The first route development event after the summer vacation has taken place this week, as the world’s network planners congress in a stormy Guangzhou to discuss opportunities for S19 and beyond at the 24th World Routes forum. Not even Typhoon Mangkhut could stop us printing our Show Daily magazines full of all the show news!!
Canberra Airport comeback continues; traffic up 5.0% during first half of 2018, 10 direct routes served this summer
Canberra Airport welcomed 3.11 million passengers through its terminal in 2017, a 6.7% increase on the previous year. With traffic up 5.0% during the first half of 2018, its annual growth looks set to continue. Nick Preston examines the Australian airport’s network trends, including its leading airlines and routes.
‘The Magnificent Seven’ network planning high flyers react to individual nominations for this year’s World Routes Marketing Awards
Having spoken to the airports nominated for this year’s World Routes Marketing Awards, anna.aero now talks to the individuals up for this year’s prize. Read about the nominees, who represent Adelaide, Amsterdam, Avinor, Billund, London Stansted and New Orleans airports, plus Vueling.
Cork-Brussels is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” with 20,000 searches; Brussels Airlines’ only Irish service…to be sure??
In the past 12 months, Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has shown that nearly 20,000 potential travellers searched on the leading flight comparison site for services between Cork and Brussels ‒ but the city pair is unserved!? While Aer Lingus and Ryanair perhaps don’t want to steal their own Dublin traffic, could Brussels Airlines come into the market unfettered by any existing Irish capacity??
Airline Route News
24 Sep 2018
ViaAir wonders if this is the way to Amarillo?
20 Sep 2018
Virgin Australia Airlines adds domestic connection
12 Sep 2018
JetBlue Airways returns to Ontario with flights from the Big Apple
12 Sep 2018
Jetstar Japan knits a Nagasaki node to its Narita network
10 Sep 2018
Alaska Airlines spills the beans with Seattle to Pittsburgh service
10 Sep 2018
Aigle Azur links Eiffel Tower with Great Wall of China
10 Sep 2018
Spirit Airlines launches North Carolina expansion
10 Sep 2018
Air Italy takes flight for Thailand from Milan base
7 Sep 2018
easyJet adds two new leisure services
5 Sep 2018
Qantas adds second Californian connection from Melbourne
5 Sep 2018
LOT Polish Airlines lands in Lublin
5 Sep 2018
easyJet expands from German and Italian bases
4 Sep 2018
United Airlines launches three new regional connections
Zambia market returns to growth in 2018; capacity up by 4.2% this year, South African Airways is leading carrier
There are 2.56 million two-way seats scheduled on flights serving Zambia in 2018, a 4.2% increase on the previous year. Nick Preston takes a look at the African nation’s commercial air traffic trends over the past 10 years, including domestic and international market share and the biggest airlines and country markets.
As you can see, airport staff, like these people in Japan, jump for joy when a new route receives its baptism. Find out whether it will be firefighters from Europe, Asia or North America which will be jumping for joy in the fire station this week.
In this week’s Network Planning Community News, along with Ryanair’s announcement, Blue Islands announced record passenger numbers in S18, British Airways celebrates 20 years of flying to Denver, while Sarasota Airport commissions a fantastic cake to celebrate the opening of its new control tower. More news also from Vietnam Airlines and Aeroflot.
30-Second Interview – Paul Winfield, Director of Aviation Development and Marketing, Liverpool Airport
A few weeks ago anna.aero’s Assistant Editor Jonathan Ford sat down for a chat with Liverpool Airport’s Director of Aviation Development and Marketing Paul Winfield. In the meeting the two discussed recent route launches and upcoming announcements, plus the airport’s strategy for the coming years.
Azul Airlines flew 21 million passengers in 2017; international traffic growing fast, São Paulo Viracopos remains biggest base
Azul Airlines welcomed 21.48 million passengers across its network in 2017, 7.9% more than in 2016, and it has more than doubled its available capacity in the past six years. Nick Preston examines the Brazilian carrier’s recent network trends including its leading airports, routes and country markets.
Kolkata traffic leaps by 26% during FY17/18; LCCs are driving growth, Bangladesh is leading international market in S18
Kolkata Airport handled 19.89 million passengers during the financial year FY17/18, 26% more than in the previous 12 months. Its average year-on-year traffic growth over the past two financial years is 25%. Nick Preston examines key traffic trends at this rapidly rising Indian airport, including its top airlines and routes.
anna.aero can exclusively confirm that Neil Pakey, Chairman of Regional And Business Airports Group (RABA), has been appointed CEO of Nieuport Aviation, operators of Toronto City Airport terminal. Pakey caught up with Jonathan Ford to discuss his exciting new challenge, and how he hopes to advance the most central airport serving Canada’s largest city.
Aer Lingus is crowned ‘The Fastest Airline in the World’ at the Budapest Airport-anna.aero Runway Run 6.0
Aer Lingus has regained the title of being the world’s fastest airline at this year’s Budapest Airport-anna.aero Runway Run, having last won the award two years ago. See which other winners were announced on the day and check out the pictures from this year’s record-breaking event.
World Routes Marketing Awards – spotlight on the hubs nominated in the ‘over 50 million’ passengers category
This week anna.aero hears from the airports nominated in the ‘over 50 million’ passengers category for this year’s World Routes Marketing Awards, namely Amsterdam, London Heathrow, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. Find out what they have to say ahead of the awards ceremony in just two weeks time.
Eindhoven-Istanbul is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” with 42,000 searches; Schiphol capacity reliever for Turkish Airlines??
In the past year, Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has shown that nearly 42,000 potential travellers searched on the leading flight comparison site for services between Eindhoven and Istanbul ‒ but the city pair is unserved!? Turkish Airlines operates five daily flights to Amsterdam, so will Eindhoven become its first regional destination in the Netherlands??