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airberlin’s latest network strategy admits extreme seasonality issues

airberlin’s latest network strategy admits extreme seasonality issues

airberlin’s network offers a wide-range of services for business and leisure travellers, but it has not been a profitable mix. We take a closer look at the airline’s seasonality problems, which the airline has revealed it intends to tackle in the coming months.

Washington Dulles’ Frontier Airlines FTWA takes victory in all-American “Arch of Triumph” week

Washington Dulles’ Frontier Airlines FTWA takes victory in all-American “Arch of Triumph” week

North America has secured its second win of the 2014 competition this week, with a Fire Truck Water Arch entry from Washington Dulles Airport, to celebrate the historic base launch by Frontier Airlines.

Russian airport wins Arch of Triumph for the second consecutive week

Russian airport wins Arch of Triumph for the second consecutive week

Following last week’s win of Samara (pictured), Russia secures its second Arch of Triumph winner in 2014. Therefore, the gateway to the capital of Republic of Tatarstan achieved this week’s monumental feat of airport marketing prowess, entering the ranking at position #8.


Last call for bud:runway run - register now; ACI EUROPE and SWISS latest to sign-up

Last call for bud:runway run – register now; ACI EUROPE and SWISS latest to sign-up

Time is running out to enter the “bud:runway run”. Registration closes on 25 August for the air transport charity race, which takes place on Budapest Airport’s runway on 6 September. ACI EUROPE and SWISS are the latest teams to sign-up. Think you can beat them? Register now!

Edinburgh and Aberdeen Airports have record 2013 as Glasgow airports struggle; Qatar Airways leads long-haul expansion

Edinburgh and Aberdeen Airports have record 2013 as Glasgow airports struggle; Qatar Airways leads long-haul expansion

Scotland’s airports overall are not much busier now than they were 10 years ago, but some are performing better than others. We reveal which airlines are growing (and shrinking) in Scotland this summer and list some of the key new services launched recently.

Russian airport wins ‘Arch of Triumph’ – first this year

Russian airport wins ‘Arch of Triumph’ – first this year

Russia wins its first ‘Arch of Triumph’ title in 2014, and in the process secures a spot on the overall leader board. The winning airport joins Vologograd (pictured) to become only the second Russian facility to win the prestigious airport marketing award.


Spirit Airlines’ Airbus fleet to grow by over 20 aircraft in next 18 months; potential for many new services from US airports

Spirit Airlines’ Airbus fleet to grow by over 20 aircraft in next 18 months; potential for many new services from US airports

Spirit Airlines has added domestic routes from 16 US airports in the last 12 months. With the fleet set to grow rapidly in the next 18 months we reveal the airline’s biggest bases and which handful of routes it has dropped.

TAV’s Gazipaşa Airport shows off its winner’s certificate

TAV’s Gazipaşa Airport shows off its winner’s certificate

Last week, Turkish Airlines started a twice-daily domestic connection from its Istanbul Atatürk global hub to Gazipaşa, a new route which produced a world-beating FTWA. With only one European entrant in this week’s competition, victory is perhaps destined for North America or Asia.

Join the world’s most forward-thinking, passenger-focused airlines at Future Travel Experience Global 2014

Join the world’s most forward-thinking, passenger-focused airlines at Future Travel Experience Global 2014

Next month, the world’s most innovative airlines will come together in Las Vegas at anna.aero sister initiative Future Travel Experience Global 2014, where they will reveal all about what they are doing to improve the travel experience for their passengers, and share their bold visions for the future. Will you be joining them?


Alitalia awaits deal with Etihad Airways; capacity stable but Milan Linate sees significant growth

Alitalia awaits deal with Etihad Airways; capacity stable but Milan Linate sees significant growth

As Alitalia tries to conclude its life-saving deal with Etihad Airways, we analyse how the Italian carrier’s network has changed during the last 12 months. We reveal which airports are growing (and which are shrinking) and some of the major route droppings. Plus a look at the airline’s limited long-haul network.

The Yanks are coming!!! Southwest Airlines sends ace running team to Budapest Runway Run

The Yanks are coming!!! Southwest Airlines sends ace running team to Budapest Runway Run

As Southwest Airlines’ international expansion continues this month, WNCO is sending an ace team to take part in the “bud:runway run” – the air transport charity race taking place on Runway 13R-31L at Budapest Airport in September, with the clear aim to triumph over Europe’s low cost carriers, the majors, and other airlines from the Middle East Big 3.

Thailand’s Nok Air celebrates 10 years of operations; new Q400s open up possibility of more international routes

Thailand’s Nok Air celebrates 10 years of operations; new Q400s open up possibility of more international routes

The latest LCC to celebrate its 10th anniversary in 2014 (we have already had Wizz Air and Vueling) is Thailand’s Nok Air. Operating almost exclusively domestically from Bangkok’s Don Mueang Airport the airline currently offers around one-quarter of all domestic seats in the domestic market.