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Turkish Airlines set to consolidate in 2017 and 2018 before fleet growth resumes in 2019; still launching new routes but also dropping some

Turkish Airlines set to consolidate in 2017 and 2018 before fleet growth resumes in 2019; still launching new routes but also dropping some

After double-digit growth in each of the previous five years, Turkish Airlines grew much more slowly in 2016 and is even shrinking slightly in 2017. We look at the regional variations last year and this year. Plus we reveal which 12 destinations have been suspended and what’s new for this summer.

Atlasglobal adds two new Russian routes from its Istanbul base

Atlasglobal adds two new Russian routes from its Istanbul base

Atlasglobal adds Krasnodar and Tyumen to its network.

Danish delight in first-ever Arch of Triumph win

Danish delight in first-ever Arch of Triumph win

Denmark’s Copenhagen Airport is renowned for its slick B2B aviation marketing…yet it has taken until the fourth year of the Arch of Triumph competition to claim its first-ever win. A further 12 airports also sent us their offerings this week.


Bilbao-Athens is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week" ‒ over 110,000 searches; Vueling's next Basque boost??

Bilbao-Athens is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” ‒ over 110,000 searches; Vueling’s next Basque boost??

Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has shown that in the last 12 months over 110,000 potential travellers searched on the leading flight comparison site for flights between Bilbao and Athens ‒ but the route is unserved!? With some of the biggest carriers at either end of the city pair being domestic players-only, this is a Parthenon-sized opportunity for Vueling or […]

14 airports battle for Arch of Triumph glory in Week 17

14 airports battle for Arch of Triumph glory in Week 17

Its an intense week of FTWA competition this week, with three airports scoring high enough to secure a slot on the 2017 Arch of Triumph leader board. But only the best has made it on there…find out here who has beaten 13 other airports from around the world this week.

Onur Air zips into Zhukovsky

Onur Air zips into Zhukovsky

Onur Air starts a route from Istanbul Atatürk to Moscow’s newest airport.


Alicante elated with Arch of Triumph victory as another airport climbs to the top of the 2017 leader board

Alicante elated with Arch of Triumph victory as another airport climbs to the top of the 2017 leader board

This week Alicante has celebrated winning the Arch of Triumph competition for the FTWA that has placed it second in the overall competition for 2017. However, one week on from its victory and it has already dropped to third due to the wonder that anna.aero’s judges have been sent this week from another European airport. […]

Turkish Airlines begins flights to its tenth Russian destination

Turkish Airlines begins flights to its tenth Russian destination

Turkish Airlines begins a three times weekly link between Istanbul Atatürk and Samara. 

Barcelona-Bangkok is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week" ‒ over 1.1m searches; a tempting return for Thai or one for newcomer LEVEL?

Barcelona-Bangkok is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” ‒ over 1.1m searches; a tempting return for Thai or one for newcomer LEVEL?

After last week’s 1.4m London to Kochi potential Unserved Route of the Week, Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has unearthed another whopper, with 1.1m potential travellers searching on the leading flight comparison site for flights between Barcelona and Bangkok. With Spain lacking any direct service to Thailand, surely this is too tempting for Thai Airways to ignore before LEVEL rises […]


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?