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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.


European airports see traffic grow by 5.5% in 2014

European airports see traffic grow by 5.5% in 2014

We have analysed our traffic and trends database for over 300 European airports to determine which were the fastest-growing airports in 2014, and also to see the growth (or otherwise) in passenger numbers across 43 countries in Europe.

Ryanair, easyJet, Vueling, Norwegian, Wizz Air’s 2015 growth airports revealed; London tops ranking, Italy still gets most new seats

Ryanair, easyJet, Vueling, Norwegian, Wizz Air’s 2015 growth airports revealed; London tops ranking, Italy still gets most new seats

We have a new word: ‘Peloco 5’. It stands for the five Pan-European Low Cost airlines with multiple bases outside of their home market. We analyse which airports are set to benefit most from these airlines’ expansion plans this summer.

anna.aero seeks replacement Assistant Editor; Cristescu leaves to become  Romanian Minister of Transport

anna.aero seeks replacement Assistant Editor; Cristescu leaves to become Romanian Minister of Transport

After an action-packed two years with anna.aero, our Assistant Editor Vlad Cristescu has decided to leave to become Romanian Minister of Transport. If you think you have what it takes to fill his shoes and can pass the initiation test of drinking the publisher’s blood, apply here.


We predict Turkish Airlines’ ‘magnificent 7’ routes if it bought 10 A380s

We predict Turkish Airlines’ ‘magnificent 7’ routes if it bought 10 A380s

Turkish Airlines has 55 wide-body aircraft which is set to grow to 79 by 2016. But beyond that there is curiously no expected growth. However, the airline is enjoying reports that it is negotiating the acquisition of 10 A380s. We work out what routes it would fly, based on what other A380 operators have done.

Aer Lingus/BA deal could create opportunities for new transatlantic flows

Aer Lingus/BA deal could create opportunities for new transatlantic flows

The return of Aer Lingus to the oneworld alliance looks more likely as BA’s latest offer appears to be supported by the airline’s management (and largest shareholder Ryanair). We look at the implications on the London-Dublin and Aer Lingus transatlantic networks.

anna.aero version 4.0 – rolling news service and new mind-blowing database - Rest of World airports

anna.aero version 4.0 – rolling news service and new mind-blowing database – Rest of World airports

A process of constant improvement, the more aware of our readers will have noticed some subtle changes to the website, including a rolling news service, new story categories, as well as a new mind-blowing database – traffic data for airports from the Rest of the World. The result – anna.aero version 4.0.


Heathrow or Gatwick? anna.aero reveals key trends as runway decision gets closer

Heathrow or Gatwick? anna.aero reveals key trends as runway decision gets closer

In the year when the UK finally decides where to build the next runway in London, we take a detailed look at the facts regarding operations and trends at Heathrow and Gatwick.

AirTran finishes the way it started with Atlanta-Tampa service

AirTran finishes the way it started with Atlanta-Tampa service

The integration with Southwest Airlines is complete. AirTran Airways is confined to the history books. We reveal how the combined airlines’ biggest airports have changed in the last five years and list the 19 airports that have lost out in the merger, plus the eight new airports served.

2015 to be a record year for airline route launches following over 2,550 new routes in 2014

2015 to be a record year for airline route launches following over 2,550 new routes in 2014

anna.aero analysis reveals over 150 more routes were launched last year compared to 2013. Ryanair led with 134 new routes, while Airbus became the leading manufacturer of route launch aircraft. We also look ahead to 2015 for which we already know about over 1,000 new routes.