U2 Hamburg base brought 2U! Another big news story leaked to anna.aero readers first, and a week before it went ‘public’ last Wednesday, joining other route development scoops revealed to you so far this year like Air India, Emirates and Turkish Airlines.
The EU now has 28 member states, and this week anna.aero looks to see which of these are best connected to their fellow members in terms of air services. One country is connected to just one other major capital airport in the EU. British Airways does well for EU connections, but Lufthansa and Iberia are ranked a lot lower than might be expected.
Leak of the Week: Why on earth would easyJet want to start a base in Germany’s richest city with the highest GDP per capita in the nation? anna.aero reveals the orange monster-LCC potential route network plans for its latest base, and only its second in Germany, Hamburg.
Last week’s second “Arch of Triumph” was won by Rzeszów International Airport in Poland with a combined score of 26.2 from anna.aero expert judges. Find out who has drenched their way to a win this week.
The tenth annual World Low Cost Airlines Congress in London; the new germanwings; HOP! competes with high-speed rail; and the short-haul fishbowl
The tenth annual WLCAC, held at London Heathrow, saw interviews with germanwings CEO, Thomas Winkelmann; HOP!’s EVP Commercial, Helene Abraham; market share growth discussion panel with KLM, CityJet, germanwings and Copenhagen Airport; discussions on the European short-haul market and a ‘one year on’ talk from fastjet CCO, Richard Bodin.
Delta Air Lines churns 2% of its route network; Seattle-Tacoma Airport gains the most as Memphis endures cuts
The world’s biggest airline (based on passenger numbers) has axed over 40 routes in the last 12 months, and started over 50. We take a closer look at which airports have gained and lost the most services during this period. We reveal which airports are the nearest challengers to Atlanta’s crown as Delta Air Lines’ biggest hub.
World LCC route launches: Ryanair +200; over half of Indonesia AirAsia’s network new; Interjet drops no routes
It’s time for anna.aero’s annual network analysis of 32 of the world’s biggest LCCs to see which have started (and stopped) the most routes in the last 12 months. Ryanair retains the number one position in two categories, and every LCC analysed (except one) dropped at least one route in the last 12 months.
Last week’s anna.aero “Arch of Triumph” was won by Port Columbus International Airport for the best Fire Truck Water Arch (FTWA) celebrating American Airlines arrival from LAX. This week’s welcome arches were submitted by Chengdu, Merida, Rzeszow, Stockholm Arlanda, and Tenerife Sur in the anna.aero battle for “Arch of Triumph” honours.
Port Columbus Airport wins 1st anna.aero “Arch of Triumph” – best fire truck water arch (FTWA) for a new route
This week anna.aero launched its new route development industry-defining contest: The Arch of Triumph – a new fire truck water arch (FTWA) scoring system which becomes the only global standard for judging the quality of the traditional airport fire chief welcome for new routes.
airberlin to launch Berlin services from London City Airport predicts anna.aero (or maybe Munich, Hamburg or Stuttgart)
Leak of the week: airberlin’s recent strategy for the UK’s capital has been, putting it politely, disjointed at best, with the airline building hubs (London Stansted), before dismantling it and moving some flights elsewhere (London Gatwick). anna.aero takes a look to see if London City will work for the German oneworld member.
Our annual look at capacity trends across Asia reveals several changes from a year ago. China is still doing well but several other country markets are outperforming it this summer, notably Indonesia. Jakarta is growing ten times faster than Beijing, while Bangkok’s main airport loses traffic to its predecessor.
At this year’s FTE Global event (an anna.aero sister initiative), there will be an exclusive industry announcement involving a new joint venture of leading industry players, paving the way for a revolution in the way airlines can harness passenger intelligence, empower their crew and create new onboard ancillary generation opportunities.