Articles Tagged ‘MRS’

Beirut Airport continues decade-long consistent growth; MEA #1 carrier, but only posts marginal annual capacity increase

Beirut Airport continues decade-long consistent growth; MEA #1 carrier, but only posts marginal annual capacity increase

Beirut Airport has delivered enviable growth over the past 10 years, with no blips in its inexorable traffic increases. Marc Watkins investigates the Lebanese capital city airport’s most-important carriers and city pairs.

Boutique airline wins Arch of Triumph Week 16

Boutique airline wins Arch of Triumph Week 16

Does anybody know what a boutique airline is? The four anna.aero judges certainly know what a boutique fire truck water arch looks like…and there are eight of them fighting it out this week for airport marketing glory!

SWISS makes a move on Marseille

SWISS makes a move on Marseille

SWISS begins a three times weekly link between Zurich and Marseille. 


Volotea opens its fifth French base

Volotea opens its fifth French base

Volotea begins operations from Marseille and launches four routes – Nice network also sees expansion.

Ryanair adds another 35 routes to S18 launches

Ryanair adds another 35 routes to S18 launches

Ryanair takes its S18 new route tally to 64 new airport pairs – so far.

France-Spain capacity up by more than one-quarter in past four years; large hubs are top airports, Vueling is leading airline

France-Spain capacity up by more than one-quarter in past four years; large hubs are top airports, Vueling is leading airline

The available capacity between France and Spain increased by 5.2% in 2017, with the number of two-way seats passing 14.33 million. The market has now experienced healthy growth for the past four years. Nick Preston examines recent trends in this country pair, including the largest airlines, airports and routes.


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.

France-Italy market sees slowdown in 2017; Paris CDG is largest airport, Air France is leading airline

France-Italy market sees slowdown in 2017; Paris CDG is largest airport, Air France is leading airline

There were 13.07 million seats available on flights between France and Italy in 2017, down slightly from 13.10 million in 2016. In the latest of a series of features exploring country pairs in Europe, Nick Preston takes a closer look at trends in this market, including those related to the main airports, airlines and routes.

Ryanair's French Fancies; biggest potential for new bases in Paris, Marseille and Toulouse?

Ryanair’s French Fancies; biggest potential for new bases in Paris, Marseille and Toulouse?

On 17 January, Ryanair released a number of new routes for W18/19 serving the French market. At the same time it announced that it is in talks with various airports about the possibility of opening bases in the country. anna.aero has considered the ULCC’s current operations in France, alongside its recent approach to network strategy, […]


SWISS grew annual traffic by 19% between 2010 and 2017, however it is still losing home market share to easyJet despite increased capacity

SWISS grew annual traffic by 19% between 2010 and 2017, however it is still losing home market share to easyJet despite increased capacity

SWISS transported 16.9 million passengers last year, up 2.3% on 2016. Yet despite enhanced capacity, plus rising passenger numbers, the carrier is still losing market share to easyJet. We look in more detail at the Star Alliance member to see how it has developed in recent years.   

Franco-German market returns to growth after several years of decline, Lufthansa is the largest carrier but LCCs lead the charge

Franco-German market returns to growth after several years of decline, Lufthansa is the largest carrier but LCCs lead the charge

The market for air services between near neighbours and European heavyweights France and Germany is one of the most mature on the continent. Seat capacity between the two countries increased by 3% from 2016 to 2017. Franco-German network development trends are analysed here, with the fastest growing airlines and airports identified.

Bergerac-Dublin is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week" with 16,000 searches; Ryanair's sixth route from French airport for S18??

Bergerac-Dublin is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” with 16,000 searches; Ryanair’s sixth route from French airport for S18??

Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has shown that in the last year 16,000 potential travellers searched on the leading flight comparison site for flights between Bergerac and Dublin ‒ but the route is unserved!? Ryanair is both airports’ biggest operator, so will a new Dordogne route from the ULCC debut in S18? Or will Aer Lingus, CityJet […]