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Vueling’s S16 route droppings revealed; 39 airport pairs no longer served with Rome Fiumicino and Barcelona seeing biggest changes

Vueling’s S16 route droppings revealed; 39 airport pairs no longer served with Rome Fiumicino and Barcelona seeing biggest changes

Vueling has grown its network from fewer than 100 routes to almost 400 in the space of just six years. We reveal those routes that were dropped this summer across the airline’s network of 156 airports. A total of 42 airports were involved.

UK domestic market sees fastest growth for a decade; British Airways, easyJet and Flybe dominate; London-Scotland routes are busiest

UK domestic market sees fastest growth for a decade; British Airways, easyJet and Flybe dominate; London-Scotland routes are busiest

The UK domestic market is still 16% smaller than it was at its peak in 2005, but last year saw demand grow by 5%. We reveal how the market has developed in the last 15 years, the busiest routes, the leading airlines and the newest services.

Leak of the Week: American Airlines boosts its S17 European network

Leak of the Week: American Airlines boosts its S17 European network

Having had a year off, launching no new European services in S16, anna.aero can exclusively reveal expansion is back on the agenda for American Airlines in S17, as the oneworld carrier looks to begin Dallas/Fort Worth to Amsterdam and Rome Fiumicino, as well as Chicago O’Hare to Barcelona.


Aer Lingus resoundingly reclaims the title of ‘Fastest Airline in the World’ in the Budapest Airport-anna.aero Runway Run.

Aer Lingus resoundingly reclaims the title of ‘Fastest Airline in the World’ in the Budapest Airport-anna.aero Runway Run.

A team of 20 Aer Lingus runners raced down the runway at this year’s Budapest Airport-anna.aero Runway Run, sponsored by Airbus and Qatar Airways, to resoundingly reclaim the title of ‘The Fastest Airline in the World.’

London to New York market stable at just over four million annual pax; over 30 flights per day from seven carriers with Heathrow-JFK #1 choice

London to New York market stable at just over four million annual pax; over 30 flights per day from seven carriers with Heathrow-JFK #1 choice

We trace almost 30 years of traffic development between the two great cities. Plus some analysis of upcoming fares offered by the seven airlines currently flying between London and New York. Some of the airline websites could do better.

Qatar Airways and Emirates leave Etihad Airways behind in network growth race; US, Australia and UK are biggest country markets by ASKs

Qatar Airways and Emirates leave Etihad Airways behind in network growth race; US, Australia and UK are biggest country markets by ASKs

Qatar Airways is drawing well ahead of Emirates in the battle for scale when measured by destinations served. 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.


KLM has third biggest international European hub among legacy carriers; serves 135 points non-stop; nine new routes added in S16

KLM has third biggest international European hub among legacy carriers; serves 135 points non-stop; nine new routes added in S16

KLM was formed in 1919 and is still going strong. We reveal the rate of growth during the last decade, the airline’s biggest routes and country markets as measured by ASKs and review its most recent route additions.

U-FLY Alliance welcomes fifth carrier; collective alliance network has 202 routes; Kunming, Chongqing and Hong Kong are top three airports

U-FLY Alliance welcomes fifth carrier; collective alliance network has 202 routes; Kunming, Chongqing and Hong Kong are top three airports

U-FLY Alliance is the world’s first LCC alliance which launched on 18 January this year, with four initial members – HK Express, Lucky Air, Urumqi Air and West Air. In July a fifth carrier, Eastar Jet, joined the line-up. anna.aero takes a look at the breakdown of the world’s newest alliance, and establishes its presence against strong competition.

Norwegian ASKs up almost 20% this summer; LCC’s growth is focussed on UK, Spain and transatlantic routes; Paris CDG latest airport to benefit

Norwegian ASKs up almost 20% this summer; LCC’s growth is focussed on UK, Spain and transatlantic routes; Paris CDG latest airport to benefit

With plans to grow its fleet by almost 40% in the next two years we reveal how quickly Norwegian has grown in the last decade. We also rank the LCC’s biggest airports and country markets in S16 and how they compare with S15.


Skyscanner reveals the value of time to air travellers is $8 per hour for long-haul passengers

Skyscanner reveals the value of time to air travellers is $8 per hour for long-haul passengers

We all know that time is money, but just how much is a long-haul passenger prepared to pay to save one hour of travel time? Those clever people at Skyscanner have analysed the top 100 long-haul routes, and they reckon it’s $8 per hour. They also reveal the potential for new non-stop routes.

Seventh annual Euro ANNIES – Part II; Kjos he’s worth it again – Norwegian CEO loves his long-haul award

Seventh annual Euro ANNIES – Part II; Kjos he’s worth it again – Norwegian CEO loves his long-haul award

Kjos he’s worth it again. Well you now know one of the four airline winners in Part II of the Euro ANNIES awards, after last week’s airport awards in Part I. Will Germania, Iberia or Turkish Airlines secure back-to-back wins or will the prizes be soon gathering dust in the lobbies of new airlines like Cypriot LCC Cobalt?

Seventh annual Euro ANNIES – Part I; three out of four Euro 2016 semi-finalists claim top spots

Seventh annual Euro ANNIES – Part I; three out of four Euro 2016 semi-finalists claim top spots

While the whole of Europe is focussed on the Euro 2016 championship, it seemed fitting to reveal the winners of this year’s Euro ANNIES in 10 airport awards. Airports in France, Germany and Portugal all have something to celebrate before the football semi-finals, but unfortunately not in Wales.