Articles Tagged ‘MAD’

Tokyo Narita annual traffic up 33% since 2011; domestic traffic quadruples since turn of decade; welcomes seven new carriers

Tokyo Narita annual traffic up 33% since 2011; domestic traffic quadruples since turn of decade; welcomes seven new carriers

In 2011 Tokyo Narita handled 28 million passengers, whereas last year it welcomed 37.3 million. Within the past 12 months, the Japanese airport has welcomed seven new airlines, with an eighth, Hawaiian Airlines, soon becoming the facility’s 74th carrier. anna.aero takes a closer look at traffic development and the airport’s most popular connections.

Blue Air adds 14 airports to network; 43% increase in weekly seat capacity; first airline to launch non-capital Romanian domestic links

Blue Air adds 14 airports to network; 43% increase in weekly seat capacity; first airline to launch non-capital Romanian domestic links

anna.aero’s Assistant Editor Jonathan Ford recently went to Bucharest to meet Blue Air’s Revenue Management & Planning Director George Rizica. While there, Ford asked Rizica about what Blue Air looks for in an airport, and to find out why Wizz Air’s and Ryanair’s expansion in Romania helped push the carrier to grow more rapidly on […]

Auckland Airport struts its stuff with Arch of Triumph win

Auckland Airport struts its stuff with Arch of Triumph win

The glory of winning the weekly Arch of Triumph certificate is beyond comparison for the inhabitants of airport fire stations around the world – as displayed here by Auckland Airport’s Brown Watch. Find out which of this week’s 17 combatants will secure the global accolade.


Seventh annual Euro ANNIES – Part I; three out of four Euro 2016 semi-finalists claim top spots

Seventh annual Euro ANNIES – Part I; three out of four Euro 2016 semi-finalists claim top spots

While the whole of Europe is focussed on the Euro 2016 championship, it seemed fitting to reveal the winners of this year’s Euro ANNIES in 10 airport awards. Airports in France, Germany and Portugal all have something to celebrate before the football semi-finals, but unfortunately not in Wales.

Iberia boosts long-haul network with Shanghai Pudong

Iberia boosts long-haul network with Shanghai Pudong

Iberia goes head-to-head with China Eastern Airlines on Chinese connection.

China Eastern Airlines starts first Spanish route

China Eastern Airlines starts first Spanish route

China Eastern Airlines now offers direct flights between Shanghai and Madrid, competing with Iberia.


Air Europa connects Madrid to Colombia

Air Europa connects Madrid to Colombia

Air Europa becomes latest carrier to connect Spanish capital to Bogota – already served by Avianca and Iberia.

Shanghai - Barcelona largest unserved market between China and Europe; Paris CDG #1 connected airport; Shanghai – Amsterdam fastest growing route

Shanghai – Barcelona largest unserved market between China and Europe; Paris CDG #1 connected airport; Shanghai – Amsterdam fastest growing route

During the past 12 months, 16 previously unserved routes have opened up between Europe and China, with Baku, Manchester, Prague and London Gatwick being the latest airports to gain Chinese route status. anna.aero looks at how the market has developed in the past year, and to see which are the biggest unserved routes between the two markets.

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.


Budapest celebrates back-to-back Arch of Triumph victories

Budapest celebrates back-to-back Arch of Triumph victories

Last week Budapest Airport had back-to-back meetings at the 138th IATA Slots Conference in Hamburg, now it has back-to-back victories in the Arch of Triumph competition. Unfortunately the airport has not entered this week to go for the hat-trick. However, 13 other airports have. With mid-season approaching, the world’s airports should now have a measure […]

Billund-Madrid is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” – 46,000 searches in past year; Iberia? – or Ryanair to return??

Billund-Madrid is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” – 46,000 searches in past year; Iberia? – or Ryanair to return??

Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has unearthed that in the last year 46,000 potential travellers searched for flights between Billund, the global headquarters of Lego, and Madrid ‒ but the route is unserved. Ryanair is Billund’s biggest carrier, the third-largest at Madrid, third-biggest between Spain and Denmark, and even used to serve the route. Surely it […]

TAROM connects regional Romania to Madrid

TAROM connects regional Romania to Madrid

TAROM begins its second service to Madrid with a twice-weekly operation from Iasi – joins Bucharest connection.