anna.aero World Tour 2018 starts at Routes Americas in Quito; CONNECT next week

anna.aero World Tour 2018 starts at Routes Americas in Quito; CONNECT next week

Who ventured out on the numerous city tours? Which fabulous location was used for the Welcome Reception? Who won the Routes Americas 2018 Marketing Awards? To find out the answers to all these questions, as well as the latest network development news from the conference in Quito, read our show daily magazines here. Next week the anna.aero World Tour 2018 moves onto Georgia!

S18 network analysis; Ryanair, Turkish Airlines and American Airlines retain pole positions in rankings

S18 network analysis; Ryanair, Turkish Airlines and American Airlines retain pole positions in rankings

With the start of the S18 season only six weeks away, anna.aero decided to take an early glimpse at filed flights to see how the schedules are shaping up. Nick Preston reveals which airlines will operate the most airport pairs, serve the largest number of country markets and fly from the most airports during a typical peak week in July. The results are compared to the equivalent week from S17.

Canberra collects third win for Australian airports in Arch of Triumph 2018 competition

Canberra collects third win for Australian airports in Arch of Triumph 2018 competition

Week six of anna.aero’s Arch of Triumph competition welcomed entries from Argentina, Australia and Malaysia. Antipodean airports continued their strong start to the season, claiming a third victory, meaning they now account for half of all winning entries so far this year. Take a look to see why this winning run continued.

Flybe celebrates sixth anniversary of Manchester hub

Flybe celebrates sixth anniversary of Manchester hub

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Flybe celebrates the sixth anniversary of its Manchester hub, United Airlines adds a connection to Hamburg’s Miniatur Wunderland, Air Belgium selects Brussels Charleroi as its home base, London Luton breaks the one million passenger mark for 12th consecutive month and four-year-old Dwayne Franke is treated to a special flight by Qantas.


Route Shop

Frontier Airlines bolsters Austin network with announcement of 14 more domestic routes, with schedules indicating it will base two A320s

Frontier Airlines bolsters Austin network with announcement of 14 more domestic routes, with schedules indicating it will base two A320s

On 8 February Frontier Airlines confirmed a further 14 routes would be launched from Austin for this year’s upcoming summer season, adding to the five new services already confirmed for S18. Jonathan Ford looks at which services will begin, and how quickly the airline has expanded from the Texan city in recent years.

Exeter Airport bounces back above 900,000 annual passengers with traffic climbing 7.2% in 2017, the fifth consecutive year of growth

Exeter Airport bounces back above 900,000 annual passengers with traffic climbing 7.2% in 2017, the fifth consecutive year of growth

Exeter Airport greeted over 900,000 passengers last year, the first time that the facility has achieved this feat since 2008. anna.aero’s Jonathan Ford met with Rob Johnson, Aviation Development Manager at Regional & City Airports in Exeter to find out more about the airport’s recent developments.


UK airports and 'hard Brexit' – Stansted and Liverpool most exposed

UK airports and ‘hard Brexit’ – Stansted and Liverpool most exposed

anna.aero decided to take a look at which of the UK’s main airports could suffer the largest impact to their networks if the UK were to lose its access to the Single Aviation Market. Nick Preston investigates which airports are currently at risk of losing the most traffic.

Düsseldorf-Johannesburg is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week" with 115,000 searches; Eurowings to enter this route?

Düsseldorf-Johannesburg is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” with 115,000 searches; Eurowings to enter this route?

In the last year, Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has shown that around 115,000 potential travellers searched on the leading flight comparison site for flights between Düsseldorf and Johannesburg ‒ but the city pair is unserved!? Eurowings is growing its long-haul network fast from the German airport, will South Africa’s biggest city be next??

Asia scoots to its second win of 2018 in Arch of Triumph competition

Asia scoots to its second win of 2018 in Arch of Triumph competition

With Europe still in a deep freeze this winter when its comes to Arch of Triumph entries and also wins, the rest of the world’s airports are happily filling the first flight marketing void. Find out which one of three global entries takes home this week’s prize.

Belfast City Airport announces £15 million infrastructure investment

Belfast City Airport announces £15 million infrastructure investment

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, along with Belfast City announcing its infrastructure investment, AirAsia celebrates its launch of flights between Kuala Lumpur and Davao, a route which began back in December. More news as well from Singapore Airport which has signed a new agreement with Xiamen Airlines.


Germany-Spain market grows for fifth straight year; Ryanair is largest carrier, while Palma de Mallorca is top airport

Germany-Spain market grows for fifth straight year; Ryanair is largest carrier, while Palma de Mallorca is top airport

There were more than 32.2 million seats available between Germany and Spain in 2017, up from 31.4 million the previous year. The market has now experienced five consecutive years of growth, after an inconsistent start to the decade. Nick Preston takes a closer look at this country pair to reveal its top network trends in terms of airlines, airports and routes.

Ryanair set to become Jordan's third largest airline once all routes to Amman and Aqaba have begun; carrier's second Middle Eastern market

Ryanair set to become Jordan’s third largest airline once all routes to Amman and Aqaba have begun; carrier’s second Middle Eastern market

Ryanair on 4 February announced that it will begin its first operations to Jordan in March with a route from Paphos to Amman, followed with a further 13 services at the start of W18/19. Jonathan Ford looks to see what state the Jordan to European market is currently in, and what Ryanair’s impact will be on the nation. 

Alliance Airlines reports capacity boost due to additional Fokkers from Austrian Airlines; will fly for FlyPelican from Adelaide to Newcastle

Alliance Airlines reports capacity boost due to additional Fokkers from Austrian Airlines; will fly for FlyPelican from Adelaide to Newcastle

Alliance Airlines is based in Brisbane, the host city of Routes Asia 2018, operating a fleet of F50s, F70s and F100s throughout Oceania. While it is mainly known for its charter operations, it does fly scheduled services for a number of airlines in Australia. Jonathan Ford discovers more about the operator. 

Swoop swings into the Canadian market with low fares and five initial routes, however schedules suggest that there's room for more

Swoop swings into the Canadian market with low fares and five initial routes, however schedules suggest that there’s room for more

Swoop, a ULCC created by WestJet, announced its first routes on 1 February, with it basing aircraft in Abbotsford and Hamilton. Schedules show that three aircraft are needed at first, but evidence suggests that a fourth may also be required, meaning more routes are likely to be confirmed soon. Jonathan Ford takes a closer look behind Canada’s latest airline.