This November, easyJet, Europe’s third biggest airline in terms of passenger numbers, marks 18 years of operations. From inauspicious beginnings, it has become a major force in European air travel, and is arguably one of only two truly pan-European airlines. We take a closer look at the airline’s development and the evolution of its leading country markets.
19,822 vote in Cake of the Week as anna.aero readership surges past monthly 90,000; Southwest Airlines Tampa to Memphis wins!!!
A massive 7,708 voted for Southwest Airlines’ Tampa to Memphis Elvis cake in the anna.aero Cake of the Week contest (Online Vote 2013/14 Winter Season Part II).
When it began at London Luton all those years ago, did those low-cost pioneers at easyJet comprehend that they would still be flying 18 years later and be one of Europe’s biggest airlines? anna.aero and airport friends pass on their best wishes to the big orange LCC which celebrated its birthday this month.
Munich Airport wins “Arch of Triumph” with ‘Condor moment’; Tenerife Norte Airport in championship pole
Munich Airport beat five other airports to triumph with the best Fire Truck Water Arch (FTWA) for a route launch this week with a score of 32 out of a possible 40.
easyJet growing fastest in UK, Switzerland and Italy; Luxembourg, Norway, Romania and Russia are newest country markets
easyJet’s capacity growth this summer is around the 2% mark, but that hasn’t stopped it adding four new countries to its network. We reveal which country markets are growing (and shrinking), and which airports have seen the biggest increase in flights this summer. We also show which routes are being “dropped” this winter.
Leak of the Week: anna.aero can exclusively reveal that Biman Bangladesh Airlines is looking to start Dhaka-Birmingham-New York JFK services from next April, adding to the UK regional airport’s recent long-haul successes with Air India and airblue.
After last week’s record 4,000+ votes this week we’ve had a massive 24 amazing cakes submitted for the Winter Season 2013/14 – Part 2 online vote.
Tenerife Norte wins anna.aero “Arch of Triumph” as Al Maktoum International – Dubai World Central makes prize presentation
Tenerife Norte snatched this week’s prize Arch of Triumph prize for the best Fire Truck Water Arch (FTWA) with a record 15 entries from all over the world.
WestJet and Miami Airport make history becoming the reader’s choice in the first 2013/14 winter season public vote.
The legendary Boeing 747 may have been trumped as the world’s largest passenger aircraft by the creation of the Airbus A380, but there are still plenty of them operating around the world. We reveal at which airports you are most likely to see one, and where you no longer will. We also reveal the top five airports for the world’s other major widebody aircraft.
From the almost 120 route launches in the past week we have selected eight of the best great cakes and, once again, we’re handing over the task of selecting the anna.aero Cake of the Week Winter Season 2013/14 to an online public vote.
Winter season kicks off with over 250 new routes in first two weeks; Dubai World Central opens for passenger business
The number of daylight hours may be declining for those of us living in the northern hemisphere, but that hasn’t stopped airlines using the start of the winter season to launch over 250 new routes in the first 10 days. We take a detailed look at around 120 that launched by Monday 28 October, with some 150 more set to launch in the next seven days.