Articles Tagged ‘BDL’

WestJet shakes things up on the transatlantic front from Halifax by announcing its first 737 MAX 8 routes – London Gatwick and Paris CDG

WestJet shakes things up on the transatlantic front from Halifax by announcing its first 737 MAX 8 routes – London Gatwick and Paris CDG

WestJet has announced that from April it will begin daily flights from Halifax to London Gatwick and Paris CDG, marking its first operations to the French capital. The news means that the carrier will be the first to link North America to mainland Europe using 737 MAX 8s. Jonathan Ford investigates further. 

Southwest Airlines now handling over 17 million passengers from Baltimore/Washington; only 3.7% of traffic flies on non-US routes

Southwest Airlines now handling over 17 million passengers from Baltimore/Washington; only 3.7% of traffic flies on non-US routes

Baltimore/Washington is Southwest Airlines’ second largest hub, and in 2016 the carrier handled over 17 million passengers from the US East Coast airport. anna.aero takes a closer look at how traffic has developed with the carrier in recent years, and analyses the performance of its international routes. 

Spirit Airlines sets up 12 new airport pairs

Spirit Airlines sets up 12 new airport pairs

Spirit Airlines begins operations on 12 domestic and international routes – all face direct competition.


Edinburgh Airport's elated with Route of the Week victory while Cluj-Napoca celebrates 100 years of aviation

Edinburgh Airport’s elated with Route of the Week victory while Cluj-Napoca celebrates 100 years of aviation

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Frankfurt welcomes the arrival of Air Astana’s newest route from Uralsk, while Vueling celebrates passing 500,000 passengers from Bordeaux. More news also from Southampton, Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen and Vienna airports.  

Norwegian starts transatlantic 737 operations

Norwegian starts transatlantic 737 operations

Norwegian makes a start on 737 flights from Edinburgh – but no 737 MAX operations yet.

Norwegian takes transatlantic battle up a level with Belfast, Cork, Dublin, Edinburgh and Shannon launches

Norwegian takes transatlantic battle up a level with Belfast, Cork, Dublin, Edinburgh and Shannon launches

Easy as B-C-D-E and S, Norwegian announces 10 new routes and 38 weekly transatlantic flights from Belfast, Cork, Dublin, Edinburgh and Shannon to greater New York, Boston and New England areas. We take a look at the transatlantic landscape at all of the UK and Irish airports involved as the LCC enters the market this summer.


Over 50 new services added between Europe and US this summer; airberlin, Norwegian and WOW air adding most capacity versus S16

Over 50 new services added between Europe and US this summer; airberlin, Norwegian and WOW air adding most capacity versus S16

The Europe to US market will see capacity grow by 6% this summer thanks to the addition of over 50 new services. We reveal the leading players in the market and how quickly they are growing, plus which US airport will welcome back European flights for the first time since the 80s.

Over 80 new routes between North America and Europe launched since S12; North America to Asia routes up by 50% in same period

Over 80 new routes between North America and Europe launched since S12; North America to Asia routes up by 50% in same period

Our analysis reveals that 50 airports in North America have non-stop flights to Europe this summer, while 24 have non-stop service to Asia. We reveal which airports have gained the most new routes in these two markets since S12, and which airports have attained their first connections.

Arch of Triumph win for China-Europe new route

Arch of Triumph win for China-Europe new route

As we were all flouncing around in Chengdu last week at World Routes, we have a double whammy of FTWAs this week, with a massive 19 airports from around the world battling it out for airport marketing glory.


Bradley International Airport in Hartford, Connecticut regains transatlantic service with arrival of Aer Lingus from Dublin

Bradley International Airport in Hartford, Connecticut regains transatlantic service with arrival of Aer Lingus from Dublin

Connecticut’s busiest airport handles around six million passengers per annum. We track the airport’s recent developments, its seasonality profile, leading airlines and routes as transatlantic flights return after eight year hiatus.

Aer Lingus connects with Connecticut

Aer Lingus connects with Connecticut

Aer Lingus begins flights between its Dublin hub and Hartford in Connecticut – the airline’s ninth US destination.

anna.aero flies with Aer Lingus to share in Hartford BDL’s BDL (Big Dublin Launch)

anna.aero flies with Aer Lingus to share in Hartford BDL’s BDL (Big Dublin Launch)

Hartford in Connecticut joins Montreal and St. John’s in Canada in welcoming anna.aero’s North American loving Chief Analyst Ralph Anker on a route launch in 2016. See what happened on the inaugural flight from Dublin.