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anna.aero’s Virgin London Marathon – thanks for the €5,000 Ryanair!!

anna.aero’s Virgin London Marathon – thanks for the €5,000 Ryanair!!

Ryanair sponsored anna.aero €5,000 in the Virgin London Marathon benefiting the Anthony Nolan bone marrow transplant charity which arranged two transplants for the Publisher’s daughter.

American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines (the USB3) have dropped 25 international routes for this summer including Dubai

American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines (the USB3) have dropped 25 international routes for this summer including Dubai

While Delta’s decision to terminate its Atlanta-Dubai service has received the greatest publicity, we have identified 24 other significant international routes the USB3 carriers have chosen to drop for this summer.

Nearly 7,500 votes cast in S16 Cake of the Week competition; Cluj-Napoca Airport beats 40 other global airports to secure the title

Nearly 7,500 votes cast in S16 Cake of the Week competition; Cluj-Napoca Airport beats 40 other global airports to secure the title

With over 40% of the votes, Cluj-Napoca Airport saw off the challenge from 40 other worldwide airports to claim the Cake of the Week S16 Public Vote. This means that the Romanian airport has won both competitions this week, clearly mobilising its local fans and followers to bring home the win.


Ryanair going after Wizz Air; four newest bases in Bucharest, Vilnius, Sofia and Prague; Poland remains biggest overlapping market

Ryanair going after Wizz Air; four newest bases in Bucharest, Vilnius, Sofia and Prague; Poland remains biggest overlapping market

Coincidence? Ryanair’s four most recent base announcements are all airports at which Wizz Air also has a base. We examine in more detail the growing competition between the two ULCCs across Central and Eastern Europe.

Airlines starting over 320 new routes in first three weeks of S16 season; Ryanair leads way (yet again!) as FIGUS countries still dominate

Airlines starting over 320 new routes in first three weeks of S16 season; Ryanair leads way (yet again!) as FIGUS countries still dominate

The start of the (northern) summer season always heralds a surge in new route launches. And this year is no exception, with almost 100 airlines, launching over 320 new routes across over 80 countries in the first three weeks alone.

Vote for the best Cake of the Week - choose the best from the 41 baked beauties from the start of S16

Vote for the best Cake of the Week – choose the best from the 41 baked beauties from the start of S16

Boy oh boy! Have we got a baked bonanza for you. Due to our Easter vacation, we have the first two weeks of S16 rolled into one giant Cake of the Week public vote competition. It’s your airport’s chance for gastronomic route development glory…so mobilise your fans and followers to get voting now!!


Vote for the best of 36 S16 Fire Truck Water Arches – get voting now

Vote for the best of 36 S16 Fire Truck Water Arches – get voting now

Splash the route launch cash! The world’s airport firefighters have been busy with their ceremonial hosing down of inaugural aircraft this week, to bring you our twice-yearly public vote for the Arch of Triumph. So while the hoses are drying in the station, get the crews voting to be the best of the best.

London Heathrow, Bangkok and Kuwait leading generators of connecting traffic at MEB3 hubs in Abu Dhabi, Doha and Dubai

London Heathrow, Bangkok and Kuwait leading generators of connecting traffic at MEB3 hubs in Abu Dhabi, Doha and Dubai

We reveal the leading generators of connecting traffic at the three home bases of Emirates, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways. Plus a look at traffic growth across these three airports since 2007, and what this all has to do with London’s next runway debate.

Baltic region will soon welcome airBaltic’s new Bombardier CS300 aircraft; Nordica is new name for Estonia’s newest carrier

Baltic region will soon welcome airBaltic’s new Bombardier CS300 aircraft; Nordica is new name for Estonia’s newest carrier

The airports of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania combined handled around 11.5 million passengers in 2015. We reveal their growth since 1999 and which are the leading airlines and country markets, plus what’s coming in 2016.


International capacity to India has doubled since 2006; UAE market four times bigger than any other; Jet Airways to end US flights for now

International capacity to India has doubled since 2006; UAE market four times bigger than any other; Jet Airways to end US flights for now

India’s controversial “5/20” rule continues to handicap Indian carriers, but we reveal how the Indian international market has developed since 2006. We rank the leading country markets and airlines and how they have grown (or not) between 2014 and 2015.

The legacy carriers’ low costs – Lufthansa’s Eurowings, Air France-KLM’s Transavia, IAG’s Vueling: foreign bases, long-haul challenges

The legacy carriers’ low costs – Lufthansa’s Eurowings, Air France-KLM’s Transavia, IAG’s Vueling: foreign bases, long-haul challenges

Europe’s three biggest legacy airline groupings each includes a fast-growing LCC with potential to play a key role in the future. We look at the history of these carriers and reveal where they are growing fastest this summer.

UK-US market set to break 15-year-old record; Oakland, Salt Lake City and San Jose raise number of destinations served non-stop to 30

UK-US market set to break 15-year-old record; Oakland, Salt Lake City and San Jose raise number of destinations served non-stop to 30

The UK-US market peaked as long ago as 2000 but this year could set a new record. We look at historic traffic data, which carriers and destinations are growing fastest and what impact the value of the US Dollar may have on demand.