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LEVEL launches four routes from Barcelona base; will Fiumicino and Orly be next?

LEVEL launches four routes from Barcelona base; will Fiumicino and Orly be next?

Well we have been waiting for it for months, but finally IAG announced to the world LEVEL, its new low-cost long-haul airline to be based in Barcelona with two A330-200s from June. Initially serving four transatlantic routes, we take a look at capacity ‘levels’ of the competition in Spain and across Europe.

China dominates Asian growth in Q2; fastest-growing major country market but Jakarta fends off Kunming for fastest-growing airport

China dominates Asian growth in Q2; fastest-growing major country market but Jakarta fends off Kunming for fastest-growing airport

With Routes Asia taking place next week and the start of the summer season less than two weeks away, we decided to take a look at Asian developments in 2017 Q2 compared with 2016 Q2. We look at the top country markets for growth, biggest airlines and fastest-growing airports.

Europe’s PELOCO5 carriers drop almost 200 routes for S17; Ryanair and Vueling drop most, easyJet and Wizz Air fewest

Europe’s PELOCO5 carriers drop almost 200 routes for S17; Ryanair and Vueling drop most, easyJet and Wizz Air fewest

Europe’s biggest LCCs are not afraid to drop underperforming routes. But some of them do it rather more than others, at least this summer. We look at some of the more notable route suspensions and compare the number of droppings with the number of routes started.


Seasonality: Jet2.com and Greek Islands most extreme in anna.aero leisure-legacy comparison

Seasonality: Jet2.com and Greek Islands most extreme in anna.aero leisure-legacy comparison

As the Northern Hemisphere looks forward to the start of the S17 season at the end of March, we reveal the seasonality issues that various favourite holiday hotspots in Europe have to deal with. Plus we reveal how SAS differs from other European legacy carriers.

Over 50 new services added between Europe and US this summer; airberlin, Norwegian and WOW air adding most capacity versus S16

Over 50 new services added between Europe and US this summer; airberlin, Norwegian and WOW air adding most capacity versus S16

The Europe to US market will see capacity grow by 6% this summer thanks to the addition of over 50 new services. We reveal the leading players in the market and how quickly they are growing, plus which US airport will welcome back European flights for the first time since the 80s.

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.