Articles Tagged ‘LHR’

Anker in Athens: 300+ ACI EUROPE audience learns exactly how much low costs now dominate – and what they are doing next

Anker in Athens: 300+ ACI EUROPE audience learns exactly how much low costs now dominate – and what they are doing next

We all know Europe’s LCCs have been the driving force behind traffic growth at Europe’s airports during the last decade. We reveal how their share of summer seat capacity across almost 30 major airports has evolved 2006-16.

Virgin Atlantic Airways focussing ever more on US flights; many non-US routes dropped, as well as domestic Little Red operations

Virgin Atlantic Airways focussing ever more on US flights; many non-US routes dropped, as well as domestic Little Red operations

Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Atlantic Airways is the second biggest carrier between the UK and US and with Delta Air Lines now heavily involved in the carrier more US route are planned. We look at the airline’s growth during the last 20 years and its biggest routes by ASKs this summer.

Air France still dominates at CDG and Orly, but easyJet and Vueling continue to eat into its share

Air France still dominates at CDG and Orly, but easyJet and Vueling continue to eat into its share

Air France is still clinging on to having more than 50% of seats and frequencies at its main Paris CDG hub, despite the LCC onslaught. Seven years since our data elves last looked under the hood at the SkyTeam carrier’s biggest operations, they check the oil and kick the tyres again.


UK international traffic up 9% in Q1 2016 ahead of British-Irish Airports EXPO next month

UK international traffic up 9% in Q1 2016 ahead of British-Irish Airports EXPO next month

With the bonus of a leap day and Easter you would expect international passenger numbers to be looking healthy in the first quarter of 2016. We reveal the fastest-growing UK airports, foreign country markets and foreign airports.

WestJet and Vancouver celebrate awards for London Gatwick inaugurals

WestJet and Vancouver celebrate awards for London Gatwick inaugurals

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Nashville welcomes the arrival of United Airlines’ San Francisco service, while Bordeaux celebrates Iberia Express’ Madrid route. More news also from St. Petersburg, El Paso, Rome Fiumicino, Inverness, Biarritz, Leeds Bradford, London Gatwick and Bristol airports.

Turkmenistan Airlines’ Ashgabat-Turkmenabat is #1 route; Dubai is fastest growing destination; Bangkok-Moscow most popular connection

Turkmenistan Airlines’ Ashgabat-Turkmenabat is #1 route; Dubai is fastest growing destination; Bangkok-Moscow most popular connection

Turkmenistan Airlines has in the past 12 months increased its overall seat capacity by 1.6%. anna.aero takes a closer look into the airline’s developments (or lack of) during the past year, and investigates the carrier’s most popular connections via its Ashgabat hub.


London Gatwick celebrates Cake of the Week win for British Airways’ JFK launch

London Gatwick celebrates Cake of the Week win for British Airways’ JFK launch

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Singapore Airlines launches A350 operations to Amsterdam, while Delta Air Lines resumes seasonal services between Pittsburgh and Paris CDG. More news from Rome Fiumicino, Cork, Düsseldorf, Leeds Bradford, Izmir, Madrid and Punta Gorda airports.

South American fiesta of FTWAs this week

South American fiesta of FTWAs this week

It’s not often that we receive an FTWA from South America, indeed prior to this week we had received just three so far this year. Yet this week we have had five – the most of any region! See if any of these entries can emulate Quito Airport back in February which won its week […]

British Airways shows network carrier credentials

British Airways shows network carrier credentials

British Airways launches four routes, one domestic, one European and two long-haul from two of its London bases.


WestJet helps stimulate UK-Canada seat capacity by 20% this summer; passenger numbers peaked in 2007 at 3.9 million

WestJet helps stimulate UK-Canada seat capacity by 20% this summer; passenger numbers peaked in 2007 at 3.9 million

Can the UK-Canada market be stimulated by an LCC? WestJet hopes so as it launches six new routes to the UK, contributing to a big increase in seat capacity for this summer. We look at traffic trends since 1994 and exchange rates.

Double bubble week in Arch of Triumph competition

Double bubble week in Arch of Triumph competition

We had an interior shot of one of the 15 FTWAs sent in to this week’s competition, which has all the arches from the last two weeks of route launches (because we were in Krakow last week). Find out which airport sent it and whether the all-important exterior shot was good enough to win.

Memphis and Flint airports celebrate their anna.aero award wins

Memphis and Flint airports celebrate their anna.aero award wins

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Wizz Air announces new routes from Budapest and Katowice, while British Airways inaugurates A380 services to Vancouver. More news also from Gazipaşa-Alanya, Enfidha, Munich, Doncaster Sheffield, Glasgow and Miami airports as well as from Germania and Air Canada.