The New Zealand government’s just-published International Air Transport Policy Statement effectively creates an ‘Open Skies’ over Christchurch until 2017 to assist with the region’s recovery from the 2010/12 earthquakes. What is the effect for the airport? And which previously restricted markets does it open up?
20 years of Emirates in Zurich; two million Ryanair passengers in Memmingen; Cargolux brings 747-8F to EuroAirport
Other than route launch celebrations, what other events worth celebrating have there been in the last week? What surprise awaited Emirates in Zurich? Who was the lucky two-millionth Ryanair passenger at Memmingen? And why was Cargolux’ visit to EuroAirport so unusual?
Oakland International Airport in the San Francisco Bay Area turns 85, but what made the airport famous 85 years ago and how does that compare with the current operations?
There were other reasons to celebrate this week than the relatively slow week for new route launches. Which airline just upgraded its Amsterdam service to an A380? And how good do the GTAA and Ethiopian Airlines folks look with an anna.aero Cake of the Week certificate?
Only 11 new routes were launched worldwide last week, but other occasions were celebrated with cakes. Which US state welcomed the announcement of two new jetBlue routes? And why is Miami a bit more like London, Paris and Tokyo?
Riga Airport welcomes its seven millionth transit passenger since 1991; United celebrates 15 years in Birmingham; London City handles its one millionth aircraft movement
Latvia celebrated its independence over 20 years ago, but how many transfer passengers passed through Riga Airport since then? Which airline performed the one millionth movement ever at London City Airport? And why did Marilyn Monroe visit Birmingham?
Sunshine Coast Airport in Australia was thrilled to win Cake of the Week, but who was disappointed not to win? Which airport was happy to see the return of British Airways? How was Richard Branson dressed up to celebrate Virgin Atlantic’s latest route? And how did Baltimore/Washington celebrate Condor’s arrival?
Ryanair celebrates in Denmark and Baltics; Vueling welcomes 50-millionth passenger; Memmingen turns five
As if celebrations for the more than 100 routes that have been launched around the world last week wasn’t enough, airlines and airports have found more reasons to celebrate. Which low-cost airline passed the 50-millionth passenger mark with a huge “gracias!” painted on one of its aircraft? Which European airport celebrated 60 years of SAA services? And what are the odds that two sets of four-year-old twins in two different countries will happen to be your five- and ten-millionth passengers in one week?
Neil Pakey leaves Liverpool; Nashville celebrates 75th anniversary; Lodz and Batumi welcome charter routes with cakes
Beginning of summer holidays in the northern hemisphere saw the launch of almost a hundred scheduled services last week, but which two airports baked cakes to welcome new charter services? Which US airport celebrated its 75th anniversary assisted by Commander Berry? And where is Liverpool Airport’s Neil Pakey heading to next?
This week’s Network Planning Community News features photo coverage from the celebrations of the 20th anniversary of a key transatlantic route, but which organisations are key drivers that create business demand for the route?
Lufthansa’s 747-8I in scheduled service; Weeze celebrates five years as Ryanair base; Liverpool Airport welcomes Ryanair’s 18-millionth passenger
Almost 150 routes were launched this week around the world, but they were not the only occasions for airlines and airports to celebrate. Which European airline celebrated twice last week? And how did Washington Dulles and Lufthansa celebrate the 747-8I’s first scheduled service?