Articles Tagged ‘MAD’

Vote for the best of 36 S16 Fire Truck Water Arches – get voting now

Vote for the best of 36 S16 Fire Truck Water Arches – get voting now

Splash the route launch cash! The world’s airport firefighters have been busy with their ceremonial hosing down of inaugural aircraft this week, to bring you our twice-yearly public vote for the Arch of Triumph. So while the hoses are drying in the station, get the crews voting to be the best of the best.

Ryanair commences 41 new routes

Ryanair commences 41 new routes

Ryanair launches 41 new routes across its network – Belfast International, Newquay and Palanga added to route map.

Iberia Express expands to Birmingham

Iberia Express expands to Birmingham

Iberia Express begins a four times weekly service to the UK city from its Madrid base.


Blue Air launches eight new routes

Blue Air launches eight new routes

Blue Air commences services on eight new routes – includes its first operations from Hamburg and Birmingham.

Ryanair makes Vilnius its second Lithuanian base; Prague and Sofia strong contenders to be next hubs

Ryanair makes Vilnius its second Lithuanian base; Prague and Sofia strong contenders to be next hubs

On 15 March Ryanair announced that from 30 October it will base two aircraft at Vilnius and open new routes to Berlin Schönefeld and Malta. The news means that Vilnius is the carrier’s #82 base. David O’Brien, CCO of Ryanair, tells anna.aero that the Lithuanian Government understands the needs of its passengers, and where the […]

Vueling and Ryanair battle for Spanish supremacy; Madrid growing fast once more as UK market set to see significant growth in S16

Vueling and Ryanair battle for Spanish supremacy; Madrid growing fast once more as UK market set to see significant growth in S16

Spanish airports are preparing for a record-breaking 2016 with passenger numbers set to top 220 million. We look at demand since 1999, the leading airlines and the leading country markets to see which carriers and regions are generating growth in Spain this summer.


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.