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London Heathrow falls further behind its European rivals this winter as Amsterdam, Frankfurt and Paris all report growing networks

London Heathrow falls further behind its European rivals this winter as Amsterdam, Frankfurt and Paris all report growing networks

Europe’s four busiest airports are all growing this summer but only one is not seeing an increase in destinations served this winter. While other airports now connect to over 200 destinations, runway-constrained London Heathrow is stuck around the 160 mark.

ACI Airport Exchange - hear from the CEO of Eurostar (destroyer of the world’s busiest air route) and loads of developing airports

ACI Airport Exchange – hear from the CEO of Eurostar (destroyer of the world’s busiest air route) and loads of developing airports

ACI Airport Exchange includes a whole load of briefings on new airports currently being built-up (Istanbul, Moscow, Chicago) including keynote presentations by ADPI – the just-announced winner of the design competition for Beijing’s New Daxing Airports new Terminal 1.

Brussels boasts about ‘Arch of Triumph’ win; US newcomer wins this week’s one-horse race

Brussels boasts about ‘Arch of Triumph’ win; US newcomer wins this week’s one-horse race

Having entered the 2014 competition more than any other airport in the world, Brussels Airport was finally rewarded last week with its first ‘Arch of Triumph’ certificate. This week, a newcomer to the competition, gets lucky and wins a one-horse race with its first ever entry.


Aer Lingus (“The Fastest Airline in the World”) wins WARR

Aer Lingus (“The Fastest Airline in the World”) wins WARR

Aer Lingus, “The Fastest Airline in the World” in the bud:runway run has raced to another industry sporting victory in the 33rd World Airline Road Race (WARR) which Aer Lingus also hosted in Dublin 1-5 October.

New Ryanair’s next three ‘primary’ airport bases discovered

New Ryanair’s next three ‘primary’ airport bases discovered

New Ryanair’s CCO David O’Brien tells us the world’s most prolific starter of new routes will open “at least three new bases next year.” We identify the 10-most likely opportunities among the “primary” airports the upscaling, business-focused airline now favours.

Stockholm Bromma firefighters display winner’s certificate; seven airports battle it out for Week 34 honours

Stockholm Bromma firefighters display winner’s certificate; seven airports battle it out for Week 34 honours

After seven attempts, the world’s most prolific provider of Fire Truck Water Arches has finally secured its first ever ‘Arch of Triumph’ certificate for the fire station walls. Find out here who will be cracking open some of its world famous beers in celebration.


Tiger’s Taiwanese venture starts with Singapore; Bangkok, Da Nang and Chiang Mai up next

Tiger’s Taiwanese venture starts with Singapore; Bangkok, Da Nang and Chiang Mai up next

This week has seen the start of Tigerair Taiwan, Tiger Airways’ latest subsidiary, with the introduction of daily flights from Taipei to Singapore. While three new services are planned for late-October, anna.aero reveals which ‘low-hanging fruit’ routes might be next on the fledgling LCC’s network agenda.

Sydney receives its first ‘Arch of Triumph’ award at World Routes in Chicago

Sydney receives its first ‘Arch of Triumph’ award at World Routes in Chicago

All seven of the FTWAs which have been submitted this week have come from new entrants to the ‘Arch of Triumph’ competition. Will one of these ‘newbies’ mount a serious challenge to the industry marketing heavyweights which currently boss this competition? Find out here if they step-up or buckle under the pressure…a bit like American golfers at the Ryder Cup.

Do you need any photos from the fabulous anna.aero World Routes Chicago Dailies?

Do you need any photos from the fabulous anna.aero World Routes Chicago Dailies?

Find out all the show news from anna.aero’s Chicago Dailies produced on site at the 20th World Route Development Forum, including who won the 2014 Marketing Awards.


World Low Cost Airlines Congress: Norwegian’s restricted access; Ryanair’s focus on Cyprus; transavia.com Europe challenges Ryanair, Wizz Air and easyJet

World Low Cost Airlines Congress: Norwegian’s restricted access; Ryanair’s focus on Cyprus; transavia.com Europe challenges Ryanair, Wizz Air and easyJet

anna.aero attended the 11th annual WLCAC held in London between 16 and 17 September, giving Vlad Cristescu a chance to catch-up with a mixture of senior airline and airport representatives on the first day, including WOW air’s CEO, Skúli Mogensen.

London Gatwick’s firefighters display first ‘Arch of Triumph’ award

London Gatwick’s firefighters display first ‘Arch of Triumph’ award

It’s been a long time coming, but anna.aero’s ‘home airport’ of London Gatwick has finally won its first ever ‘Arch of Triumph’ weekly certificate. This week, four global airports, including another London airport, slug it out for the honours.

Aer Lingus wins Budapest Airport Runway Run and is “The Fastest Airline in the World”

Aer Lingus wins Budapest Airport Runway Run and is “The Fastest Airline in the World”

Aer Lingus raced down Budapest Airport’s runway to take the title of “Fastest Airline in the World” beating other airlines, airports, and aviation enterprises from all over the world in the air transport industry’s annual charity race, “bud:runway run” organised by Budapest Airport, Nike, Wizz Air, and anna.aero.