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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.

Get voting now for the best of 25 S17 Fire Truck Water Arches – Part I

Get voting now for the best of 25 S17 Fire Truck Water Arches – Part I

There can be no greater addition to your airport fire station walls than an anna.aero Arch of Triumph certificate from the first of just four Public Votes which will take place in 2017. So what are you waiting for? Find your airport’s entry – from the 25 that have been sent in this week – and get voting now. Vote! Vote! Vote!


Vote for the best Cake of the Week Part I – choose the winner from the 26 baked beauties from the start of S17

Vote for the best Cake of the Week Part I – choose the winner from the 26 baked beauties from the start of S17

The rules in the Cake of the Week Public Vote Part I are very strict: you have to get as many votes as you can to win! How you get these votes is of little concern to us, as long as it is legal (or you don’t get caught). Get everyone in your airport/airline to vote, get it shared on Facebook, LinkedIn, and get re-tweeting!

LEVEL launches four routes from Barcelona base; will Fiumicino and Orly be next?

LEVEL launches four routes from Barcelona base; will Fiumicino and Orly be next?

Well we have been waiting for it for months, but finally IAG announced to the world LEVEL, its new low-cost long-haul airline to be based in Barcelona with two A330-200s from June. Initially serving four transatlantic routes, we take a look at capacity ‘levels’ of the competition in Spain and across Europe.

China dominates Asian growth in Q2; fastest-growing major country market but Jakarta fends off Kunming for fastest-growing airport

China dominates Asian growth in Q2; fastest-growing major country market but Jakarta fends off Kunming for fastest-growing airport

With Routes Asia taking place next week and the start of the summer season less than two weeks away, we decided to take a look at Asian developments in 2017 Q2 compared with 2016 Q2. We look at the top country markets for growth, biggest airlines and fastest-growing airports.