Comments for anna.aero http://www.anna.aero anna.aero Fri, 22 May 2015 09:37:03 +0000 hourly 1 Comment on Regional connectivity in France, Germany and the UK revisited; winners and losers between 2009 and 2015 revealed by ralph.anker@anna.aero http://www.anna.aero/2015/05/20/regional-connectivity-in-france-germany-and-uk-revisited/#comment-131852 Fri, 22 May 2015 09:37:03 +0000 http://www.anna.aero/?p=75399#comment-131852 Hi Nuno,

I blame it on the guy who wrote the original story in 2010. Oh wait, that was me! I think back then Lisbon, like some other capitals such as Athens, was poorly served from regional airports in France, Germany and UK so it was left out of the original analysis and hence could not be included in our update. When we look at similar regional links from Spanish and Italian airports (coming soon) we will be sure to add Lisbon to the list of airports analysed.

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Comment on Regional connectivity in France, Germany and the UK revisited; winners and losers between 2009 and 2015 revealed by Nuno Costa http://www.anna.aero/2015/05/20/regional-connectivity-in-france-germany-and-uk-revisited/#comment-131844 Fri, 22 May 2015 08:19:51 +0000 http://www.anna.aero/?p=75399#comment-131844 Do not understand why Lisbon Airport is not on the list of major cities across Europe?

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Comment on Norwegian growing in UK and US as Nordic markets stabilise; almost 20 new routes this summer but Oslo Torp sees big cuts by Philip http://www.anna.aero/2015/05/13/norwegian-growing-in-uk-and-us-as-nordic-markets-stabilise/#comment-131611 Tue, 19 May 2015 13:26:18 +0000 http://www.anna.aero/?p=75017#comment-131611 Unfortunately all this expansion and diversifying their business is adding additional costs and complexity to their business without a corresponding improvement in revenue. It will be a real challenge for them to sustain long-term profits without a change to their business plan.

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Comment on AirAsia now serves over 60 destinations from its main Kuala Lumpur base; almost 75% of flights compete directly with Malaysia Airlines by syd http://www.anna.aero/2015/05/12/airasia-now-serves-over-60-destinations-from-kuala-lumpur/#comment-131195 Thu, 14 May 2015 02:12:40 +0000 http://www.anna.aero/?p=74936#comment-131195 airasia pay lower airport charges in malaysia than MAS as it uses low costs terminal. But the terminal itself have similar or even better facilties than the older main terminal at KL airport.

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Comment on Norwegian growing in UK and US as Nordic markets stabilise; almost 20 new routes this summer but Oslo Torp sees big cuts by Joeph http://www.anna.aero/2015/05/13/norwegian-growing-in-uk-and-us-as-nordic-markets-stabilise/#comment-131166 Wed, 13 May 2015 20:57:21 +0000 http://www.anna.aero/?p=75017#comment-131166 Norwegian is has been awarded the best LCC in Europe. We need a link with Norwegian in Canada, so that Canadians can benefit from lower airfares between Europe and Canada.

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Comment on Norwegian growing in UK and US as Nordic markets stabilise; almost 20 new routes this summer but Oslo Torp sees big cuts by Gary Reavely http://www.anna.aero/2015/05/13/norwegian-growing-in-uk-and-us-as-nordic-markets-stabilise/#comment-131131 Wed, 13 May 2015 15:29:10 +0000 http://www.anna.aero/?p=75017#comment-131131 The rise of the Norwegian continues unabated and more to power them. They now oprate two European flights from Edinburgh AGP and TFS and I wonder if they will see the long haul potential that EDI offers for B788 flights to USA and the Caribbean to compete with Thomas Cook from GLA – GO the Vikings

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Comment on Norwegian growing in UK and US as Nordic markets stabilise; almost 20 new routes this summer but Oslo Torp sees big cuts by John olson http://www.anna.aero/2015/05/13/norwegian-growing-in-uk-and-us-as-nordic-markets-stabilise/#comment-131130 Wed, 13 May 2015 15:23:53 +0000 http://www.anna.aero/?p=75017#comment-131130 I am glad that Norwegian is adding flights to/from the United States. We have flown Norwegian several times in Europe and loved them. We just wish they would fly to Chicago.

