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Nantes reaches 3 million passengers earlier than ever; Ural Airlines touches down in Budapest

Nantes reaches 3 million passengers earlier than ever; Ural Airlines touches down in Budapest

Nantes in western France has welcomed three million passengers in a year before, but what is different this year? And just how many cakes did Budapest Airport bake to welcome Ural Airlines from Ekaterinburg?

Tiger Airways Australia reaches 9 million passengers; Warsaw Modlin celebrates 500,000th passenger

Tiger Airways Australia reaches 9 million passengers; Warsaw Modlin celebrates 500,000th passenger

Since Tiger Airways launched Australian domestic operations in 2007, the low-cost airline has transported 9 million passengers, while newly opened Warsaw Modlin Airport already reached half a million passengers in only three months.

Thai AirAsia moves Bangkok airports; Emirates’ A380 arrives in Melbourne; cake baked in Kake

Thai AirAsia moves Bangkok airports; Emirates’ A380 arrives in Melbourne; cake baked in Kake

Europe’s biggest airline went to the high street last week with its first pop-up shop, while another budget carrier, Thai AirAsia managed a smooth transfer of its Bangkok operation. But which airline is the first to bring A380 services to Melbourne?


Boeing 787 reaches both Italy and India

Boeing 787 reaches both Italy and India

Both Air India and Ethiopian Airlines were busy showing off their brand new 787s last week. But which two airports, one in Europe and one in Asia, welcomed the Dreamliner?

Ryanair celebrates in Katowice and announces new routes from Lublin; Bengaluru Airport welcomes Lufthansa’s 747-8; Flybe celebrates in Exeter with paella

Ryanair celebrates in Katowice and announces new routes from Lublin; Bengaluru Airport welcomes Lufthansa’s 747-8; Flybe celebrates in Exeter with paella

Ryanair didn’t launch any new routes in the last week, but the airline had reasons to hold three other celebrations across Poland. On the other side of the globe, Lufthansa paid a special visit to Bangalore, while in the UK, Exeter and Flybe celebrated with a giant paella.

Ryanair celebrates milestones at Haugesund and Gothenburg City airports

Ryanair celebrates milestones at Haugesund and Gothenburg City airports

Ryanair has reached milestones at two Scandinavian airports and decided to celebrate with some lucky passengers.


Christchurch gets Open Skies to assist earthquake recovery

Christchurch gets Open Skies to assist earthquake recovery

The New Zealand government’s just-published International Air Transport Policy Statement effectively creates an ‘Open Skies’ over Christchurch until 2017 to assist with the region’s recovery from the 2010/12 earthquakes. What is the effect for the airport? And which previously restricted markets does it open up?

20 years of Emirates in Zurich; two million Ryanair passengers in Memmingen; Cargolux brings 747-8F to EuroAirport

20 years of Emirates in Zurich; two million Ryanair passengers in Memmingen; Cargolux brings 747-8F to EuroAirport

Other than route launch celebrations, what other events worth celebrating have there been in the last week? What surprise awaited Emirates in Zurich? Who was the lucky two-millionth Ryanair passenger at Memmingen? And why was Cargolux’ visit to EuroAirport so unusual?

Oakland celebrates 85th anniversary; still strong on Hawaii

Oakland celebrates 85th anniversary; still strong on Hawaii

Oakland International Airport in the San Francisco Bay Area turns 85, but what made the airport famous 85 years ago and how does that compare with the current operations?


Toronto Pearson and Ethiopian Airlines celebrate Cake prize; Amsterdam welcomes A380 services

Toronto Pearson and Ethiopian Airlines celebrate Cake prize; Amsterdam welcomes A380 services

There were other reasons to celebrate this week than the relatively slow week for new route launches. Which airline just upgraded its Amsterdam service to an A380? And how good do the GTAA and Ethiopian Airlines folks look with an anna.aero Cake of the Week certificate?

Rhode Island bakes cake to celebrate jetBlue Florida announcement; Miami Airport gets monorail link

Rhode Island bakes cake to celebrate jetBlue Florida announcement; Miami Airport gets monorail link

Only 11 new routes were launched worldwide last week, but other occasions were celebrated with cakes. Which US state welcomed the announcement of two new jetBlue routes? And why is Miami a bit more like London, Paris and Tokyo?

Riga Airport welcomes its seven millionth transit passenger since 1991; United celebrates 15 years in Birmingham; London City handles its one millionth aircraft movement

Riga Airport welcomes its seven millionth transit passenger since 1991; United celebrates 15 years in Birmingham; London City handles its one millionth aircraft movement

Latvia celebrated its independence over 20 years ago, but how many transfer passengers passed through Riga Airport since then? Which airline performed the one millionth movement ever at London City Airport? And why did Marilyn Monroe visit Birmingham?