Following in the considerable footsteps of easyJet and Wizz Air, Ryanair has been granted access to the Russian market from March 2014.
Is this IAG’s way of helping to speed up Alitalia’s demise? Vueling’s decision to expand its Rome base to eight aircraft next summer and start 24 new routes, including seven domestic ones, is hardly good news for the embattled Italian flag-carrier. We track Vueling’s developments in Rome and see what competition the new routes will face.
anna.aero went to the 133rd IATA Slots Conference in Dallas/Fort Worth last week to produce two issues of our popular show dailies. Both are packed with the latest route planning news and gossip, and now fully available online
Kelowna Airport wins this week’s anna.aero “Arch of Triumph” for best Fire Truck Water Arch (FTWA) for the Pacific Coastal Airlines Cranbrook to Kelowna route launch.
Leak of the Week: As Qatar Airways announces Edinburgh services, anna.aero exclusively reveals that the MEB3 airline also has plans to add Amsterdam, Prague and Rio de Janeiro to its Doha hub next year.
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.