Comments for anna.aero http://www.anna.aero anna.aero Fri, 31 Jul 2015 11:35:17 +0000 hourly 1 Comment on Best connected airline hubs by region revealed; global winner Turkish Airlines in Istanbul pulls away from Delta Air Lines in Atlanta by ralph.anker@anna.aero http://www.anna.aero/2015/07/29/best-connected-airline-hubs-by-region-revealed/#comment-135437 Fri, 31 Jul 2015 11:35:17 +0000 http://www.anna.aero/?p=79712#comment-135437 As you will see from the map at that link quite a few of those destinations are served via an intermediate stop. Our analysis looked at destinations served NON-STOP which in Ethiopian Airlines’ case is currently 72.

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Comment on Best connected airline hubs by region revealed; global winner Turkish Airlines in Istanbul pulls away from Delta Air Lines in Atlanta by James Pearson http://www.anna.aero/2015/07/29/best-connected-airline-hubs-by-region-revealed/#comment-135436 Fri, 31 Jul 2015 11:34:19 +0000 http://www.anna.aero/?p=79712#comment-135436 I think people – not necessarily here, but certainly on other forums – are thinking too much about this article. It is, more than anything else, fun, and it is valid within its self-stated limitations. As for its title, it is fun, provocative, and controversial, i.e. entirely what is needed to get views.

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Comment on Best connected airline hubs by region revealed; global winner Turkish Airlines in Istanbul pulls away from Delta Air Lines in Atlanta by ralph.anker@anna.aero http://www.anna.aero/2015/07/29/best-connected-airline-hubs-by-region-revealed/#comment-135435 Fri, 31 Jul 2015 11:33:34 +0000 http://www.anna.aero/?p=79712#comment-135435 We did mention Emirates a couple of times. Your figure possibly includes destinations served via an intermediate stop whereas our analysis looks at destinations served NON-STOP. And we do treat Heathrow/Gatwick and Narita/Haneda as separate destinations.

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Comment on Best connected airline hubs by region revealed; global winner Turkish Airlines in Istanbul pulls away from Delta Air Lines in Atlanta by ralph.anker@anna.aero http://www.anna.aero/2015/07/29/best-connected-airline-hubs-by-region-revealed/#comment-135434 Fri, 31 Jul 2015 11:32:05 +0000 http://www.anna.aero/?p=79712#comment-135434 Singapore Airlines serves 52 destinations non-stop from Singapore Changi so fails to make the Asian top 12.

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Comment on Best connected airline hubs by region revealed; global winner Turkish Airlines in Istanbul pulls away from Delta Air Lines in Atlanta by ralph.anker@anna.aero http://www.anna.aero/2015/07/29/best-connected-airline-hubs-by-region-revealed/#comment-135433 Fri, 31 Jul 2015 11:29:29 +0000 http://www.anna.aero/?p=79712#comment-135433 I think your figure for Emirates includes those served via an intermediate stop. Our analysis looked at destinations served NON-STOP from the airline hubs. Heathrow/Gatwick and Narita/Haneda were treated as separate destinations.

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Comment on Best connected airline hubs by region revealed; global winner Turkish Airlines in Istanbul pulls away from Delta Air Lines in Atlanta by ralph.anker@anna.aero http://www.anna.aero/2015/07/29/best-connected-airline-hubs-by-region-revealed/#comment-135432 Fri, 31 Jul 2015 11:27:28 +0000 http://www.anna.aero/?p=79712#comment-135432 Singapore Airlines serves 52 destinations non-stop from Changi, so fails to make the Asian top 12.

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Comment on Best connected airline hubs by region revealed; global winner Turkish Airlines in Istanbul pulls away from Delta Air Lines in Atlanta by Sergey Dobritskiy http://www.anna.aero/2015/07/29/best-connected-airline-hubs-by-region-revealed/#comment-135430 Fri, 31 Jul 2015 10:46:45 +0000 http://www.anna.aero/?p=79712#comment-135430 Surprised you haven’t mentioned Emirates.
They have 126 destinations though pairs Heathrow/Gatwick and Narita/Haneda may be calculated as a single city.
But anyway they start Multan tomorrow and tomorrow it’ll be 125=)

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Comment on Jazeera Airways continues to fester; no new routes in the last 12 months or any planned by Marc Watkins http://www.anna.aero/2015/07/13/jazeera-airways-continues-fester-no-new-routes-last-12-months-planned/#comment-135426 Fri, 31 Jul 2015 09:06:30 +0000 http://www.anna.aero/?p=78857#comment-135426 As I have already said Bob…our website deals with route development – 100%. That’s our reason for being…and that is why our stories focus on that element of an airline’s strategy…whether it is Jazeera, Emirates or Ryanair we are writing about…
I congratulate Jazeera on making all that money, I really do…but our focus will always be on new routes!!

