Tunis is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week" ‒ nearly 30,000 searches; Oman Air's next African addition??

Muscat-Tunis is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” ‒ nearly 30,000 searches; Oman Air’s next African addition??

Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has shown that in the last 12 months nearly 30,000 potential travellers searched on the leading flight comparison site for flights between Muscat and Tunis ‒ but the route is unserved!? Surely a route menu omission to be filled by Oman Air or a tasty tempter for Tunisair?


More reigning champions return to Budapest Airport-anna.aero Runway Run

More reigning champions return to Budapest Airport-anna.aero Runway Run

Reigning ‘Fastest Airport in the World’ Wroclaw Airport returns to retain #1 position at Budapest Airport-anna.aero Runway Run, sponsored by Airbus and Qatar Airways. 

Friedrichshafen basks in first-time Arch of Triumph glory – and south German sunshine!

Friedrichshafen basks in first-time Arch of Triumph glory – and south German sunshine!

Last week German regional airport Friedrichshafen beat-off competition from the likes of Melbourne, Orlando and Nice to secure its first-ever Arch of Triumph title. As the airport celebrates its landmark victory, find out whether this week’s competition will be be won by a minnow or mega-hub here!

Sofia Airport celebrates Euro ANNIES award victory while Cork displays its Route of the Week award

Sofia Airport celebrates Euro ANNIES award victory while Cork displays its Route of the Week award

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, ANA celebrates the pending launch of Portugal’s first link to China as well as charter flights to Japan, and we have an anna.aero first – a new scheduled helicopter route celebration from Spain. More news also from Bratislava, Sohar and San Jose airports.   

Eighth annual Euro ANNIES – Part I; eight countries share the honours

Eighth annual Euro ANNIES – Part I; eight countries share the honours

While the whole of Europe is either already on holiday or just about to go, we thought it would be good time to reveal the winners of the last of our three annual competitions – the Euro ANNIES. With winning airports in Bulgaria, France, Germany, Iceland, Russia, Spain, Turkey and the UK there is a good geographical spread. Find out who is jumping for joy.