Denmark will be hosting Eurovision 2014 after Emmelie de Forest won the 2013 contest in Malmö at the weekend. The influx of foreign visitors expected for the 39-country, Europe-wide song contest may well be the additional traffic boost that sees Denmark’s airports top 30 million annual passengers for the first time next year.
Jet2.com inaugurates Lanzarote base; Qatar Airways’ 787 returns to Heathrow; Ryanair hits downtown Manchester with low fares
In this week’s Network Planning Community News, anna.aero reports from the Canary Islands where Jet2.com opened its latest base. We also have news from Manchester and London.
Home to Sweden’s #4 charter airport, Norrköping was once the country’s fourth largest city too, thanks to the textile mills (now converted to trendy apartments) that forged its industrial heritage. anna.aero investigates how the city, and the airport serving it, are reinventing themselves after some tough years.
Ryanair adds 13 new routes across its network.
Montenegro sees passenger growth of 8% in 2012; Ryanair announces first flights to Podgorica will start in June
Bordered by Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Serbia, Kosovo and Albania, Montenegro has the Euro as its currency, but is not a member of the EU. Alitalia and Ryanair are both starting flights to the country this summer, as Montenegro Airlines continues to account for around 45% of traffic.
Ryanair sets up bases in Chania (Greece), Fez and Marrakech (both Morocco); adds a combined 17 routes.
Hungry airports are bending over backwards to attract airlines. But airlines including Lufthansa and Ryanair, seem to agree that airports are missing a real possibility: To cooperate with airports to build and share airport retail revenues.
Despite offering a third of the new routes which were launched last week, the second week of the Northern Hemisphere summer season still serves-up a bumper week of freshly created city pairs and cakes!
From this week’s 153 route launches, our data elves have selected eight more breathtaking cakes for our Cake of the Week Summer Seasons Part 2 public online vote. These include those from airBaltic, S7 Airlines and Tiger Airways Australia.
With nearly 3,100 votes being cast over the last six days, the world’s airline and airport network planning community has decided which cake has won the biggest Cake of the Week award for 2013.
Darwin Airport is the furthest away place to send us cake pictures this week, but many other airports decided to enhance their respective celebrations with a tasty bake.