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Aer Lingus/BA deal could create opportunities for new transatlantic flows

Aer Lingus/BA deal could create opportunities for new transatlantic flows

The return of Aer Lingus to the oneworld alliance looks more likely as BA’s latest offer appears to be supported by the airline’s management (and largest shareholder Ryanair). We look at the implications on the London-Dublin and Aer Lingus transatlantic networks.

anna.aero version 4.0 – rolling news service and new mind-blowing database - Rest of World airports

anna.aero version 4.0 – rolling news service and new mind-blowing database – Rest of World airports

A process of constant improvement, the more aware of our readers will have noticed some subtle changes to the website, including a rolling news service, new story categories, as well as a new mind-blowing database – traffic data for airports from the Rest of the World. The result – anna.aero version 4.0.

Heathrow or Gatwick? anna.aero reveals key trends as runway decision gets closer

Heathrow or Gatwick? anna.aero reveals key trends as runway decision gets closer

In the year when the UK finally decides where to build the next runway in London, we take a detailed look at the facts regarding operations and trends at Heathrow and Gatwick.


AirTran finishes the way it started with Atlanta-Tampa service

AirTran finishes the way it started with Atlanta-Tampa service

The integration with Southwest Airlines is complete. AirTran Airways is confined to the history books. We reveal how the combined airlines’ biggest airports have changed in the last five years and list the 19 airports that have lost out in the merger, plus the eight new airports served.

2015 to be a record year for airline route launches following over 2,550 new routes in 2014

2015 to be a record year for airline route launches following over 2,550 new routes in 2014

anna.aero analysis reveals over 150 more routes were launched last year compared to 2013. Ryanair led with 134 new routes, while Airbus became the leading manufacturer of route launch aircraft. We also look ahead to 2015 for which we already know about over 1,000 new routes.

“We’re dreaming of a new route filled Christmas” – sings anna.aero Christmas trio

“We’re dreaming of a new route filled Christmas” – sings anna.aero Christmas trio

A little known fact about anna.aero’s Chief Analyst Ralph Anker is that he does a mean Bing Crosby impression, particularly after a few mulled wines. Also our Business Development Manager Jon Lassetter used to be an original member of 80s pop band Wham! before George Michael booted him out.


Runway 3.0 announced! Enter "the race to find the fastest airline in the world", Budapest Airport Runway 13R-31L, 5 September 2015

Runway 3.0 announced! Enter “the race to find the fastest airline in the world”, Budapest Airport Runway 13R-31L, 5 September 2015

“The Race to Find The Fastest Airline In The World” will take place on Saturday 5 September 2015 on Budapest Airport’s 13R-31L when runners from airlines, airports and enterprises across the aviation community once again compete in 10k and 5k distances for a series of anna.aero-Budapest Airport “Golden Cake Trophies.”

Tenerife South base for Iberia Express

Tenerife South base for Iberia Express

anna.aero’s data elves have been at it again, unearthing network development nuggets of route potential to bring you all some festive cheer. Our number-crunching, spreadsheet-loving helpers have come up with their top picks for Iberia Express’ next base, due to be operational in 2015 or 2016.

Europeans prepare to hit the slopes this winter; easyJet #1 carrier for passengers heading for the Alps

Europeans prepare to hit the slopes this winter; easyJet #1 carrier for passengers heading for the Alps

Airports around the Alps are preparing for a busy period in the next few weeks. We reveal which airports will see the biggest change to their schedules and which new services will be started. Plus, which are the busiest airlines on the first Saturday in January across eight key airports.


London calling for La Compagnie; Gatwick, Stansted and Luton all vying for new transatlantic service

London calling for La Compagnie; Gatwick, Stansted and Luton all vying for new transatlantic service

Having launched with little or no fanfare in July, all-business, ‘boutique airline’ La Compagnie appears to now have London in its sights, with flights expected to start in March. anna.aero evaluates just what the airline will be up against in this ultra-competitive, but ultra-lucrative market.

Revealed: which US airlines flexed their flight programme most over Thanksgiving; Allegiant Air and Delta Air Lines top our charts

Revealed: which US airlines flexed their flight programme most over Thanksgiving; Allegiant Air and Delta Air Lines top our charts

Airline schedulers are getting smarter, especially in the US, when it comes to matching supply and demand. We analyse how the 13 biggest US airlines responded to Thanksgiving this year in terms of network adjustments.

BRUising encounter: anna.aero's detailed analysis of Ryanair v Vueling’s fight for low cost supremacy at Brussels Airport

BRUising encounter: anna.aero’s detailed analysis of Ryanair v Vueling’s fight for low cost supremacy at Brussels Airport

A year ago Ryanair appeared to declare war on Vueling in Brussels, going head-to-head with the carrier on 10 routes. We look at how things are panning out for both carriers and analyse December fare data across eight competing routes.