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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.


Tokyo Narita FTWA win is ‘Out of this World’

Tokyo Narita FTWA win is ‘Out of this World’

Possibly the best winner’s photograph that anna.aero has received in the FTWA competition so far — Tokyo Narita’s firefighters pose proudly in all their cosmic gear along with their ‘Arch of Triumph’ winner’s certificate from last week.

easyJet, Norwegian, Ryanair, Vueling and Wizz Air’s “lonely” airports revealed; opportunities identified for future LCC growth

easyJet, Norwegian, Ryanair, Vueling and Wizz Air’s “lonely” airports revealed; opportunities identified for future LCC growth

Europe’s biggest multi-base LCCs like to link destinations to as many airports as possible, but sometimes they operate just a single year-round route to an airport. We reveal which airports they are for Europe’s five biggest pan-European LCCs.

Second 2014 victory for this week’s ‘Arch of Triumph’ winner

Second 2014 victory for this week’s ‘Arch of Triumph’ winner

Last month, this week’s winner – a major Asian airport – won its first weekly ‘Arch of Triumph’ title with this FTWA — the third lowest winning score of the year (22.8). This week it has scored over 10 more points to secure victory. But did the Japanese airport make it onto the overall leader board?


Delta’s decision to go year-round on JFK-Zurich Airport celebrated in style with New York-themed cake

Delta’s decision to go year-round on JFK-Zurich Airport celebrated in style with New York-themed cake

We see hundreds of great route-launch related cakes every year but we don’t often get invited to see how one is made and share in the celebrations. Well, this week we did, thanks to Zurich Airport and Delta Air Lines.

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.