Articles Tagged ‘Budapest’

Leak of the Week – Part II: From Russia with Wizz: Low-cost carrier launches Budapest-Moscow Vnukovo in September

Leak of the Week – Part II: From Russia with Wizz: Low-cost carrier launches Budapest-Moscow Vnukovo in September

anna.aero can exclusively announce Wizz Air will march into Russia from September, launching a service from Budapest to Moscow’s Vnukovo airport, hot-on-the-heels of our revelations earlier this week about its new routes from Poland to Tel Aviv and Dubai. Definitely a more popular arrival in Moscow than some other people we can mention.

Leak of the Week: Wizz Air to link Warsaw and Gdansk to Tel Aviv; Polish routes to Dubai World Central also planned

Leak of the Week: Wizz Air to link Warsaw and Gdansk to Tel Aviv; Polish routes to Dubai World Central also planned

Its back! anna.aero again brings you the latest route development rumours, and it is Wizz Air’s increasingly eastwards looking expansion plans that go back under the network planning microscope.

Wizz Air shrinking in Poland and Czech Republic, growing in Hungary, Macedonia, Romania, Serbia and Ukraine

Wizz Air shrinking in Poland and Czech Republic, growing in Hungary, Macedonia, Romania, Serbia and Ukraine

Wizz Air’s capacity is up 9% this summer, but 25 routes have left the network completely to help make room for over 60 new ones. A further 26 routes have relocated to nearby airports. Most of Wizz Air’s network growth is coming from markets where Ryanair does not have much of a presence, if any, […]


Nantes reaches 3 million passengers earlier than ever; Ural Airlines touches down in Budapest

Nantes reaches 3 million passengers earlier than ever; Ural Airlines touches down in Budapest

Nantes in western France has welcomed three million passengers in a year before, but what is different this year? And just how many cakes did Budapest Airport bake to welcome Ural Airlines from Ekaterinburg?

Wizz Air still #1 LCC in most of its 'home' markets; fighting hard with Ryanair for leadership in Hungary and Poland

Wizz Air still #1 LCC in most of its ‘home’ markets; fighting hard with Ryanair for leadership in Hungary and Poland

Wizz Air’s fleet will reach 40 aircraft this summer but how are they distributed across the airline’s 15 bases? Which country markets are the most popular from the bases and how much competition does the airline face from easyJet and Ryanair in its ‘home’ markets?

Peach celebrates anna.aero RotW award; Budapest and CSA Czech Airlines mark 75 years of cooperation

Peach celebrates anna.aero RotW award; Budapest and CSA Czech Airlines mark 75 years of cooperation

Japan’s new low-cost airline Peach celebrated winning anna.aero’s Route of the Week award for its recently launched first international route, while two European airports baked cakes for two different celebrations. Pula Airport welcomed another new airline, Jet2.com, to the Croatian airport, while Budapest Airport celebrated that CSA Czech Airlines has served the Hungarian capital for […]


Ryanair cutting flights in nine countries this summer; 270 routes launched but 130 dropped as flights increase by 7%

Ryanair cutting flights in nine countries this summer; 270 routes launched but 130 dropped as flights increase by 7%

We all know that Ryanair starts lots of new routes every year, but what about the routes they drop? We take a closer look at how this summer’s network compares with a year ago to see which country markets are growing fastest, which are shrinking, and which airports have lost most routes. Also, which airports […]

Central European airport traffic up 180% in 10 years; Budapest and Warsaw still trying to catch Prague

Central European airport traffic up 180% in 10 years; Budapest and Warsaw still trying to catch Prague

Central Europe’s three big airports at Budapest, Prague and Warsaw have all been in the news this year, but how do their growth rates compare if we look at the period 1998-2011? How have other capital city airports in Central Europe developed in recent years? Which airport has seen an eight-fold increase in traffic thanks […]

Just a week after Malev's demise, many airlines have already responded with new Budapest services

Just a week after Malev’s demise, many airlines have already responded with new Budapest services

Just one week after Malev ceased operating we’ve compiled a list of some 44 new services that have already been announced. This includes 26 by Ryanair which at present are still not 100% confirmed. But which other carriers have stepped up and which country markets look set to benefit most?


Malév shuts down, but which carriers might be interested in the 27 monopoly routes from Budapest?

Malév shuts down, but which carriers might be interested in the 27 monopoly routes from Budapest?

This morning’s announcement that Malév ceased operations leads us to analyse how a Malév sized ‘hole’ at Budapest Airport might be filled. Which destinations did Malév have a monopoly on? What proportion of the airline’s capacity did that represent, and which carriers might be interested in taking over these routes?

Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary – the award-winning interview

Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary – the award-winning interview

anna.aero’s Editor unexpectedly got the chance to have a one-on-one chat in Budapest with Ryanair’s flamboyant CEO. So we gave him an award in recognition of his airline’s contribution to new route development, and in return he gave us some insight into Ryanair’s current network strategy, the impact of volatile fuel prices, and why the […]

Ryanair returns to Budapest with five routes for summer; wants additional incentive to grow network further

Ryanair returns to Budapest with five routes for summer; wants additional incentive to grow network further

According to Ryanair their relationship with some airports is a bit like a marriage. You fall out, you make up. Budapest would appear to have ‘kissed and made up’ as Ryanair returns after an 18 month hiatus. Three of the five new routes are to the UK but how has the UK – Hungary market […]