Articles Tagged ‘BLQ’

Italy set to pass 160 million passengers in 2016; Ryanair now bigger than Alitalia as LCC share gets close to 50%; Germany still #1 market

Italy set to pass 160 million passengers in 2016; Ryanair now bigger than Alitalia as LCC share gets close to 50%; Germany still #1 market

Italian airport traffic is up 4.4% so far in 2016, with international growth outstripping domestic. Ryanair is growing faster than Alitalia, but not as fast as Volotea. Growth at top 15 country markets compared.

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 […]

Qatar Airways confirms 49% purchase of Meridiana; anna.aero analyses the Italian carrier’s current network; 59% of capacity on domestic links

Qatar Airways confirms 49% purchase of Meridiana; anna.aero analyses the Italian carrier’s current network; 59% of capacity on domestic links

On 14 July Qatar Airways said it would purchase a 49% stake in Italy’s Meridiana, days after it announced plans to buy 10% of LATAM Airlines Group. anna.aero takes a closer look at the Italian carrier’s current network, fleet breakdown and most popular routes.


Bologna booming thanks to Ryanair and Emirates; passenger numbers up 14% in first four months of 2016; airberlin new for S16

Bologna booming thanks to Ryanair and Emirates; passenger numbers up 14% in first four months of 2016; airberlin new for S16

Italy’s seventh busiest airport serves Bologna and will easily handle more than seven million passengers in 2016. We look at how traffic has grown since 2002, the leading airlines and which destinations have recently been added and dropped.

Ryanair commences 41 new routes

Ryanair commences 41 new routes

Ryanair launches 41 new routes across its network – Belfast International, Newquay and Palanga added to route map.

30-Second Interview – Michael O’Leary, CEO, Ryanair

30-Second Interview – Michael O’Leary, CEO, Ryanair

Following the announcement of its second Romanian base at Bucharest (Timisoara being #1), Ryanair held a special press briefing on 16 February in the capital of Romania. We got to talk to the airline’s CEO – the one and only – Michael O’Leary about the ULCC’s recent developments in Romania and other key European markets.


Ryanair opens Romanian base #1 at Timisoara; adding domestic flights to Bucharest

Ryanair opens Romanian base #1 at Timisoara; adding domestic flights to Bucharest

On 14 January, Ryanair confirmed plans to enter the Romanian market, both internationally and domestically, with the opening of a base at Timisoara Airport, effective 1 November. The Irish ULCC will introduce seven routes, including a domestic service to Bucharest, competing head-to-head with TAROM. Operating 35 weekly flights, Ryanair forecasts a flow of 575,000 passengers […]

Iasi becomes Wizz Air’s Romanian base #6; new routes to Bologna, Catania, Larnaca, Rome Ciampino and Tel Aviv

Iasi becomes Wizz Air’s Romanian base #6; new routes to Bologna, Catania, Larnaca, Rome Ciampino and Tel Aviv

One year after starting twice-weekly flights from Iasi to Venice Treviso, Wizz Air has announced it will be opening its sixth Romanian base (#23 overall) at the primary international gateway for the north-eastern part of Romania, with the addition of five new routes. The Hungarian ULCC will operate a total of 21 weekly flights to […]

Transavia to open Munich base next March with four 737-800s; Lufthansa to compete on 14 of 16 new routes planned

Transavia to open Munich base next March with four 737-800s; Lufthansa to compete on 14 of 16 new routes planned

Sure, you’ve heard the news that Transavia is opening a Munich base next March. But who will it be competing against, what will its start-up frequencies be, and what will the initial flying programme look like? anna.aero tells you the important stuff and doesn’t just recycle the press release.


Public vote winners Iasi Airport get their hoses out to celebrate last week’s Arch of Triumph win; Part II results and this week’s winner too

Public vote winners Iasi Airport get their hoses out to celebrate last week’s Arch of Triumph win; Part II results and this week’s winner too

This week’s FTWA story is rammed. Not only do we have pictures of the winners of the W15/16 Public Vote Part I, we also have the Part II results, plus this week’s champions, as we return back to normal business, with the anna.aero judging this week’s efforts from Singapore and London. Phew!

Emirates introduces its fourth Italian job

Emirates introduces its fourth Italian job

Emirates starts daily flights to Bologna – joining its existing services to Rome Fiumicino, Milan Malpensa and Venice Marco Polo airports.

Over 2,000 votes cast in W15/16 Cake of the Week competition Part I; Vote for the best Cake of the Week – 13 tasty treats from W15/16 Part II

Over 2,000 votes cast in W15/16 Cake of the Week competition Part I; Vote for the best Cake of the Week – 13 tasty treats from W15/16 Part II

With over 30% of the votes, Ohio’s Akron/Canton Airport saw off the challenge from 18 other global airports, many of which are much bigger than it, to claim the Cake of the Week W15/16 Public Vote Part I. 13 more airports do battle this week to secure the Part II title.