Articles Tagged ‘AKL’

30-Second Interview – Adrian Littlewood, CEO of Auckland Airport

30-Second Interview – Adrian Littlewood, CEO of Auckland Airport

Last week anna.aero’s Assistant Editor Jonathan Ford travelled to New Zealand on Qatar Airways’ first flight to Auckland, the longest route in the world. While in New Zealand he caught up with Adrian Littlewood, CEO of Auckland Airport, to discover more about the booming city’s recent route developments. 

World's longest route becomes world's best FTWA of 2017 (so far...!)

World’s longest route becomes world’s best FTWA of 2017 (so far…!)

At 14,535 kilometres, Qatar Airways launched the world’s longest flight between Doha and Auckland on 5 February, beating the previous longest route flown by ‘Arch’ rival Emirates from its Dubai hub to New Zealand’s biggest city. But what score did Auckland get for its Arch of Triumph welcoming this landmark new route?

Qatar Airways begins world's longest route

Qatar Airways begins world’s longest route

Qatar Airways launches the world’s longest commercial flight, which takes 17 hours and 30 minutes and covers a distance of 14,535 kilometres.


Qatar Airways wins anna.aero's "Platinum Planet Prize" for launching the world's longest route: Doha-Auckland

Qatar Airways wins anna.aero’s “Platinum Planet Prize” for launching the world’s longest route: Doha-Auckland

As he stepped off the plane in Auckland anna.aero presented Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Office HE Mr Akbar Al Baker with the “Platinum Planet Prize” for opening the world’s longest non-stop commercial air service (14,535 kilometres according to OAG Analyser).

Lisbon Airport crowned 2016 Arch of Triumph champions!! Auckland adds last weekly win

Lisbon Airport crowned 2016 Arch of Triumph champions!! Auckland adds last weekly win

Having claimed the top spot way back in May, the Lisbon Airport firefighters have held on to the #1 position for seven months, even after a final roll of the dice from 2015 winners Birmingham Airport in Week 45 of competition, which saw the UK airport only do enough to take second and not the title. […]

Hainan Airlines actions Auckland route

Hainan Airlines actions Auckland route

Hainan Airlines starts first route to New Zealand linking Shenzhen and Auckland.


Tianjin Airlines starts first service to New Zealand

Tianjin Airlines starts first service to New Zealand

Tianjin Airlines now connects Tianjin and Chongqing with Auckland with three weekly flights.

Tenerife North celebrates its Fire Truck Water Arch Part I Public Vote victory; Find out here which airport wins Part II

Tenerife North celebrates its Fire Truck Water Arch Part I Public Vote victory; Find out here which airport wins Part II

With 52%, 35% more than the second placed airport, Marseille scooped Part II of the W15/16 Public Vote. It’s back to normal business this week, with anna.aero’s four judges handing out the scores on this week’s nine entries from around the world.

Hong Kong Airlines launches its longest route so far to New Zealand

Hong Kong Airlines launches its longest route so far to New Zealand

Hong Kong Airlines becomes third carrier to link Hong Kong and Auckland with daily flights.


Qantas is averaging 28% passenger share in international markets; steadily losing domestic market share despite growth; next stop Beijing

Qantas is averaging 28% passenger share in international markets; steadily losing domestic market share despite growth; next stop Beijing

Earlier this month Qantas announced that it will link its largest airport – Sydney – to Beijing from January, its second route to China after Shanghai. China is currently the airline’s eighth largest international market. We take a closer look at Qantas’ impact in its largest markets, including more details of its new Beijing venture.

1.6m want London-Bali service; Skyscanner reveals users' most requested unserved routes by region

1.6m want London-Bali service; Skyscanner reveals users’ most requested unserved routes by region

Want to know the most-searched for unserved routes between Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Asia, the Americas and Asia, as well as between EMEA and the Americas? If you are an airline network planner, the answers to these questions should be keeping you awake at night.

Beijing Airport still #2 after Atlanta; 100m pax milestone may not be reached before new airport opens; Air China is dominant carrier

Beijing Airport still #2 after Atlanta; 100m pax milestone may not be reached before new airport opens; Air China is dominant carrier

China’s busiest airport grew by 4.4% last year to reach almost 90 million passengers. We reveal the leading airlines, the biggest and fastest-growing country markets and which new domestic routes have been added in the last 12 months.