Heathrow Expansion – 25 top unserved European airports: Bordeaux, Ankara, Riga etc make their case

Heathrow Expansion – 25 top unserved European airports: Bordeaux, Ankara, Riga etc make their case

In the lead up to the anna.aero-RABA Heathrow HubLAB Conference next month, we look at Heathrow’s underserved potential for routes to Europe. The top 25 European airports without services to Heathrow are identified, including five in Turkey and four each in Italy and Spain.

30-Second Interview – Kevin Burke, President and CEO, Airports Council International-North America

30-Second Interview – Kevin Burke, President and CEO, Airports Council International-North America

anna.aero recently spoke with ACI-North America’s President and CEO Kevin Burke to discuss next month’s JumpStart® Air Service Development Conference, taking place 4-6 June in Cleveland. Burke talks about how the show continues to grow, and which airlines are making a first-time appearance.

Leeds Bradford-Frankfurt is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week" with 22,000 searches; next hub connection for bmi regional??

Leeds Bradford-Frankfurt is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” with 22,000 searches; next hub connection for bmi regional??

In the last 12 months, Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has shown that nearly 22,000 potential travellers searched on the leading flight comparison site for services between Leeds Bradford and Frankfurt ‒ but the city pair is unserved!? With a Lufthansa code attached, could this be a great route for bmi regional??

Asia takes its fourth Arch of Triumph win

Asia takes its fourth Arch of Triumph win

The summer keeps moving on and so does the number of water arches that we receive, with another 17 sent in this week. Another seven days like that and we will pass the 200-mark of FTWAs three weeks sooner than last year.

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Airbus and Boeing match Q1 2017 delivery results in Q1 2018; Boeing has major lead over European rival; Singapore Airlines takes first 787-10

Airbus and Boeing match Q1 2017 delivery results in Q1 2018; Boeing has major lead over European rival; Singapore Airlines takes first 787-10

In March, Airbus and Boeing delivered 147 aircraft combined, up from the 136 units distributed in the same month of 2017. As a result of this productivity surge, both have matched the results of Q1 2017 during Q1 2018, an outcome generated due to a productivity slowdown in February of 13%. 

Glasgow and Shanghai airports sign partnership agreement

Glasgow and Shanghai airports sign partnership agreement

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, along with agreement signings in China, we have stories from Bristol, London Stansted, Miami, Manchester, Mobile, Montgomery, San Antonio and Stockholm Skavsta airports.


Tampere Aviation Forum – a discussion on the challenges and development of regional airports due to intensifying competition

Tampere Aviation Forum – a discussion on the challenges and development of regional airports due to intensifying competition

Last week, anna.aero’s Assistant Editor Jonathan Ford travelled to Finland for the Tampere Aviation Forum, an event hosted by Business Tampere. Take a closer look at the day’s events which included presentations from a number of parties discussing the challenges for regional airports as competition continues to grow.

t'way air more than doubles international seats in 2017; Seoul Incheon is main international hub, Japan is top destination

t’way air more than doubles international seats in 2017; Seoul Incheon is main international hub, Japan is top destination

There were 3.94 million two-way seats available across t’way air’s international route network in 2017, 158% up on the previous year. Nick Preston takes a look at how the carrier has developed its international links since it was formed in 2010, including its leading airports, routes and country markets.  

Wizz Air to expand by 18% at its biggest base this year; Budapest link #1; Slovakia growing fast

Wizz Air to expand by 18% at its biggest base this year; Budapest link #1; Slovakia growing fast

London Luton is Wizz Air’s biggest operation, passing some time ago its home base in Budapest. Marc Watkins reviews the carrier’s capacity expansion over the last 10 years, its biggest routes and country markets from the UK capital city airport.

Tijuana closes in on eight million passengers; Volaris still leading carrier and capital connection is route king

Tijuana closes in on eight million passengers; Volaris still leading carrier and capital connection is route king

Tijuana is Mexico’s fifth busiest facility, yet it manages to offer services to not one but two Chinese destinations. Marc Watkins reviews the airport’s recent traffic figures, its seasonality profile, as well as its biggest routes and carriers, including newcomer Hainan Airlines.


Heathrow Expansion - 61 unserved African routes; 27 African countries!

Heathrow Expansion – 61 unserved African routes; 27 African countries!

In the lead up to the anna.aero-RABA Heathrow HubLAB conference next month, we look at Heathrow’s underserved potential for routes to Africa and the Middle East. There are 61 African airports and 27 countries with links to other mega hubs in Europe, but no services to Heathrow this summer.

Seville-Vienna is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week" with 60,000 searches; Vueling's fourth route to Vienna??

Seville-Vienna is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” with 60,000 searches; Vueling’s fourth route to Vienna??

In the past 12 months, Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has shown that nearly 60,000 potential travellers searched on the leading flight comparison site for flights between Seville and Vienna ‒ but the city pair is unserved!? Vueling and Eurowings would seem the most likely choices of operating carrier, but who will make the jump to serve first?

anna.aero’s TeamBron takes on British Airways Run Gatwick

anna.aero’s TeamBron takes on British Airways Run Gatwick

anna.aero’s TeamBron running team entered its largest team yet into the inaugural British Airways Run Gatwick ahead of this year’s Budapest Airport-anna.aero Runway Run.

Bali boost as Denpasar doubles capacity since 2010; Garuda Indonesia is leading airline, Jakarta tops route table

Bali boost as Denpasar doubles capacity since 2010; Garuda Indonesia is leading airline, Jakarta tops route table

There were 29.18 million two-way seats available on flights serving Denpasar Airport in Bali in 2017, an impressive 18.2% increase on the previous year. Nick Preston examines Denpasar’s network developments over the past 10 years including its leading airlines, routes and country markets.