Articles Tagged ‘HEL’

Norwegian reaches 10 million passenger milestone in Helsinki; serves over 30 destinations; adding Amsterdam and Pristina for S17

Norwegian reaches 10 million passenger milestone in Helsinki; serves over 30 destinations; adding Amsterdam and Pristina for S17

Norwegian started serving the Finnish capital in the summer of 2010. It has since operated scheduled flights to 36 destinations. We reveal the three route droppings and see how the airline’s share of the Helsinki market has developed.

Arch of Triumph festivities for the joyful Finns

Arch of Triumph festivities for the joyful Finns

Up until last week in over four years of competition, Helsinki Airport had never entered the Arch of Triumph – it did last week and won first time out. See if any of this week’s competitors can repeat that phenomenal feat.

First entry for this European airport secures win for the Finns

First entry for this European airport secures win for the Finns

Not only has this airport never entered the Arch of Triumph weekly battle in nearly four years of competition, but it also secured a victory at the first attempt. Suuri tavaraa!! Fingers crossed that Google translate is working properly and we haven’t just insulted the entire Finnish nation!


Qatar Airways adds another Nordic capital to its network

Qatar Airways adds another Nordic capital to its network

Qatar Airways begins flights to Helsinki, adding to its existing Scandinavian capital connections of Copenhagen, Stockholm and Oslo.

NextJet now serves Helsinki

NextJet now serves Helsinki

NextJet now links Stockholm Vasteras to Helsinki with 18 weekly flights.

Finnair’s scheduled traffic grows 65% in five years; surpasses one million monthly passengers; Iceland is next country market

Finnair’s scheduled traffic grows 65% in five years; surpasses one million monthly passengers; Iceland is next country market

During the past year, Finnair has welcomed 13 new airports to its route map. As well as this, the carrier became the first European A350 operator, and June 2016 was the first time in recent history that the airline managed the feat of carrying one million scheduled passengers in a month. anna.aero looks in further detail at traffic […]


Oslo-Shanghai is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” ‒ 80,000 annual searches; China Eastern’s next European service?

Oslo-Shanghai is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” ‒ 80,000 annual searches; China Eastern’s next European service?

Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software reveals that in the past year 80,000 potential travellers hunted the Skyscanner flight comparison site for flights between Oslo and Shanghai ‒ but the route is unserved! With existing European services from its base in China’s biggest city, but none to Scandinavia, surely this is a great route for China Eastern.

Latvia’s traffic set to leap past 5.5 million in 2016; airBaltic still #1 carrier

Latvia’s traffic set to leap past 5.5 million in 2016; airBaltic still #1 carrier

Latvia is the tasty filling in the Baltic nation sandwich, sitting as it does between its close neighbours Estonia and Lithuania. The country’s air traffic is booming this year, with an average monthly growth of 8.4% between January and May. We take a look at who is doing what, and from where.

Lyon-Helsinki is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” with 31,000 searches ‒ will Norwegian or HOP! jump on it?

Lyon-Helsinki is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” with 31,000 searches ‒ will Norwegian or HOP! jump on it?

Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software shows that in the last year 31,000 potential travellers searched for flights between Lyon and Helsinki ‒ but the route is unserved. Looking at the likely operators, it could be a legacy carrier (HOP!/Air France) or LCC (Norwegian) as the potential capacity provider.


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.

South American fiesta of FTWAs this week

South American fiesta of FTWAs this week

It’s not often that we receive an FTWA from South America, indeed prior to this week we had received just three so far this year. Yet this week we have had five – the most of any region! See if any of these entries can emulate Quito Airport back in February which won its week […]