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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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
AirAsia Group still growing at 20% but drops 11 routes; most new routes in Indonesia, Zest Air merger in the Philippines
Asia’s biggest LCC is still highly profitable, and growing quickly. But along the way even the AirAsia group of airlines has dropped a few routes in the last 12 months, and we reveal which ones. However, it is also starting more than twice as many as it is dropping.
Lugano-based regional carrier Darwin Airline has chosen Cambridge as its first base in the UK, operating four international routes from the beginning of September with Saab 2000s. We have the details and an exclusive interview with the airline’s CCO.
FlyNonstop starts flights from Kristiansand in Norway to seven destinations including London City and Berlin SXF
Kristiansand is Norway’s ninth busiest airport, and handled over one million passengers for the first time in 2012. Now it has its own local airline, FlyNonstop, which launched operations last week with a single 100-seat E190. We analyse the airline’s daily flight operations.
Emirates has been given approval to fly from Milan Malpensa to New York JFK, extending one of its three daily services to the US. anna.aero investigates the impact the MEB3 will have in this market.
If Malaysia’s AirAsia can operate a joint venture in Indonesia, then Indonesia’s Lion Air can operate a joint venture in Malaysia. Malindo Air has announced its first two routes and will operate at a service level between AirAsia and Malaysia Airlines with 737-900ERs.
Bahrain Air closes after 5 years; served 27 destinations in 15 countries; attacks govt. for protecting Gulf Air
Five years after its launch, Bahrain Air sees itself forced to close down shop. The airline, which flew to over 20 destinations in its brief history, heavily competing against Gulf Air, now blames the government for partiality.