Take-offs & Landings

Norwegian begins flights between London Gatwick and Singapore – anna.aero joins carrier to celebrate its first Asian route from the UK

Norwegian begins flights between London Gatwick and Singapore – anna.aero joins carrier to celebrate its first Asian route from the UK

On 28 September Norwegian began its four times weekly service between London Gatwick and Singapore, opening up its UK capital hub to the Asian market for the first time. anna.aero joins the carrier in its celebrations and even bakes the route launch cake at the Gatwick end of the route.  

Cathay Pacific Airways announces Brussels, Copenhagen and Dublin; Geneva, Birmingham and Lisbon now top unserved European markets

Cathay Pacific Airways announces Brussels, Copenhagen and Dublin; Geneva, Birmingham and Lisbon now top unserved European markets

Cathay Pacific Airways has announced that from S18 it will start serving Brussels, Copenhagen and Dublin from Hong Kong. Now that these European capital cities have been announced, it means that Geneva, Birmingham and Lisbon have become the top unserved destinations in Europe from Hong Kong.  

Etihad Airways confirms it is ending service to San Francisco; route averaged 79% load factor in 2016; Qatar Airways' entry the final straw?

Etihad Airways confirms it is ending service to San Francisco; route averaged 79% load factor in 2016; Qatar Airways’ entry the final straw?

Etihad Airways has recently confirmed that it is ending its service to San Francisco after three years of operation. We take a look behind the numbers and analyse the factors that have resulted in the MEB3 carrier’s decision to withdraw from the city.


Qatar Airways launches flights between Doha and Skopje – anna.aero joins the airline and TAV Macedonia for the inaugural service

Qatar Airways launches flights between Doha and Skopje – anna.aero joins the airline and TAV Macedonia for the inaugural service

On 17 July oneworld member Qatar Airways launched flights between Doha and Skopje, the carrier’s first link to Macedonia and its 11th in Eastern Europe. Take a closer look to see how the Macedonian capital welcomed its first MEB3 carrier. 

Budapest Airport celebrates historical milestone with US route announcement; LOT Polish Airlines to begin New York and Chicago

Budapest Airport celebrates historical milestone with US route announcement; LOT Polish Airlines to begin New York and Chicago

On 7 July anna.aero joined Budapest Airport as it celebrated the news that it will soon have direct flights to the US once again, with LOT Polish Airlines confirming it will start direct flights from the city to New York JFK and Chicago O’Hare. Take a closer look to see how the Hungarian gateway celebrated this historical announcement. 

Cork Airport becomes Europe's newest transatlantic gateway – anna.aero joins the celebrations as Norwegian's US service takes off

Cork Airport becomes Europe’s newest transatlantic gateway – anna.aero joins the celebrations as Norwegian’s US service takes off

1 July was a historic day for Cork Airport as it celebrated the start of Norwegian’s new year-round service to Providence, Rhode Island, the Irish airport’s first-ever scheduled transatlantic connection. Take a closer look at the celebrations that took place on the day of this pioneering route launch. 


Bristol Airport celebrates the return of British Airways and four new European routes – anna.aero joins in on the celebrations

Bristol Airport celebrates the return of British Airways and four new European routes – anna.aero joins in on the celebrations

On 20 May British Airways returned to Bristol Airport after a 10-year absence with four new routes from Florence, Ibiza, Malaga and Palma de Mallorca. Take a closer look to see how the UK airport celebrated the return of the nation’s flag carrier.

anna.aero joins Nuremberg Airport and bmi regional as both celebrate the start of the carrier's new connection from Birmingham

anna.aero joins Nuremberg Airport and bmi regional as both celebrate the start of the carrier’s new connection from Birmingham

On 11 May, anna.aero flew with bmi regional to Nuremberg to celebrate the start of the airline’s new six times weekly service from Birmingham, the carrier’s newest base. Take a closer look at the events of the flight celebration. 

anna.aero helps Oakland Airport celebrate the arrival of British Airways

anna.aero helps Oakland Airport celebrate the arrival of British Airways

Oakland Airport welcomed its first European flag carrier on 28 March when British Airways began a four times weekly service from London Gatwick. anna.aero’s Chief Analyst Ralph Anker was on board the inaugural service and reports on the flight and celebrations that took place in Oakland.


anna.aero joins Flybe as it begins services to London Heathrow

anna.aero joins Flybe as it begins services to London Heathrow

On 27 March Flybe celebrated the start of flights to London Heathrow from Aberdeen and Edinburgh, taking up slots that were made available after the demise of Virgin Atlantic Airways’ Little Red operations that ended nearly two years ago. Take a closer look to see how the day’s events unfolded. 

Ryanair arrives in Ukraine with Kiev and Lviv links

Ryanair arrives in Ukraine with Kiev and Lviv links

Ryanair is pushing eastward launching four new services from Kiev Boryspil and seven more from Lviv. We take a look at how the arrival of Europe’s biggest airline will shake-up the Ukrainian market and try to gauge just how scared the incumbents are.

SalamAir breaks the 'Omani code' and becomes the Middle Eastern nation's first LCC; adds Salalah and Dubai first with Jeddah to follow

SalamAir breaks the ‘Omani code’ and becomes the Middle Eastern nation’s first LCC; adds Salalah and Dubai first with Jeddah to follow

SalamAir is Oman’s first LCC, and it began operations at the end of January with a three times daily connection between its Muscat hub and Salalah on the East Coast of Oman. This week it launched its second destination – Dubai – while Jeddah is speculated to be the carrier’s third. We take a closer look into the Middle East’s latest airline.