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“We’re dreaming of a new route filled Christmas” – sings anna.aero Christmas trio

“We’re dreaming of a new route filled Christmas” – sings anna.aero Christmas trio

A little known fact about anna.aero’s Chief Analyst Ralph Anker is that he does a mean Bing Crosby impression, particularly after a few mulled wines. Also our Business Development Manager Jon Lassetter used to be an original member of 80s pop band Wham! before George Michael booted him out.

Runway 3.0 announced! Enter "the race to find the fastest airline in the world", Budapest Airport Runway 13R-31L, 5 September 2015

Runway 3.0 announced! Enter “the race to find the fastest airline in the world”, Budapest Airport Runway 13R-31L, 5 September 2015

“The Race to Find The Fastest Airline In The World” will take place on Saturday 5 September 2015 on Budapest Airport’s 13R-31L when runners from airlines, airports and enterprises across the aviation community once again compete in 10k and 5k distances for a series of anna.aero-Budapest Airport “Golden Cake Trophies.”

Munich Airport crowned 2014 ‘Arch of Triumph’ winners

Munich Airport crowned 2014 ‘Arch of Triumph’ winners

A piece of precision German FTWA engineering beats over 250 global airports to secure the second ‘Arch of Triumph’ annual title. Fuerteventura wins the last weekly competition of 2014.


Tenerife South base for Iberia Express

Tenerife South base for Iberia Express

anna.aero’s data elves have been at it again, unearthing network development nuggets of route potential to bring you all some festive cheer. Our number-crunching, spreadsheet-loving helpers have come up with their top picks for Iberia Express’ next base, due to be operational in 2015 or 2016.

Europeans prepare to hit the slopes this winter; easyJet #1 carrier for passengers heading for the Alps

Europeans prepare to hit the slopes this winter; easyJet #1 carrier for passengers heading for the Alps

Airports around the Alps are preparing for a busy period in the next few weeks. We reveal which airports will see the biggest change to their schedules and which new services will be started. Plus, which are the busiest airlines on the first Saturday in January across eight key airports.

London calling for La Compagnie; Gatwick, Stansted and Luton all vying for new transatlantic service

London calling for La Compagnie; Gatwick, Stansted and Luton all vying for new transatlantic service

Having launched with little or no fanfare in July, all-business, ‘boutique airline’ La Compagnie appears to now have London in its sights, with flights expected to start in March. anna.aero evaluates just what the airline will be up against in this ultra-competitive, but ultra-lucrative market.


Christchurch and China Airlines show off ‘Arch of Triumph’ certificate

Christchurch and China Airlines show off ‘Arch of Triumph’ certificate

Christchurch Airport proudly displays its certificate for last week’s win following the start of China Airlines services. Find out which African airport has made a last ditched attempt to swipe the 2014 ‘Arch of Triumph’ trophy.

Revealed: which US airlines flexed their flight programme most over Thanksgiving; Allegiant Air and Delta Air Lines top our charts

Revealed: which US airlines flexed their flight programme most over Thanksgiving; Allegiant Air and Delta Air Lines top our charts

Airline schedulers are getting smarter, especially in the US, when it comes to matching supply and demand. We analyse how the 13 biggest US airlines responded to Thanksgiving this year in terms of network adjustments.

AirAsia’s Tony Fernandes visits Future Travel Experience Asia – anna.aero’s sister – as FTE EUROPE is launched

AirAsia’s Tony Fernandes visits Future Travel Experience Asia – anna.aero’s sister – as FTE EUROPE is launched

Tony Fernandes, Group CEO of AirAsia, visited Future Travel Experience Asia to show off his airlines’ passenger experience technology and capabilities. The Kuala Lumpur event also marked the launch of FTE Europe which takes place with a galaxy of speakers in central London in February.


Time is running out for airports to win prestigious marketing award

Time is running out for airports to win prestigious marketing award

Just two weeks left of the 2014 ‘Arch of Triumph’ competition, will this offering challenge the leader board this week? It needs to average more than 8.725 per anna.aero judge in order to break inside the top 10.

BRUising encounter: anna.aero's detailed analysis of Ryanair v Vueling’s fight for low cost supremacy at Brussels Airport

BRUising encounter: anna.aero’s detailed analysis of Ryanair v Vueling’s fight for low cost supremacy at Brussels Airport

A year ago Ryanair appeared to declare war on Vueling in Brussels, going head-to-head with the carrier on 10 routes. We look at how things are panning out for both carriers and analyse December fare data across eight competing routes.

Orlando’s firefighters overjoyed with ‘Arch of Triumph’ win

Orlando’s firefighters overjoyed with ‘Arch of Triumph’ win

Winning at the second attempt, Orlando celebrates its first ‘Arch of Triumph’ award – and boy were they happy. They will be dining out on that win for a long time, not to mention the pay rise. Find out which global airport wins a one horse race this week with the lowest winning score ever!