Less than 24 hours after announcing the airline’s 52nd base in Eindhoven, and its second in the Netherlands, Michael Cawley hopped onto the Ryanair corporate jet — one of its 737-800s — and announces today that Kraków will become base #53. anna.aero investigates the impact on the Polish airport’s operations.
Airline, Airport Route Development and Network Planning News
Air New Zealand has decided to drop one of its two routes to London, now only operating via Los Angeles. But how has the London – Hong Kong market developed since the airline launched the route? And why isn’t oneworld member Cathay Pacific such an odd partner for the Star Alliance member after all?
Last time anna.aero analysed 1time, it was the biggest low-cost airline in South Africa. Since then, the airline has dropped its market share and has seen its MD80s get uncompetitive as fuel prices rise. But which network did the airline operate at the time it suspended operations? What competition did it face? And which routes launched this year only lasted a few months?
Ryanair, Verona’s second biggest carrier, withdraws 11 routes with immediate effect; Meridiana fly Volotea respond
Ryanair has abandoned the Verona market at short notice after a disagreement with the airport authority. Which routes will be lost and which have already been taken up by other carriers (or soon will be)? Find out what both parties had to say on the matter.
New premium start-up airline FlyNonstop announced in Norway; E-190 to serve Europe from Kristiansand in S13
From ice-cream to airlines. A new Norwegian airline plans to launch eight routes from Kristiansand next April. Which destinations will be served how frequently, and what routes are already on offer from the Norwegian airport this summer?
Even though Delta doesn’t operate a hub in Seattle, the airline is expanding its long-haul network at the airport, announcing further routes to Asia. Feed will be provided by Alaska Airlines in a new, deepened partnership between the two airlines. But when did Delta start its long-haul focus from Seattle? And which are Delta’s biggest routes at the airport?
Bye bye bmibaby at Belfast City, Birmingham, East Midlands; Aer Lingus, Flybe, Jet2.com and Monarch stepping in
Started in the summer of 2002, bmibaby’s passenger numbers peaked in 2007 as the carrier tried a total of six UK regional bases. Which routes was it operating this summer, what competition did it face, and which carriers have already stepped in to replace which services?
Virgin Atlantic announces London Heathrow to Manchester route from March 2013 with three daily flights
Having lost its partner airline bmi, Virgin Atlantic now announces own short haul operations as Virgin Group swaps trains for planes between London and Manchester. The airline plans to start Heathrow – Manchester flights next March using its own slots. But how has traffic developed between the two cities since 2004?
Wind Jet collapse bad news for Catania; Alitalia, easyJet, blu-express, Meridiana fly and Ryanair all set to benefit
Alitalia was supposed to ‘rescue’ Wind Jet but the deal fell through at the last minute. What competition did Wind Jet face on its busiest routes and which international markets did the airline serve? From how many Italian airports did the carrier serve various Russian destinations?
Comair set to close in September as Delta aims to reduce effect of operating costly, older regional jets
Comair (the US airline, not the South African one) will cease to exist from October. Which are its biggest bases, how many routes does it operate on behalf of parent company Delta, and which are its busiest routes in terms of weekly frequencies?
UK leisure carrier Monarch has decided to take on Jet2.com by launching a base at Leeds Bradford next summer. Which ‘sunshine’ routes will it operate and what additional competition is it likely to face from the likes of Ryanair and Thomas Cook Airlines?