Star Feature

Flybe is the leading provider of UK domestic flights; growing in France, Germany and Netherlands as network develops to almost 200 routes

Flybe is the leading provider of UK domestic flights; growing in France, Germany and Netherlands as network develops to almost 200 routes

Flybe’s fleet of over 50 Q400s and some 20 Embraer E-Jets carried almost eight million passengers in 2015. We reveal the airline’s busiest airports in S16 (and how fast they are growing) and the airline’s top routes by ASKs.

China, India, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam win sixth Asian ANNIES airport awards; Chinese carriers dominate airline awards

China, India, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam win sixth Asian ANNIES airport awards; Chinese carriers dominate airline awards

It’s awards time again and this week we reward airports and airlines in Asia for their route development and passenger traffic growth during the last 12 months. Chinese airlines and airports win seven of the 12 Asian ANNIES up for grabs.

Liverpool/England legend John Barnes to speak at British-Irish Airports EXPO – it’s an anna.aero sister event!

Liverpool/England legend John Barnes to speak at British-Irish Airports EXPO – it’s an anna.aero sister event!

John Barnes will tour the British-Irish Airports EXPO – the biggest-ever shop window for British and Irish airports, ever – and also comment on EURO 2016 team prospects including the record number of “home nations” taking part: England, Wales, Ireland and Northern Ireland.

British-Irish Airports EXPO, 147 exhibitors, 20 airport-airline speakers. It’s an anna.aero sister event!

British-Irish Airports EXPO, 147 exhibitors, 20 airport-airline speakers. It’s an anna.aero sister event!

The British-Irish Airports EXPO fills an entire hall of the Birmingham National Exhibition Centre with 147 exhibitors. Birmingham Airport is also hosting a dazzling Gala Party at the city’s new casino. Never mind low-cost, this event is no-cost, so fill your cars up and send all your people! The EXPO will be officially opened by the CEOs of Flybe and Monarch Airlines.

Leading generators of transfer traffic at top four US airports revealed

Leading generators of transfer traffic at top four US airports revealed

Atlanta, Chicago O’Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth and Los Angeles are the four busiest US airports in 2015. We reveal the top 15 sources of transfer traffic at each of these airports. Only one involves non-US airports.

US airlines celebrate their wins in the sixth annual US ANNIES

US airlines celebrate their wins in the sixth annual US ANNIES

Last week airports across the US celebrated their wins in the sixth annual US ANNIES. Now it is the turn of the airlines. Take a closer look to see which carriers across the nation’s 50 states have won big this year.

US airports celebrate their wins in the sixth annual US ANNIES

US airports celebrate their wins in the sixth annual US ANNIES

For a sixth year running, airports across the US have been revelling in their wins in this year’s anna.aero US ANNIES Awards. Take a closer look to see which airports across the nation’s 50 states have won big this time around.

airberlin shrinking and still losing money; Russian routes dropped, Palma virtual hub axed; growing in Croatia, Germany and US

airberlin shrinking and still losing money; Russian routes dropped, Palma virtual hub axed; growing in Croatia, Germany and US

airberlin is a curious airline. One of Europe’s largest, yet it struggles financially as it tries to occupy too many market segments. We reveal where it is (and isn’t) growing this summer and which routes have been dropped and added.

anna.aero’s Virgin London Marathon – thanks for the €5,000 Ryanair!!

anna.aero’s Virgin London Marathon – thanks for the €5,000 Ryanair!!

Ryanair sponsored anna.aero €5,000 in the Virgin London Marathon benefiting the Anthony Nolan bone marrow transplant charity which arranged two transplants for the Publisher’s daughter.

American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines (the USB3) have dropped 25 international routes for this summer including Dubai

American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines (the USB3) have dropped 25 international routes for this summer including Dubai

While Delta’s decision to terminate its Atlanta-Dubai service has received the greatest publicity, we have identified 24 other significant international routes the USB3 carriers have chosen to drop for this summer.

Nearly 7,500 votes cast in S16 Cake of the Week competition; Cluj-Napoca Airport beats 40 other global airports to secure the title

Nearly 7,500 votes cast in S16 Cake of the Week competition; Cluj-Napoca Airport beats 40 other global airports to secure the title

With over 40% of the votes, Cluj-Napoca Airport saw off the challenge from 40 other worldwide airports to claim the Cake of the Week S16 Public Vote. This means that the Romanian airport has won both competitions this week, clearly mobilising its local fans and followers to bring home the win.

Ryanair going after Wizz Air; four newest bases in Bucharest, Vilnius, Sofia and Prague; Poland remains biggest overlapping market

Ryanair going after Wizz Air; four newest bases in Bucharest, Vilnius, Sofia and Prague; Poland remains biggest overlapping market

Coincidence? Ryanair’s four most recent base announcements are all airports at which Wizz Air also has a base. We examine in more detail the growing competition between the two ULCCs across Central and Eastern Europe.