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Comment on Best connected airline hubs by region revealed; global winner Turkish Airlines in Istanbul pulls away from Delta Air Lines in Atlanta by Bilad Atlas http://www.anna.aero/2015/07/29/best-connected-airline-hubs-by-region-revealed/#comment-135383 Wed, 29 Jul 2015 22:09:03 +0000 http://www.anna.aero/?p=79712#comment-135383 in Africa Ethiopian comes first:
From its hub at Addis Ababa, Ethiopian serves 91 international and 20 domestic destinations.
https://www.ethiopianairlines.com/AA/EN/book/route-network/international-network

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Comment on Jazeera Airways continues to fester; no new routes in the last 12 months or any planned by Bob http://www.anna.aero/2015/07/13/jazeera-airways-continues-fester-no-new-routes-last-12-months-planned/#comment-135376 Wed, 29 Jul 2015 17:27:11 +0000 http://www.anna.aero/?p=78857#comment-135376 With respect to the website and the author, the report is both shallow and inaccurate. In regards to growth, Jazeera Airways has been registering double digit growth in Net Profit every year since 2011. That’s net profit, not revenues, or operational profits. Last the year the company was selected as one of the top 15 companies listed on the Kuwait Stock Exchange, the company is based in Kuwait. As for Assiut, the route reopened earlier this week and it was stopped for a year because the airport was closed for renovation. There are so many inadequacies in this story. Isn’t the real story how can an a tiny airline like Jazeera grow net profits year after year without growing its network, without investments, without hedging and trading currency etc etc profits through core operations….i think that s the case study here.

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Comment on Best connected airline hubs by region revealed; global winner Turkish Airlines in Istanbul pulls away from Delta Air Lines in Atlanta by titus http://www.anna.aero/2015/07/29/best-connected-airline-hubs-by-region-revealed/#comment-135375 Wed, 29 Jul 2015 17:19:59 +0000 http://www.anna.aero/?p=79712#comment-135375 Where is Changi and Singapore Airlines?

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Comment on Best connected airline hubs by region revealed; global winner Turkish Airlines in Istanbul pulls away from Delta Air Lines in Atlanta by ralph.anker@anna.aero http://www.anna.aero/2015/07/29/best-connected-airline-hubs-by-region-revealed/#comment-135372 Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:22:43 +0000 http://www.anna.aero/?p=79712#comment-135372 Not only frequency but also, arguably, capacity. As the article points out based on seats Emirates would jump from outside the top 23 to #2! It would indeed be interesting to look at airports as entities. Maybe for a future analysis … :-)

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Comment on Mexico’s airlines gaining greater share of international market; Interjet and Volaris still locked in battle for domestic supremacy by ralph.anker@anna.aero http://www.anna.aero/2015/07/28/mexicos-airlines-gaining-greater-share-of-international-market/#comment-135371 Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:18:47 +0000 http://www.anna.aero/?p=79543#comment-135371 The graph shows passenger share of passengers for each airline. Since DGAC shows Aeromexico and Aeromexico Connect separately so do we. The article points out that if we combine the two carrier brands then Aeromexico Group would be #1 carrier domestically.

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Comment on Best connected airline hubs by region revealed; global winner Turkish Airlines in Istanbul pulls away from Delta Air Lines in Atlanta by guru http://www.anna.aero/2015/07/29/best-connected-airline-hubs-by-region-revealed/#comment-135370 Wed, 29 Jul 2015 14:37:58 +0000 http://www.anna.aero/?p=79712#comment-135370 While this is a good indicator of how well an airline network is spread frequency shd be taken into account too.

Has there been a similar report published looking at airports as entities? That will be an interesting statistic.

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Comment on Mexico’s airlines gaining greater share of international market; Interjet and Volaris still locked in battle for domestic supremacy by enplaned http://www.anna.aero/2015/07/28/mexicos-airlines-gaining-greater-share-of-international-market/#comment-135369 Wed, 29 Jul 2015 13:56:51 +0000 http://www.anna.aero/?p=79543#comment-135369 The graph is market share by what? Seats? ASKs? RPKs? Passengers? Flights? And it would be a more meaningful graph to consolidate everything offered under a single brand. So, if AM Connect is marketed as Aeromexico, then the two should be consolidated.

