Articles Tagged ‘VAR’

Wizz Air welds Vienna to its network

Wizz Air welds Vienna to its network

Wizz Air begins Austrian operations with routes to the capital from Gdansk, Tuzla and Varna. 

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's biggest base London Gatwick analysed; AMS #1 route and Spain remains biggest market

easyJet’s biggest base London Gatwick analysed; AMS #1 route and Spain remains biggest market

With nearly 230,000 seats during its peak weeks, London Gatwick is easyJet’s biggest base – more than double the size of the LCC’s next largest hubs at Milan Malpensa, London Luton and Geneva. Marc Watkins gets under the skin of this +100-destination operation to reveal the bones of its recent growth, its typical daily flight […]


Ryanair launches 83 new routes for W17/18 season

Ryanair launches 83 new routes for W17/18 season

Ryanair commences services on 83 new routes in two days across 29 and 30 October.

Varna Airport H1 2017 traffic up 15%; Wizz Air opens base with six new routes; prepares to welcome Ryanair in W17/18 with Belgian link

Varna Airport H1 2017 traffic up 15%; Wizz Air opens base with six new routes; prepares to welcome Ryanair in W17/18 with Belgian link

Varna Airport has had a very successful year, with the airport in 2016 seeing 1.69 million passengers, the highest traffic result it has recorded this decade. Along with this milestone, the airport has seen the arrival of easyJet, plus expansion from the likes of Wizz Air and Norwegian, with Ryanair coming soon.  

Varna Airport soaks up the sun celebrating Route of the Week victory, while Granada is crowned Cake of the Week champion

Varna Airport soaks up the sun celebrating Route of the Week victory, while Granada is crowned Cake of the Week champion

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, along with Varna and Granada celebrating their award wins, London Stansted toasts passing the 25 million annual passenger barrier for the first time, while Bordeaux welcomed Air France’s new Danish capital connection. 


It's the battle of Europe in Week 27 of the 2017 Arch of Triumph competition

It’s the battle of Europe in Week 27 of the 2017 Arch of Triumph competition

Last week it was the turn of the Arch of Triumph’s reigning champions, Lisbon, to claim their second victory of the 2017 competition, with the Portuguese capital now appearing twice in the top 10 leader board. But, has one of the four entrants this week done enough to make it onto the prestigious listing of […]

Despite issues of Brexit, London Luton and Manchester see biggest increase in seats by easyJet in S17; four new airports added

Despite issues of Brexit, London Luton and Manchester see biggest increase in seats by easyJet in S17; four new airports added

In S17 easyJet’s top two airports for seat growth are both, maybe surprisingly, in the UK. Vienna, the location of the carrier’s new EU operation, is only placed 60th when it comes to net seat gains this summer. We take a closer look to see where and how Europe’s #2 LCC is growing. 

Wizz Air opens Varna base

Wizz Air opens Varna base

Wizz Air opens six new routes and bases one A320 in the Black Sea city – eight routes served in total.  


easyJet debuts a dozen new routes

easyJet debuts a dozen new routes

easyJet adds new services from bases in France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland and UK.

Norwegian commences low-cost long-haul between Ireland and the US

Norwegian commences low-cost long-haul between Ireland and the US

Norwegian now links Belfast International, Cork, Dublin and Shannon to the US – Bergen also connected.

Norwegian expands its Finnish and Danish networks

Norwegian expands its Finnish and Danish networks

Norwegian links Helsinki to Pristina and connects Copenhagen to Preveza and Varna.