Articles Tagged ‘PMI’
SAS to establish bases in London and Spain in order to compete with the likes of Ryanair, Norwegian and easyJet
SAS announced this week that it is planning to open new bases in London and Spain. anna.aero takes a closer look at the airline’s operations to the UK capital and Spain, and establishes what it thinks the airline is planning for its first non-Scandinavian bases.
Barcelona Airport traffic grows 26% since 2012 with it now handling 40+ million passengers a year; next battleground for low-cost long-haul
Barcelona Airport last year welcomed over 44 million passengers through its two terminals, an increase of 11% when compared to 2015. With such spectacular growth, and Norwegian and IAG preparing to battle it out in the low-cost long-haul market from the hub, we take a closer look to see why this Spanish hot-spot is getting […]
Eurowings opens its latest base in Salzburg, its second in Austria after Vienna; one stationed A320 and 10 routes served this summer
Eurowings opened its latest base in Salzburg on 12 January, initially stationing one A320 at the Austrian airport. The Lufthansa in-house LCC will initially offer 21 weekly flights from Salzburg to five destinations. A further five routes will be added for the summer season. We take a closer look at the carrier’s new operation from […]
Frankfurt Airport’s growth has slowed down of late, while others around them like Amsterdam have continued to pile-up the high monthly traffic increases. We look at the hub’s passenger figures, its biggest carriers (any guesses?), routes and country markets to understand what is happening inside Germany’s busiest airport .
Air Europa long-haul expansion drives its growth; Madrid still #1 airport and Havana its most important route
Air Europa is Spain’s fourth largest airline based on weekly seats and frequencies, but the main competitor to Iberia in terms of long-haul operations. We take a look at the SkyTeam carrier’s biggest bases and where its most important routes are, when measured by ASKs.
Vueling’s S16 route droppings revealed; 39 airport pairs no longer served with Rome Fiumicino and Barcelona seeing biggest changes
Vueling has grown its network from fewer than 100 routes to almost 400 in the space of just six years. We reveal those routes that were dropped this summer across the airline’s network of 156 airports. A total of 42 airports were involved.
Newcastle Airport traffic up 2.7% in first half of 2016; Ryanair gears up for rapid expansion; three domestic links no longer served
During the past year Ryanair has added flights to Malaga from Newcastle. It will launch a further six routes in W16/17, followed by three more in S17. However, despite Ryanair’s success, United Airlines has decided it will end its route from New York Newark. We take a closer look at United’s short-lived route, and conduct […]
Finnair’s scheduled traffic grows 65% in five years; surpasses one million monthly passengers; Iceland is next country market
During the past year, Finnair has welcomed 13 new airports to its route map. As well as this, the carrier became the first European A350 operator, and June 2016 was the first time in recent history that the airline managed the feat of carrying one million scheduled passengers in a month. anna.aero looks in further detail at traffic […]
Norwegian ASKs up almost 20% this summer; LCC’s growth is focussed on UK, Spain and transatlantic routes; Paris CDG latest airport to benefit
With plans to grow its fleet by almost 40% in the next two years we reveal how quickly Norwegian has grown in the last decade. We also rank the LCC’s biggest airports and country markets in S16 and how they compare with S15.
Leeds Bradford to gain links to four European capitals in W16/17; traffic up 26% since 2010; on track for 3.6 million passengers in 2016
Leeds Bradford for this upcoming winter season will welcome connections to the capitals of Germany, Lithuania, Poland and Slovakia, three of which will be flown by Ryanair. The airport has also welcomed two new carriers this summer. Last year the UK airport welcomed just over 3.4 million passengers, with 3.6 million expected this year.
Lisbon Airport welcomes home the champions of Europe while Melbourne celebrates Cake of the Week title
In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Ryanair announces it will serve two Eastern European capitals from Leeds Bradford, while Blue Air picks up a special award from Hermes. More news also from Vilnius, Aarhus and Batumi airports plus the 2016 Skytrax World Airline Awards.
Blue Air adds 14 airports to network; 43% increase in weekly seat capacity; first airline to launch non-capital Romanian domestic links
anna.aero’s Assistant Editor Jonathan Ford recently went to Bucharest to meet Blue Air’s Revenue Management & Planning Director George Rizica. While there, Ford asked Rizica about what Blue Air looks for in an airport, and to find out why Wizz Air’s and Ryanair’s expansion in Romania helped push the carrier to grow more rapidly on […]