Our dream is that Norwegian somehow links with Southwest Airlines, our favorite US airline. IF Norwegian B788 flights were able to land at Chicago Midway and link to Southwest, Europeans and Americans would have a large number of destinations open to them via LCC’s. Since both have great service and similar planes (many B737’s); code share flights I think would work well for passengers. Linkups are also possible at Fort Lauderdale, Las Vegas, and Dallas Love. (I do NOT know if Midway’s and Love’s runways are long enough, but FLL and LAS are fine).

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Comment on AirAsia now serves over 60 destinations from its main Kuala Lumpur base; almost 75% of flights compete directly with Malaysia Airlines by Steven Dickson http://www.anna.aero/2015/05/12/airasia-now-serves-over-60-destinations-from-kuala-lumpur/#comment-131125 Wed, 13 May 2015 14:23:38 +0000 http://www.anna.aero/?p=74936#comment-131125 Ralph,

I don’t think you do the AirAsia Group justice with this article.

You need to look at the Group holistically to be able to make sense of the capacity adjustments.

You rightly recognise that some transfer of routes between AirAsia entities happened during the period to which the report refers (e.g. CMB from AK to D7). However, you fail to recognise that the AirAsia Group of airlines (including the A330 ops) is completely synchronised when it comes to capacity management.

Operating openly in ASEAN is still limited by route rights, and so AirAsia will also need to maximise its opportunities to ensure a number of its carriers in many cases (KUL-CGK/KUL-HKT/CGK-DMK) are designated on single city pairs, allowing the Group to deploy the best AOC for the job…in the example above, AK/QZ, AK/FD, QZ/FD.

With this – almost unique – ability in mind therefore, it is unfair for you to only look at at traffic and capacity changes affecting “AirAsia”, by which I’m guessing you mean only MAA/AK. You need to look at the overall picture when it comes to a Grouping of narrow-body and wide-body airlines, that strategically manage network capacity and deployment to the betterment of the Group (within the obvious regulatory requirement to retain effective control in their home markets).

I would urge you to revisit this with a Group lens and see what the numbers and pax stats say then….bearing in mind, KL is just one of nearly 20 hubs across the region….

Of course, if open skies in ASEAN existed today (ha ha ha), one would question the future requirement of individual AOCs to exist in the first place! Room for consolidation……??!!?

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Comment on Air Pegasus launches in Southern India by cal v http://www.anna.aero/2015/04/22/air-pegasus-launches-southern-india/#comment-130600 Sat, 09 May 2015 17:01:08 +0000 http://www.anna.aero/?p=73696#comment-130600 Air pegasus should should start flights frm mangalore to hubli

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Comment on New airline routes launched (28 April – 4 May 2015) by Andrey http://www.anna.aero/2015/05/06/new-airline-routes-launched-28-april-4-may-2015/#comment-130190 Wed, 06 May 2015 16:07:10 +0000 http://www.anna.aero/?p=74391#comment-130190 You’ve missed Georgian Airways (formerly Airzena) launching Tbilisi – Samara on 3rd of May. http://www.aviascope.com/2015/05/03/airzena-prizemlilas-v-samare/

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Comment on Hainan Airlines adds Rome to its European network by Felipe http://www.anna.aero/2015/04/28/hainan-airlines-adds-rome-european-network/#comment-129362 Wed, 29 Apr 2015 05:02:35 +0000 http://www.anna.aero/?p=73906#comment-129362 Hainan Airlines is pretty much interested in expanding its network to Italy. I know it’s interested also in a nonstop flight to Pisa, after China Eastern Airlines gave up its plans from Pisa to Shanghai. Hope this company will be more successful.

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Comment on Tampa Airport receives Cake of the Week award for Spirit Airlines by J brunn http://www.anna.aero/2015/04/22/tampa-airport-receives-cake-award-for-spirit-airlines/#comment-128491 Wed, 22 Apr 2015 15:02:14 +0000 http://www.anna.aero/?p=73748#comment-128491 Any award for anything involving Spirit Airlines is a joke. Their fees and customer service are abysmal. The Tampa marketing department should spend some time at the Spirit Counter listening to what really goes on.

