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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.

Busiest airports worldwide for 25 of the world’s most popular commercial aircraft revealed

Busiest airports worldwide for 25 of the world’s most popular commercial aircraft revealed

We all know Dubai is the place to see A380s but which are the world’s busiest airports for other aircraft types? We look at a range of aircraft types from mega-jumbos to turboprops to see where you should go to see them.

US airlines set to face more competition from Norwegian and Qatar Airways on long-haul routes; EVA Air propels Taiwan growth

US airlines set to face more competition from Norwegian and Qatar Airways on long-haul routes; EVA Air propels Taiwan growth

The three big US legacy carriers account for one-third of US international ASKs this winter. We reveal the biggest non-US carriers in the market and how fast they are growing. Plus we reveal the top 15 busiest country markets from the US by ASKs and their growth this winter.

Leading generators of transfer traffic at top four Asian airports revealed

Leading generators of transfer traffic at top four Asian airports revealed

Beijing, Tokyo Haneda, Hong Kong and Shanghai Pudong were the four busiest airports in Asia in 2015. We reveal the top 15 sources of transfer traffic at each of these airports.

Wizz Air and Ryanair are the biggest and fastest-growing airlines in Central Europe; Poland-UK remains biggest country pair

Wizz Air and Ryanair are the biggest and fastest-growing airlines in Central Europe; Poland-UK remains biggest country pair

We define a new region of 17 countries across Central and Eastern Europe and analyse which are the biggest and fastest-growing in 2016. Plus we reveal the top 15 airlines (and how fast they are growing) and busiest country pairs.

Biggest international country pairs in W16/17 revealed; different winners when measured by seats, flights and ASKs

Biggest international country pairs in W16/17 revealed; different winners when measured by seats, flights and ASKs

We reveal the top 15 country pairs this winter by seats, flights and ASKs. The US ‘wins’ all three categories but with different partners. UK-Spain, US-China and Japan-South Korea report impressive year-on-year growth.

Cologne Bonn wins the Public Vote for the best Cake of the Week of W16/17 Part II

Cologne Bonn wins the Public Vote for the best Cake of the Week of W16/17 Part II

Winning by over 250 votes, Cologne Bonn secured the Cake of the Week Public Vote Part II for its People’s Viennaline route launch cake, beating 15 other entries from around the world. Wunderbar!