Articles Tagged ‘British Airways’

Abu Dhabi hub-heat beginning to cool down; Etihad Airways #1 airline and Doha #1 route

Abu Dhabi hub-heat beginning to cool down; Etihad Airways #1 airline and Doha #1 route

Abu Dhabi Airport looks set to get close to 25 million passengers in 2016, but is some of the heat beginning to fade at Etihad Airways’ home-hub, especially with monthly statistics falling in October? We investigate the airport’s traffic trends, biggest airlines and routes to understand what is happening in the UAE’s capital city.

Iberia, Oslo Gardermoen, Manchester and Singapore all celebrate their industry-recognised anna.aero Route of the Week awards

Iberia, Oslo Gardermoen, Manchester and Singapore all celebrate their industry-recognised anna.aero Route of the Week awards

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Lufthansa launches flights to Funchal from Frankfurt while Ryanair celebrates its newest route from Trieste. More news also from Bordeaux, Durban, Malta and Manchester airports as well as Alliance Airways.

Aer Lingus has its lowest share of Dublin capacity in 10 years, but is flying more seats than ever

Aer Lingus has its lowest share of Dublin capacity in 10 years, but is flying more seats than ever

Despite offering nearly six million seats from Dublin in 2016, more than it ever has in the last 10 years, Aer Lingus has its lowest share of seats at the Irish airport in the same period – below 36%. We investigate the IAG airline’s top country markets and routes at its home-hub.


Vote for the best Cake of the Week – choose the winner from the 16 baked beauties from the start of W16/17

Vote for the best Cake of the Week – choose the winner from the 16 baked beauties from the start of W16/17

Forget having to decide between Trump or Clinton – this is the only thing worth winning this month – anna.aero’s W16/17 Cake of the Week vote. The bi-annual competition was won by Cluj-Napoca Airport in Romania at the start of S16, but who will secure the majority of votes this time around?

British Airways goes non-stop to Muscat while it also introduces its first European 787 service

British Airways goes non-stop to Muscat while it also introduces its first European 787 service

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Blue Air opens its latest base at Cluj-Napoca while Faro celebrates passing the seven million passenger milestone. More news also from Tokyo Narita, Varna, Bourgas and Liverpool airports.

British Airways starts two routes from Bremen to UK

British Airways starts two routes from Bremen to UK

British Airways, operated by SUN-AIR, links German city with London City and Manchester.


US traffic growing modestly in 2016 so far; domestic capacity down, international up this winter; LCCs continue to lead the way

US traffic growing modestly in 2016 so far; domestic capacity down, international up this winter; LCCs continue to lead the way

US airlines are racking up record profits partly thanks to keeping a check on capacity growth. Passenger numbers are up only modestly this summer, while this winter domestic capacity is down at the top five carriers. We reveal which of the top 50 airports are likely to see growth this winter.

British Airways drops Chengdu service after three years; average load factor since launch well below 60% according to anna.aero research

British Airways drops Chengdu service after three years; average load factor since launch well below 60% according to anna.aero research

Launched with great fanfare in September 2013, British Airways’ non-stop service to Chengdu will be suspended next January. We reveal the monthly passenger figures and estimated load factors up to July 2016.

British Airways announces US destination #23 – New Orleans; anna.aero: “We told you it was coming!”

British Airways announces US destination #23 – New Orleans; anna.aero: “We told you it was coming!”

On 20 October British Airways announced that from March 2017 it will launch flights to its 23rd destination in the US, a four times weekly 787-8 service between London Heathrow and the Louisiana city. anna.aero predicted two years ago that New Orleans would be high-up on BA’s radar. We take a closer look at traffic […]


Qantas is averaging 28% passenger share in international markets; steadily losing domestic market share despite growth; next stop Beijing

Qantas is averaging 28% passenger share in international markets; steadily losing domestic market share despite growth; next stop Beijing

Earlier this month Qantas announced that it will link its largest airport – Sydney – to Beijing from January, its second route to China after Shanghai. China is currently the airline’s eighth largest international market. We take a closer look at Qantas’ impact in its largest markets, including more details of its new Beijing venture.

American Airlines leads the oneworld charge with 36% of alliance capacity; Dallas/Fort Worth is largest hub; LHR – HKG is #1 for ASKs

American Airlines leads the oneworld charge with 36% of alliance capacity; Dallas/Fort Worth is largest hub; LHR – HKG is #1 for ASKs

The oneworld alliance covers a network of 1,000+ airports and 3,600+ routes on a fleet of 3,571 aircraft. Last year, around 3.5 billion people flew around the world according to IATA, with 558 million flying on a oneword airline. This means that around 15%-16% of air travellers last year flew on a oneworld member aircraft. […]

Boeing and Airbus pass 1,000 deliveries for 2016; Jet2.com welcomes first brand-new 737-800 while China Airlines receives first A350

Boeing and Airbus pass 1,000 deliveries for 2016; Jet2.com welcomes first brand-new 737-800 while China Airlines receives first A350

In the ninth month of 2016 Airbus and Boeing passed the milestone of 1,000 unit deliveries, with a total of 1,025 aircraft having been delivered by both companies between January and September. Overall Boeing handed over 10 more aircraft than its European counterpart last month. However Airbus is catching up in regards to narrow-body units.