Articles Tagged ‘EDI’

Unserved Route of the Week success rate continues to climb; over one in four routes featured are now served

Unserved Route of the Week success rate continues to climb; over one in four routes featured are now served

This is the third time that we have undertaken a review of the now 99 Unserved Route of the Week opportunities anna.aero has featured. With our success rate improving from 16% to 22% between the same articles last year, the hit rate has climbed again, to above one in four.

easyJet vs. Ryanair in the UK; low-level route duplication at shared hubs, Spanish sun routes see most competition

easyJet vs. Ryanair in the UK; low-level route duplication at shared hubs, Spanish sun routes see most competition

On 13 June Ryanair announced its plans to open a base at London Southend with three aircraft operating 13 routes from April 2019. Southend is already a base for easyJet. Nick Preston decided to take a look at how the two low-cost heavyweights compete at the eight UK airports they both already consider home.

Lisbon scores second Portuguese hat-trick in a week

Lisbon scores second Portuguese hat-trick in a week

The FTWA competition is continuing to hot up with another 21 entries received this week. There’s strong representation from Europe, plus examples from North America and the Caribbean. This week’s result sees a previous 2018 winner extend a remarkable winning run. Find out more here.


Hainan Airlines introduces Dublin and Edinburgh services

Hainan Airlines introduces Dublin and Edinburgh services

Hainan Airlines adds links from Beijing to Dublin and Edinburgh.

2016 Arch of Triumph champions go to the top of the 2018 leaderboard

2016 Arch of Triumph champions go to the top of the 2018 leaderboard

13 airports do battle for Week 21 Arch of Triumph glory, with entries from Europe, plus North and South America. With an average score of 30.2 out of 40, it has certainly been a week of high-standard FTWAs. However, a past champion has clinched pole position for its sublime efforts in welcoming yet another transatlantic service. […]

The Icelandic air bridge between US and Europe; Copenhagen top airport from North America, but London leading city

The Icelandic air bridge between US and Europe; Copenhagen top airport from North America, but London leading city

The number of US citizens passing through Reykjavik/Keflavik over the past five years has increased by 381%, with Canadian travellers also showing a similar trend. Jonathan Ford looks at the development of passengers from North America, and informs on the top connections to Europe.


United Airlines initiates Iceland operation

United Airlines initiates Iceland operation

United Airlines adds New York Newark to Reykjavik/Keflavik service – also starts third route to Edinburgh. 

Leeds Bradford-Frankfurt is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week" with 22,000 searches; next hub connection for bmi regional??

Leeds Bradford-Frankfurt is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” with 22,000 searches; next hub connection for bmi regional??

In the last 12 months, Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has shown that nearly 22,000 potential travellers searched on the leading flight comparison site for services between Leeds Bradford and Frankfurt ‒ but the city pair is unserved!? With a Lufthansa code attached, could this be a great route for bmi regional??

30-Second Interview – Bernard Lavelle, Aviation Business Development Director, London Southend Airport

30-Second Interview – Bernard Lavelle, Aviation Business Development Director, London Southend Airport

anna.aero’s Chief Analyst Nick Preston paid a visit to London Southend last week to see it welcome its latest carrier, Air Malta. While on site, there was also an opportunity to discuss the airport’s plans for future growth and network expansion with its Aviation Business Development Director, Bernard Lavelle.


United Airlines expands by 3% at biggest hub; San Francisco #1 sector but has capacity clipped

United Airlines expands by 3% at biggest hub; San Francisco #1 sector but has capacity clipped

United Airlines’ largest operation is at Chicago O’Hare, a hub which its shares with American Airlines (its third biggest base), and is growing marginally this year. Marc Watkins takes a look at the carrier’s biggest routes and country markets from the Windy City.

Thomas Cook Airlines discovers 18 new city pairs from UK

Thomas Cook Airlines discovers 18 new city pairs from UK

Thomas Cook Airlines begins four new routes from Manchester and three from Bristol, plus 11 others.

Ryanair to grow by 4% at its Dublin home this year; Stansted link #1; Germany growing fast

Ryanair to grow by 4% at its Dublin home this year; Stansted link #1; Germany growing fast

While Ryanair’s largest base has been at London Stansted for years, and despite the airline being a true pan-European success, the ULCC’s spiritual home will always be in Dublin, the place from which this industry titan grew. Marc Watkins takes a look at the carrier’s biggest routes and country markets from the Irish capital city […]