Articles Tagged ‘BCN’

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.

Skyscanner reveals the value of time to air travellers is $8 per hour for long-haul passengers

Skyscanner reveals the value of time to air travellers is $8 per hour for long-haul passengers

We all know that time is money, but just how much is a long-haul passenger prepared to pay to save one hour of travel time? Those clever people at Skyscanner have analysed the top 100 long-haul routes, and they reckon it’s $8 per hour. They also reveal the potential for new non-stop routes.

Lisbon Airport welcomes home the champions of Europe while Melbourne celebrates Cake of the Week title

Lisbon Airport welcomes home the champions of Europe while Melbourne celebrates Cake of the Week title

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Ryanair announces it will serve two Eastern European capitals from Leeds Bradford, while Blue Air picks up a special award from Hermes. More news also from Vilnius, Aarhus and Batumi airports plus the 2016 Skytrax World Airline Awards.


ANA welcomes Portuguese football team with Arch of Triumph

ANA welcomes Portuguese football team with Arch of Triumph

Lisbon Airport, the current leader in 2016 Arch of Triumph competition, welcomed the victorious Portuguese football team home earlier this week with a very special Euro 2016 Arch of Triumph. Find out who will lift the title from this week’s four entrants.

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 […]

Norwegian starts its fourth domestic route from Barcelona

Norwegian starts its fourth domestic route from Barcelona

Norwegian adds Bilbao to its existing domestic services to Tenerife North, Gran Canaria and Palma de Mallorca.


Shanghai - Barcelona largest unserved market between China and Europe; Paris CDG #1 connected airport; Shanghai – Amsterdam fastest growing route

Shanghai – Barcelona largest unserved market between China and Europe; Paris CDG #1 connected airport; Shanghai – Amsterdam fastest growing route

During the past 12 months, 16 previously unserved routes have opened up between Europe and China, with Baku, Manchester, Prague and London Gatwick being the latest airports to gain Chinese route status. anna.aero looks at how the market has developed in the past year, and to see which are the biggest unserved routes between the two markets.

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.

Vueling links Barcelona to Riga

Vueling links Barcelona to Riga

Vueling launches its latest service from its main base to the Latvian capital – also launches four routes from Rome Fiumicino while also linking Tenerife South to Valencia.


Norwegian launches its Palma de Mallorca base

Norwegian launches its Palma de Mallorca base

Norwegian premiers its Majorcan base with two new domestic routes to Barcelona and Madrid, as well as two new Manchester connections.

United Airlines serenades Southern Europe from Washington

United Airlines serenades Southern Europe from Washington

United Airlines begins seasonal services to Barcelona and Lisbon from Washington Dulles – both destinations already connected to New York Newark by the Star Alliance member.

Air France still dominates at CDG and Orly, but easyJet and Vueling continue to eat into its share

Air France still dominates at CDG and Orly, but easyJet and Vueling continue to eat into its share

Air France is still clinging on to having more than 50% of seats and frequencies at its main Paris CDG hub, despite the LCC onslaught. Seven years since our data elves last looked under the hood at the SkyTeam carrier’s biggest operations, they check the oil and kick the tyres again.