Articles Tagged ‘HEL’

Europe’s busiest airports see 5% growth in long-haul capacity this summer; Heathrow busiest but Amsterdam and Dublin growing fast

Europe’s busiest airports see 5% growth in long-haul capacity this summer; Heathrow busiest but Amsterdam and Dublin growing fast

The FLAP airports dominate long-haul services from Europe with Heathrow Airport tops. But Dublin Airport is the fastest-growing in percentage terms while Amsterdam Airport has the biggest increase in seat volume.

Air Lituanica ceases operations; airBaltic takes over Vilnius network

Air Lituanica ceases operations; airBaltic takes over Vilnius network

The latest victim of a dynamic and unstable airline industry is Air Lituanica, which has ceased operations on 22 May. The first beneficiary of the airline’s demise is airBaltic, which has taken over four of Air Lituanica’s 10 ex-routes. anna.aero evaluates Air Lituanica’s network before it shut down operations.

Norwegian growing in UK and US as Nordic markets stabilise; almost 20 new routes this summer but Oslo Torp sees big cuts

Norwegian growing in UK and US as Nordic markets stabilise; almost 20 new routes this summer but Oslo Torp sees big cuts

Norwegian’s network is becoming less Nordic-centric with growth in 2015 coming from the US and the UK. We reveal how the leading country markets have grown and which routes have been added and dropped in the last 12 months.


Vote for the best Cake of the Week – 19 scrummy treats from S15 Part II

Vote for the best Cake of the Week – 19 scrummy treats from S15 Part II

With nearly 4,200 votes cast, it was a close-run thing, but Tampa in the US saw off a fierce challenge from New Zealand’s Wellington Airport to win Part I of anna.aero’s legendary Cake of the Week public vote. Vote for your favourite baked treat – including this offering from Amsterdam ‒ here in the S15 […]

Vote for the best of seven Fire Truck Water Arches; S15 Launches Part II

Vote for the best of seven Fire Truck Water Arches; S15 Launches Part II

With nearly 450 votes cast, Europe’s Amsterdam saw off the Antipodean challenge from Alice Springs to secure Part I of anna.aero’s renowned ‘Arch of Triumph’ public vote. Vote for your favourite FTWA – including this offering from Sacremento ‒ here in the S15 Part II competition.

SWISS expands with four new routes

SWISS expands with four new routes

SWISS now links Geneva to Sarajevo and Skopje, as well as Zurich to Helsinki and Riga, competing with Finnair and airBaltic on two routes.


Finnair expands seasonally with three new routes

Finnair expands seasonally with three new routes

Finnair now links Helsinki to Athens, Paphos and Malta with weekly flights.

Airlink Finland flies seasonally from Savonlinna to Helsinki

Airlink Finland flies seasonally from Savonlinna to Helsinki

Airlink Finland now links Savonlinna to Helsinki with 10 weekly flights, using Budapest Aircraft Services’ E120s.

Fuerteventura shows off its winner’s certificate; first blood to Europe

Fuerteventura shows off its winner’s certificate; first blood to Europe

The first week of the 2015 ‘Arch of Triumph’ competition sees 12 entries from around the world, including two airports sending us two FTWAs each. The last weekly winners of 2014 – the firefighters from Fuerteventura – get the Airport Director to share in their glory.


Finnair touches down at Miami from Helsinki

Finnair touches down at Miami from Helsinki

Finnair now links Helsinki to Miami in Florida with twice-weekly flights using its A340-300s.

New Ryanair’s next three ‘primary’ airport bases discovered

New Ryanair’s next three ‘primary’ airport bases discovered

New Ryanair’s CCO David O’Brien tells us the world’s most prolific starter of new routes will open “at least three new bases next year.” We identify the 10-most likely opportunities among the “primary” airports the upscaling, business-focused airline now favours.

Kazan and Samara airports show-off certificates for Finnair

Kazan and Samara airports show-off certificates for Finnair

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Tallinn Airport welcomes with the traditional water arch salute Japan Airlines’ first charter service from Osaka Kansai. More news from Cancun and Kaunas airports.