Articles Tagged ‘IST’

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.

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?


Turkish Airlines adds country 120

Turkish Airlines adds country 120

Turkish Airlines starts flights to its 51st African destination – Conakry in Guinea.

Saudi Arabian Airlines still the Middle East's second largest airline; robust domestic growth to battle newcomers

Saudi Arabian Airlines still the Middle East’s second largest airline; robust domestic growth to battle newcomers

Saudi Arabian Airlines is a bit of an enigma when compared to its more media-hungry neighbours, the MEB3 – Emirates, Qatar Airways and Eithad Airways. With a vast domestic network, something that the MEB3 do not have, the Saudi national carrier is bigger than you might expect when compared to its Middle Eastern peers. We take […]

Lisbon Airport crowned 2016 Arch of Triumph champions!! Auckland adds last weekly win

Lisbon Airport crowned 2016 Arch of Triumph champions!! Auckland adds last weekly win

Having claimed the top spot way back in May, the Lisbon Airport firefighters have held on to the #1 position for seven months, even after a final roll of the dice from 2015 winners Birmingham Airport in Week 45 of competition, which saw the UK airport only do enough to take second and not the title. […]


Turkish Airlines homes in on Havana and Caracas

Turkish Airlines homes in on Havana and Caracas

Turkish Airlines begins three times weekly Istanbul Atatürk – Havana – Caracas route.

Turkish Airlines zips into Zanzibar

Turkish Airlines zips into Zanzibar

Turkish Airlines adds its 50th African destination to its network.

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.


Vote for the best Cake of the Week – choose the winner from the 16 baked beauties from the start of W16/17

Vote for the best Cake of the Week – choose the winner from the 16 baked beauties from the start of W16/17

Forget having to decide between Trump or Clinton – this is the only thing worth winning this month – anna.aero’s W16/17 Cake of the Week vote. The bi-annual competition was won by Cluj-Napoca Airport in Romania at the start of S16, but who will secure the majority of votes this time around?

Vote for the best of 12 W16/17 Fire Truck Water Arches – get voting now

Vote for the best of 12 W16/17 Fire Truck Water Arches – get voting now

For one of the 12 airports involved in this week’s Arch of Triumph public vote it will be a great start to November, because within seven days one airport will have a new certificate adorning the fire station walls, and the fire crews will be the toast of the airport. Let battle commence!!

Turkish Airlines says hello to the Seychelles

Turkish Airlines says hello to the Seychelles

Turkish Airlines links Istanbul and Mahé with thrice-weekly flights.