Star Feature

Regional connectivity in France, Germany and the UK revisited; winners and losers between 2009 and 2015 revealed

Regional connectivity in France, Germany and the UK revisited; winners and losers between 2009 and 2015 revealed

We take another look at how well connected the biggest regional airports in three major European markets are to major cities across Europe. We reveal which routes have been gained (plenty) and which have been lost (a few).

Norwegian growing in UK and US as Nordic markets stabilise; almost 20 new routes this summer but Oslo Torp sees big cuts

Norwegian growing in UK and US as Nordic markets stabilise; almost 20 new routes this summer but Oslo Torp sees big cuts

Norwegian’s network is becoming less Nordic-centric with growth in 2015 coming from the US and the UK. We reveal how the leading country markets have grown and which routes have been added and dropped in the last 12 months.

5th US ANNIES honours Southwest Airlines, Delta Air Lines and Allegiant Air; Azul Airlines does it for the little guys!

5th US ANNIES honours Southwest Airlines, Delta Air Lines and Allegiant Air; Azul Airlines does it for the little guys!

Four airlines have won prizes in the 2015 US ANNIES, with Allegiant Air adding to its trophy cabinet a win in the prestigious “Airline with the biggest increase in the number of US airports in its network” category. Other winners are Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines and Azul Airlines.


Dallas Love Field takes two awards in fifth US ANNIES; Savannah/Hilton Head joins growth party

Dallas Love Field takes two awards in fifth US ANNIES; Savannah/Hilton Head joins growth party

More eagerly awaited by the world’s airport and airline industry than the Skytrax awards, are anna.aero’s US ANNIES prizes! The awards are back for their fifth outing, with awards for seven airports that have achieved notable route and traffic-related success in the US over the past 12 months.

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.