Take-offs & Landings

Wizz Air's Belgrade base; Spicejet goes international; Blue1 adds European routes; Frontier expands operations in Omaha

Wizz Air’s Belgrade base; Spicejet goes international; Blue1 adds European routes; Frontier expands operations in Omaha

How is Wizz Air scheduling its new Belgrade base? How much competition will Spicejet face on its first international route? Which new aircraft type is Blue1 using for expansion? And how many routes does Frontier already operate from Nebraska’s biggest airport?

Delta ramps up Raleigh-Durham; CSA Czech Airlines prunes Prague and pulls out of UK; Ryanair's 'Best' no longer acceptable; Zagreb announces expansion plans

Delta ramps up Raleigh-Durham; CSA Czech Airlines prunes Prague and pulls out of UK; Ryanair’s ‘Best’ no longer acceptable; Zagreb announces expansion plans

Delta takes on Southwest from Raleigh-Durham, CSA Czech Airlines abandons UK market, Ryanair says farewell to Belfast and Zagreb looks at providing capacity for future growth.

Russia's Avianova adds new westernmost market; Turkish Airlines to serve third US destination, while Etihad enters new country market

Russia’s Avianova adds new westernmost market; Turkish Airlines to serve third US destination, while Etihad enters new country market

Although Avianova doesn’t plan to go abroad anytime soon, its newest announced market is embedded among EU member states. But why is there a gap in that very market? Turkish Airlines, whose CEO recently told anna.aero about its aggressive expansion plans, will add five weekly flights to a US destination. But which? And which country market is Etihad entering that Emirates and Qatar Airways already serve?


Three airlines announce Egyptian routes while Ryanair, Jet2.com, easyJet continue charge

Three airlines announce Egyptian routes while Ryanair, Jet2.com, easyJet continue charge

Our popular Take Offs & Landings feature is back: Two airlines have announced the same route between Alexandria and Abu Dhabi, but which major airline will make Cairo its first African destination? Which UK base is Ryanair not downscaling this winter? And which two European airports suddenly get a lot of attention by easyJet?

City Airline adjusts network policy; JetBlue finally gets to serve Reagan; Nas Air ramps up international routes; Wizz Air raises Luton network to 20 routes

City Airline adjusts network policy; JetBlue finally gets to serve Reagan; Nas Air ramps up international routes; Wizz Air raises Luton network to 20 routes

Sweden’s City Airline is under new ownership and tweaks its schedule while JetBlue reveals plans for Washington’s downtown airport. Nas Air is expanding across the Middle East while Wizz Air’s Luton ‘base’ gets bigger.

New routes within Ireland, to Syria and out of Budapest

New routes within Ireland, to Syria and out of Budapest

Despite the fall out from the Icelandic volcano eruption airlines continued to announce new routes during the last week. We take a closer look at announcements from flydubai, Manx2.com and Wizz Air.


Afghanistan and Iraq get new services from flydubai and Etihad; CityJet’s seasonal French routes; RwandAir gets bigger jets to grow network

Afghanistan and Iraq get new services from flydubai and Etihad; CityJet’s seasonal French routes; RwandAir gets bigger jets to grow network

This week’s focus is on the Middle East where two fast-growing carriers have decided to venture into markets many carriers have chosen to ignore. And what is CityJet attempting that even Ryanair failed to do?

flydubai and Wataniya Airways expand in Gulf; Angoulême’s London link is rebuilt; Continental drops Bristol; Swiss swaps routes at Basel

flydubai and Wataniya Airways expand in Gulf; Angoulême’s London link is rebuilt; Continental drops Bristol; Swiss swaps routes at Basel

This week’s new route headlines come from the Middle East. Flydubai and Wataniya Airways grow their networks as Qatar Airways praises its new Indian route. Continental drops a UK destinations while Swiss does a route swap in Basel.

Vueling responds to Spanair; Porter adds Moncton; two new US hub routes; Belavia increases Moscow options; Highland Airways and Viva Macau cease flying

Vueling responds to Spanair; Porter adds Moncton; two new US hub routes; Belavia increases Moscow options; Highland Airways and Viva Macau cease flying

Several interesting route announcements from Belarus, Canada, Spain and the USA, plus some analysis on two airlines that stopped flying this week. One operated Jetstream 31s, the other Boeing 767s.


Ten for Tuesday: announcements from Sun Country, Kingfisher, airBaltic, bmi, Carpatair, Jin Air, Lufthansa, Mango, Spanair, and Virgin America

Ten for Tuesday: announcements from Sun Country, Kingfisher, airBaltic, bmi, Carpatair, Jin Air, Lufthansa, Mango, Spanair, and Virgin America

Which airlines have decided to start routes identified recently by anna.aero as having potential? Who’s going transatlantic with a 737-800? Which is airBaltic’s latest ‘country of the week’  and whose second international route is to Guam?

Avianova, bmibaby, Delta, Ryanair, US Airways, Virgin Blue lead field of competitive new route announcements

Avianova, bmibaby, Delta, Ryanair, US Airways, Virgin Blue lead field of competitive new route announcements

This week’s new route annoucements included bmibaby going back to Germany, Delta entering the busiest US route, Ryanair giving Ciudad Real its first international route and US Airways heading both north and south of the border.

Emirates off to Senegal; Ryanair makes Malta 41st base; American tees off to Augusta; AnadoluJet adds two more routes from its Ankara base

Emirates off to Senegal; Ryanair makes Malta 41st base; American tees off to Augusta; AnadoluJet adds two more routes from its Ankara base

Emirates is adding Dakar in Senegal to its growing African network while Ryanair is creating its 41st base in Malta with just one aircraft. American is adding two new routes from DFW while AnadoluJet adds two from Ankara.