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.

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.

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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.

Europe's airports close in on 100 FTWAs in 2018

Europe’s airports close in on 100 FTWAs in 2018

10 airports do battle for Week 19 Arch of Triumph glory, with entries from Asia, North America, Africa and Europe. The latter region remains the dominant force in the competition, but the scrap for second place is heating up – anyone got any water?

London Stansted goes all Broadway for transtatlanic launches

London Stansted goes all Broadway for transtatlanic launches

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, along with new route festivities from London there are celebrations from Nashville, Manchester, Wellington, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Düsseldorf, and St. Petersburg airports, as well as developments from Delta Air Lines and Air Italy.

WOW air confirms India flights; targeting North American passengers with Toronto and San Francisco to be popular

WOW air confirms India flights; targeting North American passengers with Toronto and San Francisco to be popular

On 15 May WOW air confirmed that from December it will begin non-stop flights between Iceland and India. Initially flown three times weekly, the service to Delhi will grow to five times weekly in 2019. Jonathan Ford analyses the new service and highlights what will be the top connection points via Reykjavik/Keflavik. 


30-Second Interview – Bernard Lavelle, Aviation Business Development Director, London Southend Airport

30-Second Interview – Bernard Lavelle, Aviation Business Development Director, London Southend Airport

anna.aero’s Chief Analyst Nick Preston paid a visit to London Southend last week to see it welcome its latest carrier, Air Malta. While on site, there was also an opportunity to discuss the airport’s plans for future growth and network expansion with its Aviation Business Development Director, Bernard Lavelle.

Romania's traffic set to smash 20m in 2018; Wizz Air still #1; domestic market now the biggest

Romania’s traffic set to smash 20m in 2018; Wizz Air still #1; domestic market now the biggest

It has been three years since we last looked at the Romanian country market – and boy haven’t things changed! Marc Watkins takes a look at the south-east European nation’s traffic development, its largest carriers and its most-important destination markets. 

United Airlines expands by 3% at biggest hub; San Francisco #1 sector but has capacity clipped

United Airlines expands by 3% at biggest hub; San Francisco #1 sector but has capacity clipped

United Airlines’ largest operation is at Chicago O’Hare, a hub which its shares with American Airlines (its third biggest base), and is growing marginally this year. Marc Watkins takes a look at the carrier’s biggest routes and country markets from the Windy City.

Heathrow Expansion and Asia: 15 routes uncovered, seven in China

Heathrow Expansion and Asia: 15 routes uncovered, seven in China

London Heathrow estimates that a third runway would enable it to serve 40 more long-haul destinations. In the lead up to the anna.aero-RABA Heathrow HubLAB conference next month, we look at Heathrow’s underserved Asian potential.