Articles Tagged ‘LGW’

30-Second Interview – Simonas Bartkus, Head of Marketing Department, Small Planet Airlines

30-Second Interview – Simonas Bartkus, Head of Marketing Department, Small Planet Airlines

Following a 37% increase in revenues in the first half of 2015, Small Planet Airlines (the fastest-growing leisure airline in Europe) held a special press briefing last week at its headquarters in Vilnius. We got to talk to the airline’s Head of Marketing Department, Simonas Bartkus about Small Planet’s current operations and future plans.

British Airways starts Sharm El Sheikh service

British Airways starts Sharm El Sheikh service

British Airways enters the Egyptian market from London Gatwick, with its first route to the North African country from the UK airport.

Iberia Express grows by 8.4% from Madrid since last year; route count doubles since operations commenced

Iberia Express grows by 8.4% from Madrid since last year; route count doubles since operations commenced

Since commencing operations four years ago, Iberia Express has gone from a low of 16 destinations being served in its first year of operations in 2012, to a grand total of 31 routes being served from Madrid this summer, with some routes making a reappearance since being dropped after the first season. anna.aero takes a […]


Thomson Airways planning over 20 new routes for S16; growing 787 fleet serving new long-haul markets; Croatia growing, Tunisia on hold

Thomson Airways planning over 20 new routes for S16; growing 787 fleet serving new long-haul markets; Croatia growing, Tunisia on hold

The UK’s third biggest airline carried over 10 million passengers in 2014. We look at the airline’s evolution and which are its busiest bases and most popular destinations. Plus a look at what’s coming in 2016.

American Airlines overtakes Delta Air Lines and United Airlines to become #1 at Los Angeles

American Airlines overtakes Delta Air Lines and United Airlines to become #1 at Los Angeles

The merger of American Airlines and US Airways has resulted in the ‘new’ American becoming the number one carrier out of Los Angeles, with the number one carrier in S14, United Airlines, slipping to third. anna.aero investigates to see which airlines are growing the most from the Californian hub, and which markets are becoming more popular.

Ryanair becomes Poland’s #1 carrier; UK biggest market

Ryanair becomes Poland’s #1 carrier; UK biggest market

Ryanair’s capacity growth of 19% over the past 12 months has resulted in the ULCC becoming the nation’s largest airline. In S15, Poland’s overall seat capacity is up 11% compared to S14, with Iceland recording the largest increase of 58%, while Egypt recorded a decline of -199%. anna.aero looks further into the capacity distribution of […]


London Gatwick Airport backs anna.aero in Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100

London Gatwick Airport backs anna.aero in Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100

anna.aero competed in the 100-mile Prudential RideLondon-Surrey cycle race, with the generous backing of Your London Airport, Gatwick, raising money to help disabled children to go on holiday.

Passenger growth slows in Lithuania; Ryanair still #1 carrier

Passenger growth slows in Lithuania; Ryanair still #1 carrier

In 2014, over 3.8 million passengers passed through the three commercial airports of Lithuania, a record for the country, yet it also witnessed one of the slowest growth rates of recent years. anna.aero investigates why growth has slowed down in Lithuania, and looks to see how the airline network has changed over the past 12 […]

Copenhagen loses Ryanair base, however the ULCC will be the third largest airline this winter; Emirates upgrades to A380

Copenhagen loses Ryanair base, however the ULCC will be the third largest airline this winter; Emirates upgrades to A380

Ryanair recently announced that due to a fallout with Danish unions, it would move its one based 737-800 from Copenhagen to Kaunas. However even with the base closure, the ULCC will still be one of the airport’s largest airlines this winter, despite only starting operations from the facility in March. anna.aero looks into the planned […]


Norwegian’s first year of UK-US services analysed; over 200,000 passengers carried with average load factors of around 93%

Norwegian’s first year of UK-US services analysed; over 200,000 passengers carried with average load factors of around 93%

Norwegian’s long-haul, low-cost business model with 787-8s has been operating from London Gatwick to the US since last July. We reveal monthly passenger numbers and load factors by route and fares between now and the end of the year.

Ryanair to launch Amsterdam base; London, Paris, Barcelona and Frankfurt likely new route targets

Ryanair to launch Amsterdam base; London, Paris, Barcelona and Frankfurt likely new route targets

Ryanair has been awarded a batch of slots at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol as the ULCC continues to move away from using secondary airports. If you had been reading anna.aero last October you would know that already. Now we tell you where the airline is going to fly and against who.

Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden celebrates ‘Route of the Week’ while Malta accepts its ‘Cake of the Week’ award

Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden celebrates ‘Route of the Week’ while Malta accepts its ‘Cake of the Week’ award

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Ryanair celebrates turning 30, while Air Canada and Norwegian announce new 787 routes for 2016. More news also from Eastern Airways, Newcastle and Stuttgart airports.