Berlin battleground: easyJet's Tegel domestic routes intensify Lufthansa competition; Ryanair set to base nine aircraft too

Berlin battleground: easyJet’s Tegel domestic routes intensify Lufthansa competition; Ryanair set to base nine aircraft too

easyJet has put more than one million seats on sale from Berlin Tegel for its winter season flights up to end-March 2018. The LCC will start four key domestic and 15 international routes, so we take a look at the competitive landscape that the carrier will find in the German capital – including competing with itself!

Norwegian adds Amsterdam, Madrid and Milan Malpensa to its transatlantic network; over 4.7 million passengers now flown to US

Norwegian adds Amsterdam, Madrid and Milan Malpensa to its transatlantic network; over 4.7 million passengers now flown to US

Norwegian has confirmed that Amsterdam, Madrid and Milan Malpensa will be its next European gateways for transatlantic flights. The result means that in S18 the carrier will operate 61 US routes from 16 European airports. We take a look at the airline’s development in recent years between the two markets. 

UK Regional and Business Airports Group (RABA) + Heathrow intensify efforts for domestic access

UK Regional and Business Airports Group (RABA) + Heathrow intensify efforts for domestic access

Neil Pakey, the Chair of RABA (the Regional & Business Airports Group which represents 40 UK regional and business airports), is ramping up efforts for “all parts of the UK to be connected to the UK’s global hub at London Heathrow”.

Cardiff-Naples is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week" with 20,000 searches; Flybe's next Italian job??

Cardiff-Naples is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” with 20,000 searches; Flybe’s next Italian job??

Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has shown that in the last 12 months over 20,000 potential travellers searched on the leading flight comparison site for flights between Cardiff and Naples ‒ but the route is unserved!? Flybe already serves Rome and Milan, and will add Venice next year, so we think Naples should be its next Italian job.


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Ottawa on track to hit 4.8 million passengers in 2017; international decline offset by stable domestic market; Orlando Melbourne next

Ottawa on track to hit 4.8 million passengers in 2017; international decline offset by stable domestic market; Orlando Melbourne next

Ottawa Airport has seen traffic grow by 1.8% during the first 11 months of 2017, with most of this coming from the domestic sector. However, the gains of the intra-Canadian market have helped soften the cuts that have been encountered in the transborder and international markets. 

Forget the Ashes, see which Australian airport has brought the region victory in Week 47 of the Arch of Triumph 2017

Forget the Ashes, see which Australian airport has brought the region victory in Week 47 of the Arch of Triumph 2017

While many are watching the battle between England and Australia in the 2017/18 Ashes, the latter nation is also ramping up the competition in the 2017 Arch of Triumph, adding another weekly win to its tally. While the southern hemisphere country looks set to take the Ashes crown with its 2-0 lead so far, it is still far behind the European’s for Arch of Triumph supremacy in this year’s competition.   


Adelaide, Melbourne and Vancouver airports begin the holiday celebrations with their Route and Cake of the Week awards

Adelaide, Melbourne and Vancouver airports begin the holiday celebrations with their Route and Cake of the Week awards

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Nuremberg Airport celebrates passing the four million passenger barrier in 2017, while Cairns greets the arrival of China Southern Airlines’ new service from Guangzhou. More news also from Liverpool, Amsterdam, Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen, Oakland, Larnaca, Paphos and Dubai airports. 

Jetstar Pacific Airlines carrying five million passengers a year; anna.aero travels to Ho Chi Minh City to meet airline's COO Leslie Stephens

Jetstar Pacific Airlines carrying five million passengers a year; anna.aero travels to Ho Chi Minh City to meet airline’s COO Leslie Stephens

Jetstar Pacific Airlines is expecting to carry 14%-15% more passengers this year when compared to 2016, which is in-line with the current growth being seen in Vietnam’s aviation market. To find out more about the LCC, anna.aero travelled to Ho Chi Minh City to meet the airline’s COO Leslie Stephens. 

MEB3 carriers experience network slowdown in 2017; US, Australia and UK remain biggest country markets by ASKs

MEB3 carriers experience network slowdown in 2017; US, Australia and UK remain biggest country markets by ASKs

Emirates is catching Qatar Airways in terms of the number of destinations served by the big three Middle Eastern airlines (MEB3). We reveal the routes added (and dropped) by the MEB3 carriers in the last 12 months, and which are the top 15 country markets for the combined carriers.

Brussels-Sao Paulo is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week" with over 220,000 searches; a tempter for TAM Airlines??

Brussels-Sao Paulo is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” with over 220,000 searches; a tempter for TAM Airlines??

Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has shown that in the last year over 220,000 potential travellers searched on the leading flight comparison site for flights between Brussels and Sao Paulo ‒ but the route is unserved!? TAM Airlines serves five non-stop European sectors already, with Rome Fiumicino planned for spring next year, will Brussels be next??


CONNECT 2018 is the place to be – see what you can do on your Tbilisi visit; EU visitors to Georgia up by 25% for the first nine months of 2017

CONNECT 2018 is the place to be – see what you can do on your Tbilisi visit; EU visitors to Georgia up by 25% for the first nine months of 2017

Georgia’s capital Tbilisi is the destination for CONNECT 2018, taking place between 20-22 February. To find out what you can discover from this Lonely Planet Top 10 2018 destination during your visit to next year’s conference, anna.aero went in advance to learn all about this historical destination. 

Wizz Air's seasonality report – could do better; traffic to whizz past 28m passengers in 2017

Wizz Air’s seasonality report – could do better; traffic to whizz past 28m passengers in 2017

Wizz Air has added over nine million passengers to its traffic statistics in the last two years. Its loads have not just remained robust, they have continued to grow, outstripping its capacity increases over the last 12 months. We take a peek under the hood of the airline engine of Central and Eastern Europe.

Asia secures back-to-back wins in final rounds of 2017 Arch of Triumph

Asia secures back-to-back wins in final rounds of 2017 Arch of Triumph

Europe’s airports have gone three weeks without a win in the 2017 Arch of Triumph competition, as Asia wins two times on the bounce, following a win for Australasia in Week 44. Find out what score your airport needs to secure a last minute slot on this year’s leader board.

Bournemouth Airport joins Regional and City Airports family

Bournemouth Airport joins Regional and City Airports family

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, along with Regional and City Airports’ expansion, Belfast City announces new domestic service with Flybe, while Sofia Airport welcomes its 6,000,000th passenger in 2017. More news from Atlasglobal and Cobalt Air, as well as Berlin Tegel, Barcelona, Glasgow, Naples, St. Petersburg and Paris CDG airports.