Articles Tagged ‘British Airways’

Birmingham and Bristol celebrate Route of the Week for BA's return

Birmingham and Bristol celebrate Route of the Week for BA’s return

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Manchester is rewarded for its creative San Francisco cake, baked for the start of Thomas Cook Airlines’ new route to the US city, plus Leeds Bradford celebrates the one-year anniversary of Aurigny services. More news also from Southampton, Belfast City, Vienna, Aberdeen and Reus airports. 

British Airways returns to UK regions

British Airways returns to UK regions

British Airways launches 17 new services from six UK and Irish airports.

UK-Spain market saw biggest growth in over 20 years in 2016; S17 seats up 11% as Jet2.com drives growth with Stansted and Birmingham bases

UK-Spain market saw biggest growth in over 20 years in 2016; S17 seats up 11% as Jet2.com drives growth with Stansted and Birmingham bases

The UK-Spain market grew by 16% in 2016 to over 41 million passengers. In 2010 the number had dipped below 30 million. We reveal the top 15 airports in each country and their growth in 2016. Plus a look at the leading airlines in S17 and how fast they are growing.


Bristol Airport celebrates the return of British Airways and four new European routes – anna.aero joins in on the celebrations

Bristol Airport celebrates the return of British Airways and four new European routes – anna.aero joins in on the celebrations

On 20 May British Airways returned to Bristol Airport after a 10-year absence with four new routes from Florence, Ibiza, Malaga and Palma de Mallorca. Take a closer look to see how the UK airport celebrated the return of the nation’s flag carrier.

British Airways launches runway to runway service; London City–Milan Linate

British Airways launches runway to runway service; London City–Milan Linate

British Airways links the fashion capitals of London and Milan with a 12 times weekly service between the cities downtown airports.

LOT Polish Airlines, Finnair lead network expansion race among Europe’s flag carriers; British Airways adds 20 new routes in two years

LOT Polish Airlines, Finnair lead network expansion race among Europe’s flag carriers; British Airways adds 20 new routes in two years

We reveal by how much Europe’s flag carriers have expanded their networks from their main bases since 2015. Iberia, KLM and Turkish Airlines have also been busy celebrating many new routes. Plus the top 20 flag carriers by routes served from their main airports.


Gran Canaria wins Part II of the Cake of the Week S17 Public Vote

Gran Canaria wins Part II of the Cake of the Week S17 Public Vote

Winning by over 60 votes, Gran Canaria secured the Cake of the Week Public Vote Part II for the calorific beauty it created for Jet2.com’s Birmingham and London Stansted route launches, beating 32 other entries from around the world. Maravilloso! 

30-Second Interview – Alex Cruz, CEO of British Airways

30-Second Interview – Alex Cruz, CEO of British Airways

Last week anna.aero’s Marta Dimitrova joined British Airways Chairman & CEO Alex Cruz on a special flight between London’s Gatwick and Heathrow airports, during which he announced a major investment in improving the customer experience. While BA has gone through major changes to its passenger services, its network has also seen several developments, about which […]

Belfast airports welcomed a record 7.81 million passengers in 2016; international traffic doubles since the turn of the Millennium

Belfast airports welcomed a record 7.81 million passengers in 2016; international traffic doubles since the turn of the Millennium

Belfast in Northern Ireland is served by two airports – City and International. Last year the two combined welcomed a record number of passengers, with it being the first year since 2002 to see traffic grow at a double-digit rate. We take a closer look at the city’s traffic growth and how it is split between […]


Cologne Bonn conquers Part I ‒ Now choose Cake of the Week Part II – Vote for the victor from 32 culinary creations from S17 launches

Cologne Bonn conquers Part I ‒ Now choose Cake of the Week Part II – Vote for the victor from 32 culinary creations from S17 launches

Narrowly beating the Ryanair cake created in Newcastle, Cologne Bonn secured the Cake of the Week Public Vote Part I for its Wizz Air route launch cake. 32 more entries have been received over the last seven days, as the world’s airports look to become the Part II victor – scrumptious!

Oslo Airport outdoes its opposition to win the Part I of Arch of Triumph Public Vote; Now it's S17 launches – Part II

Oslo Airport outdoes its opposition to win the Part I of Arch of Triumph Public Vote; Now it’s S17 launches – Part II

Nearly 600 votes were cast to determine who the world thinks performed the best FTWA to mark the start of S17 ‒ with Oslo Gardermoen’s firefighters coming out on top. Europe’s fire stations still reign supreme, as the Norwegian airport becomes the region’s tenth straight winner in the Public Votes.

Airlines starting over 460 new routes in first three weeks of S17 season; Ryanair is #1 with almost 100 as FIGUS countries lead way

Airlines starting over 460 new routes in first three weeks of S17 season; Ryanair is #1 with almost 100 as FIGUS countries lead way

The start of the (northern) summer season always sees a surge in new route launches. When compared with the same period last year the new route count is up over 40%, with over 120 airlines starting over 460 new services involving airports in over 100 countries in the first three weeks alone.