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Ryanair celebrates in Denmark and Baltics; Vueling welcomes 50-millionth passenger; Memmingen turns five

Ryanair celebrates in Denmark and Baltics; Vueling welcomes 50-millionth passenger; Memmingen turns five

As if celebrations for the more than 100 routes that have been launched around the world last week wasn’t enough, airlines and airports have found more reasons to celebrate. Which low-cost airline passed the 50-millionth passenger mark with a huge “gracias!” painted on one of its aircraft? Which European airport celebrated 60 years of SAA services? And what are the odds that two sets of four-year-old twins in two different countries will happen to be your five- and ten-millionth passengers in one week?

Neil Pakey leaves Liverpool; Nashville celebrates 75th anniversary; Lodz and Batumi welcome charter routes with cakes

Neil Pakey leaves Liverpool; Nashville celebrates 75th anniversary; Lodz and Batumi welcome charter routes with cakes

Beginning of summer holidays in the northern hemisphere saw the launch of almost a hundred scheduled services last week, but which two airports baked cakes to welcome new charter services? Which US airport celebrated its 75th anniversary assisted by Commander Berry? And where is Liverpool Airport’s Neil Pakey heading to next?

United celebrates 20 years in Brussels

United celebrates 20 years in Brussels

This week’s Network Planning Community News features photo coverage from the celebrations of the 20th anniversary of a key transatlantic route, but which organisations are key drivers that create business demand for the route?


Lufthansa’s 747-8I in scheduled service; Weeze celebrates five years as Ryanair base; Liverpool Airport welcomes Ryanair’s 18-millionth passenger

Lufthansa’s 747-8I in scheduled service; Weeze celebrates five years as Ryanair base; Liverpool Airport welcomes Ryanair’s 18-millionth passenger

Almost 150 routes were launched this week around the world, but they were not the only occasions for airlines and airports to celebrate. Which European airline celebrated twice last week? And how did Washington Dulles and Lufthansa celebrate the 747-8I’s first scheduled service?

Peach celebrates anna.aero RotW award; Budapest and CSA Czech Airlines mark 75 years of cooperation

Peach celebrates anna.aero RotW award; Budapest and CSA Czech Airlines mark 75 years of cooperation

Japan’s new low-cost airline Peach celebrated winning anna.aero’s Route of the Week award for its recently launched first international route, while two European airports baked cakes for two different celebrations. Pula Airport welcomed another new airline, Jet2.com, to the Croatian airport, while Budapest Airport celebrated that CSA Czech Airlines has served the Hungarian capital for 75 years (!).

Tampa Airport welcomes Spirit with a truly Texan cake; Oakland celebrates Allegiant’s new base; Haikou and Jetstar Asia promote air link via Singapore

Tampa Airport welcomes Spirit with a truly Texan cake; Oakland celebrates Allegiant’s new base; Haikou and Jetstar Asia promote air link via Singapore

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, there are some gorgeous cakes from recent route launch celebrations and other colourful pictures from other festivities. Which US airline was welcomed to Oakland with a celebratory cake? Which Chinese airport teamed up with Jetstar Asia to promote Aussie routes? And which US airport baked a truly extraordinary Texan themed cake for Spirit’s most recent route launch?


Groningen, Sheremetyevo and Kraków airports proudly show off anna.aero’s certificates; Monarch announces ski flights from Leeds Bradford

Groningen, Sheremetyevo and Kraków airports proudly show off anna.aero’s certificates; Monarch announces ski flights from Leeds Bradford

Last week, Aeroflot’s and Vueling’s new routes were respectively awarded with anna.aero’s Route and Cake of the Week awards, but which three airports proudly showed off their certificates? And which UK airport will welcome a new airline with ski services this coming winter?

Go-fly 10 years on: What happened to the routes and people behind Europe's then third biggest LCC?

Go-fly 10 years on: What happened to the routes and people behind Europe’s then third biggest LCC?

Remember Go? Ten years ago it was Europe’s third largest LCC with a fleet of 27 737s based at London Stansted, Bristol and East Midlands. Then easyJet decided to make an offer Go’s majority shareholder (3i) couldn’t refuse. So what became of Go’s route network and the senior management team that ran the airline?

Wuhan celebrates anna.aero’s RotW award; Oslo Torp welcomes 10-millionth Ryanair passenger

Wuhan celebrates anna.aero’s RotW award; Oslo Torp welcomes 10-millionth Ryanair passenger

Which Chinese airport celebrates winning an anna.aero award? But which European airport has also had reasons to celebrate in the last week? And which Chinese carrier announced the first Canadian route from Chengdu?


Lviv’s new terminal opens for business; Melbourne and Chengdu become sister airports; Silver Airways upgrades Bahamas service; Turkish gears up for its Passenger Portraits campaign

Lviv’s new terminal opens for business; Melbourne and Chengdu become sister airports; Silver Airways upgrades Bahamas service; Turkish gears up for its Passenger Portraits campaign

While the dust has settled following the busy season change period and it now is back to business as usual, anna.aero reports on the latest other celebrations. Which two airports in Asia-Pacific signed a cooperation agreement? How does Turkish Airlines use its sports sponsorships in its latest marketing campaign? And which airport in the Ukraine is now ready for EURO 2012?

American Airlines returns to Dublin for the summer; Ryanair surprises Liverpool with a ‘fleshmob’ strip-off

American Airlines returns to Dublin for the summer; Ryanair surprises Liverpool with a ‘fleshmob’ strip-off

With temperatures in Europe yet to turn summery, airlines celebrated the change of seasons in different ways. But why did American Airlines bake a cake in Dublin? And which of Europe’s LCCs surprised shoppers with a beach party in rather wintry conditions?

Week of anniversaries across Europe; airBaltic returns to Budapest; Stockholm Arlanda turns fifty

Week of anniversaries across Europe; airBaltic returns to Budapest; Stockholm Arlanda turns fifty

Not only are new routes being launched across the world, but world’s airlines and airports are in a festive mood and have also turned to other celebrations. But which European airport enjoyed not one but two anniversary cakes this week? Why did SkyWork throw a party for a hundred guests in London? And which Swedish airport turned fifty on April Fool’s Day?