Articles Tagged ‘BRU’

TAP Air Portugal sees strong growth in 2017; Lisbon-Porto is busiest route, Spain is main international market

TAP Air Portugal sees strong growth in 2017; Lisbon-Porto is busiest route, Spain is main international market

There were 18.33 million two-way seats available across TAP Air Portugal’s network in 2017, a 16.2% increase compared to the previous year. Nick Preston reveals the Portuguese operator’s main market trends over the past ten years, including its largest Lisbon links and international country markets. 

Cathay Pacific Airways cuts capacity in 2017; Taiwan tops table of destinations, Taipei Taoyuan is leading connection

Cathay Pacific Airways cuts capacity in 2017; Taiwan tops table of destinations, Taipei Taoyuan is leading connection

Cathay Pacific Airways is a well-established airline brand having been founded in the 1940s. The Asian operator offered 29.1 million seats across its network last year, down 1.8% from 2016. Nick Preston considers the Hong Kong hub carrier’s recent capacity trends, including its leading airports, country markets and routes.

30-Second Interview – Ulrich Heppe, CEO of Fraport Bulgaria

30-Second Interview – Ulrich Heppe, CEO of Fraport Bulgaria

anna.aero’s Assistant Editor, Jonathan Ford, recently travelled to Varna to meet with Fraport Bulgaria’s CEO, Ulrich Heppe, to learn about seasonality challenges, plus how the company is trying to attract more year-round services at both Varna and Bourgas airports. Ford also managed to get a few moments to chat with Dimitar Bikov, Head of Aviation […]


easyJet opens latest base in Bordeaux and toasts 10 million passengers

easyJet opens latest base in Bordeaux and toasts 10 million passengers

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, along with easyJet’s celebrations in Bordeaux, Georgian Airways is greeted in Brussels with its new service from Tbilisi, while Munster Airport welcomes the arrival of Tailwind’s first charter flight from Bodrum. 

Vote for the best Cake of the Week – S18 Part I

Vote for the best Cake of the Week – S18 Part I

“Cake, we all like a bit of cake don’t we? I know I do. I love a bit of cake. I do. I just like cake.” Not our words, but the words of Marjorie Dawes, a character from noughties British sitcom Little Britain. We couldn’t have put it any better ourselves Marjorie – and here […]

Georgian Airways connects Tbilisi to the Bs

Georgian Airways connects Tbilisi to the Bs

Georgian Airways links Georgia’s capital to Barcelona, Berlin Schönefeld, Bratislava and Brussels. 


Cathay Pacific Airways brings Hong Kong closer to Brussels

Cathay Pacific Airways brings Hong Kong closer to Brussels

Cathay Pacific Airways begins non-stop service between Hong Kong and Brussels. 

Hainan Airlines heads for Europe and Mexico at start of S18

Hainan Airlines heads for Europe and Mexico at start of S18

Hainan Airlines begins new services from China to Brussels, London, Madrid and Mexcio.

S18 airport analysis; Paris CDG and Frankfurt lead the way in early standings with strong presence from European hubs

S18 airport analysis; Paris CDG and Frankfurt lead the way in early standings with strong presence from European hubs

The start of S18 is now less than one month away, and having already considered early airline trends, our next sneak preview focuses on airports. Nick Preston finds out which airports are scheduled to serve the most destinations and country markets and welcome the most airlines during a peak week this summer. 


Alicante smashes 13m passenger milestone; Ryanair is #1 carrier

Alicante smashes 13m passenger milestone; Ryanair is #1 carrier

Alicante is Spain’s fifth largest airport, but there are times of the year when it drops down to seventh busiest, falling behind Gran Canaria and Tenerife South. Marc Watkins takes a peek at the airport’s recent passenger figures, its traffic profile, as well as its biggest carriers and routes.

Ryanair set to become Jordan's third largest airline once all routes to Amman and Aqaba have begun; carrier's second Middle Eastern market

Ryanair set to become Jordan’s third largest airline once all routes to Amman and Aqaba have begun; carrier’s second Middle Eastern market

Ryanair on 4 February announced that it will begin its first operations to Jordan in March with a route from Paphos to Amman, followed with a further 13 services at the start of W18/19. Jonathan Ford looks to see what state the Jordan to European market is currently in, and what Ryanair’s impact will be […]

Tbilisi-Copenhagen is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week" with 32,000 searches; Georgian Airways' next growth sector?

Tbilisi-Copenhagen is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” with 32,000 searches; Georgian Airways’ next growth sector?

In the last year, Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has shown that nearly 32,000 potential travellers searched on the leading flight comparison site for flights between Tbilisi and Copenhagen ‒ but the city pair is unserved!? With the Georgian capital hosting next month’s CONNECT route development conference it would be good if the local flag carrier could […]