Articles Tagged ‘ARN’

Wizz Air’s operations from Bucharest’s Henri Coandă are 93% larger than what it flew from Aurel Vlaicu; Blue Air offers heavy competition

Wizz Air’s operations from Bucharest’s Henri Coandă are 93% larger than what it flew from Aurel Vlaicu; Blue Air offers heavy competition

During the past year Wizz Air has added Birmingham, Cluj-Napoca, Glasgow, Lisbon, London Gatwick, Pescara and Stockholm Skavsta to its Bucharest base, with Romanian LCC Blue Air starting flights on five of these city pairs as well within the same time period. We take a closer look at Wizz Air’s expansion from Bucharest since its […]

Oslo-Shanghai is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” ‒ 80,000 annual searches; China Eastern’s next European service?

Oslo-Shanghai is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” ‒ 80,000 annual searches; China Eastern’s next European service?

Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software reveals that in the past year 80,000 potential travellers hunted the Skyscanner flight comparison site for flights between Oslo and Shanghai ‒ but the route is unserved! With existing European services from its base in China’s biggest city, but none to Scandinavia, surely this is a great route for China Eastern.

Norwegian ASKs up almost 20% this summer; LCC’s growth is focussed on UK, Spain and transatlantic routes; Paris CDG latest airport to benefit

Norwegian ASKs up almost 20% this summer; LCC’s growth is focussed on UK, Spain and transatlantic routes; Paris CDG latest airport to benefit

With plans to grow its fleet by almost 40% in the next two years we reveal how quickly Norwegian has grown in the last decade. We also rank the LCC’s biggest airports and country markets in S16 and how they compare with S15.


Latvia’s traffic set to leap past 5.5 million in 2016; airBaltic still #1 carrier

Latvia’s traffic set to leap past 5.5 million in 2016; airBaltic still #1 carrier

Latvia is the tasty filling in the Baltic nation sandwich, sitting as it does between its close neighbours Estonia and Lithuania. The country’s air traffic is booming this year, with an average monthly growth of 8.4% between January and May. We take a look at who is doing what, and from where.

Seventh annual Euro ANNIES – Part II; Kjos he’s worth it again – Norwegian CEO loves his long-haul award

Seventh annual Euro ANNIES – Part II; Kjos he’s worth it again – Norwegian CEO loves his long-haul award

Kjos he’s worth it again. Well you now know one of the four airline winners in Part II of the Euro ANNIES awards, after last week’s airport awards in Part I. Will Germania, Iberia or Turkish Airlines secure back-to-back wins or will the prizes be soon gathering dust in the lobbies of new airlines like […]

Blue Air adds 14 airports to network; 43% increase in weekly seat capacity; first airline to launch non-capital Romanian domestic links

Blue Air adds 14 airports to network; 43% increase in weekly seat capacity; first airline to launch non-capital Romanian domestic links

anna.aero’s Assistant Editor Jonathan Ford recently went to Bucharest to meet Blue Air’s Revenue Management & Planning Director George Rizica. While there, Ford asked Rizica about what Blue Air looks for in an airport, and to find out why Wizz Air’s and Ryanair’s expansion in Romania helped push the carrier to grow more rapidly on […]


Anker in Athens: 300+ ACI EUROPE audience learns exactly how much low costs now dominate – and what they are doing next

Anker in Athens: 300+ ACI EUROPE audience learns exactly how much low costs now dominate – and what they are doing next

We all know Europe’s LCCs have been the driving force behind traffic growth at Europe’s airports during the last decade. We reveal how their share of summer seat capacity across almost 30 major airports has evolved 2006-16.

Turkish Airlines goes non-stop to Hanoi

Turkish Airlines goes non-stop to Hanoi

Turkish Airlines begins non-stop service between Istanbul Atatürk and Hanoi – also launches Ankara to Stockholm Arlanda and Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen to Abu Dhabi routes.

Turkish Airlines calls into Košice

Turkish Airlines calls into Košice

Turkish Airlines adds a link to Stockholm Arlanda from Konya, as well as connecting another European city to its mega-hub.


Germania starts Stockholm to Beirut route

Germania starts Stockholm to Beirut route

Germania starts its third route from the Swedish capital, as well as new route trio from Bremen.

Blue Air begins 14 airport pairs

Blue Air begins 14 airport pairs

Blue Air begins 14 routes across Europe from its Bacau, Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca, Constanta, Iasi and Turin bases – six face direct competition.

Aer Lingus celebrates its 80th anniversary in Bristol

Aer Lingus celebrates its 80th anniversary in Bristol

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Luxembourg welcomes the arrival of Aegean Airlines’ Athens route, while a familiar face in the route development world turns up in Sweden. More news from Lisbon, Bodrum and Hamburg airports.