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Comment on anna.aero helps welcome Xiamen Airlines to Europe by Jonathan Ford http://www.anna.aero/2015/07/28/welcome-to-europe-xiamen-airlines/#comment-135362 Wed, 29 Jul 2015 07:50:29 +0000 http://www.anna.aero/?p=79572#comment-135362 Thank you Wilco for allowing anna.aero to be part of this historic event. I and the rest of the team are pleased that you enjoyed the coverage of the event, and we hope that anna.aero can cover further route launches live from the airport in the future.

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Comment on anna.aero helps welcome Xiamen Airlines to Europe by Wilco Sweijen http://www.anna.aero/2015/07/28/welcome-to-europe-xiamen-airlines/#comment-135360 Wed, 29 Jul 2015 06:34:08 +0000 http://www.anna.aero/?p=79572#comment-135360 Great coverage of anna.aero of Xiamen Airlines launch of Xiamen-Amsterdam. Thanks Jonathan for being part of it.

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Comment on Jazeera Airways continues to fester; no new routes in the last 12 months or any planned by Marc Watkins http://www.anna.aero/2015/07/13/jazeera-airways-continues-fester-no-new-routes-last-12-months-planned/#comment-135322 Tue, 28 Jul 2015 08:40:27 +0000 http://www.anna.aero/?p=78857#comment-135322 Obviously profitability is the real benchmark of true success in an industry infamously known for company failures and racking up huge debts. However, we typically concentrate on route development that’s why we are called anna.aero – Airline Network News and Analysis…

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Comment on Ryanair to launch Amsterdam base; London, Paris, Barcelona and Frankfurt likely new route targets by Marc Watkins http://www.anna.aero/2015/07/15/ryanair-launch-amsterdam-base-london-paris-barcelona-frankfurt-likely-new-route-targets/#comment-135321 Tue, 28 Jul 2015 08:36:09 +0000 http://www.anna.aero/?p=78966#comment-135321 While I am glad that STN is there (as it is one we suggest) from my experience, often when an airline puts slots into the system they are just ‘ghost’ slots which are there almost as place holders until the real routes are revealed. This may or may not be the case with FR/SACN…but time will tell.

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Comment on Pyongyang’s capacity goes unchanged for four years; Beijing is North Korea’s biggest route for the last 10 years (and possibly forever) by Marc Watkins http://www.anna.aero/2015/07/22/pyongyangs-capacity-goes-unchanged-for-four-years/#comment-135320 Tue, 28 Jul 2015 08:33:08 +0000 http://www.anna.aero/?p=79401#comment-135320 Thanks for letting us know Pablo…the data elf responsible will have its rations halved this week…

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Comment on Jazeera Airways continues to fester; no new routes in the last 12 months or any planned by SAM http://www.anna.aero/2015/07/13/jazeera-airways-continues-fester-no-new-routes-last-12-months-planned/#comment-135243 Sun, 26 Jul 2015 05:37:17 +0000 http://www.anna.aero/?p=78857#comment-135243 I think this is an interesting analysis on capacity but have you looked at the company’s profitability? Have you seen the profit margins this tiny airline is capable of achieving while operating in a region that is increasing capacity at an unbelievable pace? A more comprehensive look at Jazeera will show that capacity is being managed prudently to maximize profitability…the real metric for success.

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Comment on Ryanair to launch Amsterdam base; London, Paris, Barcelona and Frankfurt likely new route targets by Evert http://www.anna.aero/2015/07/15/ryanair-launch-amsterdam-base-london-paris-barcelona-frankfurt-likely-new-route-targets/#comment-135175 Fri, 24 Jul 2015 23:38:01 +0000 http://www.anna.aero/?p=78966#comment-135175 According to SACN, the slots are indeed requested for 4x DUB and 5x STN daily.

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Comment on Pyongyang’s capacity goes unchanged for four years; Beijing is North Korea’s biggest route for the last 10 years (and possibly forever) by Pablo http://www.anna.aero/2015/07/22/pyongyangs-capacity-goes-unchanged-for-four-years/#comment-135168 Fri, 24 Jul 2015 20:09:17 +0000 http://www.anna.aero/?p=79401#comment-135168 It’s actually Juche, not Junche ;).

