Top Story

New airport facilities that airlines and passengers will love – all you need to know about New Istanbul Airport, Hamad International Airport in Qatar and klia2

New airport facilities that airlines and passengers will love – all you need to know about New Istanbul Airport, Hamad International Airport in Qatar and klia2

Building new airports and terminals that make the airlines and passengers happy is easier said than done. But at anna.aero sister event, FTE Asia 2014, the man responsible for delivering the New Istanbul Airport mega hub will reveal how he plans to achieve this and what we can expect from the world’s largest terminal under one roof.

Biggest and fastest-growing international country pair markets in W14 revealed; Algeria, Greece and Poland see impressive domestic growth

Biggest and fastest-growing international country pair markets in W14 revealed; Algeria, Greece and Poland see impressive domestic growth

While many country pair markets are regulated by strict bilateral agreements, there are plenty of deregulated markets where growth can happen quickly We reveal where they are and analyse the biggest and fastest-growing domestic markets as well.

Not at Slots in Prague? Find out all the event news

Not at Slots in Prague? Find out all the event news

Find out all the show news from anna.aero’s Prague Dailies produced on site at IATA’s 135th Slot Conference, including all the pictures from the Welcome Reception.


Canary Islands' celebrations for last week’s Arch of Triumph champions

Canary Islands’ celebrations for last week’s Arch of Triumph champions

The airports of the Canary Islands have dominated this competition over the last three weeks, with Las Palmas (LPA) and La Palma (SPC) winning the two W14/15 public votes, now being joined by Lanzarote (ACE) last week. Maybe these guys should be doing FTWA courses for the rest of the world’s airports.

Over 2,000 votes cast in W14/15 Cake of the Week competition Part II

Over 2,000 votes cast in W14/15 Cake of the Week competition Part II

Tampa’s gob-smackingly gorgeous cake sees off intense competition from Katowice and Bremen in a tight three-airport battle for Cake of the Week honours in the second readers’ vote marking the start of the W14/15 operational season.

Bid for a Wizz Air return flight and raise cash in memory of network planner Michael Grundy

Bid for a Wizz Air return flight and raise cash in memory of network planner Michael Grundy

Wizz Air network planner Michael Grundy (25) died participating in the Budapest Half Marathon in 2013. Since then, Wizz Air has also adopted the race and has just donated a flight voucher which you can bid for on eBay to raise money in Michael’s name.


Results of the W14/15 Part II FTWA vote

Results of the W14/15 Part II FTWA vote

The second of the reader votes for the start of the W14/15 season delivers another crushing victory for a Canary Islands airport, following last week’s win by Gran Canaria. Back to normality now, as anna.aero’s expert judges look over this week’s offerings.

Turkish Airlines, American Airlines and Southwest Airlines help drive network expansion in Istanbul and Dallas

Turkish Airlines, American Airlines and Southwest Airlines help drive network expansion in Istanbul and Dallas

We reveal which airports in Asia, Europe and North America have seen the biggest net gain in destinations served non-stop this winter compared with a year ago.

Reykjavik/Keflavik wins Cake of the Week W14/15 Part I; Vote for the best cake – Part II

Reykjavik/Keflavik wins Cake of the Week W14/15 Part I; Vote for the best cake – Part II

Reykjavik/Keflavik Airport won the Cake of the Week Vote W14/15 Part I for easyJet’s new service from Geneva, with a close win over the effort baked for easyJet’s London Gatwick to the Icelandic gateway. There are 17 more cakes to choose from this week.


Gran Canaria secures Arch of Triumph W14/15 Part I win; Vote for the best arch – Part II

Gran Canaria secures Arch of Triumph W14/15 Part I win; Vote for the best arch – Part II

While Gran Canaria Airport has won Fire Truck Water Arch W14/15 Part I for the arrival of Lufthansa from Munich, with a convincing win over Riga’s masterpiece for Brussels Airlines from the European capital; this week has brought a total of eight more FTWAs to be evaluated by anna.aero readers. Keep voting!

CEOs of AirAsia and AirAsia X lead FTE Asia 2014 speaker line-up – both to reveal plans to enhance passenger experiences in KL next month

CEOs of AirAsia and AirAsia X lead FTE Asia 2014 speaker line-up – both to reveal plans to enhance passenger experiences in KL next month

We know your true passion is airline network planning, but we’re sure you’ll also be interested in FTE Asia 2014, which is all about improving the end-to-end passenger experience, and includes senior speakers from the likes of AirAsia, AirAsia X, Malaysia Airlines, Qatar Airways, KLM, Air New Zealand, Oman Air and Peach Aviation.

Vote for the best of 10 Fire Truck Water Arches; Winter Season Launches Part 1

Vote for the best of 10 Fire Truck Water Arches; Winter Season Launches Part 1

The start of the W14/15 season sees a lot of the world’s airports pulling out all the stops in terms of new route marketing ‒ and that means lots of fire truck water arches (FTWAs). This week, we give you, the reader, the chance to select the best of the 10 FTWAs we have been sent.