Articles Tagged ‘MAD’

Badajoz and Kansas City airports celebrate anna.aero wins

Badajoz and Kansas City airports celebrate anna.aero wins

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, we have route news from Ryanair at the three London airports it serves and infrastructure developments in Birmingham and Dubai. Other news comes from Swedavia, as well as Beijing, Munich and Taipei Taoyuan airports.

Copenhagen-Hong Kong is Skyscanner “Unserved Route of the Week” with nearly 65,000 searches in 2015 – a route for Cathay Pacific or Norwegian?

Copenhagen-Hong Kong is Skyscanner “Unserved Route of the Week” with nearly 65,000 searches in 2015 – a route for Cathay Pacific or Norwegian?

Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has unearthed that 65,000 potential passengers per year want to fly between Copenhagen and Hong Kong – yet the city pair remains unserved. Will this be SAS’ next long-haul service – or is it more likely to be served by low cost long-haul Norwegian or Cathay Pacific Airways?

Iberia Regional begins Badajoz schedule

Iberia Regional begins Badajoz schedule

Iberia Regional offers regular services to Madrid and Barcelona from the Spanish city close to the Portuguese border.


Norwegian celebrates one million passengers in Madrid

Norwegian celebrates one million passengers in Madrid

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Norwegian celebrates its one millionth Madrid passenger while Budapest Airport holds its annual awards ceremony to recognise its partners of distinction.

30-Second Interview – Michael O’Leary, CEO, Ryanair

30-Second Interview – Michael O’Leary, CEO, Ryanair

Following the announcement of its second Romanian base at Bucharest (Timisoara being #1), Ryanair held a special press briefing on 16 February in the capital of Romania. We got to talk to the airline’s CEO – the one and only – Michael O’Leary about the ULCC’s recent developments in Romania and other key European markets.

China Eastern Airlines poised to smash 100 million annual passengers; Xi’an is biggest route from Shanghai Pudong

China Eastern Airlines poised to smash 100 million annual passengers; Xi’an is biggest route from Shanghai Pudong

China’s second largest carrier, China Eastern Airlines is likely to pass the 100 million passenger milestone in 2016 if its recent annual growth is anything to go by. Our data elves reveal the airline’s biggest routes and country markets, including Australia, from its biggest base at Shanghai Pudong.


fastjet’s GM East Africa Jimmy Kibati can’t believe his eyes with Route of Week certificate

fastjet’s GM East Africa Jimmy Kibati can’t believe his eyes with Route of Week certificate

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Aena shows off its Route of the Week award for its new Beijing Capital Airlines Hangzhou service and Budapest Airport reaches a passenger milestone with Ryanair. More news from Swedavia, Cairns Airport, All Nippon Airways, Flybe and U-FLY.

Ryanair opens Romanian base #1 at Timisoara; adding domestic flights to Bucharest

Ryanair opens Romanian base #1 at Timisoara; adding domestic flights to Bucharest

On 14 January, Ryanair confirmed plans to enter the Romanian market, both internationally and domestically, with the opening of a base at Timisoara Airport, effective 1 November. The Irish ULCC will introduce seven routes, including a domestic service to Bucharest, competing head-to-head with TAROM. Operating 35 weekly flights, Ryanair forecasts a flow of 575,000 passengers […]

Arch of Triumph 2015 winner revealed; has Sydney finally done enough to secure top spot from Birmingham?

Arch of Triumph 2015 winner revealed; has Sydney finally done enough to secure top spot from Birmingham?

Will the current leader in the 2015 Arch of Triumph competition, Birmingham Airport, be celebrating the first airport marketing award of 2016? Or has the prolific route celebrator Sydney Airport done enough to snatch victory? First of all, the Australian airport needed to beat off the rest of this week’s offerings.


Beijing Capital Airlines launches first European route

Beijing Capital Airlines launches first European route

Beijing Capital Airlines links Hangzhou and Madrid with twice-weekly flights.

Air Europa adds Asuncion to its network assets

Air Europa adds Asuncion to its network assets

Air Europa’s new Paraguay service marks the return of the direct connection between the Latin American country and Europe.

Istanbul New Airport could help generate over 200 new routes when it opens in 2018; anna.aero reveals over 150 possible new destinations

Istanbul New Airport could help generate over 200 new routes when it opens in 2018; anna.aero reveals over 150 possible new destinations

Last week’s ACI Airport Exchange marked the first big public reveal of the details of Istanbul New Airport which is set to open its first phase in 2018. The senior management of both the new airport and Turkish Airlines comprehensively turned out and gave top briefings, while anna.aero unveiled over 200 possible new routes.