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Comment on Amsterdam Schiphol scoops Cake of the Week S15 Part II competition by Elvira http://www.anna.aero/2015/04/21/amsterdam-schiphol-scoops-cake-week-s15-part-ii-competition/#comment-128448 Wed, 22 Apr 2015 04:43:59 +0000 http://www.anna.aero/?p=73608#comment-128448 Yeah! That’s my cake! I had the honour to bake this one….. And nine more like this one…. https://frommysecretgarden.wordpress.com/2015/04/06/schiphol-viert-feest-met-klm/

Thank you all for voting!

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Comment on Ryanair strengthens European network with 18 new routes by Joseph http://www.anna.aero/2015/04/09/ryanair-strengthens-european-network-18-new-routes/#comment-128316 Sun, 19 Apr 2015 22:28:30 +0000 http://www.anna.aero/?p=73235#comment-128316 Volotea fly from Palermo to Verona.

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Comment on Vote for the best Cake of the Week – 19 scrummy treats from S15 Part II by Jo Yener http://www.anna.aero/2015/04/09/vote-for-the-best-cake-of-the-week-19-scrummy-treats-from-s15-part-ii/#comment-127822 Fri, 10 Apr 2015 00:12:43 +0000 http://www.anna.aero/?p=73336#comment-127822 Beautiful cakes

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Comment on Vote for the best Cake of the Week – 19 scrummy treats from S15 Part II by robienne jansen http://www.anna.aero/2015/04/09/vote-for-the-best-cake-of-the-week-19-scrummy-treats-from-s15-part-ii/#comment-127803 Thu, 09 Apr 2015 16:53:51 +0000 http://www.anna.aero/?p=73336#comment-127803 very proud of my daughter: Elvira from Taart & kUNST with cake nr. 7….!!!

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Comment on Barra beach landing; flying on one of the world’s most exciting runways by Marc Watkins http://www.anna.aero/2015/03/30/barra-beach-landing-flying-on-one-of-the-worlds-most-extreme-runways/#comment-127688 Tue, 07 Apr 2015 10:41:32 +0000 http://www.anna.aero/?p=72321#comment-127688 Don’t worry – we are pedants here…and we like to be 100% accurate! Story changed…

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Comment on Barra beach landing; flying on one of the world’s most exciting runways by Yeltza http://www.anna.aero/2015/03/30/barra-beach-landing-flying-on-one-of-the-worlds-most-extreme-runways/#comment-127336 Thu, 02 Apr 2015 15:05:34 +0000 http://www.anna.aero/?p=72321#comment-127336 Not to be pedantic but I believe it is First Officer Waddell…not Waddle.

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Comment on New airline routes launched (24 March– 30 March 2015) by Pablo http://www.anna.aero/2015/04/01/new-airline-routes-launched-24-march-30-march-2015/#comment-127275 Thu, 02 Apr 2015 02:06:42 +0000 http://www.anna.aero/?p=72573#comment-127275 Actually the route was launched Saturday 28th of March. So it should be on this report and not on the next one.

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Comment on Vote for the best Cake of the Week – 27 scrummy treats from S15 Part I by wendy http://www.anna.aero/2015/04/01/vote-for-the-best-cake-of-the-week-27-scrummy-treats-from-s15-part-1/#comment-127270 Wed, 01 Apr 2015 23:39:29 +0000 http://www.anna.aero/?p=72845#comment-127270 wow eiffel tower cake is AMAZING

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Comment on New airline routes launched (24 March– 30 March 2015) by ralph.anker@anna.aero http://www.anna.aero/2015/04/01/new-airline-routes-launched-24-march-30-march-2015/#comment-127266 Wed, 01 Apr 2015 22:43:03 +0000 http://www.anna.aero/?p=72573#comment-127266 Don’t worry Pablo. This route will be covered next week as it launched on Tuesday 31 March, the day after our cut-off point for this week’s analysis.

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Comment on 30-Second Interview ‒ Paul White, Business Development Manager, Glasgow Airport by Jim Greer http://www.anna.aero/2015/04/01/30-second-interview-%e2%80%92-paul-white-business-development-manager-glasgow-airport/#comment-127253 Wed, 01 Apr 2015 20:48:14 +0000 http://www.anna.aero/?p=72802#comment-127253 Great to hear that Glasgow Airport is going from strength to strength. It’s come a long way from when I first flew from it in the 1980s. A very exciting portfolio of destinations.

