Articles Tagged ‘IST’

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?

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.