Articles Tagged ‘BCN’

Chinese air traffic up 11% in first 11 months of 2013; 29 international links to be launched in first half of 2014

Chinese air traffic up 11% in first 11 months of 2013; 29 international links to be launched in first half of 2014

The world’s second largest air travel market, according to Innovata weekly seat capacity for February, is rapidly growing, reaching 326 million passengers in the first 11 months of 2013. Despite the current issues regarding the EU’s ETS, Air China is still launching links to Europe. anna.aero reveals who is the main player in the Chinese […]

Timisoara Airport: traffic declines as Carpatair goes into administration; Wizz Air is new market leader with 49% of seats

Timisoara Airport: traffic declines as Carpatair goes into administration; Wizz Air is new market leader with 49% of seats

Following a period of rapid growth between 2005 and 2011, when Timisoara Airport’s traffic doubled, the airport was recently affected by Carpatair’s operational rationalisation. We take a closer look at the airport’s recent activity and reveal how dominant Wizz Air has become after Carpatair suspended operations on 17 January.

Aircraft size is growing at Europe's busiest airports; Heathrow passes 200-seat mark, but ranks only 27th in world

Aircraft size is growing at Europe’s busiest airports; Heathrow passes 200-seat mark, but ranks only 27th in world

Runway capacity is an issue at many of Europe’s busiest airports. We analyse aircraft size data for the last decade and reveal which of Europe’s top 20 airports have seen the biggest growth in average aircraft size. We also reveal which two European airports beat Heathrow’s figure and which airports lead the global rankings.


WOW air growing rapidly from Reykjavik/Keflavik Airport; ASKs up 61% in 2014 but Stockholm Arlanda is only new destination

WOW air growing rapidly from Reykjavik/Keflavik Airport; ASKs up 61% in 2014 but Stockholm Arlanda is only new destination

Following the acquisition of Iceland Express’ operations in 2012, WOW air has visibly exploded, rapidly growing its European network from Reykjavik/Keflavik Airport. As the airline’s ASKs are expected to reach 1.6 billion in 2014, anna.aero investigates the LCC’s expansion and its S14 schedule.

Budapest’s S14 capacity growth; Hamilton and Tampa show-off certificates; Marseille Airport’s first leisure flights from Seoul in April; Leeds Bradford’s capacity boost in 2014

Budapest’s S14 capacity growth; Hamilton and Tampa show-off certificates; Marseille Airport’s first leisure flights from Seoul in April; Leeds Bradford’s capacity boost in 2014

Another busy week for Network Planning Community News, including S14 capacity growth at Budapest Airport, Hamilton and Tampa Airports showing-off their certificates, and other newsworthy events from our peers from around the world.

Vueling's Barcelona Airport network to pass 110 destinations next summer; faces competition on over 60 routes

Vueling’s Barcelona Airport network to pass 110 destinations next summer; faces competition on over 60 routes

Vueling’s on-going expansion at Barcelona means it is now Europe’s second best connected LCC hub after Ryanair at London Stansted. We analyse how quickly the base has grown, what new destinations have been added (and dropped) for S14, and how much competition Vueling faces on each of the 114 destinations currently on sale for next […]


Norwegian adding 50 routes but dropping nine for S14; ASK growth of 31% thanks to new US services

Norwegian adding 50 routes but dropping nine for S14; ASK growth of 31% thanks to new US services

Norwegian has carried 20 million passengers in the last 12 months, making it Europe’s third biggest LCC, but which airports will benefit most from the airline’s growth plans for S14? We examine the network changes in more detail and reveal which routes have been dropped, and which UK airport will no longer be welcoming any […]

AirEuropa vs Iberia: My passenger numbers are bigger than yours...or are they? anna.aero investigates...

AirEuropa vs Iberia: My passenger numbers are bigger than yours…or are they? anna.aero investigates…

Who’s the biggest? It’s an argument that mankind has wrestled with since we evolved from apes. Airlines are no different. This week its AirEuropa claiming to be bigger than Iberia – anna.aero investigates.

Pakistan International Airlines connects Karachi and Islamabad with Barcelona

Pakistan International Airlines connects Karachi and Islamabad with Barcelona

Pakistan International Airlines launches services from Islamabad Airport to Barcelona Airport via Karachi Airport.


Thomas Cook Airlines, Vivaaerobus and Vueling celebrate new routes; Orlando Sanford welcomes the Dreamliner

Thomas Cook Airlines, Vivaaerobus and Vueling celebrate new routes; Orlando Sanford welcomes the Dreamliner

In this week’s portion of Network Planning Community News anna.aero brings you the latest photos from celebrations in Barcelona, Brussels, Cancun and Orlando Sanford.

Vueling lands in Lebanon; adds Kos service from Barcelona

Vueling lands in Lebanon; adds Kos service from Barcelona

Vueling expands its network from Barcelona Airport with services to Beirut Airport in Lebanon and Kos Airport in Greece.

Vueling launches 15 new routes; adds services to Bucharest from Bilbao and Madrid

Vueling launches 15 new routes; adds services to Bucharest from Bilbao and Madrid

Vueling adds services from Alicante Airport, Barcelona Airport; Bilbao Airport; Madrid Airport; Malaga Airport and Menorca Airport.