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Turkish Airlines grows in Lufthansa’s backyard; Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden to become 14th German destination from Atatürk in June

Turkish Airlines grows in Lufthansa’s backyard; Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden to become 14th German destination from Atatürk in June

Star Alliance member Turkish Airlines has added five new German destinations in four years. We reveal the leading onward connection points for all existing German routes and the share of point-to-point traffic on each route.

Amsterdam Schiphol scoops Cake of the Week S15 Part II competition

Amsterdam Schiphol scoops Cake of the Week S15 Part II competition

With nearly 2,300 votes cast, not bad considering most of Europe’s network planners were in Aberdeen attending Routes Europe, it was a one-horse race pretty much from start to finish, with the Dutch masters running away with victory in the second public vote announcing the start of the S15 season.

Vote for the best Cake of the Week – 19 scrummy treats from S15 Part II

Vote for the best Cake of the Week – 19 scrummy treats from S15 Part II

With nearly 4,200 votes cast, it was a close-run thing, but Tampa in the US saw off a fierce challenge from New Zealand’s Wellington Airport to win Part I of anna.aero’s legendary Cake of the Week public vote. Vote for your favourite baked treat – including this offering from Amsterdam ‒ here in the S15 Part II competition.


Vote for the best of seven Fire Truck Water Arches; S15 Launches Part II

Vote for the best of seven Fire Truck Water Arches; S15 Launches Part II

With nearly 450 votes cast, Europe’s Amsterdam saw off the Antipodean challenge from Alice Springs to secure Part I of anna.aero’s renowned ‘Arch of Triumph’ public vote. Vote for your favourite FTWA – including this offering from Sacremento ‒ here in the S15 Part II competition.

Vote for the best Cake of the Week – 27 scrummy treats from S15 Part I

Vote for the best Cake of the Week – 27 scrummy treats from S15 Part I

More popular than American Idol and the X Factor combined, anna.aero’s public vote for the prestigious Cake of the Week (Part I) marks the start of the S15 season. Mobilise your supporters and win one of aviation’s most sought after awards.

Vote for the best of 17 Fire Truck Water Arches; S15 Launches Part I

Vote for the best of 17 Fire Truck Water Arches; S15 Launches Part I

Airport firefighters around the world want the ‘Arch of Triumph’ certificate on their wall more than a new pool table or indeed a new volleyball net. To have that achievement endorsed by the ‘public’ will make them ecstatic. If you want your airport’s fire station to have this accolade – get tweeting and mobilise your followers!


Airlines starting over 450 new routes in first three weeks of S15 season; Ryanair leads way (again!) as FIGUS countries dominate

Airlines starting over 450 new routes in first three weeks of S15 season; Ryanair leads way (again!) as FIGUS countries dominate

The start of the (northern) summer season always heralds a surge in new route launches. And this year is no exception, with over 140 airlines, launching over 450 new routes across over 90 countries in the first three weeks alone.

FLAP airports’ leading connecting routes revealed; top 15 at Amsterdam Schiphol, Frankfurt, London Heathrow and Paris CDG ranked

FLAP airports’ leading connecting routes revealed; top 15 at Amsterdam Schiphol, Frankfurt, London Heathrow and Paris CDG ranked

Connecting traffic remains an important component of traffic at Europe’s four best-known hub airports – which are increasingly having to resist the challenge of the newcomer Istanbul Atatürk. We use OAG Traffic Analyser to identify the top 15 routes for connecting traffic, and compare connecting growth in Europe with the Middle East.

United Airlines expands network with three new routes

United Airlines expands network with three new routes

United Airlines adds links from Houston Intercontinental to Northwest Florida Beaches as well as to Peoria, and from Washington Dulles to San Jose del Cabo.


15 fastest-growing intra-European country pairs this summer revealed

15 fastest-growing intra-European country pairs this summer revealed

We identify which country pairs are achieving the highest growth rates (percentage) this summer and also the biggest increase in actual seat numbers, and reveal which carriers are driving the growth. Plus the three fastest-shrinking country pairs revealed.

Asia’s Top 15 airlines drop almost 300 routes in last 12 months but start over 550; AirAsia only one not to drop any routes

Asia’s Top 15 airlines drop almost 300 routes in last 12 months but start over 550; AirAsia only one not to drop any routes

We examine Asia’s top 15 airlines and airports to see which have seen the most services dropped and launched in the last 12 months. China’s airlines are expanding rapidly (no surprise), but only one of the top 15 airlines has not dropped any routes.

MEB3 carriers allocating around 6% of capacity to US routes; Emirates, Qatar Airways and Etihad Airways add eight new routes in 2014

MEB3 carriers allocating around 6% of capacity to US routes; Emirates, Qatar Airways and Etihad Airways add eight new routes in 2014

The big US airlines with global networks are apparently trying to stop the growth of the major Gulf carriers into the US. We look at how these airlines allocate their capacity globally, and where capacity is being added fastest in 2015.