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Heathrow Expansion – 14 UK airports face (re)connection: FREE anna.aero-RABA conference on Heathrow route propositions

Heathrow Expansion – 14 UK airports face (re)connection: FREE anna.aero-RABA conference on Heathrow route propositions

Ahead of next month’s RABA-anna.aero Heathrow Connectivity Conference, we look at routes to 14 unserved UK regional airports that could be created as a result of Heathrow Expansion, which includes the new runway.

FTE Dublin: 55 airlines at anna.aero’s “sister show”

FTE Dublin: 55 airlines at anna.aero’s “sister show”

anna.aero’s “sister” business unit, the Future Travel Experience Ancillary show in Dublin 6-8 June, has 55 airlines sharing digital retailing visions, including Ryanair’s “Always Getting Better” Kenny Jacobs as the keynote speaker. Airlines can register free. Do it now.

30 top London routes NOT served by Heathrow: FREE anna.aero-RABA conference on Heathrow route propositions

30 top London routes NOT served by Heathrow: FREE anna.aero-RABA conference on Heathrow route propositions

easyJet’s and Flybe’s CCOs lead the line-up at HubLAB, anna.aero’s and RABA’s FREE-to-attend Heathrow Connectivity Conference in London in June. In this analysis we look at the 30 top-performing London routes NOT linked to Heathrow. If your airport is on this list, then you should be coming.


Transatlantic treks between Europe and the Americas; US majors lead the way in S18, London Heathrow tops airport table

Transatlantic treks between Europe and the Americas; US majors lead the way in S18, London Heathrow tops airport table

Transatlantic traffic between Europe and the Americas is on the up, with available capacity increasing by 5.9% for a typical peak week in S18, compared to last year. Nick Preston takes a look capacity trends in this important market, including the leading airlines, airports and routes.

Cologne Bonn Airport – Cake of the Week champions S18 Part II – another win for German gateway

Cologne Bonn Airport – Cake of the Week champions S18 Part II – another win for German gateway

They have done it again!! Cologne Bonn gets its obligatory public vote win for Cake of the Week, having amassed 33% of the votes over the last seven days. As you will discover, the German gateway is making a habit of masterminding regular victories in this competition.

Bratislava Airport beats opposition to win Part I of Arch of Triumph public vote; now it's S18 launches – Part II

Bratislava Airport beats opposition to win Part I of Arch of Triumph public vote; now it’s S18 launches – Part II

Over 1,100 votes were cast to determine who the aviation world thinks crafted the best Arch of Triumph to mark the start of S18 ‒ with Bratislava Airport’s firefighters emerging as the victors. Europe’s fire stations still reign supreme, as the Slovakian airport becomes the region’s 16th straight winner in the public votes where the reader gets to decide.


Vote for the best Cake of the Week – 34 yummy treats from S18 Part II

Vote for the best Cake of the Week – 34 yummy treats from S18 Part II

With over 2,500 votes cast, it was far from being a close-run thing, as a well-promoted Bratislava Airport campaign saw off all challengers to win Part I of anna.aero’s legendary Cake of the Week public vote. It’s your chance to vote for your favourite baked treat – including this offering from Riga ‒ here in the S18 Part II competition.

Vote for the best Cake of the Week – S18 Part I

Vote for the best Cake of the Week – S18 Part I

“Cake, we all like a bit of cake don’t we? I know I do. I love a bit of cake. I do. I just like cake.” Not our words, but the words of Marjorie Dawes, a character from noughties British sitcom Little Britain. We couldn’t have put it any better ourselves Marjorie – and here are some of the best from airports around the world as S18 gets underway.

Over 500 new routes scheduled to launch in first three weeks of S18; Ryanair tops table with 66, US sees most new services by country

Over 500 new routes scheduled to launch in first three weeks of S18; Ryanair tops table with 66, US sees most new services by country

After a long and in some places cold winter, the start of the northern hemisphere’s summer season is upon us. Nick Preston takes a look at the schedules for the first three weeks of S18, which reveal that 125 airlines will begin more than 500 new routes across 97 countries during this period. 


Vote for your favourite Fire Truck Water Arch ‒ S18 Part I

Vote for your favourite Fire Truck Water Arch ‒ S18 Part I

For one of the 27 airports involved in this week’s Arch of Triumph public vote it will be a great start to the summer season, because within seven days one airport will have a new certificate adorning the fire station walls, and the fire crews will be the toast of the airport. Let battle commence!!

Wide-body aircraft on short- and medium-haul routes; Japan is leading market in 2018, ANA and JAL top airline rankings

Wide-body aircraft on short- and medium-haul routes; Japan is leading market in 2018, ANA and JAL top airline rankings

Wide-body aircraft are typically linked with long-haul services. In recent years this has included new low-cost routes, but some carriers choose to deploy twin-aisle types on shorter sectors. Nick Preston reveals the leading airlines, airports and country markets for short- and medium-haul wide-body flights in S18.

Chinese carrier long-haul seat capacity up 233% between 2010 and 2017; anna.aero reveals top 40 global cities without a route to China

Chinese carrier long-haul seat capacity up 233% between 2010 and 2017; anna.aero reveals top 40 global cities without a route to China

Chinese carriers offered 21.67 million seats on long-haul services in 2017, up from 6.51 million in 2010. With so many airports around the world vying to be the next to gain that lucrative non-stop route to China, Jonathan Ford has looked at which unserved cities are going to be top of a potential route list for China’s airlines.