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Airlines celebrate their wins in the seventh annual US ANNIES

Airlines celebrate their wins in the seventh annual US ANNIES

For a seventh year running, airlines across the US have been celebrating their wins in the anna.aero US ANNIES. Take a closer look to see which airlines have been celebrating this week in Part I of the awards, with the airport winners to be revealed next week in Part II. 

Visit the Ryanair Network Store at The British-Irish Airports EXPO

Visit the Ryanair Network Store at The British-Irish Airports EXPO

Ryanair, which launched 200 routes in 2016, will be exhibiting a “Network Store” at the British-Irish Airports EXPO, 7-8 June at the Birmingham NEC. Airports can make network planning appointments free-of-charge.

International growth stalls in China; Japan deposes South Korea as #1 market as Hainan Airlines grows 50%; Guangzhou adds 700k seats

International growth stalls in China; Japan deposes South Korea as #1 market as Hainan Airlines grows 50%; Guangzhou adds 700k seats

After double-digit growth in each of the last three summers, international growth in China is set to slow dramatically this summer to less than 3%. Political issues with South Korea have taken their toll as we reveal the winners and losers by country, airline and Chinese airport.


Would Alitalia be missed in Italy? Only has 9% of international seats this summer; easyJet, Ryanair and Vueling could take up domestic slack

Would Alitalia be missed in Italy? Only has 9% of international seats this summer; easyJet, Ryanair and Vueling could take up domestic slack

Back in July 2007 we first did some analysis on the possible collapse of Alitalia. A lot has changed since then, but some things it seems haven’t. We look at the airline’s top domestic routes and competitors, its share of international traffic and which major airports are most (and least) vulnerable.

By end-2017 Qatar Airways will serve 19 more destinations than Emirates; latter has 70+ more aircraft; bilaterals holding it back

By end-2017 Qatar Airways will serve 19 more destinations than Emirates; latter has 70+ more aircraft; bilaterals holding it back

With Qatar Airways already having 18 new airports lined-up to join its network in the next 18-24 months, and Emirates only having two, it seems that the UAE carrier’s MEB3 rival is well ahead in regards to future expansion. With that in mind, anna.aero has investigated the global market to see where it needs to launch services in order to catch-up with the oneworld member.  

LOT Polish Airlines, Finnair lead network expansion race among Europe’s flag carriers; British Airways adds 20 new routes in two years

LOT Polish Airlines, Finnair lead network expansion race among Europe’s flag carriers; British Airways adds 20 new routes in two years

We reveal by how much Europe’s flag carriers have expanded their networks from their main bases since 2015. Iberia, KLM and Turkish Airlines have also been busy celebrating many new routes. Plus the top 20 flag carriers by routes served from their main airports.


Qatar Airways is MEB3 load factor champion to US in 2016; filled over 80% of seats on its 10 routes beating Emirates and Etihad Airways

Qatar Airways is MEB3 load factor champion to US in 2016; filled over 80% of seats on its 10 routes beating Emirates and Etihad Airways

The bosses of American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines really don’t like the big Gulf carriers and want changes. But how well are the Gulf carriers doing at filling their US capacity in 2015 and 2016? We dig into the available data and reveal individual route load factors for 2016. 

Cardiff commands the show to win Part II of the S17 Arch of Triumph Public Vote; another European airport wins as the judges return

Cardiff commands the show to win Part II of the S17 Arch of Triumph Public Vote; another European airport wins as the judges return

Over 800 votes were cast to determine who the world thinks performed the best FTWA to mark the second week of the S17 schedule  ‒ with Cardiff’s firefighters claiming the title. Now that the public votes for summer have ended, find out which airport has been awarded the accolade this week by anna.aero’s four esteemed judges. Can Cardiff achieve back-to-back victories?

Gran Canaria wins Part II of the Cake of the Week S17 Public Vote

Gran Canaria wins Part II of the Cake of the Week S17 Public Vote

Winning by over 60 votes, Gran Canaria secured the Cake of the Week Public Vote Part II for the calorific beauty it created for Jet2.com’s Birmingham and London Stansted route launches, beating 32 other entries from around the world. Maravilloso! 


Cologne Bonn conquers Part I ‒ Now choose Cake of the Week Part II – Vote for the victor from 32 culinary creations from S17 launches

Cologne Bonn conquers Part I ‒ Now choose Cake of the Week Part II – Vote for the victor from 32 culinary creations from S17 launches

Narrowly beating the Ryanair cake created in Newcastle, Cologne Bonn secured the Cake of the Week Public Vote Part I for its Wizz Air route launch cake. 32 more entries have been received over the last seven days, as the world’s airports look to become the Part II victor – scrumptious!

Oslo Airport outdoes its opposition to win the Part I of Arch of Triumph Public Vote; Now it's S17 launches – Part II

Oslo Airport outdoes its opposition to win the Part I of Arch of Triumph Public Vote; Now it’s S17 launches – Part II

Nearly 600 votes were cast to determine who the world thinks performed the best FTWA to mark the start of S17 ‒ with Oslo Gardermoen’s firefighters coming out on top. Europe’s fire stations still reign supreme, as the Norwegian airport becomes the region’s tenth straight winner in the Public Votes.

Airlines starting over 460 new routes in first three weeks of S17 season; Ryanair is #1 with almost 100 as FIGUS countries lead way

Airlines starting over 460 new routes in first three weeks of S17 season; Ryanair is #1 with almost 100 as FIGUS countries lead way

The start of the (northern) summer season always sees a surge in new route launches. When compared with the same period last year the new route count is up over 40%, with over 120 airlines starting over 460 new services involving airports in over 100 countries in the first three weeks alone.