anna.aero reveals from a top-level source which points on the map will be added to the nearly 200 destinations already connected to the Istanbul Atatürk hub in the near future.
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Last week Ryanair blamed Budapest Airport’s “increased charges” for deep 40% capacity cuts involving axing 10 routes and withdrawing two based aircraft. On closer examination anna.aero found indicators that the main reason seems to have been ‘good’ old-fashioned under-performance.
We went to IATA’s 131st Slot Conference in Toronto to produce two editions of anna.aero’s stunningly popular show dailies. These included our survey of “The Top 10 Most Desired Routes” by exhibiting airports which yielded over 200 potential city pairs – here for you to browse today in electronic format.
In a landslide win, Novosibirsk Tolmachevo Airport takes home the Cake of the Week award for S7’s new route to Fergana, as anna.aero’s readers decide in the second vote for winter season route launch cakes.
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This week, we have another eight cakes baked to celebrate the last week’s 91 route launches and again we are so overwhelmed that we let you, our readers, decide on which is the winning cake.
NextJet’s Stockholm Arlanda to Växjö is reader’s winning cake – just eight more cakes to vote for!!!
Here’s the result of the vote you were really waiting for: NextJet’s Stockholm Arlanda to Växjö was your choice of Cake of the Week after 2,176 people took part in the readers’ online vote for the best cake celebrating the Winter Scheduling Season Part 1 route launches. We’ve also got another eight fabulous cakes to choose from in our detailed analysis of the 90+ route launches in Winter Scheduling Season Part 2.
If you think Cake of the Week is all a bit of a joke, bear in mind that at the start of the Summer season we received 5,421 votes in anna.aero’s online Cake of the Week online poll. This time we’ve got 12 shortlisted cakes representing just some of the 125 route launches that took place in the first week of the 2012/13 Winter Scheduling Season (every route is also fully analysed).
easyJet and Norwegian are announcing big developments from spring 2013 at London Gatwick Airport. But what is the effect of easyJet being awarded the Moscow route over Virgin Atlantic? And what makes Norwegian’s new London base different from its other bases outside the Nordic region?
This week, anna.aero went to the Annual Conference and Exhibition organised by the UK Airport Operator Association. But what did Tim Clark, CEO of Emirates, say about UK airports’ prospects? How important is long-term focus for airport planning? And what does the dream airport look like for Jim French, Flybe’s CEO?