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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.


Eighth annual Euro ANNIES – Part II; No blues in Bucharest – Blue Air CEO loves his most new airports award

Eighth annual Euro ANNIES – Part II; No blues in Bucharest – Blue Air CEO loves his most new airports award

Well the cleverest of you will have worked out the first of the four airline winners in Part II of the Euro ANNIES awards (for the slow ones – it’s Romania’s Blue Air). But will Wizz Air, Norwegian or LOT Polish Airlines secure back-to-back wins or will the awards be soon gathering dust in the trophy cabinets of new airlines like Albania’s Albawings?

Eighth annual Euro ANNIES – Part I; eight countries share the honours

Eighth annual Euro ANNIES – Part I; eight countries share the honours

While the whole of Europe is either already on holiday or just about to go, we thought it would be good time to reveal the winners of the last of our three annual competitions – the Euro ANNIES. With winning airports in Bulgaria, France, Germany, Iceland, Russia, Spain, Turkey and the UK there is a good geographical spread. Find out who is jumping for joy.

Join our expanding team ‒ anna.aero seeks new analysts

Join our expanding team ‒ anna.aero seeks new analysts

Ever wondered what it must be like working in a fast-paced, dynamic e-publisher that is also globally admired as a route development news and analysis oracle? We have too. Your next stepping-stone to such a glittering career could be to join the anna.aero team as an analyst.


Déjà vu: China, India, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam win 7th Asian ANNIES airport awards; Chinese carriers again dominate airline awards

Déjà vu: China, India, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam win 7th Asian ANNIES airport awards; Chinese carriers again dominate airline awards

We’ve had the US ANNIES, now it’s time for the Asian ANNIES. See which airports have repeated their wins from 12 months ago. The countries dominating the awards may not have changed but there are plenty of new winners.

Ryanair adds connecting flights at Milan Bergamo – anna.aero investigates traffic stimulation factor at largest mainland European hub

Ryanair adds connecting flights at Milan Bergamo – anna.aero investigates traffic stimulation factor at largest mainland European hub

Ryanair recently announced that from 3 July passengers will be able to book connecting flights from Milan Bergamo, its second connecting hub operation after Rome Fiumicino. We investigate this part of Ryanair’s “Always Getting Better” programme to see how it will stimulate traffic at its largest mainland European hub.

Iceland tops ranking for European countries dominated by local carriers; Lithuania and Slovakia among others with no home carriers

Iceland tops ranking for European countries dominated by local carriers; Lithuania and Slovakia among others with no home carriers

Ryanair has over 80 bases, easyJet and Wizz Air over 20 each and most are outside of where they are headquartered. We reveal which European countries are still dominated by their home-based airlines and which are now dominated by foreign carriers.