Following the success of our EURO ANNIE awards that we launched last year, it is now time for our second annual awards. Once again, all the awards are determined by rigorous analysis of data (passenger statistics and scheduled capacity) and nothing else. No expert jury, no public voting, just cold hard facts.
There are two sets of prizes, those awarded to airlines for route expansion and those awarding airports with exceptional network growth. The full list of winners is laid out below. Just click on each category winner to find out why they have been awarded for route development excellence.
Airline Prize Winners
Airport Prize Winners
|50,000 – 1 million||Kaunas (KUN)||Rimini (RMI)|
|1m – 2m||Trapani (TPS)||Brindisi (BDS)|
|2m – 3m||Eindhoven (EIN)||Ekaterinburg (SVX)|
|3m – 5m||Bari (BRI)||Riga (RIX)|
|5m – 10m||Brussels Charleroi (CRL)||Ankara (ESB)|
|>10 million||Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen (SAW)||Moscow Sheremetyevo (SVO)|
Need to know what the objective rules are?
For airports, we have six prizes based on total passenger traffic data for 2010 (compared with 2009) in various size categories plus another four awards based on OAG schedule data for August 2011 (three of which require comparison with previous months’ data to determine the winner). The three airline awards are also based on a comparison of schedule data for August 2011 and August 2010.
When determining the number of ‘new’ routes or airlines, we have decided to look at net gains and losses so that lost routes or airlines are deducted from those gained. When determining whether a route or airline should be included in the data, a minimum requirement was set that the route had to be operated at least weekly (so four times per month) during the peak August month.
These results are based on airlines operating scheduled flights and thus submitting their data to OAG. It is possible that the same exercise repeated in August might produce some different results as airlines are constantly tweaking their schedules and adding (and removing) routes and frequencies.