Key stakeholders (including $1bn lobster industry) meet to plan future air services from Atlantic Canada airports
anna.aero’s intrepid Editor was in Halifax, Nova Scotia this week attending Altitudes East. What did he learn about Air Canada’s future plans? What has Porter Airlines recently celebrated? And which hit songwriter provided musical entertainment for guests at the Fisheries Museum in Lunenberg?
Yesterday, airBaltic filed for bankruptcy protection. 62 airports are served by this airline’s unique hub-and-spoke system, which is particularly strong at linking EU destinations with Russia and other former Soviet countries. However, this is no ordinary story of financial trouble stemming from unaffordable over-expansion.
If you were there, now’s the chance to download the full presentation. If you weren’t there, see what you were missing. Apart from analysis of some of the world’s most significant LCCs, we also took a closer look at Europe’s leading LCCs to see how they have evolved in the last 12 months.
anna.aero’s latest great global LCC network strategy comparison; 11 of the world’s best analysed and compared
Yes it’s time for our annual review of the network characteristics of the world’s leading LCCs, and how things have changed since last year. Compared with last year we have added flydubai (UAE), IndiGo (India) and Interjet (Mexico) to represent some of the fastest growing markets for LCCs.
Lufthansa reconsidering bmi’s future after latest financial results; which airlines would want the routes and slots?
The future of the second biggest airline at London Heathrow is once more uncertain after Lufthansa recently hinted that it might be willing to re-evaluate its ownership of bmi. What markets does the airline serve from its major hub in London and who might be interested in acquiring the airline?
US-China air traffic surges 30% in 2010 to 2.65 million; AA, China Eastern, Delta, United all add new services in 2011
How has traffic developed between the world’s two biggest air travel markets during the last 20 years? How many passengers did each carrier transport in 2010 and at what load factor? Which new services have been launched since the beginning of 2010 and how many city-pairs are now served?
airberlin’s A330 to Q400 network analysed (basically the focus remains on price-sensitive Med leisure markets)
airberlin’s CEO unexpectedly resigned last week after another disappointing set of financial figures. The airline’s network strategy remains confused and possibly too diverse. We analyse the network by geographic segment, airport, and weekly frequency, as well as summarising the routes heading for the door marked ‘exit’.
The ‘opposite’ is true – Irish inbound traffic is declining! Letter from Michael Cawley COO & Deputy CEO, Ryanair
Michael Cawley, COO & Deputy CEO, Ryanair, writes a fulsome critique of our analysis “Ryanair vs. Irish Government” in which he tells us that Ryanair’s own figures suggest the complete opposite to the Irish Central Statistics Office trends: that in fact inbound traffic is declining, that Air Passenger Duty is very bad, and that Ryanair is very good.
Ryanair V Irish govt: Air Passenger Duty and inbound/outbound tourism – an anna.aero unbiased analysis
So it looks like the €3 tourism tax is set to stay in Ireland, after the country’s airlines and government failed to reach agreement about new services. We take a closer look at three trends; the development of the inbound / outbound markets, capacity changes by country since 2008, and which country markets generate the most / least inbound passengers.
Only two out of 34 European countries report fall in demand in first half of 2011; Estonia leads way with 37% growth
Yes, it’s time for one of our famous mega-analyses revealing how Europe’s airports have performed in the first half of 2011. Which two countries have seen traffic declines? How are Europe’s five biggest markets performing and what’s the average growth across all markets?
anna.aero’s publisher is once again indebted to London City Airport, which was the exclusive corporate sponsor of his entry into the Virgin Active London Triathlon on Sunday July 31 that he raced on behalf of his daughter’s bone marrow transplant charity, Anthony Nolan Trust. Here is his report.
Latin America is home to some rapidly expanding carriers as consolidation continues to be felt across the continent. But which are the leading airports and airlines in the region and just how dominant is Brazil? Which are the leading domestic markets and which are the biggest international markets?