Articles Tagged ‘KEF’

WestJet shakes things up on the transatlantic front from Halifax by announcing its first 737 MAX 8 routes – London Gatwick and Paris CDG

WestJet shakes things up on the transatlantic front from Halifax by announcing its first 737 MAX 8 routes – London Gatwick and Paris CDG

WestJet has announced that from April it will begin daily flights from Halifax to London Gatwick and Paris CDG, marking its first operations to the French capital. The news means that the carrier will be the first to link North America to mainland Europe using 737 MAX 8s. Jonathan Ford investigates further. 

Low-cost long-haul flights up by 38% for S18; Norwegian extends lead over AirAsia X; Gatwick now top airport

Low-cost long-haul flights up by 38% for S18; Norwegian extends lead over AirAsia X; Gatwick now top airport

The low-cost long-haul (LCLH) market continues to gather momentum after another year of double-digit growth. We reveal the leading airlines and airports for S18, with flights up 38% compared to the previous year, and the number of departure airports increasing by more than one third.

St. Petersburg celebrates Route of the Week accolade for the arrival of Qatar Airways, while Orlando Melbourne toasts Cake of the Week win

St. Petersburg celebrates Route of the Week accolade for the arrival of Qatar Airways, while Orlando Melbourne toasts Cake of the Week win

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Icelandair announces that it will begin a seasonal route to Kansas City starting 25 May 2018, while Allegiant Air has confirmed two new sectors from Pittsburgh for S18. More news also from Luxair at Berlin Tegel and SilkAir in Darwin.   


USB3 hubs in 2017 – American Airlines chops, Delta Air Lines stagnates, United Airlines...is doing O.K.

USB3 hubs in 2017 – American Airlines chops, Delta Air Lines stagnates, United Airlines…is doing O.K.

It has certainly being an interesting year for the USB3 – American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines – in terms of marketing and public image, passenger experience and 747 farewells, so we decided to compare the airlines’ hub growth to see which airports are the winners and losers.  

Florida's airports handled seven million more passengers in 2016 than 2015; Miami, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale and Tampa have 80% of traffic

Florida’s airports handled seven million more passengers in 2016 than 2015; Miami, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale and Tampa have 80% of traffic

Florida’s leading airports in 2016 handled over 168 million passengers, up 4.4% when compared to 2015. With the state being home to 6.4% of the US’ population, but over 20% of the nation’s flying travellers, anna.aero has taken a close look at the developments in the Sunshine State during recent years.   

London Southend Airport wins W17/18 FTWA public vote Part I; pick your Arch of Triumph from the 15 entries in Part II

London Southend Airport wins W17/18 FTWA public vote Part I; pick your Arch of Triumph from the 15 entries in Part II

Having effectively mobilised their followers on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest and Snapchat, London Southend Airport won Part I of the Arch of Triumph W17/18 vote. There are another 15 FTWAs to choose from in Part II of this bi-annual competition this week.


Icelandair initiates services to Berlin Tegel

Icelandair initiates services to Berlin Tegel

Icelandair begins a three times weekly operation between Reykjavik/Keflavik and Berlin Tegel. 

Air Greenland sees traffic grow 7.8% in 2016 to 426,000 passengers; reports strongest load factor result in over a decade with it above 67%

Air Greenland sees traffic grow 7.8% in 2016 to 426,000 passengers; reports strongest load factor result in over a decade with it above 67%

Air Greenland serves an island with a population of 56,500 people, meaning that the carrier flew approximately 7.5 passengers per head in 2016. After flying its largest number of passengers last year, and achieving one of its best recorded average annual load factors, we delve deeper to find out more about the airline.  

Montreal is Air Canada's fastest growing hub in S17; mainline and Rouge indicating double-digit growth while Express shows capacity cuts

Montreal is Air Canada’s fastest growing hub in S17; mainline and Rouge indicating double-digit growth while Express shows capacity cuts

While Air Canada has shown significant growth from Montreal during the past few years, its additional capacity has not been distributed evenly among the domestic, transborder and international sectors. anna.aero investigates where the focus of the airline’s growth has been, and highlights what routes are being launched next.  


Pardubice & Tampa proudly display Route & Cake of the Week awards

Pardubice & Tampa proudly display Route & Cake of the Week awards

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Ryanair announces that it is going to open its 87th base at Bourgas Airport, plus Qatar Airways confirms its start date for Cardiff services. More news also from Norwegian and Frontier Airlines, along with San Jose, Stockholm Arlanda and Amsterdam airports. 

WOW air inaugurates Iceland to Israel link

WOW air inaugurates Iceland to Israel link

WOW air begins a four times weekly service between Reykjavik/Keflavik and Tel Aviv. 

Melbourne Airport celebrates its first-ever Arch of Triumph win

Melbourne Airport celebrates its first-ever Arch of Triumph win

Melbourne Airport joins Sydney, Brisbane and Gold Coast to become Australia’s fourth-ever winner of the Arch of Triumph competition. Four airports from Europe battle it out for inaugural flight marketing glory this week.