Star Feature

Frankfurt with almost 300 destinations and Paris CDG with over 100 airlines lead global analysis of airport operations in S17

Frankfurt with almost 300 destinations and Paris CDG with over 100 airlines lead global analysis of airport operations in S17

We reveal the top 15 airports in S17 as measured by most destinations served non-stop, most country markets served and most airlines welcomed. Not surprisingly some airports appear in all three categories, but can you guess which ones?

Ryanair, Turkish Airlines and American Airlines top S17 rankings for airline networks in comprehensive anna.aero analysis

Ryanair, Turkish Airlines and American Airlines top S17 rankings for airline networks in comprehensive anna.aero analysis

We reveal the top 15 airlines this summer (S17 season) as measured by most routes operated, most country markets served and most airports served. Not surprisingly some airlines appear in all three categories, but can you guess which ones?

The "best, most and worst" Ryanair airports 2007-17; 2,800 air services, from over 250 airports including 80+ bases

The “best, most and worst” Ryanair airports 2007-17; 2,800 air services, from over 250 airports including 80+ bases

Ryanair is Europe’s leading (U)LCC and the regular winner of anna.aero awards for most routes launched each year. But this week, we focus on which of its 80-plus bases have seen the lowest and highest turnover of routes during the last decade. Plus we identify 24 airports which have only ever had one Ryanair service.


Leak of the Week: Cobalt to add three more UK destinations for S17

Leak of the Week: Cobalt to add three more UK destinations for S17

Following the recent additions of Brussels and Tel Aviv to Cobalt’s network, the airline’s new routes are coming thick and fast as it looks to include three more UK points in S17 to augment its three existing services to Birmingham, Manchester and London Stansted.

Over 80 new routes between North America and Europe launched since S12; North America to Asia routes up by 50% in same period

Over 80 new routes between North America and Europe launched since S12; North America to Asia routes up by 50% in same period

Our analysis reveals that 50 airports in North America have non-stop flights to Europe this summer, while 24 have non-stop service to Asia. We reveal which airports have gained the most new routes in these two markets since S12, and which airports have attained their first connections.

Leak of the Week: Norwegian to start Singapore service from Oslo

Leak of the Week: Norwegian to start Singapore service from Oslo

It will be Singapore Slings all the way when Norwegian starts its planned service to the Asian city from Oslo. The Norwegian capital narrowly missed out to Stockholm Arlanda when Singapore Airlines announced it would begin flights to the Swedish capital instead later this year, but clearly it has come out fighting, working hard to convince its home-based LCC to start the service instead.


Low-cost long-haul flights up 20% this summer; Norwegian now has more flights than AirAsia X; KL and London Gatwick are top airports

Low-cost long-haul flights up 20% this summer; Norwegian now has more flights than AirAsia X; KL and London Gatwick are top airports

The low-cost long-haul (LCLH) market is still in its relative infancy. We reveal the leading airlines and airports this summer, as flights are up 20%, but the number of airports involved has remained unchanged. Eurowings’ Cologne Bonn operation is adding several new routes this summer.

Airlines started 3,000+ new routes in 2016; Ryanair back on top beating easyJet and Wizz Air as Euro and US (U)LCCs dominate

Airlines started 3,000+ new routes in 2016; Ryanair back on top beating easyJet and Wizz Air as Euro and US (U)LCCs dominate

We have analysed our New Route Database to reveal the startling statistics for 2016 – including whether Airbus or Boeing aircraft started more new routes. We reveal the top 20 airlines for new routes last year, and the top 15 country markets. We also look ahead to 2017 for which we already know about 1,150 planned new routes from 160 airlines.

German demand falls below Spain in 2016; airberlin, Eurowings and TUIfly still finalising S17 as Germania, Ryanair and Wizz Air attack

German demand falls below Spain in 2016; airberlin, Eurowings and TUIfly still finalising S17 as Germania, Ryanair and Wizz Air attack

Passenger figures for the country’s airports are up just 3% in 2016 but this year is set to see fundamental changes in the German airline landscape. We look at current data for 2017 Q2 and take a closer look at Eurowings’ known plans.


Who do we look like in the movies? Happy Christmas from PPS Media – the home of anna.aero

Who do we look like in the movies? Happy Christmas from PPS Media – the home of anna.aero

Even the anna.aero data elves will be given time off at Christmas, and given slightly more rations than usual – perhaps even a whole mince pie and a thimble full of sherry. The creative people that work in our office who make anna.aero look so fab have come up with a movie star look-a-likes themed Christmas card this year – find out here who your anna.aero contact looks like (with more than a dash of artistic licence) from the silver screen.

Skyscanner reveals airports with biggest Christmas footfall surge

Skyscanner reveals airports with biggest Christmas footfall surge

anna.aero data partner Skyscanner Travel Insight has analysed search and booking data over the festive period to reveal which airports are likely to see the biggest surge in footfall, when compared with the rest of the year. The study also reveals which airports are likely to see the biggest passenger volumes on any single day throughout the period.

Brussels Airlines set to become part of Eurowings empire by 2018; can a hub-and-spoke carrier fit into the Eurowings point-to-point model?

Brussels Airlines set to become part of Eurowings empire by 2018; can a hub-and-spoke carrier fit into the Eurowings point-to-point model?

Belgium’s flag-carrier Brussels Airlines is set to undergo significant changes after full acquisition by Lufthansa. We focus on the carrier’s African network and wonder how an airline with 40% connecting traffic will fit into Eurowings’ point-to-point template.