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Qatar Airways and Emirates leave Etihad Airways behind in network growth race; US, Australia and UK are biggest country markets by ASKs

Qatar Airways and Emirates leave Etihad Airways behind in network growth race; US, Australia and UK are biggest country markets by ASKs

Qatar Airways is drawing well ahead of Emirates in the battle for scale when measured by destinations served. We reveal the routes added (and dropped) by the MEB3 carriers in the last 12 months, and which are the top 15 country markets for the combined carriers.

KLM has third biggest international European hub among legacy carriers; serves 135 points non-stop; nine new routes added in S16

KLM has third biggest international European hub among legacy carriers; serves 135 points non-stop; nine new routes added in S16

KLM was formed in 1919 and is still going strong. We reveal the rate of growth during the last decade, the airline’s biggest routes and country markets as measured by ASKs and review its most recent route additions.

U-FLY Alliance welcomes fifth carrier; collective alliance network has 202 routes; Kunming, Chongqing and Hong Kong are top three airports

U-FLY Alliance welcomes fifth carrier; collective alliance network has 202 routes; Kunming, Chongqing and Hong Kong are top three airports

U-FLY Alliance is the world’s first LCC alliance which launched on 18 January this year, with four initial members – HK Express, Lucky Air, Urumqi Air and West Air. In July a fifth carrier, Eastar Jet, joined the line-up. anna.aero takes a look at the breakdown of the world’s newest alliance, and establishes its presence against strong competition.


Norwegian ASKs up almost 20% this summer; LCC’s growth is focussed on UK, Spain and transatlantic routes; Paris CDG latest airport to benefit

Norwegian ASKs up almost 20% this summer; LCC’s growth is focussed on UK, Spain and transatlantic routes; Paris CDG latest airport to benefit

With plans to grow its fleet by almost 40% in the next two years we reveal how quickly Norwegian has grown in the last decade. We also rank the LCC’s biggest airports and country markets in S16 and how they compare with S15.

Skyscanner reveals the value of time to air travellers is $8 per hour for long-haul passengers

Skyscanner reveals the value of time to air travellers is $8 per hour for long-haul passengers

We all know that time is money, but just how much is a long-haul passenger prepared to pay to save one hour of travel time? Those clever people at Skyscanner have analysed the top 100 long-haul routes, and they reckon it’s $8 per hour. They also reveal the potential for new non-stop routes.

Seventh annual Euro ANNIES – Part II; Kjos he’s worth it again – Norwegian CEO loves his long-haul award

Seventh annual Euro ANNIES – Part II; Kjos he’s worth it again – Norwegian CEO loves his long-haul award

Kjos he’s worth it again. Well you now know one of the four airline winners in Part II of the Euro ANNIES awards, after last week’s airport awards in Part I. Will Germania, Iberia or Turkish Airlines secure back-to-back wins or will the prizes be soon gathering dust in the lobbies of new airlines like Cypriot LCC Cobalt?


Seventh annual Euro ANNIES – Part I; three out of four Euro 2016 semi-finalists claim top spots

Seventh annual Euro ANNIES – Part I; three out of four Euro 2016 semi-finalists claim top spots

While the whole of Europe is focussed on the Euro 2016 championship, it seemed fitting to reveal the winners of this year’s Euro ANNIES in 10 airport awards. Airports in France, Germany and Portugal all have something to celebrate before the football semi-finals, but unfortunately not in Wales.

Anker in Athens: 300+ ACI EUROPE audience learns exactly how much low costs now dominate – and what they are doing next

Anker in Athens: 300+ ACI EUROPE audience learns exactly how much low costs now dominate – and what they are doing next

We all know Europe’s LCCs have been the driving force behind traffic growth at Europe’s airports during the last decade. We reveal how their share of summer seat capacity across almost 30 major airports has evolved 2006-16.

Frontier CEO says "size will double" to ACI-NA’s JumpStart air service convention, Denver

Frontier CEO says “size will double” to ACI-NA’s JumpStart air service convention, Denver

Last week anna.aero continued its 2016 World Tour of leading air service development conferences by descending on Denver for the Airports Council International-North America’s (ACI-NA) JumpStart® Air Service Development Conference – an event focused on route development solely within the North American continent.


Flybe is the leading provider of UK domestic flights; growing in France, Germany and Netherlands as network develops to almost 200 routes

Flybe is the leading provider of UK domestic flights; growing in France, Germany and Netherlands as network develops to almost 200 routes

Flybe’s fleet of over 50 Q400s and some 20 Embraer E-Jets carried almost eight million passengers in 2015. We reveal the airline’s busiest airports in S16 (and how fast they are growing) and the airline’s top routes by ASKs.

China, India, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam win sixth Asian ANNIES airport awards; Chinese carriers dominate airline awards

China, India, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam win sixth Asian ANNIES airport awards; Chinese carriers dominate airline awards

It’s awards time again and this week we reward airports and airlines in Asia for their route development and passenger traffic growth during the last 12 months. Chinese airlines and airports win seven of the 12 Asian ANNIES up for grabs.

Liverpool/England legend John Barnes to speak at British-Irish Airports EXPO – it’s an anna.aero sister event!

Liverpool/England legend John Barnes to speak at British-Irish Airports EXPO – it’s an anna.aero sister event!

John Barnes will tour the British-Irish Airports EXPO – the biggest-ever shop window for British and Irish airports, ever – and also comment on EURO 2016 team prospects including the record number of “home nations” taking part: England, Wales, Ireland and Northern Ireland.