Turkish Airlines launches flights from Ankara Airport to Frankfurt Airport; adds Ercan, London Gatwick and Tbilisi from Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen; inaugurates Friedrichshafen as 223rd destination from Istanbul Atatürk.
Croatia Airlines adds seasonal flights from Pula Airport to Frankfurt Airport.
bmi regional adds Frankfurt to its Bristol network.
Aegean Airlines moves London airports for its Larnaca service; adds two German routes from Heraklion
Aegean Airlines replaces Heathrow with London Gatwick for its Larnaca service; launches flights from Heraklion to both Dusseldorf and Frankfurt.
In this week’s portion of Network Planning Community News, anna.aero reports from Madrid, where Iberia Express celebrated its first anniversary. We also introduce Fraport’s new Head of Sales.
Germany’s biggest airports all grew in 2012; regional airports mostly lost traffic; over 120 new routes in 2013
Germany’s relatively robust economy could still only support a 1% growth in total airport passengers in 2012, while domestic demand dipped by almost 4%. But anna.aero has identified over 120 new services starting from the country’s airports in 2013. See which airlines are banking on the German economy for generating new revenues this summer.
Largely sheltered from economic volatility by a flourishing oil industry in the area, Stavanger Airport fares better than most European airports. As the airport welcomes Wizz Air’s new service from Szczecin, anna.aero investigates its operation.
Heathrow becomes airport #50 for 787; average sector 3,400km – 25% of its 15,000km range capability!
Most of the eight airlines operating the Boeing 787 are keeping them close to base while they build-up familiarity with the new airframe. At 5,245 kilometres, Qatar Airways’ Doha to London 787 route which touched down for the first time on 14 December, is only using around one-third of the aircraft’s 15,000 kilometre range capability.
Hands up airport business development managers if Air Canada’s network planners have told you in the past that without a first-class market they won’t fly long-haul into your airport? Well that problem has gone away this week following the launch of its all-leisure, discount carrier “rouge.”
Despite living in the shadow of the mega-MEB3, Oman Air continues to grow at pace in 2012, poised on the threshold of breaking 4 million annual passengers for the first time. But where has this growth come from - existing or new routes? Which country markets have seen the biggest capacity hikes in the last 12 months?
SunExpress Germany launches services from Frankfurt to Casablanca in Morocco.