Articles Tagged ‘KLM’

Europe passes 100 entries in 2017 Arch of Triumph competition

Europe passes 100 entries in 2017 Arch of Triumph competition

Nine airports battle it out for this week’s Arch of Triumph trophy, including a coloured FTWA from one airport. Was it in honour of the inaugural airline or merely to the city’s football team? Also Europe passes the 100-mark in terms of the number of entries so far this year.

KLM begins flights to Gdansk, Graz and Porto

KLM begins flights to Gdansk, Graz and Porto

KLM begins daily flights from Amsterdam to the Polish, Austrian and Portuguese cities.  

Milan Malpensa witnesses Q1 2017 traffic jump 11%; 2016 traffic grew 4.7%; easyJet's largest continental base with 29% of airport capacity

Milan Malpensa witnesses Q1 2017 traffic jump 11%; 2016 traffic grew 4.7%; easyJet’s largest continental base with 29% of airport capacity

Milan Malpensa is one of Europe’s leading airports and the second largest in Italy, with it welcoming 19.3 million passengers in 2016. Last week anna.aero’s roving reporter Jonathan Ford visited the Italian airport to learn more about its impressive success, and why recent growth figures are more important than those in previous years.   


Calgary International Airport traffic doubles since 2001; Edelweiss Air and Hainan Airlines new carriers in 2016; Aeromexico coming in S17

Calgary International Airport traffic doubles since 2001; Edelweiss Air and Hainan Airlines new carriers in 2016; Aeromexico coming in S17

Canada’s fourth busiest airport handled almost 16 million passengers in 2016. Home carrier WestJet and Air Canada account for over 85% of seat capacity. We reveal the airport’s top 15 routes, seasonality profile and new routes for 2017.

Europe has +50% of 2017 Arch of Triumph weekly victories

Europe has +50% of 2017 Arch of Triumph weekly victories

Having won just once in the first eight weeks of the 2017 competition, Europe has scooped the title for the last seven weeks on the bounce. Despite these impressive stats, have the average scores so far this year been better or worse than the previous years of competition? Find out here.

KLM expands European network

KLM expands European network

KLM expands its Amsterdam offering with new flights to Cagliari, Catania and Split. 


LOT Polish Airlines, Finnair lead network expansion race among Europe’s flag carriers; British Airways adds 20 new routes in two years

LOT Polish Airlines, Finnair lead network expansion race among Europe’s flag carriers; British Airways adds 20 new routes in two years

We reveal by how much Europe’s flag carriers have expanded their networks from their main bases since 2015. Iberia, KLM and Turkish Airlines have also been busy celebrating many new routes. Plus the top 20 flag carriers by routes served from their main airports.

Cologne Bonn conquers Part I ‒ Now choose Cake of the Week Part II – Vote for the victor from 32 culinary creations from S17 launches

Cologne Bonn conquers Part I ‒ Now choose Cake of the Week Part II – Vote for the victor from 32 culinary creations from S17 launches

Narrowly beating the Ryanair cake created in Newcastle, Cologne Bonn secured the Cake of the Week Public Vote Part I for its Wizz Air route launch cake. 32 more entries have been received over the last seven days, as the world’s airports look to become the Part II victor – scrumptious!

Oslo Airport outdoes its opposition to win the Part I of Arch of Triumph Public Vote; Now it's S17 launches – Part II

Oslo Airport outdoes its opposition to win the Part I of Arch of Triumph Public Vote; Now it’s S17 launches – Part II

Nearly 600 votes were cast to determine who the world thinks performed the best FTWA to mark the start of S17 ‒ with Oslo Gardermoen’s firefighters coming out on top. Europe’s fire stations still reign supreme, as the Norwegian airport becomes the region’s tenth straight winner in the Public Votes.


Airlines starting over 460 new routes in first three weeks of S17 season; Ryanair is #1 with almost 100 as FIGUS countries lead way

Airlines starting over 460 new routes in first three weeks of S17 season; Ryanair is #1 with almost 100 as FIGUS countries lead way

The start of the (northern) summer season always sees a surge in new route launches. When compared with the same period last year the new route count is up over 40%, with over 120 airlines starting over 460 new services involving airports in over 100 countries in the first three weeks alone.

Emirates introduces A380 to North Africa, South America and Japan

Emirates introduces A380 to North Africa, South America and Japan

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Wizz Air announces new routes from Košice to Cologne Bonn and Tel Aviv, while easyJet celebrates its first flights from London Luton and Milan Malpensa to Stockholm Arlanda. More news also from Cologne Bonn and Malpensa, as well as from Brussels, Girona, London Southend, London Stansted and Sao […]

30-Second Interview – Christine Ourmieres-Widener, CEO of Flybe

30-Second Interview – Christine Ourmieres-Widener, CEO of Flybe

Last week anna.aero’s Assistant Editor Jonathan Ford travelled on Flybe’s inaugural flight between Edinburgh and London Heathrow, a launch which broke British Airways’ monopoly between the capitals of Scotland and England. While celebrating the launch he met with Christine Ourmieres-Widener, CEO of Flybe, to discover more about the new boss of the UK’s leading domestic airline.