Ryanair’s big Stockholm return – switching Skavsta for Arlanda; two based aircraft and 21 routes

Ryanair’s big Stockholm return – switching Skavsta for Arlanda; two based aircraft and 21 routes

Ryanair revealed on 6 May that it will base two 737-800s at Stockholm Arlanda from the start of the W21/22 season. While it has announced 21 routes, an analysis of the initial schedule shows that 49% of flying will be done on away-based aircraft, with room for more frequencies to be added.

Routes Americas 2021: “beating on an open door – the feedback we’ve had could not be more positive”

Routes Americas 2021: “beating on an open door – the feedback we’ve had could not be more positive”

In a first for the route development community, Routes Americas is going ahead next month (Orlando, 23-25 June), marking a much-anticipated return of face-to-face networking. anna.aero caught up with Steven Small, Brand Director, Routes, to learn all about plans for an event that will be crucial in stimulating recovery of the market.

CEOs of start-up airlines Ava Airways, EGO Airways, PLAY, and Pop join speaker line-up at FTE APEX Virtual Expo

CEOs of start-up airlines Ava Airways, EGO Airways, PLAY, and Pop join speaker line-up at FTE APEX Virtual Expo

anna.aero’s sister business unit, Future Travel Experience-APEX, has attracted a stellar line-up of speakers, exhibitors, and attendees for the second FTE APEX Virtual Expo (25-26 May 2021). Hear from the CEOs of four start-up airlines – Ava Airways, EGO Airways, PLAY, and Pop – in the event’s New Airlines C-Suite Summit.

SunExpress launches Düsseldorf-Zonguldak service

SunExpress launches Düsseldorf-Zonguldak service

Düsseldorf Airport has celebrated the launch of SunExpress’ new service to Zonguldak in Turkey. SunExpress is starting with a weekly service, increasing to twice-weekly (Tuesday and Sunday) in July 2021.

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London Gatwick route returns to Aberdeen International Airport with easyJet

London Gatwick route returns to Aberdeen International Airport with easyJet

Domestic flights from Aberdeen to London Gatwick returned on 1 May 2021 with easyJet. The route increases direct connectivity between the North East of Scotland and London, joining easyJet’s existing route between Aberdeen and London Luton which is also due to restart in the coming months.

Eastern Airways starts summer season with resumption of Leeds Bradford – Newquay service

Eastern Airways starts summer season with resumption of Leeds Bradford – Newquay service

On 30 April 2021, Eastern Airways restarted its service from Leeds Bradford Airport to Cornwall Airport Newquay. It marked the launch of the summer season as the first operator back into Cornwall Airport Newquay on its reopening to passenger services.


SkyUp’s Ukrainian shake-up – 50 routes now offered from Kyiv Boryspil in S21

SkyUp’s Ukrainian shake-up – 50 routes now offered from Kyiv Boryspil in S21

SkyUp launched its latest route on 25 April, Kyiv Boryspil to Tirana. With 50 routes currently filed to operate this summer, anna.aero analyses the carrier’s operation from the Ukrainian capital this summer, which is impressive for an airline which is only three years old.

In with the new and back with the old at Budapest Airport

In with the new and back with the old at Budapest Airport

In the week that Budapest Airport has hung out the banners and welcomed the resumption of European services, the Hungarian gateway has also seen a change of management as Chris Dinsdale becomes the new CEO.

Route to recovery for Europe – the continent’s next big low-cost leisure opportunities

Route to recovery for Europe – the continent’s next big low-cost leisure opportunities

As European airlines look to rebuild their networks and stimulate traffic, anna.aero looks at the largest markets in Northern Europe which were underserved by pan-European based low-cost airlines from the south of the continent pre-pandemic, with leisure being the market that is expected to rebound the quickest.

Aer Lingus to ‘craic’ non-stop UK-US market – data showcases recent DUB-hub success

Aer Lingus to ‘craic’ non-stop UK-US market – data showcases recent DUB-hub success

Aer Lingus confirms non-stop transatlantic flights from Manchester to New York JFK, Orlando and Bridgetown in 2021, followed by a Boston service in 2022. anna.aero looks at how Aer Lingus has grown traffic via Dublin from the UK since 2016, and how fares have developed from Manchester.


JetBlue, Spirit Airlines lead US domestic recovery with 20% more seats than peak S19

JetBlue, Spirit Airlines lead US domestic recovery with 20% more seats than peak S19

While the media hype around JetBlue Airways is mainly focused on its much-anticipated venture into the transatlantic market, needless to say it is also making strides in rebuilding a robust US domestic network. anna.aero looks at how the US domestic market is shaping up in S21 and which carriers are currently showing as the strongest links.

Istanbul Airport targeting routes in Asia, Africa and “big Downunder opportunity”

Istanbul Airport targeting routes in Asia, Africa and “big Downunder opportunity”

Istanbul Airport expects to return to 2019 traffic levels (69 million) in two years, then reach its 100 million target within five to seven years. Kadri Samsunlu, Chief Executive Officer and General Manager, iGA Airport Operation, tells anna.aero that route development is key to the recovery, with significant unserved potential in Asia, Africa and Australia.

Silver Airways’ new service from Greenville-Spartanburg to Tampa wins Cake of the Week

Silver Airways’ new service from Greenville-Spartanburg to Tampa wins Cake of the Week

Silver Airways has launched services from Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport to Orlando, Tampa and Jacksonville, offering the only non-stop service to each of the three Florida destinations. Tampa Airport celebrated Silver Airways’ inaugural flight to Greenville-Spartanburg on 21 March with some delightful cookies.

Wizz Air’s summer sizzler – 120+ new routes to launch in S21

Wizz Air’s summer sizzler – 120+ new routes to launch in S21

In recent weeks, Wizz Air has shown that it’s looking at the upcoming summer season with optimism, with planned base openings at Bourgas, Cardiff, Sarajevo and Palermo airports. anna.aero highlights the ULCC’s new services, competition and how many routes it is scheduled to operate in S21.