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Aircraft size is growing at Europe's busiest airports; Heathrow passes 200-seat mark, but ranks only 27th in world

Aircraft size is growing at Europe’s busiest airports; Heathrow passes 200-seat mark, but ranks only 27th in world

Runway capacity is an issue at many of Europe’s busiest airports. We analyse aircraft size data for the last decade and reveal which of Europe’s top 20 airports have seen the biggest growth in average aircraft size. We also reveal which two European airports beat Heathrow’s figure and which airports lead the global rankings.

FTE Europe early-bird discount ends this Friday – register now for conference, exhibition, London airport tours, LHR T2 Symposium, IATA Workshop and more!

FTE Europe early-bird discount ends this Friday – register now for conference, exhibition, London airport tours, LHR T2 Symposium, IATA Workshop and more!

If improving the passenger experience is something that’s on your agenda, Future Travel Experience Europe 2014 – an anna.aero sister initiative – should definitely be on your radar. The event will bring together Europe’s biggest airlines and airports to share insight on how they are using new technology and innovation to improve the travel experience. Hurry, the early-bird registration discount ends this Friday!

Tigerair Singapore’s new route into Malé seals ‘Arch of Triumph’ win

Tigerair Singapore’s new route into Malé seals ‘Arch of Triumph’ win

With three ‘Arch of Triumph’ winners so far in 2014, Asia has taken an early lead in this year’s competition, leaving Europe trailing in second place.


Etihad Regional, Eastern Airways, bmi regional spice up dynamic European regional airline market; flybe still #1 despite cuts

Etihad Regional, Eastern Airways, bmi regional spice up dynamic European regional airline market; flybe still #1 despite cuts

Europe’s regional airline market has been stunned by the decision of MEB3 carrier Etihad Airways to partner-up with Swiss Darwin Airline. We reveal the top 15 ‘regional’ airlines in Europe (based on our own definition), and summarise what some of the leading (and more obscure) carriers have been up to, and have planned for S14.

Ryanair: 1,100 new routes in 2014; only 160 are actually ‘new–new’

Ryanair: 1,100 new routes in 2014; only 160 are actually ‘new–new’

Ryanair is never shy to tell everyone when it has started a new route — but when you strip-out seasonal re-launches, the number of actual ‘new-new’ routes you have left is greatly reduced. anna.aero tells you the real winners from the ULCC’s real growth this year.

We got it wrong: Ryanair is NOT about to launch its #66 base at Milan Malpensa

We got it wrong: Ryanair is NOT about to launch its #66 base at Milan Malpensa

Following on from recent base announcements at Rome Fiumicino and Brussels Zaventem, we thought that Milan Malpensa was going to be the next ‘big’ airport to benefit from Ryanair’s recent change in strategy – we were wrong.


Leak of the Week: London Luton wins ‘Battle of Britain’ to secure new Atlasjet services

Leak of the Week: London Luton wins ‘Battle of Britain’ to secure new Atlasjet services

London Luton seems to have won the race against London Stansted and London Gatwick to secure new services from Atlasjet with flights to Antalya, Ercan, Istanbul and Izmir being mooted.

First ever ‘Arch of Triumph’ disqualification for Colombian FTWA

First ever ‘Arch of Triumph’ disqualification for Colombian FTWA

Belgrade Airport’s firecrews proudly display the first ‘Arch of Triumph’ winner’s certificate of 2014 for their FTWA for the launch of SWISS’ new Geneva service. Week two results for 2014 inside, including the first ever disqualification.

Find out how Air France-KLM, Star Alliance, Aer Lingus, AirAsia, Lufthansa and Ryanair are improving their passenger experience at FTE Europe

Find out how Air France-KLM, Star Alliance, Aer Lingus, AirAsia, Lufthansa and Ryanair are improving their passenger experience at FTE Europe

Ensuring your airline is flying to the right places is all well and good, but filling your seats with happy passengers is just as important. anna.aero’s sister initiative, Future Travel Experience, is hosting FTE Europe 2014 in London from 3-5 March, where a number of Europe’s biggest airlines and airports will reveal their latest passenger-focused plans.


Jet Airways loses (another) CEO, cosies up to Etihad with new Abu Dhabi link, announces Paris route

Jet Airways loses (another) CEO, cosies up to Etihad with new Abu Dhabi link, announces Paris route

The rapid turnover of CEOs at India’s Jet Airways may be cause for concern, but its new relationship with Etihad Airways is already bearing fruit. We analyse the airline’s position in the Indian domestic market across the top 12 airports, which routes it has terminated, and how strong its international presence is.

Leak of the week: Turkish Airlines to start 2014 with new routes

Leak of the week: Turkish Airlines to start 2014 with new routes

Fast-growing Turkish Airlines has more European and African destinations on its new route shopping list for 2014. anna.aero reveals which cities will be the next places on the world map to receive a link to the Star Alliance carrier’s Istanbul Atatürk mega-hub.

Leak of the week: flynas looks to launch long-haul operations in 2014

Leak of the week: flynas looks to launch long-haul operations in 2014

Currently serving regional destinations from Saudi Arabia with its all-A320 fleet, the LCC is evaluating flying to Europe in 2014 using A330s. The airline is also eyeing new routes in Iran and Morocco.