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Frontier Airlines' route droppings revealed; 23 airport pairs no longer served with O'Hare and Atlanta seeing biggest changes

Frontier Airlines’ route droppings revealed; 23 airport pairs no longer served with O’Hare and Atlanta seeing biggest changes

We love to see airlines celebrate route launches, but route droppings are also a fact of life, though less publicised. In a week that has seen US ULCC Frontier Airlines launch a significant 30 routes, we got our data elves to rummage through its schedule data to see what routes the airline has said goodbye to this summer.

Altitude East 2017 – Atlantic Canada's airports and airlines gather to discuss region's aviation challenges and opportunities

Altitude East 2017 – Atlantic Canada’s airports and airlines gather to discuss region’s aviation challenges and opportunities

Last week anna.aero was in Halifax for the Altitude East conference, the largest and most significant forum of the year for Atlantic Canada’s airport, airline and tourism professionals. Taking place between 12-14 September, and hosted by Halifax International Airport Authority, 138 delegates attended the two-day event highlighting the key issues facing Atlantic Canada airports. 

Kansas City is now the largest unserved market in the US from Europe; over 40 airports in the US to have direct flights in S18

Kansas City is now the largest unserved market in the US from Europe; over 40 airports in the US to have direct flights in S18

With WOW air announcing Cleveland and St. Louis, while British Airways has confirmed it will begin flights to Nashville and Delta Air Lines to link Indianapolis with Paris CDG, Kansas City has now become the largest unserved US destination from Europe. We look to see what are the other top unserved markets, and what demand is created from a direct flight.


Spain overtakes Sweden to become Norwegian's #2 market; long-haul routes only account for 4.6% of seats in S17 but growing fast

Spain overtakes Sweden to become Norwegian’s #2 market; long-haul routes only account for 4.6% of seats in S17 but growing fast

Norwegian has increased its presence greatly in Spain during the past year, with the southern European nation now being the airline’s second biggest market after Norway. We take a closer look to see how the carrier has spread its capacity over the past year, and how much of it is now on transcontinental links.  

Home run for Wizz Air at Budapest Airport-anna.aero Runway Run

Home run for Wizz Air at Budapest Airport-anna.aero Runway Run

More than 1,000 runners lined up on Budapest Airport’s runway on Saturday for the annual air transport industry’s 10km charity race, as home-based Wizz Air claimed the coveted title of ‘Fastest Airline in the World’.

Asian LCC long-haul capacity growing faster than short-haul; IndiGo overtakes Lion Air to become continents largest; India biggest market

Asian LCC long-haul capacity growing faster than short-haul; IndiGo overtakes Lion Air to become continents largest; India biggest market

In 2017 Asian LCCs are scheduled to operate 455 million one-way seats, up from 70 million in 2007. With Asian LCC seat capacity increasing by 459% in the past decade, anna.aero decided to see how this vast capacity surge has been distributed with regards to sector length and originating country market.   


Auf Wiedersehen airberlin? Germany's third largest airline will leave a dent of over 25 million seats and a prospering transatlantic network

Auf Wiedersehen airberlin? Germany’s third largest airline will leave a dent of over 25 million seats and a prospering transatlantic network

While the future for airberlin is looking uncertain, the carrier is certainly going to leave behind a sizable gap in Germany’s market. However, the carrier in recent years has built-up a respected transatlantic network to the US which now has 12 routes and handles over one million passengers a year.  

Amsterdam overtakes Frankfurt and Istanbul as it aims to catch Paris CDG to become Europe's #2 hub; Heathrow to have 9.3 million pax lead

Amsterdam overtakes Frankfurt and Istanbul as it aims to catch Paris CDG to become Europe’s #2 hub; Heathrow to have 9.3 million pax lead

FLAPI airports (Frankfurt, London Heathrow, Amsterdam, Paris CDG and Istanbul Atatürk) handled over 326 million passengers in 2016, up 1.5% when compared to 2015. We look to see how these airports have grown in the past decade in regards to their hub carriers and their market shares.   

787: Living the dream with amazing new routes? (Or just another great replacement aircraft?)

787: Living the dream with amazing new routes? (Or just another great replacement aircraft?)

The 787 flew its first commercial service in October 2011, however, the first really new city pairing didn’t happen until April 2012 between Tokyo Narita and Boston with rival Japan Airlines. Since then, a further 139 exclusive, unserved new routes have been opened, with 33 more currently planned. 


Rule Britannia! UK world’s #1 generator of international seat capacity and flights; Ryanair and easyJet are leading international airlines

Rule Britannia! UK world’s #1 generator of international seat capacity and flights; Ryanair and easyJet are leading international airlines

The US and China may have bigger total markets but the UK offers more international seats than any other country this summer. We reveal the fastest-growing (and shrinking) markets plus the top 40 international airlines and how they compare with S16.

Despite issues of Brexit, London Luton and Manchester see biggest increase in seats by easyJet in S17; four new airports added

Despite issues of Brexit, London Luton and Manchester see biggest increase in seats by easyJet in S17; four new airports added

In S17 easyJet’s top two airports for seat growth are both, maybe surprisingly, in the UK. Vienna, the location of the carrier’s new EU operation, is only placed 60th when it comes to net seat gains this summer. We take a closer look to see where and how Europe’s #2 LCC is growing. 

Desperately Seeking Brains! Join our expanding team ‒ anna.aero seeks new Senior/Experienced Analyst

Desperately Seeking Brains! Join our expanding team ‒ anna.aero seeks new Senior/Experienced Analyst

Chance to work at a fast-paced, dynamic e-publisher. Widely acknowledged as a route development news and analysis oracle? Opportunities like that don’t grow on trees. Indeed they don’t. Stop reading this pointless introduction and find out how to join the anna.aero team as a Senior Analyst.