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Transatlantic treks between Europe and the Americas; US majors lead the way in S18, London Heathrow tops airport table

Transatlantic treks between Europe and the Americas; US majors lead the way in S18, London Heathrow tops airport table

Transatlantic traffic between Europe and the Americas is on the up, with available capacity increasing by 5.9% for a typical peak week in S18, compared to last year. Nick Preston takes a look capacity trends in this important market, including the leading airlines, airports and routes.

Cologne Bonn Airport – Cake of the Week champions S18 Part II – another win for German gateway

Cologne Bonn Airport – Cake of the Week champions S18 Part II – another win for German gateway

They have done it again!! Cologne Bonn gets its obligatory public vote win for Cake of the Week, having amassed 33% of the votes over the last seven days. As you will discover, the German gateway is making a habit of masterminding regular victories in this competition.

Bratislava Airport beats opposition to win Part I of Arch of Triumph public vote; now it's S18 launches – Part II

Bratislava Airport beats opposition to win Part I of Arch of Triumph public vote; now it’s S18 launches – Part II

Over 1,100 votes were cast to determine who the aviation world thinks crafted the best Arch of Triumph to mark the start of S18 ‒ with Bratislava Airport’s firefighters emerging as the victors. Europe’s fire stations still reign supreme, as the Slovakian airport becomes the region’s 16th straight winner in the public votes where the reader gets to decide.


Vote for the best Cake of the Week – 34 yummy treats from S18 Part II

Vote for the best Cake of the Week – 34 yummy treats from S18 Part II

With over 2,500 votes cast, it was far from being a close-run thing, as a well-promoted Bratislava Airport campaign saw off all challengers to win Part I of anna.aero’s legendary Cake of the Week public vote. It’s your chance to vote for your favourite baked treat – including this offering from Riga ‒ here in the S18 Part II competition.

Vote for the best Cake of the Week – S18 Part I

Vote for the best Cake of the Week – S18 Part I

“Cake, we all like a bit of cake don’t we? I know I do. I love a bit of cake. I do. I just like cake.” Not our words, but the words of Marjorie Dawes, a character from noughties British sitcom Little Britain. We couldn’t have put it any better ourselves Marjorie – and here are some of the best from airports around the world as S18 gets underway.

Over 500 new routes scheduled to launch in first three weeks of S18; Ryanair tops table with 66, US sees most new services by country

Over 500 new routes scheduled to launch in first three weeks of S18; Ryanair tops table with 66, US sees most new services by country

After a long and in some places cold winter, the start of the northern hemisphere’s summer season is upon us. Nick Preston takes a look at the schedules for the first three weeks of S18, which reveal that 125 airlines will begin more than 500 new routes across 97 countries during this period. 


Vote for your favourite Fire Truck Water Arch ‒ S18 Part I

Vote for your favourite Fire Truck Water Arch ‒ S18 Part I

For one of the 27 airports involved in this week’s Arch of Triumph public vote it will be a great start to the summer season, because within seven days one airport will have a new certificate adorning the fire station walls, and the fire crews will be the toast of the airport. Let battle commence!!

Wide-body aircraft on short- and medium-haul routes; Japan is leading market in 2018, ANA and JAL top airline rankings

Wide-body aircraft on short- and medium-haul routes; Japan is leading market in 2018, ANA and JAL top airline rankings

Wide-body aircraft are typically linked with long-haul services. In recent years this has included new low-cost routes, but some carriers choose to deploy twin-aisle types on shorter sectors. Nick Preston reveals the leading airlines, airports and country markets for short- and medium-haul wide-body flights in S18.

Chinese carrier long-haul seat capacity up 233% between 2010 and 2017; anna.aero reveals top 40 global cities without a route to China

Chinese carrier long-haul seat capacity up 233% between 2010 and 2017; anna.aero reveals top 40 global cities without a route to China

Chinese carriers offered 21.67 million seats on long-haul services in 2017, up from 6.51 million in 2010. With so many airports around the world vying to be the next to gain that lucrative non-stop route to China, Jonathan Ford has looked at which unserved cities are going to be top of a potential route list for China’s airlines.


Brand new El Al CEO to address Tel Aviv airports meeting

Brand new El Al CEO to address Tel Aviv airports meeting

The brand new CEO of El Al, Gonen Usishkin, will speak at the ACI Airport Commercial Conference in Tel Aviv, taking place 13-15 March. This is his first keynote address since becoming CEO, allowing him the chance to give an insight on his planned strategy for the carrier to an airport industry audience.

S18 airport analysis; Paris CDG and Frankfurt lead the way in early standings with strong presence from European hubs

S18 airport analysis; Paris CDG and Frankfurt lead the way in early standings with strong presence from European hubs

The start of S18 is now less than one month away, and having already considered early airline trends, our next sneak preview focuses on airports. Nick Preston finds out which airports are scheduled to serve the most destinations and country markets and welcome the most airlines during a peak week this summer. 

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.