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Comment on S7 Airlines reaches 77 destinations from Domodedovo this summer; five new routes started since May by David Sharpe http://www.anna.aero/2015/07/20/s7-airlines-reaches-77-destinations-domodedovo-summer-five-new-routes-started-since-may/#comment-135147 Fri, 24 Jul 2015 11:17:23 +0000 http://www.anna.aero/?p=79154#comment-135147 Out of interest, where do British Airways appear in the airline listing. I believe that they were initially timetabled to operate 3 x daily (including a 1 x daily B747 operation) but in reality must have cut back on seats if they are not showing in the top 12 airlines (indeed, looking at the timetable going forwards the service appears to be reduced to 2 x daily on a fairly large number of dates for the remainder of the Summer timetable)

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Comment on Norwegian’s first year of UK-US services analysed; over 200,000 passengers carried with average load factors of around 93% by Andrew Myers http://www.anna.aero/2015/07/22/norwegians-first-year-uk-us-services-analysed-200000-passengers-carried-average-load-factors-around-93/#comment-135142 Fri, 24 Jul 2015 08:45:28 +0000 http://www.anna.aero/?p=79309#comment-135142 On LGW-LAX by our calculations the route would require a revenue per passenger (fare plus ancillary revenue) of around £370-380 o/w at 93% load factor to break-even.

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Comment on Norwegian’s first year of UK-US services analysed; over 200,000 passengers carried with average load factors of around 93% by Andrew Myers http://www.anna.aero/2015/07/22/norwegians-first-year-uk-us-services-analysed-200000-passengers-carried-average-load-factors-around-93/#comment-135141 Fri, 24 Jul 2015 08:39:07 +0000 http://www.anna.aero/?p=79309#comment-135141 James – plug the numbers into the free Route Economics Calculator at aviationanalytics.com and you can discover for yourself!

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Comment on Norwegian’s first year of UK-US services analysed; over 200,000 passengers carried with average load factors of around 93% by jack spratt http://www.anna.aero/2015/07/22/norwegians-first-year-uk-us-services-analysed-200000-passengers-carried-average-load-factors-around-93/#comment-135074 Wed, 22 Jul 2015 20:52:15 +0000 http://www.anna.aero/?p=79309#comment-135074 Not every airlines raises it’s fares in anticipation of demand. As far as I can see tracking a couple of routes on british airways to Helsinki and Tirana the quoted fares reflect actual demand. Of course for certain holiday periods people are booking way in advance

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Comment on Norwegian’s first year of UK-US services analysed; over 200,000 passengers carried with average load factors of around 93% by James Pearson http://www.anna.aero/2015/07/22/norwegians-first-year-uk-us-services-analysed-200000-passengers-carried-average-load-factors-around-93/#comment-135065 Wed, 22 Jul 2015 15:03:49 +0000 http://www.anna.aero/?p=79309#comment-135065 But what about profitability?

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Comment on Ryanair to launch Amsterdam base; London, Paris, Barcelona and Frankfurt likely new route targets by Tony http://www.anna.aero/2015/07/15/ryanair-launch-amsterdam-base-london-paris-barcelona-frankfurt-likely-new-route-targets/#comment-135041 Tue, 21 Jul 2015 18:21:25 +0000 http://www.anna.aero/?p=78966#comment-135041 AMS – STN x 5, to drive EJ out of Stansted. EJ clearly picked routes they thought FR wouldn’t go after. FR have slowly been adding the airports EJ had to themselves out of STN (Prague, Glasgow, Copenhagen, Munich). They would love to drive them from Stansted.
AMS – DUB x 4, easy to take share from AL monopoly with 5 flights a day.
Both are big bases so no need for AMS to be a new base until they get more slots. Puts pressure on AMS to give them more (and earlier/later) slots to get them to base at AMS.
They don’t need to launch a glut of new routes. It’s all about 90%+ load factor and higher revenue now.

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Comment on China-Europe market analysed; Chinese carriers growing faster than European rivals as tourism market stimulates demand by ralph.anker@anna.aero http://www.anna.aero/2015/07/01/china-europe-market-analysed-chinese-carriers-growing-faster-european-rivals-tourism-market-stimulates-demand/#comment-134943 Mon, 20 Jul 2015 11:02:52 +0000 http://www.anna.aero/?p=78040#comment-134943 Hi Max – According to our analysis Qingdao (TAO) is NOT one of the 14 airports with direct flights to Europe. Therefore the three Chinese airports missing from your list are: Changsha (CSX) which China Southern Airlines links to Frankfurt; Wuhan (WUH) which Air France serves from CDG and China Southern links to Moscow SVO; and Urumqi (URC) which China Southern links to GYD, IST, LED, SVO and TBS. And if you have trouble thinking of Azerbaijan/Baku as being in Europe, just remember that Azerbaijan has won the Eurovision Song Contest and Baku was recently the host of the first European Games.

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