Articles Tagged ‘CMB’

30-Second Interview – Ulrich Topp, Director Aviation Marketing, Düsseldorf Airport

30-Second Interview – Ulrich Topp, Director Aviation Marketing, Düsseldorf Airport

anna.aero’s Assistant Editor Jonathan Ford recently flew to Düsseldorf for Eurowings’ inaugural New York JFK service. While there he met with Ulrich Topp, Director Aviation Marketing, Düsseldorf Airport, plus his colleagues Christina Knicker and Florian Bongard, to discuss the airport’s route network plans for the future.

Chennai being challenged as it is poised to break 20m passenger milestone; IndiGo is #1 carrier

Chennai being challenged as it is poised to break 20m passenger milestone; IndiGo is #1 carrier

Chennai is India’s fourth busiest facility, but since late 2017 the airport’s monthly passenger numbers have been usurped by a faster growing competitor. Marc Watkins reviews the airport’s recent traffic figures, its seasonality profile, as well as its biggest routes and carriers, including newcomer Vistara.

Qatar Airways confirms London Gatwick return; will grow four times faster than Emirates in UK this year, although capacity still way behind

Qatar Airways confirms London Gatwick return; will grow four times faster than Emirates in UK this year, although capacity still way behind

Qatar Airways has announced that it will return to London Gatwick in S18 with a twice-daily service, adding to its already confirmed Cardiff route. With the airline now present at six UK airports, Jonathan Ford looks at the carrier’s past developments from the UK and reveals the likely top connecting destinations for Gatwick passengers.


Doha Airport on recovery path from ongoing operational restrictions; Qatar #1 carrier, IndiGo leaps from nowhere to second biggest airline

Doha Airport on recovery path from ongoing operational restrictions; Qatar #1 carrier, IndiGo leaps from nowhere to second biggest airline

Doha Airport’s recent growth trajectory has faltered as a result of flying restrictions imposed by its Middle Eastern neighbours. However, its not all bad news, as other carriers, like India’s LCC IndiGo, have rushed in to fill the capacity void left by others – Marc Watkins gets all cuddly with the data.

Capacity between India and Sri Lanka grew 17% last year; Chennai and Bengaluru are the fastest-growing links as IndiGo enters the market

Capacity between India and Sri Lanka grew 17% last year; Chennai and Bengaluru are the fastest-growing links as IndiGo enters the market

More than 2.93 million seats were flown between India and Sri Lanka in 2017, up from 2.50 million the year before. With tourist numbers between the nations growing at an average rate of 8.3% over the past decade, Jonathan Ford investigates what routes have grown the most and who the key airline players are. 

IndiGo sets its sights on Sri Lanka

IndiGo sets its sights on Sri Lanka

IndiGo enters the Sri Lankan market, beginning daily links from Bengaluru and Chennai to Colombo.


Vote for your favourite Fire Truck Water Arch ‒ W17/18 Part I

Vote for your favourite Fire Truck Water Arch ‒ W17/18 Part I

There can be no greater addition to your airport fire station walls than an anna.aero Arch of Triumph certificate. Even better than that is knowing that the public helped you win ‒ yes its Part I of the W17/18 Fire Truck Water Arch vote. You get to decide the best of the 20 entries from […]

SriLankan Airlines goes into bat with new route to Australia

SriLankan Airlines goes into bat with new route to Australia

SriLankan Airlines commences new daily service from Colombo to Melbourne.

Laos beats all in Week 37 of 2017 Arch of Triumph

Laos beats all in Week 37 of 2017 Arch of Triumph

Sometimes we receive FTWAs from some of the most unlikely places…and the Southeast Asian nation of  Laos is definitely in this category. Not only was that a shock, but it also beat all six other competitors from around the world this week.


China Southern Airlines now serves Sri Lanka and Laos

China Southern Airlines now serves Sri Lanka and Laos

China Southern Airlines introduces Colombo and Vientiane to its Guangzhou network.

Kuwait Airways grows summer seat capacity by 33%; now operating nine 777-300s; expecting to pass the three million passenger barrier in 2017

Kuwait Airways grows summer seat capacity by 33%; now operating nine 777-300s; expecting to pass the three million passenger barrier in 2017

Kuwait Airways is undergoing a fleet overhaul, with it expecting to welcome its tenth and final 777-300 in Q3 this year. By 2019 it will also have A320neos and A350s, meaning Kuwait Airways will have one of the youngest fleets in the Middle East. We look to see how the new additions are impacting the […]

Eindhoven-Berlin is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week"+75,000 searches; Ryanair's 38th destination from its 29th biggest operation??

Eindhoven-Berlin is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week”+75,000 searches; Ryanair’s 38th destination from its 29th biggest operation??

Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has shown that in the last 12 months over 75,000 potential travellers searched on the leading flight comparison site for flights between Eindhoven and Berlin ‒ but the route is unserved!? Could this be Transavia’s 22nd destination from Eindhoven or easyJet’s second Dutch route from its Berlin Schönefeld base?