Articles Tagged ‘MAN’

Cornwall Airport Newquay is the fastest-growing airport in the UK, recording 48% traffic growth in 2016; wants European hub link

Cornwall Airport Newquay is the fastest-growing airport in the UK, recording 48% traffic growth in 2016; wants European hub link

In 2016 Cornwall Airport Newquay welcomed over 370,000 passengers, up from 250,000 in 2015. The airport last year also welcomed the return of Ryanair with routes from Frankfurt Hahn and Alicante. We take a closer look at the airline’s first year of operations from the airport since its return, and how passenger traffic is growing […]

Manchester-Mumbai is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week" ‒ over 725,000 searches; Virgin's next long-haul from Northwest UK?

Manchester-Mumbai is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” ‒ over 725,000 searches; Virgin’s next long-haul from Northwest UK?

Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software shows that in the last 12 months a staggering 725,000 potential travellers searched on the leading flight comparison site for flights between Manchester and Mumbai ‒ but the route is unserved!? Will it be Virgin Atlantic Airways or Jet Airways that jumps onto this sizeable sector.

30-Second Interview – Alex Cruz, CEO of British Airways

30-Second Interview – Alex Cruz, CEO of British Airways

Last week anna.aero’s Marta Dimitrova joined British Airways Chairman & CEO Alex Cruz on a special flight between London’s Gatwick and Heathrow airports, during which he announced a major investment in improving the customer experience. While BA has gone through major changes to its passenger services, its network has also seen several developments, about which […]


Belfast airports welcomed a record 7.81 million passengers in 2016; international traffic doubles since the turn of the Millennium

Belfast airports welcomed a record 7.81 million passengers in 2016; international traffic doubles since the turn of the Millennium

Belfast in Northern Ireland is served by two airports – City and International. Last year the two combined welcomed a record number of passengers, with it being the first year since 2002 to see traffic grow at a double-digit rate. We take a closer look at the city’s traffic growth and how it is split between […]

30-Second Interview – Christine Ourmieres-Widener, CEO of Flybe

30-Second Interview – Christine Ourmieres-Widener, CEO of Flybe

Last week anna.aero’s Assistant Editor Jonathan Ford travelled on Flybe’s inaugural flight between Edinburgh and London Heathrow, a launch which broke British Airways’ monopoly between the capitals of Scotland and England. While celebrating the launch he met with Christine Ourmieres-Widener, CEO of Flybe, to discover more about the new boss of the UK’s leading domestic airline. 

Virgin Atlantic Airways starts US duo from Manchester

Virgin Atlantic Airways starts US duo from Manchester

Virgin Atlantic Airways commences Boston and San Francisco services – London Gatwick gains Varadero.


Royal Air Maroc rhumbas into Manchester and Naples

Royal Air Maroc rhumbas into Manchester and Naples

Royal Air Maroc links Casablanca with Manchester and Naples – both served three times weekly. 

Traffic between the UK and Iceland passes one million milestone; Edinburgh and Birmingham fastest-growing routes; Belfast City next

Traffic between the UK and Iceland passes one million milestone; Edinburgh and Birmingham fastest-growing routes; Belfast City next

Last year just under 1.27 million passengers travelled between the UK and Iceland, with the leading connection being between London Gatwick and Reykjavik/Keflavik, with the route occupying 31% of all traffic between the two nations. We take a closer look at the developments in this impressive country pairing, and see what trends are being seen […]

LEVEL launches four routes from Barcelona base; will Fiumicino and Orly be next?

LEVEL launches four routes from Barcelona base; will Fiumicino and Orly be next?

Well we have been waiting for it for months, but finally IAG announced to the world LEVEL, its new low-cost long-haul airline to be based in Barcelona with two A330-200s from June. Initially serving four transatlantic routes, we take a look at capacity ‘levels’ of the competition in Spain and across Europe.


Ryanair arrives in Ukraine with Kiev and Lviv links

Ryanair arrives in Ukraine with Kiev and Lviv links

Ryanair is pushing eastward launching four new services from Kiev Boryspil and seven more from Lviv. We take a look at how the arrival of Europe’s biggest airline will shake-up the Ukrainian market and try to gauge just how scared the incumbents are.

Ryanair confirms Frankfurt expansion with 20 new routes and five 737s for W17/18, adding to existing four routes and two aircraft promised

Ryanair confirms Frankfurt expansion with 20 new routes and five 737s for W17/18, adding to existing four routes and two aircraft promised

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Ryanair confirms that for W17/18 it will begin flights from Frankfurt to Athens, Barcelona, Brindisi, Catania, Glasgow, Gran Canaria, Krakow, Lanzarote, Lisbon, London Stansted, Madrid, Milan Bergamo, Manchester, Pisa, Porto, Seville, Tenerife South, Toulouse, Valencia and Venice Treviso. More news also from Wizz Air. 

Flybe branded flights operating on more than 200 routes this summer; Cardiff, Dublin, London growing fast; new base in Germany

Flybe branded flights operating on more than 200 routes this summer; Cardiff, Dublin, London growing fast; new base in Germany

Exeter-based Flybe has multiple UK bases but none are dominant. We reveal the airline’s share of the UK domestic market (seats and flights), its top 20 airports for seats this summer and its leading routes as measured by ASKs.