Articles Tagged ‘FCO’

Qatar Airways confirms 49% purchase of Meridiana; anna.aero analyses the Italian carrier’s current network; 59% of capacity on domestic links

Qatar Airways confirms 49% purchase of Meridiana; anna.aero analyses the Italian carrier’s current network; 59% of capacity on domestic links

On 14 July Qatar Airways said it would purchase a 49% stake in Italy’s Meridiana, days after it announced plans to buy 10% of LATAM Airlines Group. anna.aero takes a closer look at the Italian carrier’s current network, fleet breakdown and most popular routes.

Alitalia adds Chinese capital connection

Alitalia adds Chinese capital connection

Alitalia resumes flights to Beijing from Italian capital after three-year hiatus.

Skopje traffic grows 42% since 2012; on track to pass 1.7 million passengers in 2016; gains four new European capital connections

Skopje traffic grows 42% since 2012; on track to pass 1.7 million passengers in 2016; gains four new European capital connections

During the past 12 months Skopje has gained links to the capitals of the Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany and Slovakia. anna.aero investigates how the airport’s network has developed during recent times, and also how it has managed to nearly double passenger traffic during the past few years.


Blue Air adds 14 airports to network; 43% increase in weekly seat capacity; first airline to launch non-capital Romanian domestic links

Blue Air adds 14 airports to network; 43% increase in weekly seat capacity; first airline to launch non-capital Romanian domestic links

anna.aero’s Assistant Editor Jonathan Ford recently went to Bucharest to meet Blue Air’s Revenue Management & Planning Director George Rizica. While there, Ford asked Rizica about what Blue Air looks for in an airport, and to find out why Wizz Air’s and Ryanair’s expansion in Romania helped push the carrier to grow more rapidly on […]

Shanghai - Barcelona largest unserved market between China and Europe; Paris CDG #1 connected airport; Shanghai – Amsterdam fastest growing route

Shanghai – Barcelona largest unserved market between China and Europe; Paris CDG #1 connected airport; Shanghai – Amsterdam fastest growing route

During the past 12 months, 16 previously unserved routes have opened up between Europe and China, with Baku, Manchester, Prague and London Gatwick being the latest airports to gain Chinese route status. anna.aero looks at how the market has developed in the past year, and to see which are the biggest unserved routes between the two markets.

Anker in Athens: 300+ ACI EUROPE audience learns exactly how much low costs now dominate – and what they are doing next

Anker in Athens: 300+ ACI EUROPE audience learns exactly how much low costs now dominate – and what they are doing next

We all know Europe’s LCCs have been the driving force behind traffic growth at Europe’s airports during the last decade. We reveal how their share of summer seat capacity across almost 30 major airports has evolved 2006-16.


Budapest celebrates back-to-back Arch of Triumph victories

Budapest celebrates back-to-back Arch of Triumph victories

Last week Budapest Airport had back-to-back meetings at the 138th IATA Slots Conference in Hamburg, now it has back-to-back victories in the Arch of Triumph competition. Unfortunately the airport has not entered this week to go for the hat-trick. However, 13 other airports have. With mid-season approaching, the world’s airports should now have a measure […]

Vueling links Barcelona to Riga

Vueling links Barcelona to Riga

Vueling launches its latest service from its main base to the Latvian capital – also launches four routes from Rome Fiumicino while also linking Tenerife South to Valencia.

Air Transat adds transatlantic duo

Air Transat adds transatlantic duo

Air Transat begins service between Toronto Pearson and Zagreb and from Vancouver to Rome Fiumicino – both served weekly.


Find out which airport wins its fourth Arch of Triumph

Find out which airport wins its fourth Arch of Triumph

This week’s winner has secured its first victory of 2016, but its fourth overall since the competition began in 2013 (a year it didn’t win in!). Discover the European airport’s FTWA secrets to success here.

Alitalia links to Larnaca market

Alitalia links to Larnaca market

Alitalia adds twice-weekly operations between the Eternal City and Cyprus – its only flights between the two countries.

Vueling launches route #6 from Copenhagen

Vueling launches route #6 from Copenhagen

Vueling starts eight routes, six from Tenerife South, and one each from Rome Fiumicino and Zurich.