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Ryanair commences 41 new routes

Ryanair commences 41 new routes

Ryanair launches 41 new routes across its network – Belfast International, Newquay and Palanga added to route map.

Ryanair makes Vilnius its second Lithuanian base; Prague and Sofia strong contenders to be next hubs

Ryanair makes Vilnius its second Lithuanian base; Prague and Sofia strong contenders to be next hubs

On 15 March Ryanair announced that from 30 October it will base two aircraft at Vilnius and open new routes to Berlin Schönefeld and Malta. The news means that Vilnius is the carrier’s #82 base. David O’Brien, CCO of Ryanair, tells anna.aero that the Lithuanian Government understands the needs of its passengers, and where the […]

30-Second Interview – Michael O’Leary, CEO, Ryanair

30-Second Interview – Michael O’Leary, CEO, Ryanair

Following the announcement of its second Romanian base at Bucharest (Timisoara being #1), Ryanair held a special press briefing on 16 February in the capital of Romania. We got to talk to the airline’s CEO – the one and only – Michael O’Leary about the ULCC’s recent developments in Romania and other key European markets.


Ryanair opens Romanian base #1 at Timisoara; adding domestic flights to Bucharest

Ryanair opens Romanian base #1 at Timisoara; adding domestic flights to Bucharest

On 14 January, Ryanair confirmed plans to enter the Romanian market, both internationally and domestically, with the opening of a base at Timisoara Airport, effective 1 November. The Irish ULCC will introduce seven routes, including a domestic service to Bucharest, competing head-to-head with TAROM. Operating 35 weekly flights, Ryanair forecasts a flow of 575,000 passengers […]

Ryanair announces base #77 at Belfast International with initial service to London Gatwick; five more routes promised

Ryanair announces base #77 at Belfast International with initial service to London Gatwick; five more routes promised

On 7 January, Ryanair announced that from 27 March it will open based operations at Belfast International with one 737-800 initially, with a further two to follow in October. The first route announced is a four times daily service to London Gatwick, a route that Aer Lingus will drop on the day prior to operations […]

Debrecen Airport becomes Wizz Air base #22; six destinations now served including London Luton with daily flights

Debrecen Airport becomes Wizz Air base #22; six destinations now served including London Luton with daily flights

Wizz Air started three new routes to Belgium, France and Sweden from its newest base in Hungary last week. It now offers 21 weekly flights across six destinations. We have pictures of the celebrations.


Wizz Air whisks up five new routes

Wizz Air whisks up five new routes

Wizz Air commences five services including its first based operations from Debrecen in Hungary and its third route to Birmingham.

Belgium sees Spain remain as its number one country market while Antwerp steals the show in terms of passenger growth

Belgium sees Spain remain as its number one country market while Antwerp steals the show in terms of passenger growth

After seeing Jetairfly establish six new routes from its facility in April, Antwerp Airport has recorded passenger traffic growth of 60% for the first nine months of 2015. On the other side of the spectrum however, the outlook is not so promising for Liege. anna.aero takes a closer look to see how Belgium’s top five airports […]

Moscow Sheremetyevo overtakes Domodedovo to become Russia’s busiest airport again; #1 airline Aeroflot grows by 8%

Moscow Sheremetyevo overtakes Domodedovo to become Russia’s busiest airport again; #1 airline Aeroflot grows by 8%

Not since 2005, when Moscow Domodedovo became the busiest airport in Russia, has Moscow Sheremetyevo been #1, but 2015 figures so far reveal it is on course to take top spot again. Carriers like long-serving Czech Airlines have helped – a good reason for another celebratory fire truck water arch we think!


Istanbul Atatürk, Dallas Love Field and Osaka Kansai welcome winter network growth; Turkish Airlines, Southwest and Ryanair driving airport expansion

Istanbul Atatürk, Dallas Love Field and Osaka Kansai welcome winter network growth; Turkish Airlines, Southwest and Ryanair driving airport expansion

Part two of our global analysis of the start of the W15/16 season looks at which airports have seen the biggest net gain in new routes since last winter. We reveal the leading airports in Asia, Europe and North America.

Wizz Air welcomed on four new sectors

Wizz Air welcomed on four new sectors

Wizz Air commences services on four routes that will not face competition – introduces Birmingham to its expanding network.

Cluj-Napoca Airport's capacity growth driven by Wizz Air expansion; London set to overtake Bucharest as #1 route

Cluj-Napoca Airport’s capacity growth driven by Wizz Air expansion; London set to overtake Bucharest as #1 route

Romania’s second biggest airport is having a bumper 2015, with an average monthly growth rate of over 30%. Number one airline Wizz Air, which passed the five million passenger milestone at Cluj-Napoca this month, is the prime driver of these increases ‒ we investigate what the airline is up to in S15.