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AirAsia X put Europe routes off agenda with A330neo order; drops 10 of 29 routes since 2007 launch

AirAsia X put Europe routes off agenda with A330neo order; drops 10 of 29 routes since 2007 launch

Malaysia’s long-haul, low-cost pioneer has yet to be consistently profitable, and its network churn is surprisingly high. We reveal in which years the airline launched (and dropped) most routes, and what competition it faces. Plus a look at the airline’s key operating and financial statistics since 2010.

Budapest Runway Run accommodation partners selected – choose your Grand Budapest Hotel!!!

Budapest Runway Run accommodation partners selected – choose your Grand Budapest Hotel!!!

You can stay in the hotel where Richard Burton staged Elizabeth Taylor’s lavish 40th birthday party, or splash out €45 on something ultra-low cost: Hotel partners have been announced for “bud:runway run” – the race on Runway 13R-31L at Budapest Airport in September in aid of child cancer charities.

Second 2014 FTWA win for the European capital city that welcomed Pegasus Airlines this week

Second 2014 FTWA win for the European capital city that welcomed Pegasus Airlines this week

Until this week, Cambridge was the only airport to have won more than one ‘Arch of Triumph’ award so far in 2014. However this week another European airport has joined this elite club — find out which capital city airport it is inside.


Leak of the Week – Amsterdam set to follow Porto as next easyJet base

Leak of the Week – Amsterdam set to follow Porto as next easyJet base

After a World Cup semi-final exit, the Dutch are probably hungry for some good news. Fortunately for them, good news comes in orange packages, with easyJet planning to base three aircraft in Amsterdam next summer, anna.aero can exclusively reveal.

Maastricht Aachen wins one horse race with Flybe FTWA

Maastricht Aachen wins one horse race with Flybe FTWA

From feast to famine. Having received a record-breaking 21 FTWAs last week, we are instantly brought down to earth with just a solitary effort for 23rd week of the ‘Arch of Triumph’ competition.

Vueling and Norwegian fly to more countries than Ryanair and easyJet; Wizz Air offers most per million passengers

Vueling and Norwegian fly to more countries than Ryanair and easyJet; Wizz Air offers most per million passengers

Everyone knows that Ryanair and easyJet are the biggest LCCs in Europe, but which of Europe’s big six flies to the most countries? Well our statistic-hungry data elves are cooking up the numbers in the information kitchen to provide you with some tasty analytical fare.


More new route launch fun - anna.aero spends weekend in NYC courtesy of Norwegian

More new route launch fun – anna.aero spends weekend in NYC courtesy of Norwegian

We’ve been invited on a few first flights before, but we’ve never been asked to fly the thing! (Just kidding, Ross struggles to ride his tricycle, let alone fly a plane). anna.aero’s intrepid Ross Falconer reports from the dream flight to New York JFK on the Norwegian inaugural from London Gatwick.

Calling all airports - Allgäu Airport expects to win BUD’s runway run!

Calling all airports – Allgäu Airport expects to win BUD’s runway run!

The young Bavarian airport has announced a powerful team entry for “bud:runway run” – the running race taking place on Runway 13R-31L at Budapest Airport on Saturday 6 September in aid of child cancer charities and other good causes.

First ever Heathrow FTWA for Avianca launch – but is it any good??

First ever Heathrow FTWA for Avianca launch – but is it any good??

Included in this week’s bumper offering of 21 FTWAs are five from airports welcoming TAP Portugal, plus two, four tender FTWAs. It is also includes the first ever effort from one of the world’s most significant airports – London Heathrow – which might be an airport global leader, but how will it match up in terms of providing a world-beating FTWA like that provided by last week’s winners Frankfurt Airport?


Norwegian gets going on London Gatwick to JFK, LAX and FLL

Norwegian gets going on London Gatwick to JFK, LAX and FLL

anna.aero baked a cake for the launch of all three Norwegian’s 787 operations from London Gatwick to New York JFK, Fort Lauderdale and Los Angeles.

Vueling turns 10; almost 100 new routes added in last 12 months as it battles with Ryanair in Brussels and Rome

Vueling turns 10; almost 100 new routes added in last 12 months as it battles with Ryanair in Brussels and Rome

Just weeks after Wizz Air celebrated its tenth anniversary it is now the turn of fellow LCC Vueling to reach that milestone. We take a look at the airline’s main base in Barcelona, its busiest airports this summer and look at the level of route churn. Plus we analyse the fierce competition the airline has triggered with Ryanair in Brussels and Rome.

Budapest Airport’s Runway Run recruits 25 airline teams - watch the music video devoted to Wizz Air’s entry

Budapest Airport’s Runway Run recruits 25 airline teams – watch the music video devoted to Wizz Air’s entry

As entries pile in, anna.aero has produced a groovy music video dedicated to the quest of Wizz Air CEO József Váradi to lead his airline team to the prize of “The Fastest Airline in the World in the “bud:runway run” – the running race taking place on Runway 13R-31L at Budapest Airport on Saturday 6 September in aid of child cancer charities and other good causes.