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Air Costa becomes India's newest airline

Air Costa becomes India’s newest airline

Air Costa has become the newest scheduled airline to operate in the Indian domestic market. With two E170s and just four routes on sale at present, the airline faces some major challenges. We take a closer look at the airline’s operational schedule and see what competition it faces.

Zagrosjet begins operations from Erbil Airport in Iraq

Zagrosjet begins operations from Erbil Airport in Iraq

Zagrosjet is a new airline that has chosen Erbil Airport in Northern Iraq as its base. With a single A321 the airline will soon be offering flights to five destinations, only one of which is not already served from the airport. We reveal the aircraft’s daily rotation plan and show which carriers it will be competing against.

Naples Airport set to become easyJet’s latest base

Naples Airport set to become easyJet’s latest base

Like buses, you wait for easyJet base for over two years, and then all of a sudden two turn up in a matter of weeks. Base #24 will be in Naples, its third in Italy, meaning the LCC will have 25-based units in the country from S14.


Ryanair finally adds Lisbon Airport to its route network

Ryanair finally adds Lisbon Airport to its route network

Not content with announcing a new 10-year deal at London Stansted, its biggest base, Ryanair has revealed plans to finally start serving Lisbon, its third airport in Portugal. We look at what indirect competition it will face on the four routes announced so far, and how seasonal its operations at Faro and Porto are.

Kuala Namu Airport, Medan’s new replacement for Polonia International Airport in Sumatra, is up and running

Kuala Namu Airport, Medan’s new replacement for Polonia International Airport in Sumatra, is up and running

Berlin, Doha, Medan – which is the odd one out? Yes, it’s Medan, as its new airport is up and running. Kuala Namu International Airport (KNO) opened for business on 25 July as the replacement for Medan’s Polonia International Airport (MES). We reveal how quickly demand has grown at the airport, and which are the leading airlines.

Comiso Airport finally welcomes Ryanair as first scheduled airline to serve Sicily's newest airport

Comiso Airport finally welcomes Ryanair as first scheduled airline to serve Sicily’s newest airport

Comiso Airport is the new kid on the block in the Sicilian airport market as Ryanair starts the first of three planned routes. If three is a crowd, what does that make four airports competing for Sicily’s air travel demand?


Inch fills Fas-sized hole at anna.aero

Inch fills Fas-sized hole at anna.aero

Like a Premier League football club, anna.aero has also been active in the summer transfer market. Magdalena Fas has returned to her home (league) in Poland, and is replaced by a product of anna.aero’s policy to bring in fresh talent from the youth team – Steve Inch (or approximately 2.5cm to our European cousins). Cue Top Gun music…

HOU's the BOSs? JetBlue's latest Boston route closes gap on New York JFK; just four routes dropped in last 12 months

HOU’s the BOSs? JetBlue’s latest Boston route closes gap on New York JFK; just four routes dropped in last 12 months

JetBlue is now in its 14th year of operation and is growing by around 6% this summer. New York JFK and Boston are the leading airports for the airline’s mixed fleet of A320s and E190s, but we take a closer look at which airports have been growing fastest in the last 12 months, and how many routes have been added, and how many dropped.

Air India Birmingham route launch party

Air India Birmingham route launch party

With four-weekly 787 services planned to commence on 1 August from Amritsar and Delhi to Birmingham, representatives from Air India and Birmingham Airport celebrated the new route in style along with business and community leaders.


Fourth airline in four years fails at London Oxford

Fourth airline in four years fails at London Oxford

anna.aero is the champion of those brave entrepreneurs which take the risk to launch new services in unproven markets. So we were quite confused when we heard that Minoan Air was cancelling its London Oxford routes despite gradually improving load factors. Read our investigation here.

Air Canada rouge launches with 14 destinations and four aircraft; only Edinburgh and Venice not already served

Air Canada rouge launches with 14 destinations and four aircraft; only Edinburgh and Venice not already served

As WestJet goes regional with Encore, to take on Air Canada in smaller, short-haul markets, Air Canada has launched a new leisure airline to take on WestJet (and others) on flights to the Caribbean, Florida and Mexico from Toronto (and Montreal). There are also some summer-only European routes. We analyse how much competition each route faces.

WestJet Encore launches with two Q400s, and Nanaimo and Fort St. John in British Columbia as new destinations

WestJet Encore launches with two Q400s, and Nanaimo and Fort St. John in British Columbia as new destinations

Canada’s WestJet has launched its regional, Q400-operating subsidiary, WestJet Encore. We reveal the rotation plans for the first two aircraft for their first few weeks of service and how the airline has created some operational flexibility.