Articles Tagged ‘OTP’

Ryanair going after Wizz Air; four newest bases in Bucharest, Vilnius, Sofia and Prague; Poland remains biggest overlapping market

Ryanair going after Wizz Air; four newest bases in Bucharest, Vilnius, Sofia and Prague; Poland remains biggest overlapping market

Coincidence? Ryanair’s four most recent base announcements are all airports at which Wizz Air also has a base. We examine in more detail the growing competition between the two ULCCs across Central and Eastern Europe.

Vote for the best Cake of the Week - choose the best from the 41 baked beauties from the start of S16

Vote for the best Cake of the Week – choose the best from the 41 baked beauties from the start of S16

Boy oh boy! Have we got a baked bonanza for you. Due to our Easter vacation, we have the first two weeks of S16 rolled into one giant Cake of the Week public vote competition. It’s your airport’s chance for gastronomic route development glory…so mobilise your fans and followers to get voting now!!

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.

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.

Bucharest and Birmingham toast new route success

Bucharest and Birmingham toast new route success

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, including some from Routes Asia in Manila, we have got fire truck water arches, cakes and flowers, as well as horses and diggers! The truly global news round-up comes from Shannon, Nuremberg, Singapore, Hamburg, Auckland, Delhi and Budapest airports.


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.

LOT Polish Airlines celebrates winning Route of the Week title for launch of services to Tokyo Narita

LOT Polish Airlines celebrates winning Route of the Week title for launch of services to Tokyo Narita

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, easyJet celebrates its 20-year anniversary of flights to Aberdeen, while Singapore Airlines announces services to Canberra and Wellington. More news also from Wizz Air, Flybe, Alaska Airlines, TAM Airlines, Airports Authority of India, London Luton, Manchester and St. Petersburg airports.

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 […]


Blue Air brings Bucharest closer to Glasgow

Blue Air brings Bucharest closer to Glasgow

The carrier commences a twice-weekly service between the Romanian capital and Scotland’s largest city – will face competition from Wizz Air.

Dallas/Fort Worth and Cairns airports celebrate their anna.aero awards

Dallas/Fort Worth and Cairns airports celebrate their anna.aero awards

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, KLM announces that it is to increase frequency to Leeds Bradford Airport for S16, while American Airlines and Birmingham Airport hand out their own awards. More news also from Berlin, Brussels, Budapest, Hamburg and Vilnius.

Delhi shows off its winners certificate for Shandong Airlines FTWA

Delhi shows off its winners certificate for Shandong Airlines FTWA

The firefighters at Delhi Airport now have not one but two Arch of Triumph certificates on the station walls, both won in 2015 – and happy they are about it too. Find out which one of 11 global airports has won one of the last Arch of Triumph titles of 2015.