Take-offs & Landings Archives » Page 4 of 14 » anna.aero
Even though Delta doesn’t operate a hub in Seattle, the airline is expanding its long-haul network at the airport, announcing further routes to Asia. Feed will be provided by Alaska Airlines in a new, deepened partnership between the two airlines. But when did Delta start its long-haul focus from Seattle? And which are Delta’s biggest routes at the airport?
Bye bye bmibaby at Belfast City, Birmingham, East Midlands; Aer Lingus, Flybe, Jet2.com and Monarch stepping in
Started in the summer of 2002, bmibaby’s passenger numbers peaked in 2007 as the carrier tried a total of six UK regional bases. Which routes was it operating this summer, what competition did it face, and which carriers have already stepped in to replace which services?
Virgin Atlantic announces London Heathrow to Manchester route from March 2013 with three daily flights
Having lost its partner airline bmi, Virgin Atlantic now announces own short haul operations as Virgin Group swaps trains for planes between London and Manchester. The airline plans to start Heathrow – Manchester flights next March using its own slots. But how has traffic developed between the two cities since 2004?
Wind Jet collapse bad news for Catania; Alitalia, easyJet, blu-express, Meridiana fly and Ryanair all set to benefit
Alitalia was supposed to ‘rescue’ Wind Jet but the deal fell through at the last minute. What competition did Wind Jet face on its busiest routes and which international markets did the airline serve? From how many Italian airports did the carrier serve various Russian destinations?
Comair set to close in September as Delta aims to reduce effect of operating costly, older regional jets
Comair (the US airline, not the South African one) will cease to exist from October. Which are its biggest bases, how many routes does it operate on behalf of parent company Delta, and which are its busiest routes in terms of weekly frequencies?
UK leisure carrier Monarch has decided to take on Jet2.com by launching a base at Leeds Bradford next summer. Which ‘sunshine’ routes will it operate and what additional competition is it likely to face from the likes of Ryanair and Thomas Cook Airlines?
Ryanair has selected Maastricht Airport in the Netherlands to be the airline’s 51st designated base starting in December with one aircraft. How has Ryanair developed its presence at the airport and how much flying did it do there last winter? And which other Ryanair base might be a little worried?
British Airways absorbing bmi network; starts new Seoul, Leeds/Bradford, Marseille and Zagreb routes from Heathrow
And so bmi British Midlands is gradually being absorbed by British Airways. Which routes have already been integrated into BA in time for this winter and which additional new routes is BA planning from Heathrow? What does this mean for BA’s Gatwick operation?
The Ryan family’s investment company Irelandia has been involved in several low-cost start-ups over the years, but it seems that doing business Latin style has a particular appeal. Having launched Mexico’s VivaAerobus in 2006, Irelandia went on to back up Colombia’s ‘New Airline’. anna.aero reports on VivaColombia’s launch.
OLT Express stirred things up in Poland at the start of the summer scheduling season and now plans for remarkable European expansion when the winter season starts at the end of October. Not one, but five separate announcements were made to keep the momentum going, and a total of 55 new routes will be launched. anna.aero examines whether there is a method in the madness.
easyJet is inching close to the 100-route mark from London Gatwick. Which four new destinations did it announce last week and which new European country market will it soon serve? Which Italian destination returns to the airline’s network and which UK airport will get its first year-round service?
Does Indonesia’s competitive aviation market need another carrier? Local private equity company Saratoga Capital and Singapore’s Tiger Airways seem to think so. But what competition will the resuscitated Mandala Airlines face on the only three routes it has announced so far?