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Brand new El Al CEO to address Tel Aviv airports meeting

Brand new El Al CEO to address Tel Aviv airports meeting

The brand new CEO of El Al, Gonen Usishkin, will speak at the ACI Airport Commercial Conference in Tel Aviv, taking place 13-15 March. This is his first keynote address since becoming CEO, allowing him the chance to give an insight on his planned strategy for the carrier to an airport industry audience.

S18 airport analysis; Paris CDG and Frankfurt lead the way in early standings with strong presence from European hubs

S18 airport analysis; Paris CDG and Frankfurt lead the way in early standings with strong presence from European hubs

The start of S18 is now less than one month away, and having already considered early airline trends, our next sneak preview focuses on airports. Nick Preston finds out which airports are scheduled to serve the most destinations and country markets and welcome the most airlines during a peak week this summer. 

S18 network analysis; Ryanair, Turkish Airlines and American Airlines retain pole positions in rankings

S18 network analysis; Ryanair, Turkish Airlines and American Airlines retain pole positions in rankings

With the start of the S18 season only six weeks away, anna.aero decided to take an early glimpse at filed flights to see how the schedules are shaping up. Nick Preston reveals which airlines will operate the most airport pairs, serve the largest number of country markets and fly from the most airports during a typical peak week in July. The results are compared to the equivalent week from S17.


UK airports and 'hard Brexit' – Stansted and Liverpool most exposed

UK airports and ‘hard Brexit’ – Stansted and Liverpool most exposed

anna.aero decided to take a look at which of the UK’s main airports could suffer the largest impact to their networks if the UK were to lose its access to the Single Aviation Market. Nick Preston investigates which airports are currently at risk of losing the most traffic.

US regional airports accounted for 19% of seats in 2017; ULCCs report greatest growth; Pittsburgh and Cleveland are on the up

US regional airports accounted for 19% of seats in 2017; ULCCs report greatest growth; Pittsburgh and Cleveland are on the up

With much of the recent talk in US route development surrounding the topic of secondary cities gaining transatlantic service, anna.aero has decided to see what the trends are at the nation’s regional airports, ranging from passenger traffic gains to last year’s seat capacity increases.    

Ryanair's French Fancies; biggest potential for new bases in Paris, Marseille and Toulouse?

Ryanair’s French Fancies; biggest potential for new bases in Paris, Marseille and Toulouse?

On 17 January, Ryanair released a number of new routes for W18/19 serving the French market. At the same time it announced that it is in talks with various airports about the possibility of opening bases in the country. anna.aero has considered the ULCC’s current operations in France, alongside its recent approach to network strategy, to try and predict which airports could be at the front of the queue.


Low-cost long-haul flights up by 38% for S18; Norwegian extends lead over AirAsia X; Gatwick now top airport

Low-cost long-haul flights up by 38% for S18; Norwegian extends lead over AirAsia X; Gatwick now top airport

The low-cost long-haul (LCLH) market continues to gather momentum after another year of double-digit growth. We reveal the leading airlines and airports for S18, with flights up 38% compared to the previous year, and the number of departure airports increasing by more than one third.

Airlines launched 3,500+ routes in 2017, Ryanair remains number one for new services as LCCs continue to dominate

Airlines launched 3,500+ routes in 2017, Ryanair remains number one for new services as LCCs continue to dominate

anna.aero has analysed its New Route Database to highlight the most newsworthy network statistics for 2017. We reveal the top airlines for new routes last year, plus the top 15 country markets and airports. We also look ahead to 2018, which promises to be busy with over 1,400 new routes announced already.

Ryanair seeks UK AOC to save UK-EU flights; Spain the most-impacted country market

Ryanair seeks UK AOC to save UK-EU flights; Spain the most-impacted country market

Just before Christmas, Ryanair’s CEO Michael O’Leary put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) to ask the UK CAA for his most-wanted present – a UK AOC, ready for his post-Brexit blues. We take a look at which UK airports are the most exposed to the removal of the Irish airline’s freedoms of the air in its second most important country market.


IAG set to buy NIKI to grow Vueling's presence in Germany, Austria and Switzerland; could become Palma de Mallorca's number one airline

IAG set to buy NIKI to grow Vueling’s presence in Germany, Austria and Switzerland; could become Palma de Mallorca’s number one airline

IAG has announced its intention to purchase NIKI as it seeks to enhance Vueling’s presence in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. The former airberlin unit appears to be a perfect fit for this strategy, with most of its top airports being among Vueling’s leading destinations in the region, plus it gives IAG a foothold into a market dominated by Star Alliance.  

USB3 hubs in 2017 – American Airlines chops, Delta Air Lines stagnates, United Airlines...is doing O.K.

USB3 hubs in 2017 – American Airlines chops, Delta Air Lines stagnates, United Airlines…is doing O.K.

It has certainly being an interesting year for the USB3 – American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines – in terms of marketing and public image, passenger experience and 747 farewells, so we decided to compare the airlines’ hub growth to see which airports are the winners and losers.  

Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year from PPS Publications' Christmas lodge – the home of anna.aero

Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year from PPS Publications’ Christmas lodge – the home of anna.aero

Even the anna.aero data elves will be given time off at Christmas after another full year on the network development circuit, with the destination for their end of year break this season being the PPS Publications Christmas lodge, the creative corporation behind anna.aero. As a thank you to our dedicated readers, we invite you into our seasonal retreat to see what our elves are up to this Christmas.