Articles Tagged ‘MAN’

London Southend bounces back with 25% growth in 2017; two new carriers announced; Dublin and Amsterdam are top destinations

London Southend bounces back with 25% growth in 2017; two new carriers announced; Dublin and Amsterdam are top destinations

London Southend has been rejuvenated under the stewardship of Stobart Group, and handled 1.09 million passengers last year, an impressive 25% increase on the figures of 2016. With the airport set to welcome two new carriers in 2018, Nick Preston looks at its recent network trends and upcoming route launches.

30-Second Interview – Ulrich Heppe, CEO of Fraport Bulgaria

30-Second Interview – Ulrich Heppe, CEO of Fraport Bulgaria

anna.aero’s Assistant Editor, Jonathan Ford, recently travelled to Varna to meet with Fraport Bulgaria’s CEO, Ulrich Heppe, to learn about seasonality challenges, plus how the company is trying to attract more year-round services at both Varna and Bourgas airports. Ford also managed to get a few moments to chat with Dimitar Bikov, Head of Aviation […]

easyJet introduces seven new services

easyJet introduces seven new services

easyJet adds five UK and two French routes.


Over 500 new routes scheduled to launch in first three weeks of S18; Ryanair tops table with 66, US sees most new services by country

Over 500 new routes scheduled to launch in first three weeks of S18; Ryanair tops table with 66, US sees most new services by country

After a long and in some places cold winter, the start of the northern hemisphere’s summer season is upon us. Nick Preston takes a look at the schedules for the first three weeks of S18, which reveal that 125 airlines will begin more than 500 new routes across 97 countries during this period. 

Ryanair adds 29 services in S18 new route rush

Ryanair adds 29 services in S18 new route rush

Ryanair kicks off first week of S18 with 29 new routes.

Newcastle-Venice is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week" with 90,000 searches; any of three potential carriers to take this on

Newcastle-Venice is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” with 90,000 searches; any of three potential carriers to take this on

In the last year, Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has shown that nearly 90,000 potential travellers searched on the leading flight comparison site for flights between Newcastle and Venice ‒ but the city pair is unserved!? With easyJet and Ryanair big players in the Italian city already, and dominant in the UK-Venice market, will they take this […]


Qatar Airways confirms London Gatwick return; will grow four times faster than Emirates in UK this year, although capacity still way behind

Qatar Airways confirms London Gatwick return; will grow four times faster than Emirates in UK this year, although capacity still way behind

Qatar Airways has announced that it will return to London Gatwick in S18 with a twice-daily service, adding to its already confirmed Cardiff route. With the airline now present at six UK airports, Jonathan Ford looks at the carrier’s past developments from the UK and reveals the likely top connecting destinations for Gatwick passengers.

UK-Germany market enjoys six straight years of growth; flag carriers lead the way, London Heathrow is top airport

UK-Germany market enjoys six straight years of growth; flag carriers lead the way, London Heathrow is top airport

There were 19.36 million two-way seats available between the UK and Germany in 2017, a 3.4% increase on the previous year. The market has now experienced six consecutive years of capacity increases. Nick Preston examines the largest airlines, airports and routes operating in this European country pair.

anna.aero is rewarded by CONNECT in Tbilisi

anna.aero is rewarded by CONNECT in Tbilisi

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Primera Air promotes its new low-cost long-haul services from Birmingham to local business leaders, while Tampa Airport celebrates the start of Air Transat flights to Canada. More news also from Wizz Air in Dortmund, plus Manchester Airport.  


Pakistan International Airlines capacity stable in 2017; Karachi is leading hub, Saudi Arabia tops international markets

Pakistan International Airlines capacity stable in 2017; Karachi is leading hub, Saudi Arabia tops international markets

Pakistan International Airlines provided more than 7.8 million two-way seats across its network in 2017, a marginal 0.2% increase when compared to the previous year. Nick Preston looks at the airline’s network developments over the past 10 years, during which time large cuts were followed by strong growth.

Alicante smashes 13m passenger milestone; Ryanair is #1 carrier

Alicante smashes 13m passenger milestone; Ryanair is #1 carrier

Alicante is Spain’s fifth largest airport, but there are times of the year when it drops down to seventh busiest, falling behind Gran Canaria and Tenerife South. Marc Watkins takes a peek at the airport’s recent passenger figures, its traffic profile, as well as its biggest carriers and routes.

Flybe celebrates sixth anniversary of Manchester hub

Flybe celebrates sixth anniversary of Manchester hub

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Flybe celebrates the sixth anniversary of its Manchester hub, United Airlines adds a connection to Hamburg’s Miniatur Wunderland, Air Belgium selects Brussels Charleroi as its home base, London Luton breaks the one million passenger mark for 12th consecutive month and four-year-old Dwayne Franke is treated to a special flight […]