Take-offs & Landings

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. 

Norwegian takes transatlantic battle up a level with Belfast, Cork, Dublin, Edinburgh and Shannon launches

Norwegian takes transatlantic battle up a level with Belfast, Cork, Dublin, Edinburgh and Shannon launches

Easy as B-C-D-E and S, Norwegian announces 10 new routes and 38 weekly transatlantic flights from Belfast, Cork, Dublin, Edinburgh and Shannon to greater New York, Boston and New England areas. We take a look at the transatlantic landscape at all of the UK and Irish airports involved as the LCC enters the market this summer.


Qatar Airways wins anna.aero's "Platinum Planet Prize" for launching the world's longest route: Doha-Auckland

Qatar Airways wins anna.aero’s “Platinum Planet Prize” for launching the world’s longest route: Doha-Auckland

As he stepped off the plane in Auckland anna.aero presented Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Office HE Mr Akbar Al Baker with the “Platinum Planet Prize” for opening the world’s longest non-stop commercial air service (14,535 kilometres according to OAG Analyser).

Eurowings opens its latest base in Salzburg, its second in Austria after Vienna; one stationed A320 and 10 routes served this summer

Eurowings opens its latest base in Salzburg, its second in Austria after Vienna; one stationed A320 and 10 routes served this summer

Eurowings opened its latest base in Salzburg on 12 January, initially stationing one A320 at the Austrian airport. The Lufthansa in-house LCC will initially offer 21 weekly flights from Salzburg to five destinations. A further five routes will be added for the summer season. We take a closer look at the carrier’s new operation from Salzburg.

anna.aero joins Blue Air to celebrate its inaugural service between Cluj-Napoca and Birmingham, its second route to the UK city

anna.aero joins Blue Air to celebrate its inaugural service between Cluj-Napoca and Birmingham, its second route to the UK city

On 16 December anna.aero joined Blue Air as it launched its new three times weekly service that will connect the second cities of Romania and the UK. This event happened during the same week in which the airline celebrated its 12th anniversary. Take a closer look to see how the events of the inaugural flight unfolded.