Athens, Bahrain, Brussels win OAG awards;
Beijing’s memorable Mission Impossible theme scoops annies
This week anna.aero was out and about in Kuala Lumpur meeting many of our readers and customers. Times may be tough in the industry but there were plenty of exciting stands promoting tourism and route opportunities. See what caught our eye and who won this year’s coveted Annie awards.
With US domestic capacity expected to fall by around 11% this winter US legacy airline networks may never be this big again. We take a look at how many airports each of the Big6 currently serves, how many routes they operate and where they allocate their international capacity.
Not all LCCs are the same. We examine average frequency, average sector length, number of routes and airports served to reveal significant differences in network strategy of the world’s most successful LCCs. And just how much bigger is Southwest than all the rest?
Alitalia’s rivals ready to pounce at Rome; easyJet and Air One already exploiting opportunities at Malpensa
What might happen in Rome if Alitalia were to collapse? What can we learn from what has happened at Malpensa since Alitalia axed 70% of flights in April? Which airlines stand to gain most if Alitalia were to disappear?
UK charter destinations evolve as airlines consolidate or collapse; Thomsonfly/First Choice, Thomas Cook grab 70% of market
As LCCs have targeted Spain where have UK charter airlines turned to find new, less competitive markets? Charter traffic to mainland Spain has halved since 2001 but some markets are booming. Which ones?
Wizz Air and Ryanair dominate Polish LCC landscape; Centralwings to end scheduled flights this month
LOT’s decision to scrap scheduled services operated by its LCC Centralwings will have an impact on the fast-growing UK-Poland market. But how many other LCCs operate to Poland? And which are the biggest country markets for LCCs?
Starting this week we are offering a new service to our readers. Download a free database listing routes that have been identified as surplus to requirements by the world’s airlines. Around 45% of these routes will still be served by other carriers, but which routes may be right for picking up by other airlines?
Kingfisher finally launched international services between Bangalore and London Heathrow this week, marking the start of its global ambitions. How has the UK-India market developed in recent years and which other UK airport has a non-stop service to India?
Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways are still ordering more new aircraft to support their growth plans but which routes have they launched so far in 2008? Which are starting soon and which destination did all three start this year? And what links Brussels, Dublin and Minsk?
anna.aero live and unplugged at the Berlin Messe: You could spend the first days of this winter in your office reading newspaper articles about route cutbacks. Or you could do something that will genuinely give your shareholders a return on investment, by meeting with lots of other top airline and airport subscribers at anna.aero’s 1st Network Planner’s Marketplace. The event will be staged at ACI EUROPE’s major Airport Exchange convention, hosted by Berlin Airports, from October 27-29th, at the Berlin Messe.
Austrian is looking for a ‘strategic partner’ to help ensure its long term survival. If it has to ‘stand alone’ it will have to cut its fleet and route network. But how much competition is it really facing at Vienna? How does the LCC threat compare with other major European hubs?
Despite reported fears that many communities could lose all their air services, our research shows that there will be just as many US airports operating scheduled services in November as today. However, capacity will be down 10% and the number of airports with just a single service will climb from 160 to 173. But which hubs are these ‘solitary’ routes serving?