Surprising Friedrichshafen Airport welcomes Turkish Airlines’ four-weekly service to Istanbul Atatürk.
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easyJet’s 39 dropped routes revealed; but 64 new routes mean capacity is still up almost 3% this summer
LCCs are notoriously ruthless when it comes to unprofitable routes, but tend to keep rather quiet about which routes get dropped, and when. This week in a new, regular feature we examine which are the latest routes to have failed easyJet’s route profitability criteria.
FACT: Airlines like routes with flat demand profiles, as it helps them to plan their annual aircraft capacity. Find out here how your airport scores…and just how it does against some of the world’s biggest and best.
Three down and one to go. Air India’s Chairman and MD, Rohit Nandan, has confirmed this week the airline’s plans to fly later this year to new points in Australia, Italy and the UK…its US routes are still to be confirmed.
Hungry airports are bending over backwards to attract airlines. But airlines including Lufthansa and Ryanair, seem to agree that airports are missing a real possibility: To cooperate with airports to build and share airport retail revenues.
Leak of the Week: anna.aero reveals which UK airports are going to benefit from new leisure services next year and investigates whether charter passengers are still valuable to the UK’s airports, particularly when it comes to spending cash in their shops, despite decades of decline resulting from LCC encroachment.
This is not a long, self-indulgent report on anna.aero’s Virgin London Marathon team, but an acknowledgement of how easyJet and London Gatwick Airport backed anna.aero in raising almost $40,000 for bone marrow transplants.
Turkish Airlines and Ryanair (probably) launch more new routes than any other airlines in the world. They are also both top-level speakers at the combined ACI EUROPE and ACI World Annual Congress & Exhibition, which is hosted by TAV Airports.
anna.aero’s team will run the Virgin London Marathon with their hair dyed “easyJet Orange”, while London Gatwick Airport has also agreed to a major marketing deal meaning anna.aero has raised over $30,000 for bone marrow transplants from the special marketing promotions associated with the race.
Norwegian’s Liverpool Airport and Madrid Airport cakes in first-ever 1-2 finish in Cake of the Week reader vote
Twitter campaigns by Norwegian and Liverpool John Lennon Airport have ensured electoral victory for Liverpool’s Airport’s entry in the anna.aero reader online poll for Best Cake of the Week, Summer 2013 Season Part 2.
anna.aero was in Edinburgh last week, attending the ERA Regional Airline Conference. Inspired by one presentation in particular, we decided to identify Europe’s leading ‘regional’ airports based on a variety of aircraft criteria. Amsterdam and Frankfurt did well but London Heathrow ranked 281st in one of our tables.