Articles Tagged ‘AKL’

MEB3 carriers experience network slowdown in 2017; US, Australia and UK remain biggest country markets by ASKs

MEB3 carriers experience network slowdown in 2017; US, Australia and UK remain biggest country markets by ASKs

Emirates is catching Qatar Airways in terms of the number of destinations served by the big three Middle Eastern airlines (MEB3). We reveal the routes added (and dropped) by the MEB3 carriers in the last 12 months, and which are the top 15 country markets for the combined carriers.

Lanzarote Airport loves its latest addition to its fire station wall – an anna.aero Arch of Triumph certificate

Lanzarote Airport loves its latest addition to its fire station wall – an anna.aero Arch of Triumph certificate

Three years on from its first ever win in the Arch of Triumph competition, for an FTWA marking the arrival of easyJet’s Hamburg service, Lanzarote Airport takes its second title, this time for its water arch salute to celebrate Volotea’s Nantes route. Check out the picture of the seven proudest men in the Canary Islands. 

Delhi-Auckland is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week" with 420,000 searches; Air India's next Southwest Pacific adventure??

Delhi-Auckland is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” with 420,000 searches; Air India’s next Southwest Pacific adventure??

Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has shown that in the last year nearly 420,000 potential travellers searched on the leading flight comparison site for flights between Delhi and Auckland ‒ but the route is unserved!? Howzat?? Air India and Air New Zealand have both been active linking their respective regions recently, will this city pair be next??


Samoa Airways relaunches operations

Samoa Airways relaunches operations

Samoa Airways starts life with Auckland and Sydney flights.

New Zealand's top 10 airports showing 42% growth in seat availability when compared to 2007; Queenstown fastest-growing major airport

New Zealand’s top 10 airports showing 42% growth in seat availability when compared to 2007; Queenstown fastest-growing major airport

New Zealand’s top 10 airports in 2017 are offering a combined 48.72 million seats, up from 34.33 million 10 years ago. We look to see which are the nation’s fastest growing airports and country markets during the past few years, and see how tourist numbers are growing to one of the world’s leading leisure destinations.

Auckland Airport traffic up 8.1% for first half of 2017; handled just under 18.3 million passengers in 2016; five new airlines this summer

Auckland Airport traffic up 8.1% for first half of 2017; handled just under 18.3 million passengers in 2016; five new airlines this summer

Auckland Airport for the first six months of 2017 handled 9.58 million passengers, with 55% of this traffic flying on international services. Since last August the airport has welcomed Qatar Airways, Hong Kong Airlines, Sichuan Airlines, Hainan Airlines and Tianjin Airlines, while existing carriers continue to thrive. 


Brisbane-Delhi is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week" ‒ over 215,000 searches; Air India's next Aussie adventure??

Brisbane-Delhi is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” ‒ over 215,000 searches; Air India’s next Aussie adventure??

Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has shown that in the last year nearly 215,000 potential travellers searched on the leading flight comparison site for flights between Brisbane and Delhi ‒ but the route is unserved!? Will Queensland’s capital be partnered-up with another city in the region to form another Air India triangular service like its initial operation to […]

18 airports battle for Arch of Triumph Week 23; 200-FTWA barrier burst through

18 airports battle for Arch of Triumph Week 23; 200-FTWA barrier burst through

This is a landmark edition of the 2017 Arch of Triumph battle, as we pass the 200-FTWA barrier in the 23rd week of the annual competition. With a massive 18 entries this week, including four from Blue Air and three each from Norwegian and Air Arabia Maroc, its no surprise we’ve had a busy week […]

Sichuan Airlines makes its first appearance in Auckland

Sichuan Airlines makes its first appearance in Auckland

Sichuan Airlines connects Chengdu and Auckland in New Zealand.


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.