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Budapest runway run latest: Jet2.com boss to race Wizz CEO on home Tarmac

Budapest runway run latest: Jet2.com boss to race Wizz CEO on home Tarmac

Jet2.com Managing Director, Ian Doubtfire, has become the first airline boss to sign up to the challenge to race Wizz Air CEO József Váradi in a bid to win the title of “Fastest Airline Leader in the World” in the 12km running race taking place on Budapest Airport’s Runway 13R-31L in September.

Find out which airport left the competition drenched in the public vote for S14 week two ‘Arch of Triumph’

Find out which airport left the competition drenched in the public vote for S14 week two ‘Arch of Triumph’

The second week of public voting for the ‘Arch of Triumph’ S14 week two ends in a landslide win. See which fire department blew the competition out of the water.

The lines are now closed and your vote will no longer register - you’ve missed your chance to vote for the Cake of the Week S14 Part 2

The lines are now closed and your vote will no longer register – you’ve missed your chance to vote for the Cake of the Week S14 Part 2

Over 2,300 readers have had their say and here are the results you’ve patiently been waiting for. Ryanair celebrate gold and silver for the best cakes in the Summer Scheduling Season Part 2 readers vote.


"You wouldn’t have won it if I'd entered" - still time to nominate your airport for ACI EUROPE Best Airport Awards in Frankfurt

“You wouldn’t have won it if I’d entered” – still time to nominate your airport for ACI EUROPE Best Airport Awards in Frankfurt

The ACI EUROPE Annual Congress hosted by Fraport in June is the biggest annual gathering of airport bosses in Europe. Harry Hohmeister, Lufthansa Executive Board Member and the CEO of SWISS, will deliver the keynote in a programme jammed-packed with airport CEOs.

Airports of Thailand takes four route development awards in the 4th Asian ANNIEs along with fast-growing Kunming

Airports of Thailand takes four route development awards in the 4th Asian ANNIEs along with fast-growing Kunming

More eagerly awaited by the world’s airport and airline industry than the Skytrax awards, are anna.aero’s Asian ANNIE prizes! The Asian ANNIEs are back for their fourth outing, with awards for seven airports and four airlines that have achieved notable route and traffic-related success in the Asian region over the past 12 months.

Vote for the best Cake of the Week Part 2 - entries including Alitalia Prague to Milan Linate Ringo look-alike

Vote for the best Cake of the Week Part 2 – entries including Alitalia Prague to Milan Linate Ringo look-alike

Valencia Airport won the Cake of the Week Vote S14 Part 1 for Lufthansa’s Valencia to Frankfurt cake with a convincing win over the favourite – a Malta-London Gatwick cake for British Airways. There are 24 more cakes to choose from this week including an Alitalia Prague to Milan Linate cake which bears a striking resemblance to Ringo Starr.


Find out which airport was the winner of the world’s first ever FTWA vote; S14 Week two ‘Arch of Triumph’ vote inside

Find out which airport was the winner of the world’s first ever FTWA vote; S14 Week two ‘Arch of Triumph’ vote inside

Early this year, anna.aero’s Editor Marc Watkins visited Budapest Airport and did some on-site Fire Truck Water Arch training for some of the airport’s fire crews. See inside whether his ‘Arch of Triumph’ theory was used in practice to deliver victory in the Week One S14 vote!!

Flying start for “fastest airline in the world” as easyJet, Flybe, Norwegian, Ryanair etc sign up for bud:runway run

Flying start for “fastest airline in the world” as easyJet, Flybe, Norwegian, Ryanair etc sign up for bud:runway run

This article shows dozens of airline and airport executives at Routes Europe signing up to “bud:runway run,” the 12km race which will take place on runway 13R-31L at Budapest Airport in aid of child cancer charities and other good causes organised by Budapest Airport, Nike, Wizz Air, and anna.aero.

Weren’t at Routes Europe mp? Shame. Here’s what you missed

Weren’t at Routes Europe mp? Shame. Here’s what you missed

Routes Europe was hosted by Aéroport Marseille Provence this week and anna.aero printed ‘Arrivals’ and ‘Departures’ editions of our on-site newspapers to provide an intensely detailed and highly illustrated record. You can browse them online here; don’t hesitate to contact us should you need any photos.


Airlines starting almost 500 new routes in first three weeks of S14 season; Ryanair leads way (as usual) as FIGUS countries dominate

Airlines starting almost 500 new routes in first three weeks of S14 season; Ryanair leads way (as usual) as FIGUS countries dominate

The start of the (northern) summer season always heralds a surge in new route launches. And this year is no exception, with almost 120 airlines, launching almost 500 new routes across 90 countries in the first three weeks alone.

Vote for the best of 21 Fire Truck Water Arches; Summer Season Launches Part 1

Vote for the best of 21 Fire Truck Water Arches; Summer Season Launches Part 1

The start of the S14 season sees a lot of the world’s airports going the extra mile in terms of new route marketing — and that means lots of fire truck water arches (FTWA). This week, we give you, the reader, the chance to select the best of the 21 FTWAs we have been sent.

Vote for the best Cake of the Week - 20 yummy treats from Summer 2014 Season Part 1

Vote for the best Cake of the Week – 20 yummy treats from Summer 2014 Season Part 1

The first days of the 2014 summer timetable have brought almost 500 new routes to the world and almost as many tonnes of cakes. Use your vote to select your choice of the week for S14 Season Part 1.