Articles Tagged ‘FCO’

LEVEL launches four routes from Barcelona base; will Fiumicino and Orly be next?

LEVEL launches four routes from Barcelona base; will Fiumicino and Orly be next?

Well we have been waiting for it for months, but finally IAG announced to the world LEVEL, its new low-cost long-haul airline to be based in Barcelona with two A330-200s from June. Initially serving four transatlantic routes, we take a look at capacity ‘levels’ of the competition in Spain and across Europe.

Ryanair arrives in Ukraine with Kiev and Lviv links

Ryanair arrives in Ukraine with Kiev and Lviv links

Ryanair is pushing eastward launching four new services from Kiev Boryspil and seven more from Lviv. We take a look at how the arrival of Europe’s biggest airline will shake-up the Ukrainian market and try to gauge just how scared the incumbents are.

Blue Air adds Oslo Gardermoen and Helsinki to its network; 32 new sectors planned for S17 so far; soon to pass 100-route milestone

Blue Air adds Oslo Gardermoen and Helsinki to its network; 32 new sectors planned for S17 so far; soon to pass 100-route milestone

Blue Air has announced this week it will begin flights to the capitals of Norway and Finland from its Bucharest hub for S17, with many more new routes planned for summer from seven of the carrier’s eight bases. We take a closer look behind the scenes of the Romanian carrier’s expansion plans. 


Birmingham's bmi regional baked beauty wins Cake of the Week

Birmingham’s bmi regional baked beauty wins Cake of the Week

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Ryanair announces it is to expand from Marrakech for W17/18, including new routes to Budapest, Cologne Bonn and Perpignan, while London City wins big at the London Transport Awards. Finally Blue Air unveils the design for its new Liverpool-based aircraft as Qatar Airways reveals the design for its new business […]

Tirana Airport passes two million passenger mark; Wizz Air to become newest carrier with Budapest connection; S17 capacity up 22%

Tirana Airport passes two million passenger mark; Wizz Air to become newest carrier with Budapest connection; S17 capacity up 22%

Tirana Airport welcomed over two million passengers in 2016, up 10% when compared to 2015. Some of the advances for Tirana in 2017 include the arrival of Wizz Air from Budapest and Transavia which will begin direct flights from Amsterdam. We delve deeper into the recent history of the gateway to Albania. 

Frankfurt with almost 300 destinations and Paris CDG with over 100 airlines lead global analysis of airport operations in S17

Frankfurt with almost 300 destinations and Paris CDG with over 100 airlines lead global analysis of airport operations in S17

We reveal the top 15 airports in S17 as measured by most destinations served non-stop, most country markets served and most airlines welcomed. Not surprisingly some airports appear in all three categories, but can you guess which ones?


SAS to establish bases in London and Spain in order to compete with the likes of Ryanair, Norwegian and easyJet

SAS to establish bases in London and Spain in order to compete with the likes of Ryanair, Norwegian and easyJet

SAS announced this week that it is planning to open new bases in London and Spain. anna.aero takes a closer look at the airline’s operations to the UK capital and Spain, and establishes what it thinks the airline is planning for its first non-Scandinavian bases. 

Milan Linate still handling close to 10 million annual passengers; Alitalia has 55% of seats and monopoly on busiest route to Rome

Milan Linate still handling close to 10 million annual passengers; Alitalia has 55% of seats and monopoly on busiest route to Rome

Milan’s third busiest airport is the closest to downtown. Flights are capped at Milan Linate so growth has been negligible in recent years. We look at the leading airlines and routes, seasonality and the pattern of daily operations. Plus we reveal which routes Alitalia has dropped in the last 18 months.

Reykjavik-Hong Kong is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” with 230,000 annual searches; Cathay Pacific's 13th European route??

Reykjavik-Hong Kong is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” with 230,000 annual searches; Cathay Pacific’s 13th European route??

Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has revealed that in the last year 230,000 potential travellers searched the flight comparison site for flights between Reykjavik and Hong Kong ‒ but the route is unserved! With demand driven from the Asian end of the city pair, when will this become Cathay Pacific Airways’ 13th European destination??


Aruba-Milan is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” with 33,000 annual searches; Meridiana's next move from Malpensa??

Aruba-Milan is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” with 33,000 annual searches; Meridiana’s next move from Malpensa??

Hot on the heels of having another of our unserved routes adopted, Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has discovered that in the last year 33,000 potential travellers searched for flights between Aruba and Milan ‒ but the route is unserved! We think Meridiana should fly this route.

Cologne Bonn and London Stansted celebrate Cake of the Week vote victories while Sydney wins for Air China's Chengdu launch

Cologne Bonn and London Stansted celebrate Cake of the Week vote victories while Sydney wins for Air China’s Chengdu launch

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Shannon Airport welcomes the news that Lufthansa is to serve from next summer, while Ryanair celebrates multiple route launches from Brussels. More news also from Turin, Malta, Moscow Zhukovsky, Gran Canaria, Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden, Murcia, Warsaw Modlin and London Southend airports.

Tenerife North celebrates its Fire Truck Water Arch Part I Public Vote victory; Find out here which airport wins Part II

Tenerife North celebrates its Fire Truck Water Arch Part I Public Vote victory; Find out here which airport wins Part II

With 52%, 35% more than the second placed airport, Marseille scooped Part II of the W15/16 Public Vote. It’s back to normal business this week, with anna.aero’s four judges handing out the scores on this week’s nine entries from around the world.