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Comment on New airline routes launched (24 March– 30 March 2015) by Pablo http://www.anna.aero/2015/04/01/new-airline-routes-launched-24-march-30-march-2015/#comment-127211 Wed, 01 Apr 2015 16:02:18 +0000 http://www.anna.aero/?p=72573#comment-127211 Where’s KLM and it flight to Bogotá? No cake, nor arch, no nothing? Shame on this.

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Comment on 30-Second Interview ‒ Paul White, Business Development Manager, Glasgow Airport by Hobbit http://www.anna.aero/2015/04/01/30-second-interview-%e2%80%92-paul-white-business-development-manager-glasgow-airport/#comment-127208 Wed, 01 Apr 2015 15:46:49 +0000 http://www.anna.aero/?p=72802#comment-127208 Actually, there is an IRN-BRU sector they could look at connecting to …

http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=irn-bru

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Comment on Barra beach landing; flying on one of the world’s most exciting runways by Marc Watkins http://www.anna.aero/2015/03/30/barra-beach-landing-flying-on-one-of-the-worlds-most-extreme-runways/#comment-127109 Tue, 31 Mar 2015 10:45:20 +0000 http://www.anna.aero/?p=72321#comment-127109 Indeed – good idea Andy!! Personally, I need to stand at the end of the St. Maarten runway next!! Purely for journalistic reasons of course!!

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Comment on Barra beach landing; flying on one of the world’s most exciting runways by Andrew Myers http://www.anna.aero/2015/03/30/barra-beach-landing-flying-on-one-of-the-worlds-most-extreme-runways/#comment-127098 Tue, 31 Mar 2015 09:01:53 +0000 http://www.anna.aero/?p=72321#comment-127098 Fascinating article Marc and something which should possibly become an occasional series on Anna.aero? Can I suggest a trip on the Trilander to Alderney next? Having done this a couple of weeks ago I can highly recommend it!

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Comment on Airlines starting over 450 new routes in first three weeks of S15 season; Ryanair leads way (again!) as FIGUS countries dominate by Marc Watkins http://www.anna.aero/2015/03/25/airlines-starting-over-450-new-routes-in-first-three-weeks-of-s15/#comment-126976 Mon, 30 Mar 2015 10:34:52 +0000 http://www.anna.aero/?p=72238#comment-126976 Ha-ha! The boss (our publisher) wrote that caption so we make no excuses for his mistake. However, both of our top data elves will have read that caption and did not pick the mistake. They are now on half rations for the rest of the week.

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Comment on Ryanair transatlantic U-turn: anna.aero examines the “what if scenario” revealing where it may have flown by Vicente http://www.anna.aero/2015/03/24/ryanairs-transatlantic-u-turn-stansted-and-jfk-would-have-been-biggest-bases/#comment-126621 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 08:26:03 +0000 http://www.anna.aero/?p=72131#comment-126621 Good morning, weekly data on twelve seats improve airport Ryan Air refer to the total seats or only the output.

If you refer to the total number of places, I think should review its source, since they would have left some of the best bases Ryan Air in Spain.

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Comment on Airlines starting over 450 new routes in first three weeks of S15 season; Ryanair leads way (again!) as FIGUS countries dominate by Alexandros Zabetas http://www.anna.aero/2015/03/25/airlines-starting-over-450-new-routes-in-first-three-weeks-of-s15/#comment-126555 Wed, 25 Mar 2015 12:45:42 +0000 http://www.anna.aero/?p=72238#comment-126555 It’s not Aegean Airways, but Aegean Airlines… bit shocking coming from a site like yours, amateur mistake… (“Seeing the opportunity in its backyard, Aegean Airways)

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Comment on New airline routes launched (24 February – 2 March 2015) by Siobhan http://www.anna.aero/2015/03/02/new-airline-routes-launched-24-february-2-march-2015/#comment-126270 Fri, 20 Mar 2015 12:25:05 +0000 http://www.anna.aero/?p=71102#comment-126270 BA is actually returning to SVQ, their ex-franchise partner GB airways used to fly there some years ago..

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